2018 Joint hosted BPOS & NCRI Psychosocial Oncology and Survivorship Clinical Studies Group Annual Conference

 “Making a difference in psycho-oncology from evidence to implementation

Thursday 8th March 2018

09.30                     Registration and Tea/coffee

10.15                      Welcome: Eila Watson

10.20 – 11.00       Keynote presentation: Dr Fran Woodard, Macmillan Cancer Support

The importance of evidence for design and delivery of effective services and interventions for people affected by cancer

11.00 – 12.30        Oral presentations

Session 1 – Design and Delivery of Care

10 minute presentations and 5 minutes for questions

Supportive care needs of patients following diagnosis and treatment for colorectal cancer: Results from the UK ColoREctal Wellbeing Study CREW cohort study

Samantha Sodergren, University of Southampton, UK

The Impact of Cancer and Quality of Life in Head and Neck Cancer Long-term Survivors in the UK

Elisavet Moschopoulou, Queen Mary, University of London, UK 

Exploration of the impact of the Penny Brohn UK Living Well Course on Cancer Survivors’ employment and active community role status

Helen Seers, University of the West of England & Penny Brohn UK, UK

Psychological well-being in men with prostate cancer on Active Surveillance or Watchful Waiting: findings from a UK-wide mixed methods study (Life After Prostate Cancer Diagnosis)

Eila Watson, Oxford Brookes University, UK

HORIZONS – results of the pilot phase of a study exploring the short, medium and long term consequences of a cancer diagnosis and cancer treatment

Rebecca Foster, University of Southampton, UK

Walk this way: learning from a feasibility RCT of a walking intervention for people with recurrent and metastatic cancer

Jo Armes, University of Surrey, UK 

12.30                                                                      Lunch and Poster viewing

13.30 – 14.10        Keynote presentation: Professor Carl May, University of Southampton

How can implementation science contribute to psychosocial oncology?

14.15 – 15.15       Parallel Sessions


  • How to write a lay summary workshop
  • Service Innovation workshop
  1. Return to work support for post-transplant patients
  2. Julie Denning, Working Towards Wellbeing, UK
  3. The role of the Psycho-oncology Nurse Specialist in the acute oncology setting.
  4. Alison Farmer, University of Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

15.15 – 15.45                                            Tea/Coffee and poster viewing

15.45 – 17.10       Oral presentations and E-Poster presentation

Session 2 – Patient Experience

10 minute presentations and 5 minutes for questions

Comparison of experience of patients with cancer of unknown primary (CUP) and known primary (non-CUP)amongst respondents to the Cancer Patient Experience Survey (2013)

Richard Wagland, University of Southampton, UK

Developing a taxonomy of themes to drive improvements in the cancer patient experience that has meaning for both patients and professionals, as part of the PRESENT study

Carol Rivas, University College London, UK 

Decision making in paediatric oncology: experiences and preferences of parents

Eden Robertson, Kids Cancer Centre, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Australia

Exploring patient experiences of being diagnosed, treated and living with sarcoma – Phase 1 in developing a sarcoma-specific patient-reported outcome measure

Ana Martins, ‎University College London Hospitals , UK 

E posters

3 minute presentations and 2 minutes for questions

Co-designing a behaviour change intervention for older adults living with and beyond cancer: Lessons from the literature

Lynsey Brown, Edinburgh Napier University, UK

eSMART: a European RCT evaluating electronic Symptom Management using the Advanced Symptom Management System (ASyMS) during adjuvant chemotherapy

Jenny Harris, University of Surrey, UK

Evaluating process and effectiveness of low-intensity group cognitive behavioural therapy for women with gynaecological cancer: literature review and study protocol

Nicholas Hulbert-Williams, University of Chester, UK

Post-treatment follow-up care experiences, perception of provider, and perceived quality of care among longterm cancer survivors

Noreen Aziz, National Institutes of Health, Intramural Research Program, USA

Coping barriers and strategies of black African and black Caribbean men following treatment for Prostate cancer: Preliminary findings from the Life After Prostate Cancer Diagnosis (LAPCD) study

Richard Wagland, University of Southampton, UK


18.45       Pre-dinner drinks

19.30       Conference dinner

Friday 9th March 2018

08.30                     Registration and tea/coffee

09.00 – 09.30       BPOS Annual General Meeting

09.30 – 10.15        Keynote – Professor Glenn Robert, King’s College London

Patients and staff as co-designers of healthcare services: co-creating patient experiences          and staff wellbeing’?

10.15 – 10.35      Tea / Coffee

10.35 – 12.35    National Cancer Research Institute Psychosocial Oncology and Survivorship Clinical Studies Group Symposium

Using ECBD to develop an intervention for supporting people being treated with chemotherapy

Emma Ream, University of Surrey, UK

Return to work guided work book intervention

Beth Grunfeld, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK

Qualitative results from EPiC

Ameeta Retzer, University of Birmingham, UK

Exploring the benefit of exploring the similarities between tailoring and surgery on patients and surgeons within breast reconstructive surgery settings.

Rhian Solomon, London College of Fashion, UK

Keynote: Diana Harcourt

Review of her work exploring the impact of changes in physical appearance (esp breast surgery and hair loss) on the wellbeing of people with cancer

12.45                                          Lunch and poster viewing and Lunch with mentors*

Lunch with mentors – This is a lunch session providing a chance for students/early career researchers to meet and discuss ideas with senior researchers and clinicians in the field.

13.45 – 15.30       Oral Presentations

Session 3 Measurement and Design

10 minute presentations and 5 minutes for questions

The Holistic Needs Assessment in Cancer Care: Identifying Barriers and Facilitators to Implementation in the UK and Canada

Susan Williamson, University of Central Lancashire, UK

Optimising the care of patients receiving oral systemic anti-cancer treatments (SACT): the health professional perspective

Michael Mawhinney, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK 

Remembering friends: addressing bereavement support for teenage & young adults diagnosed with cancer experiencing the loss of a peer

Anna Mackland, The Christie, Manchester, UK

Developing and EORTC Survivorship Measure

Teresa Young, East & North Herts NHS Trust including Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, UK

Does the EndoPredict test improve decision making about adjuvant chemotherapy in early stage breast cancer?

Lucy Matthews, Sussex Health Outcomes Research & Education in Cancer, UK

15.30        Conference awards and closing remarks.

16.00                                                                           Tea/coffee

16.15        Conference Close