General programme

Tuesday 24 September

Pre-conference workshops

08:30 - 09:00

Welcome & registration

Trajectum

09:00 - 10:30

Pre-conference academy workshops

Workshop 1: AYA Cancer Care: Insights from Flanders and the Netherlands (duration 3 hours)
Speakers: Nathalie Belpame (BE) & Milou Reuvers (NL)
Room: 0.4

Workshop 2: Embracing Acceptance in Cancer Survivorship
Speaker: Emelien Lauwerier
Room: 0.2

Workshop 3: Sexual rehabilitation intervention for women after cancer
Speaker: Dr. Moniek ter Kuile, Drs. Charlotte Tuijnman-Raasveld & Drs. Isabelle Suvaal
Room: 0.5

Workshop 4: Facilitating Bereavement Support Groups: Practical training for group leaders.
Speaker: Dr. Sue Morris
Room: 0.1

More information about the workshops can be found here. 

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

Praetorium/trajectum and lobby

11:00 - 12:30

Pre-conference academy workshops

Workshop 1: AYA Cancer Care: Insights from Flanders and the Netherlands (duration 3 hours)
Speakers: Nathalie Belpame (BE) & Milou Reuvers (NL)
Room: 0.4

Workshop 5: Enhancing Relationship Resilience: Hold Me Tight training for Couples Coping with Cancer
Speaker: Ms Hadi Waelkens
Room: 0.5

Workshop 6: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Beginners and Intermediate Clinicians. Helping cancer patients deal with uncertainty and finding meaning.
Speaker: Nicoleta-Monica Jiboc
Room: 0.1

Workshop 7: Bereavement among Professional Caregivers after Patient Deaths: Conceptualization, Assessment, Empirical Findings, and Support Advice
Speaker: Dr. Chuqian Chen
Room: 0.2

More information about the workshops can be found here. 

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

Praetorium/trajectum and lobby

13:30 - 15:00

Pre-conference academy workshops

Workshop 8: Mindfulness as a coping strategy for cancer survivors (duration 3 hours)
Speaker: Prof. Olimpia Petzold
Room: 0.1

Workshop 9: Delivering Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Cancer Survivors Via Telehealth
Speaker: Dr. Veronica Cardenas
Room: 0.4

Workshop 10: Providing psychosocial care to families with young children (<18 years) facing parental cancer 
Speaker: Dr. Marthe Egberts
Room: 0.2

Workshop 11: Empowering Cancer Patients with the Untire Now App for Beating Cancer-Related Fatigue
Speaker: Dr. Bram Kuiper
Room: 0.5 

More information about the workshops can be found here. 

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee break

Praetorium/trajectum and lobby

15:30 - 17:00

Pre-conference academy workshops

Workshop 8: Mindfulness as a coping strategy for cancer survivors (duration 3hours)
Speaker: Prof. Olimpia Petzold
Room: 0.1

Workshop 12: Empowering Cancer Survivors Across the Life Span: Integrating Pain Science Education for Children Living Beyond Cancer
Speaker: Dr. Emma Rheel
Room: 0.4

Workshop 13: Beyond Simple Language Translation: Strategies for Adapting and Implementing Evidence-Based Psychosocial Interventions (EBPIs) for Diverse Cancer Survivors
Speaker: Dr. Dinorah Martinez Tyson
Room: 0.2

Workshop 14: A showcase of world class Cancer Wellbeing Centres: insights into the experiences and key learnings to successfully enhance patient experience and cancer outcomes

Speaker: Ms Geraldine McDonald
Room: 0.5

More information about the workshops can be found here. 

17:00 - 18:00

Welcome reception

Praetorium/trajectum and lobby

Including 1 IPOS award & Hanneke de Haes award

Dutch Oncology Care Day

08:30 - 10:00

Welcome & registration

Trajectum

10:00 - 11:30

Care in context: Samenwerking rondom de patiënt over de muren heen

0.3

Speakers: Fabrizia Ketelaars, Oncologisch Netwerk Zuid Oost Nederland and Yvonne Jansen, ROS Robuust

11:30 - 12:30

Verbinding Oncologie Zorgnetwerk en Informele zorg

0.3

Speakers: Steffie Lettink, Kirsty Kruisselbrink

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

Praetorium/trajectum and lobby

13:30 - 15:00

Werk & kanker: een interactieve workshop voor deelnemers aan (regionale) oncologie netwerken

0.3

Speakers: Desiree Dona, Radboudumc and Ragna van Hummel, director Re-turn

15:.00 - 15:30

Coffee break

Praetorium/trajectum and lobby

15:30 - 17:00

Lijnloze zorg voor jongvolwassenen met kanker (AYAs)

0.3

Speakers: Dr. Eveliene Manten-Horst, directeur AYA 'Jong & Kanker' and dr. Miranda Velthuis, senior adviseur IKNL en Taskforce Cancer Survivorshipcare in samenwerking met onderzoeker en zorgprofessionals uit de regio.

