Programme Thursday 26 September 2024


Programme and Room


Welcome & Registration
Room: Trajectum


Parallel Sessions 17-24


17: Cancer treatment related symptoms (Room: Auditorium 1)


  • Oral #53 Cranial radiotherapy-related neurocognitive decline: A voxelbased imaging analysis - Charlotte Sleurs, Dept. Cognitive Neuropsychology, Tilburg University
  • Oral #205 Physiological and Psychosocial Challenges Experienced by Younger Colorectal Cancer Survivors. A Qualitative Study. - Claudia Redeker, Birkbeck College, University of London
  • Oral #80 Pretreatment fatigue in breast cancer patients: comparison with healthy controls and associations with biopsychosocial variables - Patricia Blickle, 1 Division of Physical Activity, Preventionand Cancer, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
  • Oral #68 A mixed-method pilot randomized controlled trial of a remote supportive intervention for individuals taking oral anticancer agents - Saima Ahmed, McGill University
  • Oral #315 Long-term fatigue in oropharyngeal cancer survivors post radiotherapy: the ROC-oN Study - Zsuzsanna Iyizoba-Ebozue, Department of Clinical Oncology,Leeds Cancer Centre
  • Oral #439 Identifying the gap between cancer-related fatigue management guidelines and clinical practice: a systematic review - Marijn Witziers, Department of Health Psychology, University Medical Center Groningen


18: E-health (Room: 0.1)


  • Oral #528 Strategies for national dissemination and implementation of a blended intervention for fear of cancer recurrence. - Esther Deuningsmit, Department of IQ Health, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Oral #462 Psycho-oncology clinicians’ perceptions of the acceptability of blended psychological therapy for the treatment of anxiety and depression in patients with cancer: a qualitative interview study - Kelly Ferrao NunesZlotkowski, The University of Sydney
  • Oral #278 Evaluation of the Effects of Virtual Nature Therapy on Emotional Wellbeing in Oncology Waiting Rooms - Zdeňka Barešová, Department of Medical Psychology and Psychosomatics, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University
  • Oral #254 Does an online Healthy Living after Cancer program with telephone coaching continue to improve outcomes compared to a selfguided control? - Morgan Leske, College of Education, Psychology, and Social Work, Flinders University
  • Oral #398 Randomized controlled trial of group blended and individual unguided online mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for people with cancer - Nasim Badaghi, Department of Psychiatry, Radboud University Medical Center
  • Oral #216 Empowerment among breast cancer survivors using an online peer support community - Marina Ruiz Romeo, The Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute IDIBELL, Psychooncology and Digital Health Group


19: Family centered care (Room: 0.5)


  • Oral #410 Virtual Bereavement Support - Improving Care of Families
    Sue Morris, DanaFarber Cancer Institute
  • Oral #388 Patterns of supportive care use in the first two years postdiagnosis: associations with reported need for help and geographic isolation in Australian parents with a child with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia
    Clarissa Schilstra, UNSW Sydney and the Behavioural Sciences Unit, Kids Cancer Centre, Sydney Children's Hospital
  • Oral #22 Dyadic Mindful Self-Compassion Intervention for Lung Cancer Patients and Their Family Caregivers: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial
    Juan Li, Xiangya School of Nursing of Central South University
  • Oral #55 Harmful communication behaviors in cancer care: a systematic review of patients and family caregivers perspectives
    Janine Westendorp, Leiden University
  • Oral #236 How to Support Cancer Patient Families: An Example of Psycho-Oncological Intervention at All Stages
    Eloísa Estela da Cunha Fernandes, Portuguese League Against Cancer - Northern Branch
  • Oral #87 Development and implementation of a cultural navigation program supporting international patients and families, including those displaced by war.
    Erica Sirrine, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


20: Equity, diversity and inclusion in cancer care and research (Room: 0.11)


