Ipson - Irish Psycho-Social Oncology Network

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The Irish Psychosocial Oncology Network (IPSON) is proud to announce that the Inaugural IPSON Conference will take place on the 13th March 2024 – Registration is now open!

What is Ipson - Irish Psycho-Social Oncology Network

What is

The Irish Psychosocial Oncology Network (IPSON) is the representative group for professionals working in the area. The group is made up of nurses, doctors, social workers, psychologists, academics and researchers, psychotherapists and other therapists working with cancer patients.

What is Psycho social Oncology - Hearts

What is
Psychosocial Oncology?

Psychosocial oncology is concerned with the psychological, social, behavioural and ethical aspects of cancer and addresses the two specific dimensions of cancer;

  1. The psychological responses of the patients to cancer at all stages of the disease and that of their families and and caregivers
  2. The psychological, behavioural and social factors that may influence the disease process.

IPSON is a proud Federation Member of the International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS).

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What is

Founded in 1984, the International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) was created to foster international multidisciplinary communication about clinical, educational and research issues that relate to the subspecialty of psycho-oncology and two primary psychosocial dimensions of cancer:

  1. Response of patients, families and staff to cancer and its treatment at all stages;
  2. Psychological, social and behavioral factors that influence tumor progression and survival.

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    SAVE THE DATE! IPSON is hosting its inaugural conference “Enhancing Psychosocial Cancer Care and Survivorship in Ireland: We Are All in it Together” on the 13th March 2024. Registration is now closed as we are sold out! To add your name to a waitlist, please......

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    IPSON Steering Committee 2022 – 2023

    The IPSON Steering Committee is up and running. Members were selected to include as much representation and diversity in our membership as possible. We are grateful to the members for volunteering their time and energy to build our organisation. IPSON Steering Committee members are: Naomi......

  • Online Drop-in Lunchtime Sessions & IPSON Webinar

    Online drop-in lunchtime sessions on Wednesdays These sessions will have no agenda, but will be open times to meet others, connect, share ideas, get advice, brainstorm about research, etc. If there are small “interest groups,” we can organise into breakout rooms. Wednesdays at 1pm on......

To find out more about IPSON or how it can benefit you then get in touch now for more info.

Irish Psychosocial Oncology Network

C/O Amanda Kracen, PhD
National College of Ireland, Mayor Street Lower, Dublin 1, Ireland
ipsoncontact@gmail.com | @IRLpson