• 13 Mar 2023 3:48 PM | John Chagnon (Administrator)

    I am a Kenya registered oncology nurse who is currently practicing by empowering the nurses to specialize in the field, am passionate about passing oncology nursing knowledge and looking forward for this speciality field to grow. My involvement with IPOS has enlightened my approach in teaching on psycho-counselling and approach my knowledge has been sharpened, am music and love to engage my patients and students as a way of therapy. 

    Interested in being profiled?

    Please email the following to [email protected] with the subject line “IPOS member profile submission”:

    1. Name
    2. Employment position
    3. Employer/Institution
    4. Country
    5. Twitter handle (if available)
    6. Jpg photo of yourself
    7. 50-to-200-word description that notes details on your practice, involvement with IPOS and something “fun or interesting” about yourself.

  • 7 Mar 2023 4:23 PM | John Chagnon (Administrator)

    El Colegio de Profesionales en Psicología de Costa Rica, les invita a participar del I Congreso Internacional de Psicooncología: Impulsando la atención oncológica de calidad, a realizarse el próximo 22, 23 y 24 de marzo, 2023, modalidad virtual.

    Más información: http://www.congresopsicooncologiacr.com

    Realice su matrícula, ingresando en el siguiente enlace: http://bit.ly/3vYiJl5

    Descarga el programa: http://bit.ly/3JGvhFE

    Evento en idioma español. Abierto a profesionales de la salud.

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  • 7 Mar 2023 10:29 AM | John Chagnon (Administrator)

    Thursday, March 30, 2023 04:30 PM in Greenwich Mean Time

    Convert to your timezone: https://tinyurl.com/RisingStarTimezone


    1. Billy Rosa, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
    2. Fabiola Müller, Amsterdam UMC, The Netherlands
    3. Maya Sravannthi, Indian Institute of Technology, India
    4. Lauriane Giguère, University of Ottawa, Canada
    1. Lauren Heathcote (IPOS Early Career Director)
    2. Helena Lewis-Smith (IPOS ECPP SIG Co-Chair)

    This IPOS webinar will showcase new research directions in psycho-oncology around the world. Four 'Rising Star' researchers in psycho-oncology will give flash talks on their research. Our rising stars will also share one challenge they have overcome as an early career researcher in pycho-oncology.

    This Webinar is FREE for all and may be recorded.

    REGISTER TODAY! Go to https://stanford.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Am8l2nypSo6NBGLN0cNM_A/

  • 4 Mar 2023 11:29 AM | John Chagnon (Administrator)

    Lic María Fernanda Montaña, She is psychologist from Argentina.  She works in the field of psycho-oncology since 2005 in research, clinical practice and teaching. She started her training with oncology patient trough a fellowship in the public hospital (oncology department - Carlos Durand Hospital) for 12 years. Later she had a postgraduate course of Psycho oncology at UCA and INC (National Cancer Institute of Argentina) and got a Master in Palliative Care at Palmas de Gran Canaria University. In September 2014 She was the Winner of the first Dr Schavelzon Award of the Argentinian Medical Asociation (AMA). Since 2021, and she is the Vice President of the Commitee of Psycho-Oncology at the AMA. Since October 2016 she is Staff of the Oncology Department at the Británico Hospital (Coordinator of the Psycho-oncology Area), member of the Psycho-oncology Group at Aleman Hospital, and since 2021 coordinator of the Psycho-social area at Lalcec. In the field of education she is Professor and Director of the postgraduate diploma of Psycho-oncology at UCA (Argentinian Catholic University), Professor of the Master of Psycho-oncology and Palliative Care at the UEMC (Miguel de Cervantes European University), Teacher of the Master of Psycho-oncology at the Favaloro University, Vice director of the Psycho Oncology Post graduate course at the Argentinian Medical Association. She received training for Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy for advanced cancer patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York and she did and observership in MSKCC too . She is a member of FIPOL (Latin American Oncologic Psychosocial Oncology Research Training). She is currently researching about existential suffering at the SIG of suffering at the Britanico Hospital, interested in developing the Psycho-Oncology field in Argentina, as well as in Latin America, with the aim of supporting compassionate care.

    Interested in being profiled?

    Please email the following to [email protected] with the subject line “IPOS member profile submission”:

    1. Name
    2. Employment position
    3. Employer/Institution
    4. Country
    5. Twitter handle (if available)
    6. Jpg photo of yourself
    7. 50-to-200-word description that notes details on your practice, involvement with IPOS and something “fun or interesting” about yourself.