17:00 - 18:00

Welcome reception

Praetorium/trajectum and lobby

Wednesday 25 September

08:00 - 09:00

Welcome & registration

Trajectum

09:00 - 10:30

8 parallel sessions

Parrallel session 1: Recent advances in FCR research
Theme: Survivorship
Room: Auditorium 1

Parallel session 2: Exploring the factors contributing to a risk of marginalisation in cancer care in Ireland
Theme: Equity, diversity and inclusion in cancer care and research
Room: 0.1

Parallel session 3: Cultural Influences on Health Behaviors Related to Cancer: Insights from Taiwan, Israel, Romania and the United State
Theme: Equity, diversity and inclusion in cancer care and research
Room: 0.5

Parallel session 4: Collaborative networking symposium on European research actions to support cancer survivors in work and employment
Theme: Survivorship
Room: 0.11

Parallel session 5: Cancer and the Family – Supporting the Entire Family When One Family Member Receives a Cancer Diagnosis
Theme: Cancer care across the life span (children, adolescent & young adults, adults, and older adults)
Room: 0.8

Parallel session 6: Implementann of return-to-work interventions for cancer survivors : strategies and insights from various settings
Theme: Work rehabilitation
Room: 0.9

Parallel session 7: Palliative
Theme: 
Room: 0.4

Parallel session 8: DIGITAL
Theme: 
Room: 0.2/0.3

More information about the abstracts can be found here. 

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break & posters

Praetorium/trajectum and lobby

11:00 - 12:30

Plenary session 1: 'Opening'

Auditorium 1

Chair: Eveliene Manten

Plenary speakers:
Lisanne Spaander, Marcel Levi, IPOS president and IPOS 2024 chairs

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch break & posters

Praetorium/trajectum and lobby

13:30 - 15:00

8 parallel sessions

Parrallel session 9: POCON KICK OFF (duration: one hour)
Theme:
Room: Auditorium 1

Parallel session 10: Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM)- extending the boundaries. (duration: one hour)
Theme: Palliative and end-of-life care
Room: 0.1 

Parallel session 11: Bridging Gaps in Care for Older Adults with Cancer and their Caregivers: Psychological Characteristics, Communication Strategies, and Interventions (duration: one hour)
Theme: Complementary and integrative cancer care
Room: 0.5

Parallel session 12: Exploring the intersection of food insecurity, malnutrition, and cancer care: Insights and interventions for equity in oncology (duration: one hour)
Theme: Equity, diversity and inclusion in cancer care and research
Room: 0.11 

Parallel session 13: The LInC Study: A study on the long term impact of pediatric cancer on adolescents and emerging adults and their families with a specific focus on identity, illness-related experiences and well-being. (duration: one hour)
Theme: Survivorship
Room: 0.8

Parallel session 14: Psycho-oncology screening and interventions, the tough process from development to implementation (duration: one hour)
Theme: Implementation science, knowledge translation and synthesis
Room: 0.9

Parallel session 15: Survivorship (duration: 1,5 hour)
Theme:
Room: 0.4

Parallel session 16: Prevention (duration: 1,5 hour)
Theme:
Room: 0.2/0.3

More information about the abstracts can be found here. 

