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IPSON Member Meeting

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IPSON Member Meeting

October 4th, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm IST

IPSON plan to meet three times throughout 2019 to support the implementation of the National Cancer Strategy recommendations. The second meeting is on Friday, 4 October 2019 from 12:30 to 15:00 in The Solas Cancer Support Centre in Williamstown, Waterford.

If you are not already a member but would like to join then please visit www.ipson.ie/membership

Cancer is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Ireland with about 20,000 new cases annually and a projected increase of 107% by 2020 compared with 2000. While about 7,500 people die each year, cancer treatments are increasingly more effective and currently up to 60% of patients treated are cured; many of the other 40% requires long term palliative symptom management and quality of life issues are central to their care.

Currently there are approximately 120,000 cancer survivors in Ireland. However, Ireland performs poorly by international standards in relation to cancer risk, incidence, survival and psycho-social care.

IPSON is committed to changing the current situation and will prioritise the following key objectives:

  • The development of first class psycho-oncology¬†services in both our hospitals and community settings.
  • Ensuring these services are equitable and inclusive.
  • Developing a strong psycho-social research focus with international links.


October 4th, 2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm IST


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Solas Cancer Support Centre
Waterford, Ireland
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