18th International Psycho Oncology Society Congress. 17th – 21st October 2016 Dublin, Ireland.

IPOS EARLY CAREER PROFESSIONALS PROGRAMME

A dedicated room, Box 442, has been allocated to the IPOS Early Career Professionals Programme in 2016 to allow early career professions to fully engage with the activities of the programme.

A social event, with finger food provided, will take place in The Bath Public House, which is a ten minute walk from the conference venue, on Wednesday evening 6.30-7.30pm with all registered ECPP participants welcome to attend.

THE FULL PROGRAMME INCLUDES:-

ECPP MENTORING LUNCHEON
Wednesday 19th Box 422 12.40pm – 1.50pm
This is a lunch session providing an opportunity for early career professionals to meet and exchange ideas with some of the most renowned researchers and clinicians in the field. Ten mentors from leading international research centres will facilitate a small and informal group discussion with early career professionals. All ECPP registered participants were invited to participate with ideas and topics for discussion provided as a guide.
This is a closed session

ECPP SOCIAL EVENT
Wednesday 19th The Bath Public House 6.30pm – 7.30pm
This year we have organized a social event on Wednesday evening so we can all get to know each other. The social event, with finger food provided, will take place in The Bath Public House, which is a ten minute walk from the conference venue, on Wednesday evening 6.30-7.30pm with all registered ECPP participants welcome to attend. The meeting point in the congress venue is at the registration desk in the Atrium at 6.15pm. Please register your interest in attending this event by 3pm on Wednesday in Box 442

POSTER SESSION
Thursday 20th Box 442 12.50pm – 1.50pm

This session provides an opportunity for early career professionals (within ten years of highest degree) to present their poster to other early career researchers and get feedback from renowned senior researchers in the field. Participants have been selected from all early career professionals whose abstracts have been awarded as a poster presentation at the IPOS conference and who have indicated their interest in participating in this event. Participants will be given a five minute oral presentation. A certificate will be handed out for the three best presentations.

ANNUAL ECPP SIG MEETING
Friday 21st Box 442 7.30am - 8.30am

This meeting is open for all ECPPs to discuss achievements and plan future goals for the ECPP committee. Everyone interested is welcome to join. It’s an informal meeting where you can share your thoughts about what the ECPP SIG can mean for you.

CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY
Friday 21st Box 442 11.10am – 12.40pm

At this activity ECPPs can bring their research proposal and get feedback from experts. Deadline for applications has been passed and successful applicants informed. This is a closed session

FAMILY FRIENDLY FACILITIES
Family friendly facilities are available for all participants at IPOS 2016. Please contact the organisers’ office, Box 440, for details.

IPOS Early Career Professionals Mentoring Lunch – Mentors

Aaronson NeilNeil Aaronson, PhD
Head, Department of Psychosocial Research The Netherlands Cancer Institute & Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology The University of Amsterdam The Netherlands


Focus Of Research/ Clinical Work
(1) the development, testing and application of health-related quality of life measures in clinical oncology research and clinical practice; and (2) the development, evaluation and implementation of psychosocial and behavioral interventions in the oncology setting.
Areas Prof. Aaronson can address with you:
The above research content and methods areas, career perspectives and development, how to publish successfully, graduate training, building international networks
Keywords that describe area of expertise and interest:
  1. Health-related quality of life
  2. Psychosocial and behavioral interventions
  3. Symptom management
Richard Fielding, PhD
Professor of Medical Psychology in Public Health, Director, Centre for Psycho-Oncology Research & Training, Director, Public Health Research Centre Director, Health Behaviour Research Group, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong.  

Focus Of Research/ Clinical Work
Optimizing the patient-clinician interface. In particular I am interested in wider cultural and sub-cultural issues, communication and service organization and how these influence the patient experience.

Areas Prof. Fielding can address with you:
Quantitative and qualitative research methods, programme development, “bench-to-bedside” translation of research findings into clinical practice; the politics of research collaboration and service culture change.
Setting up research collaborations with (particularly surgical and oncological) colleagues.
Gaining a truer picture of the patient experience and how we can avoid making it worse.

Keywords that describe area of expertise and interest:
  1. Cinician-patient interface
  2. De-medicalization or normalization of illness
  3. Cultural influences and minority groups
Nick Hulbert-Williams, PhD Professor of Behavioural Medicine, Chester Research Unit for the Psychology of Health (CRUPH), University of Chester, UK  


  Focus Of Research/ Clinical Work
I am interested in the integration of cutting-edge psychological theory to the field of behavioural medicine. Much of my work focuses on cancer survivorship and lifestyle / health behaviour change. As a coaching psychologist, I’m interested in the contribution of coaching and positive psychology interventions, especially those which use third-wave and contextual behavioural science frameworks (e.g. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy/Training).

Areas Prof. Hulbert-Williams can address with you:
I’d be happy to discuss any research that fits within my broad area of expertise and knowledge, but also to provide mentorship on establishing a successful career in psycho-oncology.

