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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 steering...

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 is on Tuesday...

HSE Publishes National Service Plan 2018

Following approval from Government, the HSE has published its National Service Plan 2018. The Plan sets out the type and volume of health and personal social services to be provided in 2018, within the funding available. It also recognises that underpinning all of these actions is...

IPOS 2018 Membership now open

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:   Response of patients, families and staff to cancer and its...

Jimmie Holland, Who Cared for the Cancer Patient’s Mind, Dies at 89

Dr Jimmie Holland, the pioneer of psycho-oncology sadly died on 24th December 2017. Read about her life and career here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/obituaries/jimmie-holland-who-cared-for-the-cancer-patients-mind-dies-at-89.html In 2017, Jimmie Holland was interviewed by IPOS on her career, you can watch the video on: http://ipos-society.org/ IPSON were privileged to have Dr Jimmie Holland at our...

IPOS Core Curriculum – Online Lecture Series

A reminder that IPOS Core Curriculum is an online lecture series of ten webcasts, funded by the European School of Oncology (ESO). Certificates of completion are available to current IPOS members on completion of the corresponding lecture survey. For more, see: https://ipos-society.org/multilingual-core-curriculum-in-psycho-oncology/...

An interview with Dr Jimmie Holland

IPOS recently posted an interview with Dr Jimmie Holland, the founder of psycho-oncology. An interesting watch on the history of the discipline and formation of IPOS: http://ipos-society.org/...

Bridging the Gap Between Cancer and Mental Health.

The Irish Cancer Society is pleased to announce that its next Decoding Cancer public talk will take place 7:15-8:45pm on Wednesday 11th October in Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, 152 - 160 Pearse St, Dublin 2. Bridging the Gap Between Cancer and Mental Health. Register here...

The department of Psycho-Oncology in St Vincent’s Hospital

The department of Psycho-Oncology in St Vincent's Hospital is holding a meeting on 10th October. “Bridging the Divide: Promoting Equity in Cancer Care for people with Serious Mental Illness” Key Note Speaker: Dr Kelly Irwin, Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and faculty psychiatrist at Massachusetts...