Webcast Recording: Can you really ‘Conquer’ Fear of Cancer Recurrence?

Presenter: Prof Phyllis Butow BA, Hons(DipEd) M Clin Psych, MPH, PhD, Professor of Health Psychology, University of Sydney Australia

Items discussed:

  1. Definition, prevalence, time-course, and impact of fear of cancer recurrence (FCR)
  2. Theoretical approaches, models and frameworks
  3. Interventions and evidence
  4. Future directions and how to get involved.

Recorded on July 6, 2018. This recording is approximately 33 minutes in length. IPOS Members can request a certificate of completion once the webcast participant has completed the webcast survey.

The recording must be opened and viewed in the Adobe Connect application.

Webcast purchase options:

  • FREE: Current IPOS Members (members will be asked to input their individual IPOS Member Password (same as used to access IPOS members only section of website) in order to access. If you need it sent to you, please email [email protected].
  • $15 US: Non-members

Not a current member of IPOS? Find out more by going to https://ipos-society.org/apply/

2018 IPOS Early Career Professionals in Psycho-Oncology (ECPP) Committee

This special interest group brings together and represent the interests of IPOS members who are early in their career and wants to provide a platform through which they can find and support each other.

Below is a list of the volunteers sitting on the committee:

Dr Michelle Peate (Committee Chair), Post-doctoral Researcher, Australia.

Research interests:  decision-making, side-effects of cancer treatment, and survivorship issues.

Michelle is a National Breast Cancer Foundation Early Career Research Fellow who leads the Psychosocial Health and Wellbeing Research (emPoWeR) Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Royal Women’s Hospital, University of Melbourne. Her main goals involve the development of resources for people who need them. Her research portfolio has involved the development and implementation of a number of patient resources, including a fertility-related decision aid for young women with early breast cancer and a booklet on breast cancer and early menopause. Michelle is also involved in clinical practice guideline development and the integration of psychosocial care. She was also involved in pioneering the development and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures in Psycho-oncology, which has given her a ‘whole’ view of the aspects of research. Her current projects are looking at developing interventions for fertility preservation decisions in young women with breast cancer with low health literacy and in the paediatric cancer setting, infertility risk calculation in young women with breast cancer, and managing sexual dysfunction and menopausal symptoms after cancer.


Dr Sigrun Vehling (Deputy Chair), Post-doctoral Researcher, Germany.

Research interests: existential issues in cancer, specifically demoralization, sense of dignity and meaning-focused coping.

Sigrun is a post-doctoral researcher from Hamburg, Germany and working at the Department of Medical Psychology of the University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf. She received her PhD in 2013 under the supervision of Anja Mehnert. Sigrun has been the principal investigator of a longitudinal study investigating sources of meaning, meaning-focused coping and positive and negative life change in patients with lung and gynaecological cancer as well as long-term survivors of testicular cancer. Her research particularly aims to delineate the relationships between different conceptual approaches to existential challenges and resources and their role for psychological adjustment.


Dr Mahati Chittem, Assistant Professor of Health and Medical Psychology, India.

Research interests: communication, illness representations, cultural aspects of care, medial decision-making and end-of-life issues.

Mahati is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Liberal Arts at the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH), Hyderabad, India where she teaches and conducts research within the fields of psycho-oncology and other chronic diseases. Mahati’s main goals are to raise awareness about psycho-oncology within India as well as to put India on the global psycho-oncology map. Using mixed methods, her research group focuses on topics such as illness perceptions and lay understandings of cancer, communication, doctor-patient-caregiver relationship, end-of-life decision-making, help-seeking, and cancer survivorship. Mahati has successfully convened two IPOS Academies on communication skills in Hyderabad (2015) and identifying and managing psychological distress (2016) and is the founder and chair of the Hyderabad Psycho-oncology Working Group (HPWG). She received the Asia-Pacific Psycho-oncology Network’s (APPON) Young Investigator Award (2014) for her contributions to psycho-oncology in India and in 2016 received the Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award from the APA to visit the Comskils lab in MSKCC, New York.


Mr Philip Odiyo Ouma

Patient support manager and clinical psychologist, Kenya. 

Research interests: spirituality, culture, post cancer identity.