  • Oral #599 Ensuring equity in clinical care for Indigenous Australians
    Fabiola Müller, Amsterdam UMC location University of Amsterdam, Department of Medical Psychology
  • Oral #539 Why participate? Patients and providers' views on commercial clinical trials for advanced cancer in Santiago, Chile
    Loreto FernandezGonzalez, Instituto Oncologico FALP
  • Oral #578 Recommendations to Improve Breast Cancer Care for Black Women in Canada: Patient Perspectives
    Ielaf Khalil, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Oral #199 Psychological care needs and financial burdens among lymphoma patients in Taiwan
    Chihtao Cheng, Koo Foundation Sun YatSen Cancer Center
  • Oral #556 The State Of Psychosocial Oncology Research Among Canadian Black Communities: A Scoping Review
    Ghizlène Sehabi, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa
  • Oral #32 Utilization of Telehealth Behavioral Oncology Services Within Underserved Populations During COVID-19
    Adaixa Padron Wilborn, TGH Cancer Institute


21: Childhood survivorship care (Room: 0.8)


  • Oral #376 Evolution of cardiorespiratory fitness over a 1-year period in childhood cancer survivors and possible limiting factors
    Nel Van Ermengem, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, KU Leuven
  • Oral #367 ‘Engage’: A new intervention to support distance-delivered childhood cancer survivorship care
    Jordana McLoone, The University of New South Wales
  • Oral #76 The Impact of Health Conditions and Psychosocial Risk and Protective Factors on Psychosocial Functioning in Survivors of Childhood Cancer: the DCCSS-LATER Study
    Anne Maas, Princes Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology
  • Oral #272 Unmet supportive care needs of caregivers of children with cancer
    Shraddha Namjoshi, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
  • Oral #591 Emotion and Symptom-focused Engagement (EASE): Pilot Trial of a Psychotherapeutic Intervention for Family Caregivers of Children with Acute Leukemia
    Ally Yu, Princess Margare Cancer Centre, University Health Network
  • Oral #12 Implementation of the Bright Ideas Intervention among Caregivers of Children with Cancer in Uganda: A Promising Approach for Psychosocial Support.
    Rachel Dr Kansiime, Joint Clinical Research CentreMulago ational Specilaised Hospital


22: Cancer care across the life span (Room: 0.9)


  • Oral #147 Comparative policy analysis of cancer survivors’ equitable access to education
    Lisa Carey, Kennedy Krieger Institute / Johns Hopkins University School of Education
  • Oral #471 How does a cancer diagnosis affect economic, education, social, and health outcomes? A matched cohort study of adolescents and young adults in England.
    Richard Mattock, University of Leeds
  • Oral #546 Factors associated with the use of the term 'cancer' in parentchild discussions about parental cancer: insights from parents' experiences
    Salomé Lamal, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Oral #175 Towards understanding post-treatment self-management learning needs of young adults with hematological cancer
    Benedicta Hartono, Faculty of Nursing, Université de Montréal
  • Oral #416 Dyadic effects of illness cognition and psychological distress among young and middle-aged couples with colorectal cancer: The mediating role of dyadic coping
    Qian Sun, Sun Yatsen University
  • Oral #47 Parent's/caregiver's perspectives on the reasons and strategies for minimizing childhood cancer treatment abandonments at Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH),Tanzania
    Elianeth A. Kiteni, Agha Khan univerisity


23: Implementation (Room: 0.4)


  • Oral #48 Facilitating patient-oncologist communication in advanced treatment-resistant cancer: development and feasibility testing of a question prompt list.
    Anne Brédart, Institut Curie

  • Oral #301 Moving beyond barriers: The development of evidence-based strategies to improve the implementation of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in clinical oncology care.
    Eva Boomstra, Department of Psychosocial Research and Epidemiology, Netherlands Cancer Institute

    Kateryna Lysnyk, PhD student of Psychology Faculty Drahomanov Ukrainian State University

  • Oral #524 From Balint groups for oncologists to support groups for refugees
    Alexander Kudryavitskiy,

  • Oral #428 Synthesizing expertise from researchers, educators, health care professionals and experts by experience in oncosexology in The Netherlands
    Ilaniek I.C. Zantingh, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek

  • Oral #262 The effectiveness of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)-therapy on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms and Quality of Life in patients with cancer
    Helen Driessen, Erasmus Medical Center


24: Innovations (Room: 0.2/0.3)


