Thursday, 15th November COSA-IPOS Joint Scientific Meeting 2012

7:15AM - 8:45AM
M1
Chair: Tim Shaw
7:15AM - 8:45AM
M2
Chair: Melanie Price

Presenters: Michelle Peate and Melanie Ball

The Psycho-Oncology Co-operative Research Group (PoCoG) was established in 2005, in response to a recognised need to develop the capacity and co-ordinated collaboration to conduct large-scale, multi-centre psycho-oncology and supportive care research. PoCoG aims to improve outcomes for people affected by cancer by developing and facilitating high quality, collaborative and clinically relevant research that focuses on interventions and services to optimise psychosocial and supportive care. As part of this aim, PoCoG has developed Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) designed specifically for psycho-oncology research. The SOPs will help both new and experienced researchers to ensure their studies are conducted to the highest standards, ensuring efficiency, ethical compliance, and high quality data. The SOPs, templates and checklists, which include suggested solutions to common barriers and pitfalls researching in the real world context, currently available address: Study Management; Protocol Development; Study Documentation and Data Management; Statistical Analysis Plan Development; and Study Closeout.

9:00AM - 10:30AM
M3
Chair: Helen Zorbas
Sponsored by:

The symposium will draw together leaders in psycho-oncology and clinical care in the host country and elsewhere to discuss current gaps in care for people affected by lung cancer and their families; and identify priorities for future research, psycho-social support, care and advocacy. This will include consideration through a series of expert presentations of patterns of clinical care; the effect of stigma and therapeutic nihilism on lung cancer outcomes; models for psycho-social intervention and support.      

10:30AM - 11:00AM
Exhibition Hall (Hall 1a)
11:00AM - 12:30PM
M3
Chair: Bogda Koczwara

Presented by ASCO, COSA and IPOS, the symposium will draw together leaders in psycho-oncology and clinical care in the host country and elsewhere to discuss current gaps in care for people affect by lung cancer and their families; and identify priorities for future research, psycho-social support, care and advocacy. This will include consideration through a series of expert presentations of patterns of clinical care; the effect of stigma and therapeutic nihilism on lung cancer outcomes; models for psycho-social intervention and support.

11:00AM - 12:30PM
Great Hall - enter doors 7 and 8
Chair: Dianne Clifton
11:00AM - 12:30PM
M4
Chair: Owen Ung

Panel: A/Prof Fran Boyle – medical oncologist, Dr Karen Steinke - radiologist, Dr Marie Burke – radiation oncologist, Dr Chris Allen– surgical oncologist, Prof Sunil Lakhani – pathologist, A/Prof Jane Turner- psycho oncologist

12:30PM - 1:30PM
Exhibition Hall (Hall 1a)
1:30PM - 3:00PM
Great Hall - enter doors 7 and 8
Chair: Bogda Koczwara
1:30PM - 3:00PM
M4
Chairs: David Kissane & Barry Bultz

Help us congratulate this year’s IPOS Award winners:
Wendy Lichtenthal PhD and Claire Wakefield PhD, BPsych, MPH  - 2012 Hiroomi Kawano New Investigator Awards (tie)
David Wellisch PhD - 2012 Noemi Fisman Award for Lifetime Clinical Excellence
Darius Razavi MD, PhD - 2012 Bernard Fox Memorial Award (Presented in absentia)
Luigi Grassi MD - 2012 Arthur M. Sutherland Award.

Dr. Grassi will discuss Curing and Caring in Psycho-Oncology in his Arthur M. Sutherland Award Lecture.

The session will also feature the Best Poster Award, and the Dutch Society of Psychosocial Oncology will invite all in attendance to join us in Rotterdam for the 15th World Congress!

3:00PM - 4:00PM
Great Hall - enter doors 7 and 8
Facilitator: Adam Spencer

Affirmative team: Rosemary Knight, Gabriel Leung and Rob Sanson-Fisher

Negative team: Richard Fielding, Bogda Koczwara and Jamie Ostroff