Philip Odiyo Ouma is a Clinical Psychology Doctoral candidate at the United States International University in Nairobi, Kenya. Philip’s research focus is on quality of life, survivorship and post treatment adjustment in childhood cancer patients and their families. He completed the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) International Cancer Technology Transfer Fellowship (ICRETT) at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA. He is also a member of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology – Pediatric Oncology in Developing Countries Global Taskforce and a Fellow at the Association of UICC Fellows. He is very passionate about mainstreaming survivorship care in Kenya and Africa. He is currently the Patient Support Manager at Faraja Cancer Support Trust at Cancer Care Kenya in Nairobi


Mr Ozan Bahcivan (IPOS Early Career Director), PhD Candidate, Health Psychologist/Psycho-Oncologist, Ankara Baskent University Hospital, Turkey.

Research interests: Coping with cancer, communication, illness perception, cross-cultural comparisons, medical decision-making and palliative care.

Ozan is a Health Psychologist/Psycho-Oncologist in the Department of Medical Oncology at Ankara Baskent University, Turkey. Also completing his doctoral studies in Clinical Health Psychology program at the Barcelona University in Spain. He has an affiliation as a supervisor consultant with Family Haven/SA Pregnancy and Parenting Counselling Services in Adelaide, Australia. Ozan’s main goals are to raise awareness about psycho-oncology within Turkey and increase the awareness of psycho-social needs of cancer care. His research projects have focussed on cultural perception of illness, quality of life, and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use by cancer patients as well as adaption of psycho-oncological clinical tools to Turkish language and population. He is currently developing and adapting psycho-oncological clinical tools to be used among Turkish population. In fact, he is interested in developing culturally appropriate guidelines and brochures for Turkish cancer patients and their care givers, he is also hoping to contribute other relevant guidelines and brochures internationally. Ozan has elected as the Early Career Director of IPOS between the years of 2017 – 2019. By taking this position, Ozan aims to collaborate and work along with other early psycho-oncologists to enhance their knowledge about psycho social cancer care internationally.


Dr Helena Lewis-Smith, Research Fellow, The United Kingdom.

Research interests: body image, sociocultural influences, intervention development, cross-cultural research.

Helena is a post-doctoral researcher working at the Centre for Appearance Research, at the University of the West of England, in the UK. Her PhD focused on developing and evaluating a body image intervention for women with breast cancer, by uniting the fields of psycho-oncology and body image to inform knowledge and practice. Her overall goal is to promote positive body image and acceptance of diversity of appearance at a global scale. Her current projects include exploring sociocultural and psychological influences which foster positive body image among women who have undergone treatment for breast cancer, and evaluating a CBT-based group intervention and a yoga-based intervention to promote positive body image and psychosocial wellbeing among breast cancer survivors.


Dr. Julia A. Andre, Chartered Psychologist (BPS) at Life Cancer Care in Hong Kong.

Research Interest: negativity bias, depression, psycho-somatic disorders integrated/multidisciplinary cancer care

Julia A. Andre studied Clinical Psychology at Radboud University in Nijmegen (NL), followed by a Research Master in Cognitive Neuroscience with the specialisation in Psychopathology and Clinical Training at Maastricht University (NL) and finished her PhD in 2016 at the Department of Psychology at Hong Kong University. Currently, she works at ‘Life Cancer Care’ as the leading psychologist in a fully integrated cancer centre in Hong Kong that combines complementary, alternative and conventional treatments to archive the best outcome for the patient and provides the essential knowledge and psychological support needed for true healing. Individual and group cancer counselling is offered to cancer patients at various stages with a great focus on stress management, cognitive restructuring, pain management/coping, decision making, and exploration/communication of needs. Currently, the team is also working on group family counselling sessions. Her aim is to spread the awareness and importance of psycho-oncology in Asia and to offer cancer patients and their family the opportunity to share their thoughts and worries and support them with their increased level of distress. She also wants to work to reduce the stigma and normalise the visit with a psychologist within the integrated cancer treatment programme.


Ms Eden Robertson, PhD student, Australia.

Research interests: eHealth, decision-making, decision aids, pediatric oncology, communication.

Eden Robertson is a trained psycho-oncology researcher, having worked as a research officer at the Behavioural Sciences Unit, Kids Cancer Centre since 2014. Whilst working at the Behavioural Sciences Unit, Eden was responsible for the daily coordination of two RCTs evaluating the feasibility and efficacy of online videoconferencing interventions for adolescent/young adult cancer survivors, and parents, in adjusting to life after cancer.

