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2021 Annual Virtual Conference

A Message From Our President

What an interesting few months it’s been since we last communicated to the members and friends of APOS. It’s clear that the months ahead will continue to challenge each and every one of us.

As part of the planning process for the APOS annual meeting, we surveyed our members and past conference attendees to gauge comfort levels and preferences for an in-person or virtual meeting in 2021. Thank you to those of you who participated in the survey and offered candid and sincere feedback. As always, keeping our members, conference attendees and their families and patients safe is our top priority. Your voice is integral to our decision making.

We are excited to officially announce that APOS is going virtual in 2021! Save the date for the real-time virtual conference, March 10-12, 2021. We have begun to build a timely, innovative, and informative virtual experience that will take place in real time and provide plenty of opportunities for interaction. Stay tuned for further information. And, please stay safe and be well!


Kristine Donovan, PhD, MBA
APOS President

Upcoming Dates

2021 Virtual Conference registration will open on September 1st! Stay tuned for updates on our 2021 Keynotes and more! We are excited to bring you another amazing virtual experience in the new year.

Submissions Important Dates
Call for Symposia, Poster and Podium Abstracts OPENS Monday, August 3, 2020
Deadline for Symposia (Overall, including all speakers) Monday, September 21, 2020
Deadline for Poster/Paper Session Submissions Friday, October 30, 2020
Late-Breaking Poster Submissions Monday, December 14 – Monday, January 25

Learning Objectives

Across all objectives, priority areas include research, practice, training, and advocacy endeavors that support equity in psychosocial oncology as related to age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, disability, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression.

  1. Define research, practice, and training priorities for the field of psychosocial oncology that reflect advancement and innovation in cancer care, with a special interest in implementation science efforts to enhance reach and impact.
  2. Demonstrate how psychosocial oncology researchers, practitioners, advocates and policy makers leverage principles of innovation and its associated tools to advance the field – including (but not limited to) technology, data-driven metrics, emerging care delivery models, multi-disciplinary training programs.
  3. Present evidence of the impact of psychosocial oncology to overall cancer care using metrics that may include cost-effectiveness, medical outcomes, psychosocial outcomes, patient and community satisfaction, provider satisfaction, and training outcomes.
  4. Describe innovative models of psychosocial oncology care delivery that promote integration and adoption of scientific, evidence-based findings into clinical practice, training programs, and policy.