14:30 - 15:00

6 parallel sessions

Posterflits session 1 (Auditorium 1) 

Posterflits session 2 (0.1)

Posterflits session 3 (0.5)

Posterflits session 4 (0.11)

Posterflits session 5 (0.8)

Posterflits session 6 (0.9)

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee break & posters

Praetorium/trajectum and lobby

15:30 - 17:00

Plenary session 2: 'Palliative care'

Auditorium 1

Chair: Saskia Teunissen

Plenary speakers: Gert Huysmans, Sita de Vries, Carlo Leget, Mai-Britt Guldin

17:00 - 18:00

IPOS Journal reception / 40 years IPOS society reception

Praetorium/trajectum and lobby

Including 1 IPOS award

Thursday 26 September

08:30 - 09:00

Welcome & registration

Trajectum

09:00 - 10:30

8 parallel sessions

Parrallel session 17: Cancer treatment related symptoms 
Theme: 
Room: Auditorium 1

Parallel session 18: DIGITAL
Theme: 
Room: 0.1

Parallel session 19: Families
Theme: 
Room: 0.5

Parallel session 20: Equity, diversity and inclusion in cancer care and research
Theme: 
Room: 0.11

Parallel session 21: Survivorship children 
Theme: 
Room: 0.8

Parallel session 22: Cancer care across the life span TBA 
Theme: 
Room: 0.9

Parallel session 23: Implementation 
Theme: 
Room: 0.4

Parallel session 24: Innovation 
Theme: 
Room: 0.2/0.3

More information about the abstracts can be found here. 

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break & posters

Praetorium/trajectum and lobby

11:00 - 12:00

Plenary session 3: New, me & AI

Auditorium 1

Chair: t.b.c. 

Plenary speakers: Sabine Siesling, Marije van der Lee

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch break & posters

Praetorium/trajectum and lobby

13:00 - 14:15

8 parallel sessions

Parrallel session 25: Cancer and Fertility
Theme: Patient oriented research approaches
Room: Auditorium 1

Parallel session 26: The Supportive Oncology Collaborative: Enhancing Access and Care through Integrated Supportive Services
Theme: Innovation in psychosocial oncology interventions
Room: 0.14 

Parallel session 27: New digital technologies to support cancer patients: benefits, challenges and ethical implications
Theme: Digital health and cancer care
Room: 0.05 

Parallel session 28: Fear of progression, uncertainty and resilience among patients with advanced cancer living with a long-term response to novel
therapies
Theme: Survivorship
Room: 0.11 

Parallel session 29: Creating meaning and purpose: adaptations and developments in Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy
Theme: Innovation in psychosocial oncology interventions
Room: 0.08 

Parallel session 30: Physical activity as medicine for persistent pain after treatment for cancer: from theory to practice
Theme: Cancer treatment-related symptom and toxicity management
Room: 0.09 

Parallel session 31: :Sex and Intimate Relationships in Unpartnered Young Adult Survivors of Cancer
Theme: 
Room: 0.04

Parallel session 32: The value of informal care by trained volunteers for patients with cancer and their relatives
Theme: Community-based and volunteer cancer care services 
Room: 0.02/0.03 

More information about the abstracts can be found here. 

14:15 - 15:30

5 parallel sessions

Parrallel session 33: Sustainable implementation of online self-management tools: international challenges and a Dutch implementation example
Theme: Digital health and cancer care
Room: Auditorium 1

Parallel session 34: Ultra-Brief Behavioral Interventions for Cancer Survivors: When Less is More
Theme: Innovation in psychosocial oncology interventions
Room: 0.1

Parallel session 35: ROUND TABLE Towards equity in psychosocial oncology research: a roundtable discussion with researchers from Australia, Denmark, and the Netherlands
Theme: Equity, diversity and inclusion in cancer care and research
Room: 0.5

Parallel session 36: ESGO
Theme: 
Room: 0.11

Parallel session 37: WHO
Theme: 
Room: 0.8

More information about the abstracts can be found here. 

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break & posters

Praetorium/trajectum and lobby

16:00 - 17:15

Plenary session 4: 'IPOS Presidential Plenary: Integrating psychosocial care into routine cancer care: the current state and the future direction.

Auditorium 1

chair: Wendy Wing Tak Lam

Speaker: Luigi Grassi, including panel discussion with Jayita Deohar, Jose Custers, Anja Mehnert-Theuerkauf

Including 1 IPOS award

17:15 - 18:30

Free time

18:30 - 19:00

Bus transfer to conference dinner

MECC & Maasboulevard

More information will be available soon.

19:00 - 00:00

Conference dinner

More information will be available soon.

