We are delighted to welcome you to the 5th Victorian Psycho-oncology Conference hosted by the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC). We are particularly keen to welcome new and emerging early career researchers to share their findings in a warm and supportive environment. With a conference theme of ‘Advancing Comprehensive Cancer Care’, this conference aims to address timely issues in research, education and practice and will showcase work from all of the disciplines for whom the patient cancer journey is important; nursing, general practice, oncology, complementary therapies, allied health, social work, psychology and psychiatry. We hope to provide an opportunity for practitioners and researchers to share their experiences, and to form and strengthen collaborations across the local, national and international psycho-oncology community.
The Organising Committee and I are excited about our program as it highlights the broad sweep of psycho-oncology research, the importance of comprehensive cancer care, and the potential benefits of rapid translation to practice for cancer survivors and their carers. In addition to this great learning and networking opportunity, we are focused on the ultimate purpose of this work: to improve the lives of people facing cancer around the world.
We look forward to seeing you all in Melbourne in November 2019!
Professor Carlene Wilson (BA (Hons), PhD, MBA)
Carlene was appointed to the position of inaugural Professor of Psycho-oncology in March of 2017. This is a position jointly funded by the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre (Austin Health) and La Trobe University. It exists in recognition of the importance of improving broad understanding of the nature of supportive care needs for those impacted by cancer, and their families, and establishing the efficacy of services provided to address these needs. Prior to assuming this position, Carlene was the Cancer Council SA funded Foundation Chair of Cancer Prevention and Support within the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer. She has published extensively within cancer prevention and supportive care and more generally within health psychology with her publications currently totalling more than 200 journal articles and numerous book chapters and reports.
|Early Bird Registration OPEN||Monday 1 July|
|Call for Abstracts OPEN||Monday 1 July|
|Call for Abstracts CLOSE||Friday 20 September|
|Deadline for presenters to REGISTER||Friday 27 September|
|Early Bird Registration CLOSE||Monday 30 September|
|Full Registration OPEN||Tuesday 1 October|