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2019 APOS Annual Conference

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US IN ATLANTA FOR THE 16TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE!

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU NEXT YEAR IN PORTLAND, OR, MARCH 11-13, 2020!

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The 16th American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) Annual Conference brought together clinicians and researchers who work within the field of psychosocial oncology to disseminate the latest scientific, clinical, and community-based research. The Annual Conference provides rich networking opportunities for its members and related advocacy organizations.

The conference will be held at the ideally located and freshly renovated Sheraton Atlanta Hotel. This award-winning hotel offers several one-of-a-kind restaurants, a stunning pool, a state of the art fitness center, and more! In addition to the stellar hotel amenities, right outside the door you will discover fine dining, shopping and rich history combined with inspirational attractions. Atlanta is a city with Southern charm and world-class sophistication.

APOS represents multiple disciplines including: nursing, social work, psychology, psychiatry, patient advocacy, spiritual care, and other healthcare professions. Attendees come from academic and community-based cancer centers of various sizes, as well as various cancer-focused organizations. APOS encourages innovation and cultural competence in psychosocial care within any setting.

The theme of the 2019 Annual Conference is “We’re All in This Together: Bringing Together Diverse Perspectives, Professionals, and Programs”. This theme will provide insights on team-based interdisciplinary care, the intersection of oncology and psychosocial services to treat the whole patient, unique disciplinary contributions that enhance overall cancer care, and the translation of psychosocial science into practice.

Keynote Speaker:

Plenary Speaker:

Plenary Speaker:

Richard Wender, MD
Chief Cancer Control Officer
American Cancer Society

Anna María Nápoles, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Scientific Director
NIMHD’s Division of Intramural Research

Barbara Jones, Ph.D., MSW
Associate Director of Social Sciences and Community Based Research
LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes

 


CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES: 

In this annual meeting, APOS aims to increase adoption and reach of the standard of psychosocial care in oncology through the following objectives:

  1.  Translate scientific findings into quality whole-patient psychosocial cancer care models via collaboration among researchers, practitioners, and advocacy groups, with special attention to evidence-informed practice related to race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, disability, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression.
  2. Describe evidence-based interdisciplinary models of cancer care to improve access to quality psychosocial oncology services for all patients and caregivers. Special attention will be given to programs that integrate research and clinical perspectives from a variety of professional and programmatic perspectives throughout the lifespan.
  3. Demonstrate how psychosocial oncology professionals can best be included in quality cancer care programs throughout their professional trajectory from student through advanced professional and how professionals can find meaning and sustainability in their careers.
  4. Integrate clinical case material from diverse and interdisciplinary perspectives to highlight “best practices” for providing integrated cancer care.