  • 27 Feb 2023 3:13 PM | John Chagnon (Administrator)

    I am a Consultant Psychiatrist, currently based at the Mental Health Hospital of Thessaloniki, Greece. I practice psycho-oncology at a demanding clinical setting, as I managed to organise an outpatient clinic for cancer patients in my Hospital. After I completed my CCT in Psychiatry, I moved to Manchester and London UK where I had the opportunity to expand my knowledge working in Hospitals like The Chistie's or King's College Hospital. I became a full time substantive Consultant at West London NHS Trust and also became the Lead Consultant for WEMSS. Moreover I am an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College London. I have been a member of IPOS since 2013 and have received valuable support in order to obtain the NCCN licence for the Distress Thermometer and validate it in Greek cancer patients for the first time. Currently I continue my research work with a post-doc project in Psycho-oncology and also provide teaching for medical students and SpRs and for the Hellenic Open University.

    Interested in being profiled?

    Please email the following to [email protected] with the subject line “IPOS member profile submission”:

    1. Name
    2. Employment position
    3. Employer/Institution
    4. Country
    5. Twitter handle (if available)
    6. Jpg photo of yourself
    7. 50-to-200-word description that notes details on your practice, involvement with IPOS and something “fun or interesting” about yourself.
  • 20 Feb 2023 8:00 PM | John Chagnon (Administrator)

    Geriatric Oncology:
    Cognition and Communication

    This well-received training focuses on communication-based concerns and barriers when interacting with the older cancer patient (including caregivers/family members), evaluation of decision-making capacity, and how to work with an interpreter for patients who suffer both from dementia and experience a language barrier. The program will include high-level discussions surrounding chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment, distress/anxiety and its affects on cognition, delirium, dementia, and depression.

    The Geriatric Communication Skills Training Workshop on day two is comprised of a specific experiential learning methodology that will immerse participants in practicing newly taught skills in a simulated relevant clinical environment.

    • March 2-3, 2023 (Thursday-Friday)
    • May 11-12, 2023 (Thursday-Friday)
    The target audience for this program includes physicians, social workers, nurses, physical therapists, and any other healthcare professionals who work with or have an interest in working with older adult cancer patients. Registration is complimentary for accepted applicants.

    If you or your colleagues are interested in the program and how to register, please visit: www.mskcc.org/aging

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  • 8 Feb 2023 12:10 PM | John Chagnon (Administrator)

    The MPH is a flagship programme offered by the School of Public Health, LKS Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong. Through this programme, students from diverse backgrounds and experiences acquired the specialized knowledge and competencies needed to become effective public health practitioners and leaders.

    Mode of Study
    Full-time: 1-year
    Part-time: 2-years (for local students only)

    Programme Structure
    Candidates are required to complete the following, 69 credits in total:

    ·       14 taught courses (42 credits) - core, concentration and electives

    ·       Practicum (12 credits) - Real-world practical experience to demonstrate application of public health concepts and skills

    ·       Capstone (15 credits) - Integrative culminating experience to synthesize and apply public health skills and competencies

    For details, please refer to the programme website or brochure.

    CEPH Accreditation
    HKU MPH is the first in the region and the only academic programme in Hong Kong fully accredited by the USA’s Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the longest standing accrediting body of public health schools and programmes in the world. A CEPH-accredited MPH qualification leads to eligibility to sit for the Certified in Public Health (CPH) exam and obtain the CPH credential. Both the CPH exam and certification are administered by the USA’s National Board of Public Health Examiners.

    HKU MPH students and alumni can now receive a $70 discount when they take the CPH exam.

    Master of Public Health Entrance Scholarship for Psycho-Oncologists
    In 2021, the Board of Studies of Master of Public Health (MPH) established an Entrance Scholarship for psycho-oncologists to pursue public health studies with the aim of optimizing cancer care, especially psycho-social cancer care provisions.

    One scholarship equivalent to the composition fee (i.e. HK$200,000/~US$25,500* in 2023/24), shall be awarded to a psycho-oncologist pursuing the full-time or part-time MPH programme, on the basis of academic merit, contribution to community service and financial need. Candidates shall demonstrate a track record of accomplishments in the psycho-oncology field through membership in or affiliation with reputable professional bodies (i.e. the IPOS).