As of 2016, Eden begun her PhD with UNSW Medicine. Her PhD aims to develop and evaluate the first world-wide online decision aid (‘Delta’) for parents and adolescents with cancer deciding whether or not to enrol in a paediatric oncology clinical trial. Eden has utilised innovative technologies to develop her decision aid, including the Agile process of web-development, eye-tracking analyses and think-aloud interviews.


Miss Danielle Wing Lam Ng, PhD student, Hong Kong.

Research interests: fear of cancer recurrence, cognitive bias, survivorship issues, psychosocial adaptation.

Danielle is a PhD candidate in the School of public health at the University of Hong Kong. Her research centers on cognitive biases, for example biases in attention allocation and stimulus interpretation. It focuses on how they contribute to psychosocial adaptation patterns during active treatment and throughout cancer survivorship.  Her research interest also lies in therapeutic interventions with the focus on lowering the risk for chronic psychological distress (particularly, fear of cancer recurrence). Currently, she is exploring the role of cognitive biases in relation to psychological distress variability in patients with breast or colorectal cancer.

Psycho-Oncology (Wiley): Introducing Registered Reports

What are Registered Reports?

Registered Reports are a new form of empirical article in which the methods and proposed analyses are preregistered and reviewed prior to research being conducted. The cornerstone of the Registered Reports format is that a significant part of the manuscript will be assessed prior to data collection, with the highest quality submissions accepted in advance. This format is designed to minimize bias in deductive science, while also allowing complete flexibility to conduct exploratory (unregistered) analyses and report serendipitous findings Psycho-Oncology is pleased to announce that the journal now accepts Registered Reports. Find out more.

Why publish a Registered Report in Psycho-Oncology?

  1. Benefit from peer review prior to conducting your experiment, data collection and analysis, helping to identify any issues with the study methodology
  2. Initial presentation of your research study design will be published after in-principle acceptance followed by full paper publication after further analysis and peer review
  3. Improve the potential impact of your research, with the knowledge that your research methodology has been independently reviewed

Find out why Registered Reports are important.

How do Registered Reports work?

  1. Submit your research question and study design
  2. The Psycho-Oncology editorial team will then send suitable submissions for peer review
  3. Your article will be rejected or accepted in principle for publication
  4. If your research is accepted, your study design will then be published in the journal
  5. Conduct your study and submit your final article for re-review
  6. If your study matches the approved research plan and draws appropriate conclusions, it will be published, regardless of the findings
  7. The final published article will be linked to your original, published study design

Find out more.

Submit your Registered Report.

 

Now accepting 2020 IPOS World Congress Bids

For the 2020 Congress applications, submissions are due by September 30, 2018.

The International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) World Congress brings together psycho-oncology practitioners and scientists to build and develop thriving scientific societies, healthcare agencies and academic institutions in all parts of the world and to integrate their knowledge toward a common language of accepted standards in comprehensive cancer care. During the World Congress, members of the international psycho-oncology community have the opportunity to share and learn about new research and best practices in the field. IPOS aims to establish culturally specific standards of psychosocial care and cancer control policy in every nation represented at the World Congress by inspiring attendees to apply their new knowledge in their respective countries.

Two upcoming World Congresses:

2018: October 31 to November 2, Hong Kong
2019: September 23-26, Banff, Canada

The hosting organization benefits from global visibility and recognition as a key global player in the development of psycho-oncology.

Click here for the official document: Expression of Interest and Proposal Submission Requirements for Hosting the IPOS World Congress of Psycho-Oncology

2018 IPOS World Congress Abstract Submission Results

We have finished the review of abstracts and sent out notification of results to the authors. In case you are not able to locate your notification, please login to http://www.conftool.com/ipos2018 and check for your abstract results.

As a reminder, registration for the conference is a requirement for ALL presenting authors. Registration must be done online on or before 30 June 2018 through the same system of abstract submission at http://www.ipos2018.com/reg.html. Details of the presentation schedule and format will be announced in due course.

The abstract will be automatically withdrawn if no registration for presenting author is received on or before 30 June 2018.

