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British Psychosocial Oncology Society

BPOS:  Promoting the advancement of education, clinical practice, and research in psychosocial oncology

A member of the IPOS International Federation of National Psychosocial Oncology Societies

The British Psychosocial Oncology Society (BPOS), founded in 1983, aims to advance and promote knowledge of psychosocial oncology. We welcome members from across the disciplines, who have an interest in education and research in psychosocial oncology. Our members work not only with people who have been diagnosed with cancer but also their families, friends and the professionals who care for them through all stages of the care pathway.  We warmly welcome you to our site and hope you will join us on our journey!

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We are just one week away from seeing you all at our annual conference on the 22nd and 23rd. To review the programme, or for last minute registrations, head here: https://www.delegate-reg.co.uk/bpos2023/programme

We're now just a month away from the annual conference, taking place on the 22nd - 23rd March. What are you most looking forward to in the programme? https://www.delegate-reg.co.uk/bpos2023/programme -

Very much looking forward to doing a keynote at this conference on "Should screening for breast cancer be risk stratified? Assessing benefits and harms, and the way forward"
https://www.delegate-reg.co.uk/bpos2023/speaker https://twitter.com/BPOSUK/status/1625141800133439488

If you're a BPOS member you probably saw our recent e-mail about the newly announced conference programme. The details are available for everyone here: https://www.delegate-reg.co.uk/bpos2023/programme.

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2023 Annual Conference

We’re pleased to announce that the 2023 BPOS annual conference will take place on Wednesday the 22nd March – Thursday 23rd March at Jesus College, Cambridge.

More information and registration details can be found here: https://www.delegate-reg.co.uk/bpos2023/.

Key dates to know:

Submission Deadline: 10.00am, Monday 9th January 2023
Outcome Notification: w/c 30 January 2023
Programme Announced: w/c 30 January 2023
Presenters to be registered by: Monday 20 February 2023

Psycho-Oncology Celebrations

Read our tribute to thirty years of the journal ‘Psycho-Oncology’ here:


Psychological First Aid & Medical Trauma Training

The Irish Psycho-Social Oncology Network (IPSON) is hosting 3 free online training sessions in May, open them up to anyone who may be interested. 

Psychological First Aid, Friday, May 6th from 1-2pm 

Trauma Informed Medical Care 101, Friday, May 20th from 1-2pm 

Psychological First Aid, Wednesday, May 25th from 10am-4pm 

The trainings will be focused on supporting Ukrainian refugees with cancer, but the learning can be generalised to any person who has survived trauma. Please feel free to share this flyer with family, friends, and colleagues. The Psychological First Aid trainings are appropriate for any adult, whereas the Trauma Informed Medical Care 101 is targeted at professionals who work with medical patients.  

Registration 6th May – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/psychological-first-aid-delivered-by-kelly-mcbride-tickets-318778473997

Registration 20th May – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trauma-informed-medical-care-101-delivered-by-meghan-marsac-tickets-327327654827

Registration 25th May – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/psychological-first-aid-delivered-by-kelly-mcbride-tickets-327338788127