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    Friendly conference in great setting.  The 2019 conference will be held Thursday 28th Feb and Friday 1st March at the Hilton Doubletree Hotel, Chester.
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British Psychosocial Oncology Society

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

A member of the IPOS International Federation of National Psychosocial Oncology Societies

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.  We warmly welcome you to our site and hope you will join us on our journey!

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We have decided to extend the abstract submission deadline for the Joint 2019 BPOS and NCRI conference until Monday 19th November 2018. Do send those abstracts, whether seasoned researcher or PhD student or in between, all enjoy it! https://t.co/cKqbsG75kw

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Just one week left to submit abstracts for our annual conference!

We have decided to extend the abstract submission deadline for the Joint 2019 BPOS and NCRI conference until Monday 19th November 2018. see our conference pages on this website for more details.

Save the date! Next BPOS conference

Abstract submission ends 19th November for our conference being held on 28th February – 1st March 2019 at Double Tree Hilton Hotel, Chester

Theme: Innovations in Psychosocial Oncology: Research, Education & Practice

The conference will be hosted locally by Professor Nick Hulbert-Williams and colleagues from Chester Research Unit for the Psychology of Health (CRUPH), University Chester

Registration is open!

To remind yourself of this year’s conference in March, you can download a pdf file  of the programme. Or see how the conference unfolded through our BPOS storify.

Service innovation papers – separate abstract decisions to main call

At our next conference Feb 2019 we would like to showcase excellent clinical, educational, integrational and good practice initiatives in the form of oral or poster presentations. Delegates wishing to present their work this way should submit an abstract of no more than 250 words describing their work (this does not need to be structured). The scientific committee will assess the merit of these abstracts separately from the main call for papers . Abstract submissions along with title, full name and affiliation of authors should be sent to Sarah Dickinson (BPOS secretary) secretary@bpos.org by the Friday 9th November 2018 and presenters will know if they are successful by Friday 7th December 2018.

Bursaries for our next conference

We have one PhD student bursary (for students who wish to present at the conference) and one consumer bursary available. These bursaries will cover the cost of full conference registration (both days including accommodation), conference dinner and second class travel to the conference (up to a maximum of £150).


For more details see the bursaries page on the website