IPOS Reaches a new Milestone in Membership

IPOS is pleased to announce that we have reached a new milestone in that we now have 500 current members in more than 70 countries around the world. That’s 500 psycho-oncology voices at the table working to increase knowledge and awareness of the importance of psycho-oncology.

Founded in 1984, the International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) was created to foster international multidisciplinary communication about clinical, educational and research issues that relate to the subspecialty of psycho-oncology and two primary psychosocial dimensions of cancer:

  1. Response of patients, families and staff to cancer and its treatment at all stages;
  2. Psychological, social and behavioral factors that influence tumor progression and survival.

People with cancer suffer from pain, fatigue, depression and anxiety, and so do their loved ones. Unfortunately, psychosocial care – dealing with the emotional and supportive aspects of cancer – has not yet been integrated into mainstream cancer care around the world. Our goal is to change this.

In 2014, IPOS celebrated its 30th anniversary and admission into official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO).

To find out more about Membership with IPOS, please go to https://ipos-society.org/apply/

Interprofessional Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care

For nearly a decade, de Souza Institute has been offering continuing professional development courses to healthcare professionals, to enhance their knowledge and competency and give them tools to provide the best possible cancer and/or palliative care. With online course offerings, participants can start at any time, from anywhere! Join over 10,000 healthcare professionals who have learned with de Souza.

IPOS Members receive 10% off until July 31 on the below course with coupon code. Please email the IPOS office to request the coupon code.

“As it is crucial to quality palliative care, we have integrated core psychosocial care competencies throughout all the curriculum“ – Dr. Mary Jane Esplen, Executive Director de Souza Institute, Professor, Dept of Psychiatry, U of Toronto

The Interprofessional Education in Palliative and End of Life Care-Oncology (iEPEC-O) online course is based on the internationally recognized EPECTM-O curriculum developed by a team of clinicians at Northwestern University in partnership with the National Cancer Institute in USA. Supported by de Souza Institute, the content is updated by a team of palliative care experts in Canada. This course is self-directed and covers a comprehensive curriculum in palliative and end-of-life care topics, including core competencies in symptom management, ethical issues, communication skills, bereavement and psychosocial care. Interactive activities and case studies are used to highlight clinical applications. The iEPEC-O course offers 13.0 CME learning hours.

Visit the course webpage for additional details, including accreditation information.

Have a conference, event, publication or job position to promote to 2,700+ IPOS contacts? You can now advertise with IPOS! Find out more by going to https://ipos-society.org/conference-event-publication-job-position-promote-2700-ipos-contacts-can-now-advertise-ipos/

2018 IPOS Research Training Academy in Hong Kong – Submit your scholarship application by June 22, 2018

Building Research in Low- and Low-Middle-Income Countries – Creating Connections, Advancing Science.
2018 IPOS Research Training Academy in Hong Kong
Theme: Research Training Academy to Build the Future Generation of Psycho-Oncology Researchers in Low- and Low-Middle-Income Countries
Submit your scholarship application by June 22, 2018


The International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) has been selected to receive a generous grant from CRDF Global in partnership with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to offer NCI Travel Scholarships for professionals from low-income and low-middle-income countries (LMIC) to attend the 2018 IPOS Research Training Academy in Hong Kong. The IPOS Research Training Academy is a 3-day pre-congress training academy to be given on October 28-30, 2018.

This Research Training Academy aims to combine both capacity-building around knowledge generation using traditional quantitative and qualitative research designs as well as the field of knowledge translation research. The Research Training Academy will use a combination of didactic seminars and hands-on research protocol development activities. Participants will develop a research project and briefly present it on the last day of the Academy to obtain feedback. We will pair our NCI Scholars with IPOS Mentors for continued scientific support over one year in implementing the research project within their respective countries.

This research training is critically needed in LMICs given the enormous burden that cancer poses and the crippling effect of psychological distress and social strife on cancer disease outcomes and quality of life, which cannot be successfully addressed through research conducted exclusively in high-income countries. This proposed RTA ultimately seeks to provide opportunities for advanced training in research, networking and collaboration opportunities, and on-going mentorship by established IPOS-affiliated researchers, necessary for the development of structured research programs in the LMIC context.