  Keywords that describe area of expertise and interest:
  1. Cancer survivorship
  2. Lifestyle and health behaviour change
  3. Contextual behavioural science
Paul Jacobsen, PhD
Professor, University of South Florida    





  Focus Of Research/ Clinical Work
Supportive cancer care

Areas Prof. Jacobsen can address with you:
See Below

Keywords that describe area of expertise and interest:
  1. Psychosocial screening
  2. Delivery of Psychosocial Care
  3. Symptom management (pain, depression, fatigue)
Wendy WT Lam, PhD
Associate Professor, Centre for Psycho-oncology Research and Training, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong



      Focus Of Research/ Clinical Work
Optimization of psychological adjustment in cancer, focusing on the role of cognitive-emotional factors and health professional-patient communication

Interventions to assist patient decision-making

Cross-cultural comparisons of supportive care needs

Areas Prof. Lam can address with you:
Research methodology

Keywords that describe area of expertise and interest:
  1. Patient decision making
  2. Cross-cultural comparisons
  3. Psychosocial adaptation
Dr Alex J Mitchell
Consultant in Psycho-oncology, University of Leicester, UK  




    Focus Of Research/ Clinical Work
The focus of my work is research on clinically important questions, most notably screening for distress, depression and anxiety in cancer and does mental health influence quality of cancer care? A second area is acceptability and uptake of psychosocial care.  A third area is research for patient benefit, that is, how can research and innovation optimally help patients and families who face barriers to care.  

Areas Dr. Mitchell can address with you:
The main areas are: finding a suitable research idea, designing studies, questionnaire design, data analysis, getting published and using innovative technologies (eg internet, video).

Keywords that describe area of expertise and interest:
  1. Screening
  2. Meta-analysis
  3. Depression
Judith Prins, PhD
Professor, Radboud University Medical Centre    



Focus Of Research/ Clinical Work
The focus of my research and clinical work is psychological interventions for cancer survivors, ranging from unguided online self-management to blended care and face-to-face psychotherapy

Areas Prof. Prins can address with you:
Design and development of randomized controlled trials for psychological interventions

Content of treatment manuals

Blended therapy, combining e-health and face-to-face therapy

Keywords that describe area of expertise and interest:
  1. Psychological interventions
  2. E-health
  3. self-management
Jane Turner, PhD
Professor, University of Queensland




    Focus Of Research/ Clinical Work
  • Impact of advanced cancer, particularly on families with dependent children
  • Care of patients facing the end of life
  • Survivorship interventions
  • Enhancing capacity in mental health services including expanding psychosocial skills in front-line health professionals
  • Development of clinical practice guidelines


Areas Prof. Turner can address with you:

Development of career goals
Interprofessional communication
Design of clinical interventions
Work-life balance
Writing skills  

Keywords that describe area of expertise and interest:
  1. Palliative care
  2. Interventions
  3. Guidelines
Maggie Watson, PhD
Professor,University College London, Royal Marsden Hospital Wiley Publishing - Editor

 
Focus Of Research/ Clinical Work
Psychological Interventions
Service Development and Clinical Management

Areas Prof. Watson can address with you:
CBT (individual & groups)
Psycho-oncology Service Structures
Managing Suicide Risk
Understanding requirements for writing up and publishing research

    Keywords that describe area of expertise and interest:
  1. Therapy
  2. Service organisation issues
  3. Writing research for publication
Hubbard Gill Dr Gill Hubbard,
Doctor, University of Stirling





    Focus Of Research/ Clinical Work
  • Cancer survivorship
  • Cancer rehabilitation
  • Physical activity and cancer survivorship
  • Effects of health behaviour change on recovery from ill-health
  • Teenage cancer awareness and early diagnosis
  • Patient and public involvement in research


Methodological expertise
I am a health services researcher and behavioural scientist. I use mixed methods but have specific expertise in qualitative methods and have led several randomised controlled trials of complex, pragmatic interventions.  

Areas Dr. Hubbard can address with you:
  • Research methods (controlled trials, process evaluation, qualitative methods)
  • Writing proposals
  • Writing publications
  • Patient and public involvement
   

  Keywords that describe area of expertise and interest:
  1. Cancer rehabilitation
  2. Interventions
  3. Cancer awareness
Anja Mehnert, PhD
Professor, Department of Medical Psychology and Medical Sociology, University Medical Center Leipzig, Germany


Focus Of Research/ Clinical Work
  • Survivorship,
  • Return to Work,
  • Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy,
  • Palliative Care
Areas Prof. Mehnert can address with you:
  • Writing Papers,
  • Writing proposals,
  • conducting research projects
Keywords that describe area of expertise and interest:
  1. Psycho-oncological interventions in palliative care
  2. Survivorship
  3. Return to work in cancer survivorship
Eila Watson PhD, PhD
Professor, Supportive Cancer Care, Oxford Brookes University



Focus Of Research/ Clinical Work
My research focusses on cancer survivorship, and patient experiences and outcomes. I have a specific interest in the delivery cancer survivorship care and the role of primary care. I am also interested in the impact of cancer on the family.
Although my work covers a range of cancers, prostate cancer has been a particular focus.

Areas Prof. Watson can address with you:

Study design
Research methods
Undertaking PhD
Writing papers / grants

  Keywords that describe area of expertise and interest:
  1. Cancer Survivorship
  2. Primary Care
  3. Patient outcomes

 

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