World Congress

The annual IPOS World Congress of Psycho-Oncology and Psychosocial Academy brings together professionals in diverse fields from around the globe who dialogue about improving cancer care on an international level and developing strategies to add psychosocial issues to all aspects of cancer control. The attendees include, but are not limited to, physicians, social workers, nurses, psychologists, rehabilitation specialists, epidemiologists, social scientists and educators.

The congress usually offers three days of symposia, podium presentations and posters addressing a variety of disciplines within cancer supportive care. The congress is held in conjunction with the Psychosocial Academy which offers two days of training workshops and presentations.

Past Congresses

19th – August 2017, Berlin, Germany — Abstracts
18th — October 2016, Dublin, Ireland — Abstracts
17th — July/August 2015, Washington, DC, USA — Abstracts
16th — October 2014, Lisbon, Portugal, — Abstracts
15th — November 2013, Rotterdam, Netherlands — Abstracts
14th — November 2012, Brisbane, Australia — Abstracts (click on Find Abstracts)
13th — October 2011, Antalya, TurkeyAbstracts
12th — May 2010, Quebec, CanadaAbstracts
11th — 2009, Vienna, Austria — Abstracts
10th — 2008, Madrid, Spain — Abstracts
9th — 2007, London, UK
8th — 2006, Venice, Italy
7th — 2004, Copenhagen, Denmark
6th — 2003, Banff, Canada
5th — 2000, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
4th — 1998, Hamburg, Germany
3rd — 1996, New York, New York, USA
2nd — 1994, Kobe, Japan
1st — 1992, Beaune, France

Future Congresses

21st Annual World Congress: Banff, Canada, September 23-26, 2019

If you are interested in hosting a future World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, please review the Expression of Interest Guidelines and submit a letter of interest and proposal by the stated deadlines. Please email Anthony Laycock, IPOS Executive Director, for more information.

Now accepting 2020 IPOS World Congress Bids

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