Scholarships will be provided to key LMIC health care professionals to attend the 2018 IPOS Research Training Academy in Hong Kong. These professionals must be within completion of their academic training and establishment of their independent careers (i.e., within 6 years after completion of their academic training). Exceptions may be made for participants who have had delays from extenuating circumstances (i.e., leave of absence from work for maternity/paternity, sickness, etc.). They must also be based in and conduct their research in LMIC in a variety of clinical or academic fields appropriate to the field of psycho-oncology (e.g., physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, epidemiologist). Other criteria for eligibility are described below. The number of scholarships and capacity to cover expenses related to the IPOS Congress from October 31-November 2 following the RTA will depend on funding, and scholars need to be available for this period as well. NCI Travel Scholarships from October 28-30, 2018 will cover costs of training, flight, hotel and meals. Kindly complete the scholarship application by June 22, 2018, which will be peer-reviewed.


Our Organization:

IPOS is the sole multidisciplinary international charitable organization devoted to psycho-oncology, leading in education, research, training, public policy, and advocacy. In 2014, IPOS celebrated its 30th anniversary and began a partnership with the World Health Organization. Part of our mandate is to build capacity for cancer care in low-income countries. IPOS includes 90+ member countries from 6 continents.


Full eligibility criteria for the NCI Travel Scholarship application (please note that all criteria must be met):

  • • Be a professional within completion of their academic training and establishment of their independent careers (i.e., within 6 years of completion of their academic training);
  • • Be based in and conduct their research in LMIC in a variety of clinical or academic fields appropriate to the field of psycho-oncology (e.g., physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, epidemiologist);
  • • Country of residence in Low-income and lower-middle income countries as defined by the World Bank: https://datahelpdesk.worldbank.org/knowledgebase/articles/906519-world-bank-country-and-lending-groups;
  • • Fluent in oral and written English;
  • • Provide a photocopy of a national passport from the country of residence valid for the required period after departure from Hong Kong (November 32018) – Please check with your appropriate embassy or consular authority to ensure your passport is valid for the required period;
  • • Have no known criminal record;
  • • If this is required (depends on the country of residence see link below), commit to obtain a Visit/Transit Visa from Hong Kong and show proof of this valid Visa to IPOS at least 2 months before the RTA (before August 28, 2018) https://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/services/visas/visit-transit/visit-visa-entry-permit.html; You can find the Visa form here: https://www.immd.gov.hk/pdforms/ID1003A.pdf
  • • Be eligible to obtain a Visa from Hong Kong if a Visa is required: https://immd.gov.hk/eng/services/visas/visit_transit.html;
  • • Commit to attend the three-day Research Training Academy on October 28-30 if selected to obtain a NCI Travel Scholarship;
  • • Provided IPOS fundraising is successful, commit to attend the three day IPOS Congress in Hong Kong (on October 31-November 2) as well as specific events within this congress as mandated by the RTA Organizing Committee: http://www.ipos2018.com/;
  • • Commit to developing a research project during the Research Training Academy and present it briefly in a 15-min presentation on the last day of the Academy;
  • • Commit to being mentored during 6 meetings over one year by an IPOS researcher for continued scientific support in implementing a research project;
  • • The Scholarships will comply with the Fly America Act, which will require that all domestic and international travel funded be purchased from a US-flag air carrier. The Fly America Act applies to any segment of a trip where a US-flag carrier is an available option;
  • • Be open to sharing a hotel room in double occupancy during the Research Training Academy and Congress (with same sex pairing).

Note: Please note that travel arrangements and accommodations will be organized by IPOS for recipients of the NCI Travel Scholarship. There will be no possibility of extending or altering these plans.

Note: Please note that travel arrangements and accommodations will be organized by IPOS for recipients of the NCI Travel Scholarship. There will be no possibility of extending or altering these plans.

Note: It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure the application is complete. Incomplete applications or handwritten applications will be automatically withdrawn from the contest without notice. Applications will only be accepted if they are received at your earliest convenience before June 22, 2018 to the following email address: [email protected]. Applications must include the fully completed Application Form, a five-page Curriculum Vitae for the applicant, and a Copy of his/her Passport valid for travel to Hong Kong during the Academy.