    Interested parties please contact the MPH programme office at [email protected]

    *Subject to University's approval

    Information Session
    The School of Public Health hosted an Information to introduce the MPH curriculum, admission, accreditation and financial support to students. Video recording is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7YUfkA4QGk

    Tel: (852) 3917 9140
    [email protected]

  • 2 Feb 2023 10:23 AM | John Chagnon (Administrator)

    Company Name: Albert Einstein College of MedicinePosition Title: Marietta and Glen Alba Fellowship in Psycho-Oncology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Location: New York City, New York 1046, United States
    Required Travel: 0-10%
    Min. Education: Ph.D.
    Min. Exp: 5-7 Years
    Salary: 56,485 Yearly Salary

    Marietta and Glen Alba Fellowship in Psycho-Oncology is a unique apprentice style training experience in an innovative cancer wellness initiative entitled, The Bronx Oncology Living Daily (BOLD) Program. The fellow would train under Dr. Alyson Moadel, licensed health psychologist and founding director of the BOLD Program along with other health psychologist/public health specialists towards learning the skills for developing, implementing, and evaluating culturally-responsive cancer wellness services tailored to the diverse and underserved community of the Bronx. BOLD features mind-body offerings, nutrition/fitness, support groups, peer navigation/mentoring for patients and kids, counseling, community outreach, and end-of-life Doula care. Program evaluation and research examining impact of psychosocial services and outreach on quality-of-life, treatment adherence, and screening uptake are central to operations.

    Responsibilities include:

    • 50% Program and research coordination (includes supervising interns/junior team members)
    • 30% Community outreach / clinical activity (as relevant to degree)
    • 20% IRB reports, grants, fundraising

    Einstein's yearly salary for postdoctoral fellows is directly based on NIH Stipend Level Policy: year 0 - $56,485, year 1 - $56,881 (includes a competitive benefits package)

    To apply, email CV with cover letter to: [email protected]

    Learn more here: https://cancer.montefioreeinstein.org/bronx-oncology-living-daily

    Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/aylkGwCb4eqeYtZJbu8pM5


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  • 31 Jan 2023 11:35 AM | John Chagnon (Administrator)
    • IPOS is now accepting nominations from active members to be on the Board of Directors. Individuals with a current “Active” membership from across the globe are encouraged to submit nominations for the volunteer Board positions noted below. Individuals with an “Early Career” membership are encouraged to submit for the Early Career Director position.

      The following positions are open for nomination:

      1. One Vice President position
      2. One Secretary position
      3. One Treasurer position
      4. Seven individual Director positions:

    • REGION 1: One or more Directors the targeted regions of Africa, Middle East, India or Russia.
    • REGION 2: One or more Directors from Asia/Pacific.
    • REGION 3: One or more Directors from Canada and the USA.
    • REGION 4: One or more Directors from Europe/UK.
    • REGION 5: One or more Directors from Latin and Central America.
    • One Early Career Director.

    Important items to note about the positions open for nomination:
      1. To seek nomination for the office of Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer, the member must have served, at some point in time, a minimum of one term on IPOS the Board of Directors.
      2. For individuals concerning submitting for Vice President, please note the succession pattern shall be such that an individual so elected shall serve one term as Vice-President, one term as President and one term as Past President, for a total of six successive years.
      3. A Director can serve in the role of Secretary or Treasurer for a maximum of two terms after which they must be elected to the role of Vice President to remain on the Board.
      4. The Early Career Position, individuals can only hold this position for one term of two years. Above submitting a nomination for this position, the individual must have an “Early Career” type of membership with IPOS.

    Important Nomination and Election Timelines:

    • Release of call for nominations: January 31, 2023
    • Nomination Deadline – April 1, 2023. Please submit online by going to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IPOSBOARD20232025. Please have the following ready PRIOR to submitting your nomination as you will have to provide:

    o   Please provide the first and last name of the IPOS Active member NOMINATING you for the position noted above:
    (please be sure the person has renewed/joined for 2023 and has provided you permission to list them as nominating you)

    o   Please provide the email address of the IPOS Active member NOMINATING you for the position noted above:
    (we will email the person to confirm they support your nomination)

    o   Please provide, in point form highlights, details about your experience with IPOS here:
    (please note this will be used in the election package once released)

    o   Please past your current biography (brief 100 to 200 words maximum).
    (please note this will be used in the election package once released)

    o   Please provide your candidate statement - an outline of why you want to serve on the IPOS board and your election platform. 100 to 300 words maximum.
    (please note this will be used in the election package once released)

    o   The election package will include a photo of all nominees. Please confirm you will email your photo, in jpg format, to ed@ipos- society.org within 48 hours of submitting your nomination.

    To submit your nomination, please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IPOSBOARD20232025

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