Ipson - Irish Psycho-Social Oncology Network

What is Ipson - Irish Psycho-Social Oncology Network

What is

The Irish Psycho-social 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
Psycho-Social Oncology?

Psycho-Social 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.

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.

Latest NEWS

  • Applications sought for National Clinical Lead for Psycho-Oncology

    The National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) is currently seeking applications for a National Clinical Lead for Psycho-Oncology. Working with the National Director, NCCP staff, Internal and External stakeholders, the National Clinical Lead will be responsible for: • Providing clinical leadership for the Psycho-Oncology programme, by......

  • The 20th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology and Psychosocial Academy

    The annual IPOS World Congress of Psycho-Oncology and Psychosocial Academy brings together professionals in diverse fields from around the globe who dialogue about improving cancer care on an international level and developing strategies to add psychosocial issues to all aspects of cancer control. The attendees......

  • Irish Psycho-Social Oncology Network 2018 Meetings

    IPSON are meeting throughout 2018 to support the implementation of the National Cancer Strategy recommendations. The first meeting was on Friday April 27th in Cancer Care West, Galway. The second meeting is on Tuesday 9th October 12:00 to 15:00 in The Cuisle Centre, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. The final meeting......

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

Irish Psycho-Social Oncology Network C/O of Mr. Donal Buggy, Head of Services & Advocacy
43/45 Northumberland Road, Ballsbridge, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.
+353 1 2310533 | ipson@irishcancer.ie | @IRLpson