The Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) in partnership with the British Columbia Cancer Agency is pleased to the 32nd Annual CAPO Conference which is being held in Vancouver, British Columbia from May 3-5, 2017. The conference theme is “Leadership, Practice and Research: Weaving it all together.”
This conference will bring together professionals from multiple health care disciplines to explore, share, learn and discuss the psychosocial aspects of cancer. CAPO’s annual conference convenes researchers, clinicians and community based organizations from several professions, including: medicine, psychiatry, nursing, psychology, social work, spiritual care, nutrition, rehabilitation medicine, occupational health and radiation oncology for both adult and pediatric populations.
This year’s conference theme, ‘Leadership, Practice and Research: Weaving it all together,” offers the opportunity to explore inter-relationships between leadership, clinical excellence and translational research in providing the best cancer care and psychosocial support for cancer patients, family members and survivors.
Conference objectives include:
- Exploring cancer care in the context of the biopsychosocial model (i.e., the reciprocal interactions amongst cognitive, emotional, and behavioural events; social factors; spiritual and physical health and well-being) along the entire trajectory from prevention to end of life.
- Expanding our understanding of “whole person care” approach in our work
- Strengthening our clinical skills in delivering empirically-based care
- Building research capacity in psychosocial oncology
- Identifying best practices in clinical interventions, rehabilitation approaches, and research in psychosocial oncology
- Learning about innovative programs and service delivery models
- Offering opportunities for professional and community agency networking around regional and national initiatives and priorities such as guidelines, navigation, prevention, symptom management, and survivorship issues.