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British Psychosocial Oncology Society

BPOS:  Promoting the advancement of education, clinical practice, and research in psychosocial oncology

The British Psychosocial Oncology Society (BPOS), founded in 1983, aims to advance and promote knowledge of psychosocial oncology. We welcome members from across the disciplines, who have an interest in education and research in psychosocial oncology. Our members work not only with people who have been diagnosed with cancer but also their families, friends and the professionals who care for them through all stages of the care pathway. BPOS is a member of the IPOS International Federation of National Psychosocial Oncology Societies. We warmly welcome you to our site and hope you will join us on our journey!

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Conference abstracts available now

The BPOS 2018 conference abstracts are now available, published in Psycho-Oncology.


IPOS 2018 Hong Kong call for abstracts

The IPOS 2018  abstracts call is now open,  deadline is April 6.  The official congress website for 2018 is http://www.ipos2018.com/
Date: 29 October to 2 November 2018Venue: Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building,
99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong

The theme of the 20th World Congress is “Optimizing psychosocial supportive services in cancer care”.


IPOS is now accepting nominations for five prestigious awards

Nominations must be received on or before April 30, 2018. Nominations are being accepting from all over the world!

  1. Arthur M. Sutherland Award and Memorial Lecture
    The Arthur M. Sutherland Award honors an IPOS or psycho-oncology community member with a lifetime achievement in the field of psycho-oncology. This is a late career award and recognizes sustained and distinguished output in psycho-oncology over their whole career. This is the Society’s most important award and reflects the international standing of the recipient.
  2. Bernard Fox Memorial Award
    The Bernard Fox Memorial Award honors an IPOS or psycho-oncology community member who has made an outstanding contribution in education or research to the field of psycho-oncology. The primary focus is on the academic and educational output of the nominee.
  3. Noemi Fisman Award for Lifetime Clinical Excellence
    The Noemi Fisman Award for Lifetime Clinical Excellence honors an IPOS or psycho-oncology community member in recognition of outstanding clinical contributions to the field of psycho-oncology. He/she must have served for a major proportion of his/her career as a clinician and be able to demonstrate novel, beneficial and substantial initiatives impacting directly on the care of patients and his/her families either through their own practice or practice developments.
  4. Hiroomi Kawano New Investigator Award
    The Hiroomi Kawano New Investigator Award honors a new investigator for outstanding research contributions in the field of psycho-oncology and is an early career award. Candidates must be within seven years of active work in psycho-oncology after completing his/her postgraduate, fellowship or equivalent specialist training (defined as a PhD or MD or equivalent). This award is sponsored by the Hiroomi Kawano Foundation in Japan.
  5. Society Distinguished Life Fellowship Award
    The Society Distinguished Life Fellowship Award recognizes extraordinary and notable contributions to the organization and success of IPOS. This award is only for one who has made a singular contribution to the Society and its work. The Distinguished Life Fellowship Award is limited to past or present IPOS members.

Please complete the nomination form to submit with your nomination. Nominations for 2018 awards are due by April 30, 2018. Please note:

  1. All award submissions are to be submitted in PDF format.
  2. All materials should be submitted in one PDF document per nominee.
  3. Completed packages should be sent to: info@ipos-society.org.
  4. Confirmation of receipt of nomination will be issued within one business day of receiving. Confirmation will be sent to the nominator.
  5. Recipients are required to attend the 20th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, October 31 to November 2, in Hong Kong and will be invited to present during a plenary session. Details on the World Congress can be found by going to http://www.ipos-society.org/world-congress/.
  6. Review of all nominations received will take place in May and June with final results emailed to each nominator in July.