IPOS 2024

Maastricht, the Netherlands

24 - 27 September 2024



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Maastricht, The Netherlands

Maastricht is the ideal congress city in the heart of Europe. Quoting from Wikipedia: “The first permanent settlement was founded by the Celts about 500 BC. A Roman city was built around 0 AD, making Maastricht one of the oldest cities of the Netherlands”. The name Maastricht goes back to the Roman Empire name of the city “Mosa Trajectum”, meaning crossing of the Maas (Meuse) River.

With Belgium and Germany as its direct neighbours Maastricht is only a short trip away no matter which way to travel you use. With eight airports nearby, good international train connections and excellent highway system, the city is easily accessible. Maastricht has a state of the art congress and exhibition centre MECC, 5600 hotel rooms and, most important, the right community and experience to facilitate international congresses with outstanding personal service.

About the congress

On behalf of the Local Organizing – and the Scientific Committee of IPOS2024, it is our pleasure to announce that the 25th International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) World Congress of Psycho-oncology will be held in Maastricht, The Netherlands, on 24th (Tuesday) - 27th (Friday) September 2024.

The Local Organizing Committee and the Dutch Psychosocial Society (NVPO) are proud to host this World Congress. The 25th World Congress will showcase the best cutting-edge work in psycho-oncology. We welcome you to visit our website, where we will provide all the information you need to plan your visit and prepare for participation.

With a congress theme of “Cancer in Context’ and psychosocial academy workshops addressing timely issues in research and practice, the upcoming World Congress highlights the circumstances in which cancer plays a significant role in the lives of people facing the disease. Our goal is to improve the lives of people facing cancer worldwide.

The upcoming World Congress represents a huge opportunity for practitioners and researchers in the field to share their experiences, work, and research with professionals from across the globe. Maastricht is an excellent location to offer an enjoyable environment to host such a meaningful event.

We will keep you posted and announce more in the coming months and are looking forward to meeting you in Maastricht.

Yours sincerely,

On behalf of our whole organizing team,


Robbert Sanderman, Chair IPOS 2024   

Wendy Wing Tak Lam, Co-Chair IPOS 2024 and President of IPOS

Chantal Lammens, Co-Chair IPOS 2024


In close consultation with the organisation, MECC Hotel Services has taken options in different hotels in Maastricht and surroundings at very competitive rates: there are no extra costs!

The best way to book your room in Maastricht is by using the online reservation system. A map shows you the location of the hotel in comparison to MECC Maastricht. In the reservation system you can also find additional information of each hotel, such as facilities and pictures.

The online reservation system will open at the beginning of 2024.

Congress venue

IPOS 2024 will take place at the Maastricht Exhibition & Congress Centre (MECC).

The MECC congress center is situated physically on the grounds of the Maastricht Health Campus. As a multifunctional and compact venue, MECC Maastricht has 30 years of experience in hosting corporate meetings, extraordinary events, large congresses and exhibitions in a climate where service and quality are the keywords. From start to finish, MECC Maastricht is determined to make each event a great success. From the culinary team to the technicians, everyone has high quality service as a standard.