In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, BPOS are planning a series of virtual events for our members in 2021 – 2022.

We are pleased to announce that our next annual conference will take place virtually on Thursday the 28th – Friday the 29th April 2022. The theme for this conference is Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in psychosocial oncology. We have the following keynote presentations confirmed:

  • Sean Ralph, Consultant Therapeutic Radiographer in prostate cancer, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust 
  • Prof Afaf Girgis, Honorary Professor, Psycho-oncology Research Group, Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney
  • Zahida Ramzan-Asghar, Senior Lawyer, Government Legal Department

Abstract submissions on this topic, or the wider aspects of psychosocial oncology, are encouraged.

To find out more, and to register for the conference, head to:

Read more about our other past events here:

We organised a joint NCRI/BPOS webinar: Living with and beyond cancer research post-pandemic: What have we learnt? taking place on Thursday 9th September 10.30am-12pm.

The session included the following speakers:

  • Professor Deborah Lupton – University of New South Wales, Australia: Insights from ‘Doing Fieldwork in a pandemic’ (focus on qualitative methods)
  • Professor Eila Watson – Oxford Brookes University, UK: Experiences of delivering the SWEET NIHR funded research programme during the covid-19 pandemic
  • Ms Michelle Collinson & Dr Alexandra Gilbert  – University of Leeds, UK: Impact of the covid-19 pandemic on conducting and delivering clinical trials

We have also worked with the British Psychological Society (BPS) Faculty for Oncology and Palliative Care to host a joint event on the current and future impact of the covid-19 pandemic on psycho-oncology.

Our student branch organised an event, ‘Perspectives on conducting psychosocial oncology research during the COVID-19 pandemic’. 

BPOS-student ECR event flyer