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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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As you get your to-do list ready for the week, don't forget to submit your conference abstracts by 10am this Wednesday, the 19th January. Head here for more details on registration, abstracts and bursaries: https://www.delegate-reg.co.uk/bpos2022/submissions

Feeling the strain of getting back into the swing of things? You'll be pleased to hear that the abstract submission deadline for our upcoming conference has now been extended until 10am on the 19th January. Click the link for more details: https://www.delegate-reg.co.uk/bpos2022/submissions @BPOS_students

Our final speaker spotlight highlights Zahida Ramzan-Asghar, a Senior Employment Lawyer in Government Legal Department. Zahida is Co-Chair of GLD Disability Network (DAWN) and is the Co-Chair of Cross Civil Service Senior Disability Network called REACH.

Welcome to 2022! The countdown is on for our annual conference taking place on the 28th-29th April. You have until 10am on the 12th January to submit your abstracts. https://delegate-reg.co.uk/bpos2022/

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BPOS Conference Bursaries

We are inviting applications for 2 student and 2 patient/consumer bursaries which will cover the costs of conference registration.

Student Bursaries
To be eligible for the student bursaries, you must be a registered PhD/postgraduate student at the time of the conference and have submitted an abstract. To apply please email Sarah Gelcich treasurer@bpos.org with your name, place of study, years of study, abstract title and a statement of why you wish to attend the conference. The bursary will be awarded to the student whose abstract achieves the highest rating from the scientific committee (this will be done blind to authorship).  In the event of a tie the decision will be based on the submitted statement.

Consumer/Patient Representative Bursaries
To be eligible for the consumer/patient bursaries, you should be someone who has, or has had, a diagnosis of cancer, or be a carer for someone who has had a diagnosis of cancer. To apply please email Sarah Gelcich treasurer@bpos.org providing a brief paragraph outlining why you would like to attend the 2022 conference.  The bursary winners will be selected at random.

BPOS Annual Conference – 2022

We are pleased to announce that our next annual conference will take place virtually on Thursday the 28th – Friday the 29th April 2022. The theme for this conference is Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in psychosocial oncology. We have the following keynote presentations confirmed:

  • Sean Ralph, Consultant Therapeutic Radiographer in prostate cancer, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust 
  • Prof Afaf Girgis, Honorary Professor, Psycho-oncology Research Group, Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney
  • Zahida Ramzan-Asghar, Senior Lawyer, Government Legal Department

Abstract submissions on this topic, or the wider aspects of psychosocial oncology, are encouraged. The deadline for abstract submissions is 10am on the 19th January 2022.

To find out more, and to register for the conference, head to: https://www.delegate-reg.co.uk/bpos2022/

BPOS Executive Committee Vacancies (Chair elect/Chair & Psychology Rep)

We have vacancies for enthusiastic and committed individuals to fill the following positions on the BPOS Executive Committee.

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