IPOS2017: Late bird registration ending
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.
Get Together - News
All delegates are warmly welcome to attend the Get Together at the shore of the Spree river. Prior to the congress days, you will have the chance to meet other congress attendees and enjoy a nice and fun evening in one of Berlins most unique spots.
We are happy to announce that DJane Clärchen, a well-established figure in Berlin's nightlife, will set the beat for the Get Together: Whether Waltz or Cha Cha Cha, Disco or Soul, Hip Hop or Electro, her repertoire encompasses all kinds of modern and traditional dance music - a guarantee for an evening with, as we would say in Germany, "Schmackes und Pfiff"
Participation is free of charge, however you need to register for this event via our online registration system.
Berlin Ball and Dinner - News
The congress dinner and ball night takes place in one of the oldest ball rooms in Berlin. Join us on a journey through time into the 1920s at Clärchens Ballhaus and experience an inspiring evening with delicious food, klezmer music and disco dance and pleasant conversations. Located in the heart of Berlin, Clärchens Ballhaus is a unique and popular location with a fascinating history. Enjoy a wonderful experience full of local flavours in this incredible venue. Attendance is not included in your registration fee. Tickets can be purchased during the registration process. Due to the limited number of tickets, an early registration for the Berlin Ball & Dinner is recommended.
Introduction to all Workshops
This week we want to present 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.
Screening for Distress, the 6th Vital Sign Like You Never Could Have Imagined IT!
Workshop held by Barry Bultz, Alex Mitchell & Matthew Loscalzo
Although knowledge of the value added of biopsychosocial distress screening has grown exponentially, a true vision for the implications for such an approach is only now coming into a more robust strategic perspective for the growth and development of psychosocial oncology within oncology programs. In many ways, simply implementing the basics of comprehensive biopsychosocial screening for distress have masked a vast and untapped potential to fully integrate with disease-directed cancer care in order to greatly expand both medical and psychosocial horizons. The Chairs are internationally recognized leaders with over 50 years of Screening for Distress knowledge. This highly interactive workshop employs an adult learning model comprised of 20 minutes of lecture integrated with 40 minutes of practical outcomes- focused exercises. Dr. Bultz will share his matured screening program and link the information and processes with actual clinical cases. Dr. Mitchell will provide a provocative broad based approach to screening revealing latest international findings with important implications for the future. Professor Loscalzo will share specific and exciting strategies, implications, opportunities that could not have been foreseen at the birth of the biopsychosocial screening movement. Ample time is protected throughout the Workshop for high levels of discourse, debate and most of all depth.
Barry D. Bultz, PhD, holds the Daniel Family Leadership Chair in Psychosocial Oncology and is Professor and Head, Division of Psychosocial Oncology, and, Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary. He is Director, Department of Psychosocial and Rehabilitation Oncology; Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary. He advocates for the recognition of the impact of cancer- related distress (6th Vital Sign) on patient experience and has published and presents frequently on the importance of screening and management of distress. His work with cancer patients has seen him receive many awards, including the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Award, the Alberta Order of Excellence in 2016, and the Arthur Sutherland Award from the International Psycho- Oncology Society in 2016.
Professor Alex Mitchell is professor of liaison psychiatry and psycho-oncology at the University of Leicester. He is an acknowledged expert on screening and author of “Screening for Depression in Clinical Practice: An Evidence-Based Guide” (ISBN: 9780195380194). He was an advisor to the National Institute of Clinical Excellence who developed depression guidelines for the UK. He has published approximately 300 articles and chapters. His key areas of interest are screening implementation, desire for help, unmet needs, inequalities and psychometric tools. He is past winner of the IPOS new investigator award and past winner of the Coping with Cancer UK good patient care award.
Matthew Loscalzo, Liliane Elkins Professor in Supportive Care Programs in the Department of Supportive Care Medicine and Professor in Department of Population Sciences. Executive Director of the Department of Supportive Care Medicine/Administrative Director of the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center at the City of Hope-National Medical Center. Has held leadership positions at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Oncology Center, Rebecca and John Moores Cancer Center at the University of California at San Diego. October 2014, received the Noemi Fisman Award, August 2015, the Jimmie Holland Life Time Leadership Award. PI on two 5 year NIH R25E training grants, site PI for a third R25E to teach advanced cognitive behavioral skills.
Cognitive behaviour therapy for severe fatigue in cancer survivors
Workshop held by Hans Knoop, Harriet Abrahams & Hanneke Poort
Cancer related fatigue (CRF) is a highly prevalent symptom in cancer survivors who are off treatment. The fatigue leads to substantial limitations in daily life and tends to persist without treatment.. According to the cognitive behavioural model of CRF, cancer and the treatment trigger the fatigue but behaviour and beliefs perpetuate the symptom. On the basis of this model, CBT specifically aimed at CRF in cancer survivors has been developed. CBT for CRF is aimed at the fatigue maintaining cognitive-behavioural factors. Several randomised controlled trials conducted by our research group have shown that CBT for CRF leads to a significant reduction of fatigue and disability. In this workshop we will discuss thecognitive behavioural model of CRF and demonstrate how the fatigue perpetuating factors can be assessed and addressed during therapy. Specific intervention elements will be demonstrated and practiced. We will also pay attention to recent developments like the application of CBT for CRF during treatment of (advanced) cancer and the development of web-based CBT.
Hans Knoop is a clinical psychologist/CBT therapist and professor of Medical Psychology at the Academic Medical Centre (AMC) of the University of Amsterdam. He is also head of a treatment centre for chronic fatigue (expert centre for chronic fatigue of the VU University Medical Centre). His research is focused on the development of evidence based behavioural interventions for patients with chronic medical conditions. His research group has developed and tested several cognitive behavioural interventions for cancer related fatigue.
Harriët Abrahams is a PhD student who is graduated in Medical Psychology. She is in the final year of her doctoral program at the Expert Centre for Chronic Fatigue (VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands), which is focused on cancer-related fatigue. She recently completed a randomized controlled trial on the efficacy of a web-based CBT intervention for cancer-related fatigue, and published a meta-analysis on the prevalence, course, and related factors of severe fatigue in breast cancer survivors.
Hanneke Poort has a master’s degree in Medical Psychology and is currently completing her doctoral training. Her research is focused on severe fatigue in understudied cancer populations, i.e. patients with rare cancers or incurable disease. She is the coordinating researcher for a three-armed multicenter randomized controlled trial on the efficacy of either CBT or graded exercise therapy for cancer-related fatigue in patients with incurable cancer.