Including 1 or 2 IPOS award(s)

23:30 - 00:00

Bus transfer back to Maastricht

Friday 27 September

08:30 - 09:00

Welcome & registration

Trajectum

09:00 - 10:30

Plenary session 5: 'LMIC - what can we learn from each other'

Auditorium 1

Chair: Chantal Lammens

Plenary speaker(s): Chioma Asuzu, Carolyn Taylor

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break & posters

Praetorium/trajectum and lobby

11:00 - 12:15

8 parallel sessions

Parallel session 38: ROUND TABLE: Understanding culture, race and ethnicity, and sex and gender in pediatric and young adult cancer research: A review of challenges and recommendations for more equitable, inclusive, and culturally responsive research practices
Theme: Sociodemographic, culture, and sex/gender issues in cancer
Room: Auditorium 1

Parallel session 39: Strategies and interventions for person-centered
supportive/psychosocial care in LMICs
Theme: Adapting PSO care in LMI countries
Room: 0.1

Parallel session 40: Work & (p)rehabilitation
Theme: 
Room: 0.5

Parallel session 41: Adapting the Fear of Cancer Recurrence Therapy (FORT) intervention to new populations: Mexican breast cancer
survivors, caregivers of adult cancer survivors, and young adults with lymphoma
Theme: Innovation in psychosocial oncology interventions
Room: 0.11

Parallel session 42: Development and/or testing of outcome measures
Theme: 
Room: 0.8

Parallel session 43: Psychosocial screening in families facing cancer
Theme: Cancer care across the life span (children, adolescent & young adults, adults, and older adults) 
Room: 0.9

Parallel session 44: Survivorship
Theme: 
Room: 0.4

Parallel session 45: Other Value-based and person-centered cancer care
Theme: 
Room: 0.2/0.3

More information about the abstracts can be found here. 

12:15 - 13:00

Lunch break & posters

Praetorium/trajectum and lobby

13:00 - 14:00

6 Parallel sessions & poster guided tour

Parrallel session 46: DIGITAL
Theme: 
Room: Auditorium 1

Parallel session 47: Patient oriented
Theme: 
Room: 0.1

Parallel session 48: Implementation
Theme: 
Room: 0.5

Posterflits session 7 (0.8)

Posterflits session 8 (0.9)

Posterflits session 9 (0.4)

More information about the abstracts can be found here. 

14:00 - 15:00

Plenary session 6: 'Paving the way for working after cancer: guidelines, policies and practices from different countries'

Auditorium 1

Chair: t.b.c.

Speakers: Angelique de Rijk, Adela Popa

We know that working after being diagnosed with cancer is an important aspect of survivorship, for financial, psychological and social reasons. We also know that it is possible in most cases. But countries differ in the extent to which working after cancer is supported. In this keynote, various European countries will be addressed ranging from a comprehensive approach with professionals and guidelines to a limited approach relying on goodwill and expertise of healthcare professionals, and everything in between. Adela Popa will pay particular attention to Eastern Europe and Angelique de Rijk will share the brand-new guideline Cancer and Work from the Netherlands that is based on international literature and expert opinion. The lecture will end with take-home messages for all participants from whatever country, to pave the way to work retention for all workers who have been diagnosed with cancer.

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee break

Praetorium/trajectum and lobby

15:30 - 16:30

8 parallel sessions

Parrallel session 49: Hope and fear in people with advanced cancer.
Theme: Palliative and end-of-life care
Room: Auditorium 1

Parallel session 50: Sexual life after cancer: Hispanic women's issues, assessment and interventions
Theme: Survivorship
Room: 0.1

Parallel session 51: Psychosocial Care and Pediatric Cancer Survivorship: Current Trends and Way forward
Theme: Survivorship
Room: 0.5

Parallel session 52: Advancing Patient-Partner Engagement in Cancer CareServices: Multidimensional Impacts of an Organizational Innovation
Theme: Other Value-based and person-centered cancer care
Room: 0.11

Parallel session 53: Facilitating International Collaboration in Survivorship
Theme: Adapting PSO care in LMI countries
Room: 0.8

Parallel session 54: Challenges patients with a rare cancer face, the impact on these patients’ trust and the value of social and clinical networks.
Theme: Equity, diversity and inclusion in cancer care and research
Room: 0.9

Parallel session 55: Towards lifestyle interventions for cancer survivors
Theme: Survivorship
Room: 0.4

Parallel session 56: Behavioral Interventions to Reduce Morbidity and Mortality in Survivors of Pediatric Cancer
Theme: Survivorship
Room: 0.2/0.3

More information about the abstracts can be found here. 

16:30 - 17:00

Plenary closing session

Auditorium 1

Chair: t.b.c.

Speakers: t.b.c.