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    Friendly conference in great setting.  The 2019 conference will be held Thursday 28th Feb and Friday 1st March at the Hilton Doubletree Hotel, Chester.
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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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Hurry Hurry Hurry – bursary (student and patient) and abstract submissions for our conference end this MONDAY

The title says it all – see previous news posts or visit our event page and  bursaries-for-our-2019-conference for more details!

Just one week left to submit abstracts for our annual conference!

We have decided to extend the abstract submission deadline for the Joint 2019 BPOS and NCRI conference until Monday 19th November 2018. see our conference pages on this website for more details.

Save the date! Next BPOS conference

Abstract submission ends 19th November for our conference being held on 28th February – 1st March 2019 at Double Tree Hilton Hotel, Chester

Theme: Innovations in Psychosocial Oncology: Research, Education & Practice

The conference will be hosted locally by Professor Nick Hulbert-Williams and colleagues from Chester Research Unit for the Psychology of Health (CRUPH), University Chester

Registration is open!

To remind yourself of this year’s conference in March, you can download a pdf file  of the programme. Or see how the conference unfolded through our BPOS storify.

Eden Robertson launches her animation

Those of you who came to the conference last year may recall Eden Robertson who won a student prize. She has recently launched her  Delta animation officially – the first publicly available component of Delta, a world-first resource that supports both parents and young people who are deciding whether to enrol in a childhood cancer clinical trial. Please feel free to retweet the Twitter launch post (https://twitter.com/Eden_Robertson/status/1048023772979027969), or share the UNSW News article (http://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/health/new-resource-helps-families-assess-childhood-cancer-clinical-trials) or Delta animation (https://www.behaviouralsciencesunit.org/delta-study.html) to those you think might be interested. Eden hopes that this video will help parents and young people engage in discussions about clinical trials, and better understand their treatment options.

Anthony Nolan Trust survey

The British Psychological Society Faculty for Oncology and Palliative Care (SIGOPAC) has worked with the Anthony Nolan Trust and contributed to a post-stem cell transplant (SCT) care pathway, with psychological care embedded throughout. They are now seeking opinion on this pathway via an online survey (https://www.anthonynolan.org/8-ways-you-could-save-life/campaign-us/our-work-improve-post-transplant-care ). There are separate surveys for patients/carers/families affected by SCT and one for NHS representatives with experience of SCT.

If you are able to contribute please use the link above and also feel free to forward this to any of your colleagues that may be able to contribute.