Note: Please send any questions you may have about this call for applications to the following email address: [email protected]. IPOS will only be available to answer any questions related to this call for applications from May 17 to June 7, 2018, after which IPOS will no longer be able to answer. After June 7, 2018, the next correspondence the applicants will receive is the result of the competition. Participants should anticipate receiving the results by the first week of August. If you have not received a response, please check the IPOS website to find out if there has been a delay in the processing of the applications. If you have not received a letter of offer by the first week of August by email, unless otherwise indicated on the IPOS website, it means that you were not selected for the scholarship.

Note: The provision of NCI Scholarships is conditional upon available funding by CRDF Global.


HOW TO SUBMIT THE APPLICATION?

Please email your Scholarship Application Form including the Check List, a current copy of your Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English and a copy of your passport no later than June 22, 2018 to the following email: [email protected]. PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS WITHOUT A 5-PAGE CV AND COPY OF PASSPORT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.


Click here for a Preliminary Outline of the 2018 IPOS Research Training Academy in Hong Kong

Have a conference, event, publication or job position to promote to 2,700+ IPOS contacts? You can now advertise with IPOS

IPOS is now accepting advertising for items that are deemed of interest to our 2,700+ contacts around the world. How it works:

  • • If your program is free of charge (and deemed appropriate by the IPOS Communications Committee designated Co-Chair), there is no cost for marketing/posting on the IPOS website and promoted via IPOS Facebook and Twitter accounts.
  • • If the program/service/product has a cost, a request for a 10% reduction for IPOS members will be made.
  • • If there is agreement to provide a reduction for IPOS members, a recommended fee of $50 US dollars* will be requested for the following service:
    • – Posting on website for up to a 30-day period. Posting can include:
      • * 5 to 7 word headline
      • * 50 to 200 word write-up (website links encouraged)
      • * One logo/graphic in jpg format and at least 300 dpi.
    • – Inclusion in one email blast to IPOS contacts (2,700+)
    • – Posting on facebook and twitter (message can be provided by the buyer for approval by the co-chairs)
  • • If no agreement is reached concerning an IPOS member reduction, a recommended fee of $100 US dollars* will be requested for the following service:
    • – Inclusion in one email blast to IPOS contacts (2,700+)
      • * 5 to 7 word headline
      • * 50 to 200 word write-up (website links encouraged)
      • * One logo/graphic in jpg format and at least 300 dpi.
    • – Posting on facebook and twitter (message can be provided by the buyer for approval by the co-chairs)

To book your promotion, please send an email to [email protected].

IPOS World Congress Preliminary Plenary Program Now Online

IPOS World Congress Preliminary Plenary Program Now Online

Day 1, Wednesday 31st October 2018

Plenary 1 (Morning): Symptom management

  1. Keynote speaker: Deborah Schrag, Boston – Symptom monitoring and outcomes
  2. Plenary speaker: William Redd, New York – Light therapy for symptom control

Plenary 2 (Afternoon): Inequalities in survivorship outcomes 
Speakers:

  1. Susan Dalton, Copenhagen – Social inequalities in survivorship
  2. Paul Jacobsen, Bethesda – Inequalities in cancer care

Day 2, Thursday 1st November 2018

Plenary 3 (Morning): Translational research 
Speakers:

  1. Tatsuo Akechi, Nagoya – Usefulness of smartphone behavioral activation and problem-solving treatment on fear of recurrence
  2. Nicole Rankin, Sydney – Translational research

President’s Plenary (Afternoon): Remembering Jimmie: A tribute to Prof Jimmie Holland
Speakers:

  1. Maria Die Trill, Madrid – IPOS President
  2. Chioma Asuzu, Nigeria
  3. David Kissane, Melbourne
  4. Yosuke Uchitomi, Tokyo
  5. Maggie Watson, London

Day 3, Friday 2nd November 2018

Plenary 4 (Morning): Palliative care, advanced and end stage disease 
Speakers:

  1. Ednin Hamzah, Kuala Lumpur – Advanced and end-stage disease in Asia
  2. Liz Lobb, Sydney – Late stage disease and end of life care

IPOS Awards Plenary (Afternoon)
Speakers:

  1. Christoffer Johannsen, Copenhagen – Chair, IPOS Awards Committee
  2. Arthur M. Sutherland Awardee
  3. Bernard Fox Memorial Awardee
  4. Noemi Fisman Awardee

Find our more by going to http://www.ipos2018.com/plenary-program.html