  • Oral #356 The COMFORT Trial: A Randomised Control Trial Comparing Group-Based COMpassion-FOcused Therapy Techniques And Breathing Pattern ReTraining With Treatment As Usual On The Psychological Functioning Of Patients Diagnosed With Cancer Recurrence.
    Sinead Lynch, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
  • Oral #360 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to increase compliance to sexual dysfunction treatments in men with prostate cancer: Results from a randomized controlled trial
    Christian J Nelson, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Oral #322 Trajectories of objectively measured stress after a cervical cancer diagnosis: A longitudinal analysis of scalp hair cortisol
    Belle H. de Rooij, Netherlands Comprehensive Cancer Organisation (IKNL)
  • Oral #454 The World of Mental Challenge: Contributions of HealthRelated Quality of Life, Cancer Related Fatigue and Emotional Distress on Mental Health of Cancer Patients
    Nkechi Chukwuemeka, University of Nigeria
  • Oral #696 Worst-case Scenarios as a Strategy to Understand and Reduce Fear of Progression and Trauma Symptoms in Late-Stage Cancer
    Joanna J Arch, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Oral #463 General practice support for oncology patients; the added value of an oncology practice nurse
    Charlotte Maas, Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC


Coffee break
Room: Praetorium/Trajectum and Lobby


Plenary session 3


New, me & AI (Room: Auditorium 1)

Chair: to be determined

Plenary speakers:
Sabine SieslingMarije van der Lee



Lunch break
Room: Praetorium/Trajectum and Lobby


Postervisit 3
Poster programme
Room: Praetorium/Trajectum and Lobby


Parallel Sessions 25-32


25: Cancer and Fertility (Room: Auditorium 1)

Theme: Patient oriented research approaches

Vicky Lehmann
Department of Medical Psychology, Amsterdam UMC

  • Oral #203 Prevalence and predictors for fertility-related distress among 1010 young adults 1.5 years following cancer diagnosis – results from the Fex-Can Cohort - Claudia Lampic, Umeå University

  • Oral #252 Supporting oncofertility decisions: decision aids and other tools - Michelle Peate, Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Newborn Health, Royal Women's Hospital,University of Melbourne

  • Oral #264 Perceived consequences of fertility preservation (or lack thereof) on young cancer survivors - Vicky Lehmann, Department of Medical Psychology, Amsterdam University Medical Center

  • Oral #349 Fertility status assessment among female survivors of childhood cancer - Brooke Cherven, Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Emory University School of Medicine


26: The Supportive Oncology Collaborative: Enhancing Access and Care through Integrated Supportive Services (Room: 0.1)

Theme: Innovation in psychosocial oncology interventions

Carrie Wu
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

  • Oral #362 Doubling Down on Access: How the Integration of Telemedicine and Collaborative Care Expands Reach in Supportive Oncology Services - Carrie Wu, DanaFarber Cancer Institute

  • Oral #378 Integrating Palliative Care with Psychosocial Care in the Supportive Oncology Collaborative - Kate Lally, DanaFarber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School

  • Oral #383 Site-Specific Clinical Implementation of Supportive Oncology Collaborative Teams - Stephanie C Tung, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

  • Oral #386 The Role of Psychology in The Supportive Care Collaborative - Cristina Pozo Kaderman, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School


27: New digital technologies to support cancer patients: benefits, challenges and ethical implications (Room: 0.5)

Theme: Digital health and cancer care

Friederike Kendel
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

  • Oral #527 Online or Face-to-Face? Differences and challenges in the oncological setting - Friederike Kendel, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Gender in Medicine

  • Oral #531 Digital therapeutic improving distress in cancer patients: a nationwide randomized controlled trial - Franziska Springer, University of Leipzig Medical Center, Comprehensive Cancer Center Central Germany (CCCG), Leipzig

  • Oral #533 Parenting with pleasure - despite cancer? Online-based parenting program for parents with cancer - Tanja Zimmermann, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover

  • Oral #535 The right not to know in the digital age: perspective of patients with a family history of breast and ovarian cancer - Paula Thomas, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Gender in Medicine


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

Theme: Survivorship

Melanie P.J. Schellekens
Helen Dowling Institute

  • Oral #429 Development and evaluation of a clinical interview for high fear of progression in people with advanced cancer receiving systemic treatment - Jose A.E. Custers, Radboud university medical center

