Welcome to CAPO 2018

The Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) Conference will be held in Toronto, Ontario on  May 30 to June 1, 2018.  The conference theme is “Tailored & Targeted Interventions – The New Psychosocial Frontier.”

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This conference will bring together professionals from multiple healthcare 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 therapy for both adult and pediatric populations.

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.