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    Friendly conference in great setting.  The 2018 conference was held Thursday 8th and Friday 9th March at the Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton.
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    We welcome members at all career levels, from students to international opinion leaders, and we are mutually supportive.

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British Psychosocial Oncology Society

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

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. BPOS is a member of the IPOS International Federation of National Psychosocial Oncology Societies. We warmly welcome you to our site and hope you will join us on our journey!

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Needed - BPOS Executive Committee:Palliative care rep... contact Eila Watson (BPOS Chair) f (ewatson@brookes.ac.uk). or submit covering letter detailing why you wish to join the committee, plus short CV, to Sarah Dickinson (s.dickinson@leeds.ac.uk) by Friday 25th May at 5pm.

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GPDR compliance

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect from 25 May 2018. The GDPR is a standardized user data protection framework which operates across Europe and imposes obligations on organizations, like BPOS, that handle the personal data of people in the European Economic Area.

This page briefly explains what BPOS is doing to work towards GDPR compliance.

First, we are improving our transparency by developing our Privacy Policy to identify the information that we collect about our users, how we use that information and keep it safe. If you continue to be a member of BPOS after we introduce these updates, it means you agree to this new policy.

Second, we recognize that it’s important for you to control your information so we are considering how to develop features that will help you to easily manage and access some of your information held by BPOS. We will provide more information on these features as they become available.

Third, since we use some third-party suppliers to make our website available, we are reviewing these contracts with a view to ensuring that they comply with applicable laws, including GDPR. Where amendments to these agreements are required we will enter into Data Processing Agreements with our suppliers.

Fourth, we recognize that we have a responsibility to protect your data so we are improving our internal controls around committee access to data.

None of these steps are likely to impact your BPOS membership day to day.

For support on anything related to GDPR, including how to access, inspect, update and remove your personal information with respect to BPOS, please email us at secretary@bpos.org.

Keynotes from BPOS 2018 available on this site, conference abstracts published

The BPOS 2018 Keynotes can be accessed in the events section of this website.

The BPOS 2018 conference abstracts are now available, published in Psycho-Oncology.


STOP PRESS ****Palliative care rep needed – apply by Friday 25th May

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed individual to fill the following 3 years post on the BPOS Executive Committee:

  • Palliative care representative

If you are interested, or would like further information please contact Eila Watson (BPOS Chair) for an informal discussion (ewatson@brookes.ac.uk). To learn more about BPOS please take a look at our website http://www.bpos.org/

Applicants are asked to submit a covering letter detailing why they would like to join the committee, along with a short CV, to Sarah Dickinson (s.dickinson@leeds.ac.uk).

The deadline for applications is Friday 25th May at 5pm.  The Executive Committee will decide on appointments.

The Evolve Project

This is an exciting opportunity to be a member of a multidisciplinary team involved in a project to develop a model for meaningful patient engagement in the design and development of Urological Cancer care across Europe. This project will focus on one aspect of delivering evidence-based care, clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). This is an excellent opportunity for career development in a research unit with an international reputation in health services research as applied to urology. As part of the AUU team you will be required under supervision to systematically review existing models of patient engagement in CPGs and quality assess existing models of patient engagement in CPGs; to liaise with key stakeholder groups and, where appropriate, attend EAU guideline panel meetings and to manage the co-design process. This may include the design of, recruitment to, management and analysis of the results of an online Delphi Survey or large survey, stakeholder interviews and focus groups.


For all informal enquiries, please contact Dr Sara Jane MacLennan (s.maclennan@abdn.ac.uk)