IPOS2017: EACCME accreditation and more news
We are pleased to inform you that IPOS2017 has been accredited by the EACCME®.
The IPOS 2017 - 19th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology and Psychosocial Academy entitled "Cancer throughout the Lifespan – addressing the psychosocial needs of diverse populations", Berlin, Germany, 14/08/2017-18/08/2017 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 37 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
Please find below the breakdown of ECMEC®s per day:
14.08.2017 - 8,00
15.08.2017 - 8,00
16.08.2017 - 7,00
17.08.2017 - 7,00
18.08.2017 - 7,00
Late bird registration fee
Late bird registration fee applies until July, 31th 2017 (23:59 CET).
From 1st of August 2017 on, congress tickets will be charged with the on-site registration fee.
Berlin Ball & Dinner - Only 50 tickets left
Don't miss your chance to attend the Berlin Ball & Dinner. Enjoy a wonderful experience full of local flavours and live music in the heart of Berlin. Attendance is not included in your registration fee. Tickets can be purchased here.
Shuttle busses will be provided to transfer all attendees from the congress venue to Clärchens Ballhaus.
Introduction to all Workshops
This week we want to present you another two workshops from our IPOS2017 program. For additional information about the congress program and everything you need to know to register for workshops please visit our congress website on www.ipos2017.com.
Meaning Centered Psychotherapy in Cancer
Workshop held by William Breitbart
This whole day experiential workshop provides an overview of a novel counseling intervention for patients with advanced cancer, entitled “Meaning Centered Psychotherapy”. Participants will be introduced to the topics of meaning and spirituality as they relate to cancer care and the experience of patients with cancer. The basic concepts of Meaning Centered Psychotherapy will then be described. Meaning Centered Psychotherapy is based on the concepts of meaning as derived from the work of Viktor Frankl, M.D. and adapted for use in cancer populations by our team at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Two forms of Meaning Centered Psychotherapy have been developed: Meaning Centered Group Psychotherapy (8 weekly 1 ½ hour sessions; Individual Meaning Centered Psychotherapy (7 weekly 1 hour sessions). Both interventions are manualized and published randomized controlled trials have demonstrated its efficacy. During the workshop participants will have the opportunity to participate in experiential exercises utilized in Meaning Centered Psychotherapy. In addition, a detailed description of the intervention and the content of each session will be provided. Newer adaptations of Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy for breast cancer survivors, Caregivers, bereavement, and international replication studies the Netherlands, Israel, Spain, as well as cultural adaptations for Chinese and Spanish speaking populations will be discussed.
William Breitbart, M.D. is Chairman, the Jimmie C Holland Chair in Psychiatric Oncology, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He is Past President of the International Psycho-oncology Society, and was their 2009 recipient of the Arthur Sutherland Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr Breitbart is the recipient of the 2003 Research Award from the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, the 2007 Donald Oken Award from the American Psychosomatics Society, the 2011 Hackett Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, the 2012 Jimmie Holland Award from the American Psychosocial Oncology Society, and The 2017 American Cancer Society Quality of Life Research Award. Dr. Breitbart’s research has focused on psycho-oncology and palliative care. Most recently his research has focused on Meaning Centered Psychotherapy in Cancer patients. He has over 400 peer reviewed publications and has edited 12 textbooks, including Treatment Manuals for “Meaning Centered Group Psychotherapy in Advanced Cancer Patients”, and “Individual Meaning Centered Psychotherapy for Advanced Cancer Patients” published by Oxford University Press. His latest textbook is “Meaning Centered Psychotherapy in the Cancer Setting” by OUP. Dr Breitbart is Editor in Chief of the international journal “Palliative and Supportive Care.”
E-health in psychological interventions for cancer survivors
Workshop held by Judith Prins & Marieke van de Wal
This workshop will address state-of-the art knowledge in research of developing e-health psychological interventions. The presenters will share theoretical backgrounds and existing evidence for e-health in psychological interventions in general and specifically for cancer survivors. Examples will come from e- health studies and experience in developing and testing several e-health interventions: a psycho- educational self management website, group medical consultations with Ipads, and blended therapy for cancer survivors, combining face-to-face psychotherapy with a self management website. Challenges and facilitators for disseminating and implementing web-based interventions will be addressed. Attendees will work in small groups to learn about the stages in website development: (1) assessment of patients’ needs, (2) development of the intervention structure and content, (3) working with multidisciplinary advisory committees, (4) website usability testing, and (5) pilot testing.
Prof. Dr. Judith Prins is clinical psychologist and chair of Medical Psychology in the Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Her research program concentrates on psychosocial oncology. She aims to develop new methods for screening and psychological interventions for cancer survivors in strong collaboration with clinical departments. Her educational activities in the medical school focus on behavioural medicine in general and more specific psychosocial oncology. As a clinical psychologist she has face-to-face consultations with cancer patients and survivors, (bereaved) caregivers and family members.
Marieke van de Wal, MSc is a PhD student and healthcare psychologist in training who is working on a psychologist delivered blended cognitive behaviour therapy to support cancer survivors in managing their fears of recurrence.