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Macmillan Survivorship Research Group

International Psycho-Oncology Society Conference

Published: 3 November 2011

Dr Claire Foster, head of MSRG, presented at the 13th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology

Dr Claire Foster, head of MSRG team, presented at the 13th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology in Antalya, Turkey. The conference was held between the 16th and 20th of October, focussing on the theme 'Integrating the Psychosocial Domain into Routine Cancer Care: Bridging Continents and Cultures for Global Cancer Support'.

The objectives and goals of the Congress were:

  • Emphasizing the multidimensional aspect of cancer care by uniting oncology and mental health professionals
  • Providing the flow of information in the field of psycho-oncology by uniting professionals globally
  • Leading the development of psycho-oncology in a region from Caucasus to the Balkans, from the Middle East to the Turkish Republics
  • Contributing to the training of psycho-oncologists and increasing medical professionals' knowledge of psycho-oncology

The 14th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology will be held next year in Brisbane, Australia.

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