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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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So yesterday I was awarded my PhD. My thesis examiners requested no changes at all & were both unbelievably generous w/ their comments. I’m overwhelmed w/ emotion & so grateful to everyone who has helped me over the past 3yrs. I feel v privileged to be a part of this work 🥰😭

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British Psychosocial Oncology Society (BPOS) executive committee vacancy

Palliative care representative, 3 year position

The British Psychosocial Oncology Society (BPOS) is looking for a palliative care representative to join their executive committee.  The executive committee oversees the running of the society and is made up of representatives from clinical, nursing, psychiatry, psychology and academic backgrounds as well as postgraduate students and patient representatives. The committee meets four times a year (one face to face meeting, the remainder via teleconference) and at the AGM which is usually conducted as part of the yearly conference. Committee members assist with the ongoing development and promotion of the society and contribute to conference planning and organisation.

If you are interested, or would like further information please contact Kate Absolom (Chair, k.l.absolom@leeds.ac.uk) for an informal discussion. Applicants are asked to submit a covering letter, detailing why they would like to join the committee, and a short CV to Sarah Dickinson (s.dickinson@leeds.ac.uk) by Friday 31st May 2019 at 5pm. The Executive Committee will decide on appointments. If there is more than one application and the BPOS executive committee cannot decide between applications, there is the possibility of applicants going to a member wider vote.

Hold the date!

The next BPOS conference will be held on 27th/28th February 2020 at the MacDonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh. More details in the summer.

Keynote recordings in members’ area

Check out the members’ area to find keynote audio recordings for the keynote speakers from our 2019 conference.