Impact Through Translation: Cancer Research Informing Practice
Brisbane 11-15 November 2012 | ipos-cosa.org
Registration is now open (early bird registration closes 7th September 2012).
In 2012, COSA will be partnering with the International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) and their Australian partners Cancer Council Queensland, POCOG (Psycho-Oncology Cooperative Research Group) and OZPOS (COSA’s Psycho-Oncology Group).
This partnership will bring together two important meetings and allow each society’s members to participate in both meetings.
PoCoG will be responsible for developing the scientific program of the congress and we are very excited about this opportunity. In the coming weeks we will be calling for expressions of interest from our members to be involved in the Congress as session chairs, members of review committees and so on. Please keep visiting the PoCoG website for updates.
Joint Meeting of IPOS 14th World Congress and COSA's 39th Annual Scientific Meeting will be an exciting international meeting with a robust program which will include symposia,oral abstract presentations and posters addressing a variety of
disciplines within psychosocial oncology. The theme of the meeting is Impact Through Translation: Cancer Research Informing Practice, with a focus on implementation. The objectives of the 2012 IPOS Congress are:
- To develop international linkages that drive the translation of psycho-oncology research into practice.
- To grow the next generation of psycho-oncology practitioners and researchers across the globe.
connect clinicians, practitioners and researchers across disciplines
and across settings to improve cancer care in the domains of
psychosocial and supportive care
Early Career Researcher Mentoring Breakfast
Psycho-oncology Co-operative Early Career Research Group will be hosting a special breakfast at the IPOS World Congress in Brisbane on Wednesday 14 November from 7:30am to 8:30am.
This special event is to provide early career researchers with an opportunity to meet and share ideas with some of the most eminent researchers/clinicians in our field. Small and informal groups of early career researchers will be facilitated by one of 8 mentors from leading research centres around the world. Ideas and topics for group discussion will be provided as a guide, but can be loosely followed depending on the interests of the mentors and the group.
PoCoG, in conjunction with COSA and OZPOS, is pleased to announce travel grants to support the on-going professional development of cancer health clinicians and researchers in the discipline of Psycho-oncology to attend the joint IPOS World Congress and COSA Annual Scientific Meeting and the IPOS Psychosocial Academies.
Each travel grant valued at $AUD500 is intended to contribute to the registration and travel costs of registered conference delegates.
To apply applicants must be:
- members of PoCoG or OZPOS and COSA
- based in Australia and hold citizenship or permanent residency in this country
- working and/or studying in a discipline relevant to psycho-oncology e.g. counselling, health sciences, nursing, pastoral care, psychiatry, psychology, social work
Please make sure you read the submission guidelines. All information is available on the COSA website
Here in Australia we have a proud history of psycho-oncology research and clinical service delivery. Our members are amongst the leading psycho-oncology practitioners in the world and we are committed to ensuring development our profession by mentoring and supporting new psycho-oncology professionals. We are delighted to inform you that COSA, in conjunction with OZPOS and PoCoG, has established two new awards to recognise excellence in Psycho-Oncology in Australia:
COSA Australian Psycho-Oncology Award
COSA New Investigator in Psycho-Oncology Award
Nominations close 27 July 2012. For further information about how to nominate people and the selection criteria visit COSA website.