  • Oral #526 Living with Lung Cancer: the experiences of fear of progression in individuals with lung cancer receiving immunotherapy or targeted therapy - Alanna Chu, The University of Ottawa

  • Oral #598 Protective factors of resilience in advanced cancer patients obtaining long-term response to immunotherapy or targeted therapy: an Ecological Momentary Assessment study. - Laura Zwanenburg, Helen Dowling Institute

  • Oral #612 Validation of the Dutch version of the Mishel Uncertainty in Illness Scale-C in patients with advanced cancer receiving systemic treatment - Cheyenne Braam, Radboud University Medical Center, Department of Medical Psychology


29: Creating meaning and purpose: adaptations and developments in Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy (Room: 0.8)

Innovation in psychosocial oncology interventions

Annekathrin Sender
University of Leipzig Medical Center, Comprehensive Cancer Center Central Germany (CCCG), Department of Medical Psychology and Medical Sociology

  • Oral #235 Meaning Centered Psychotherapy in portuguese cancer patients – a meaningful experience - Guida Da Ponte, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health - Centro Hospitalar Barreiro-Montijo
  • Oral #248 “Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy integrating Essential Care” - Tirso Ventura Faci, Psychiatrist, University of Zaragoza, Spain
  • Oral #265 Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for thou art with me (Psalems 23:4): Adopting MeaningCentered Psychotherapy in Multicultural Israel - Gil Goldzweig, The Academic College of Tel Aviv Yaffo
  • Oral #478 LOGOS: Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy in a hybrid design
    for adult cancer survivors in aftercare -
    Annekathrin Sender, University of Leipzig Medical Center Comprehensive Cancer Center Central Germany (CCCG)
  • Oral #42 From paper version to digital solution -The development of a digital Decision Aid to be used in cancer screening in Sweden - Anna Jervaeus, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sverige


30: Physical activity as medicine for persistent pain after treatment for cancer: from theory to practice (Room: 0.9)

Theme: Cancer treatment-related symptom and toxicity management

Lore Dams,
University of Antwerp

  • Oral #354 Implementing behavioural change in breast cancer survivors
    with chronic pain through physiotherapy -
    Marthe Van Overbeke, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium. Ghent University
  • Oral #248 Oral #372 Opening the Black Box in Interventions: Development of a Program Theory - Emma Tack, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium. Ghent University, Ghent
  • Oral #401 Barriers and facilitators to physical activity in cancer survivors with pain - An De Groef, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Oral #446 Tailored pain science education for individuals living with persistent pain after breast cancer  - Lore Dams, MOVANT, University of Antwerp


31: Sex and Intimate Relationships in Unpartnered Young Adult Survivors of Cancer (Room: 0.4)

Theme: Survivorship

Vicky Lehman
Department of Medical Psychology, Amsterdam UMC

  • Oral #263 Dating and sex in survivors of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer -Vicky Lehman, Department of Medical Psychology, Amsterdam UMC
  • Oral #294 Sexual activity in young adult male survivors of childhood cancer – Results from the population-based Fex-Can Childhood study - Lena Wettergren, Uppsala University
  • Oral #215 Sexual Health in Unpartnered Women after Breast Cancer: Report from a joint analysis of two International Multi-Site Prospective Cohorts of Young Breast Cancer Survivors - Sharon Bober, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


32: The value of informal care by trained volunteers for patients with cancer and their relatives (Room: 0.2/0.3)

Theme: Community-based and volunteer cancer care services

Johanna Kasperkovitz-Oosterloo
Program manager at IPSO

  • Oral #324 Cooperation formal and informal care - Anita WesseliusWuestman, Human
    Talent Consulting

  • Oral #480 Informal care for patients with cancer and their relatives in the Netherlands and its added value - Johanna Kasperkovitz Oosterloo, Program manager at IPSO

  • Oral #489 Informal psychosocial cancer care – an international survey - Lucienne Berenschot, Berenschot Onderzoek en Advies / Ecorys

  • Oral #491 Required changes in the healthcare system to make effective matched care possible - Johanna Kasperkovitz Oosterloo, Program manager at IPSO


Parallel Sessions 33-37


33: Sustainable implementation of online self-management tools: international challenges and a Dutch implementation example (Room: Auditorium 1)

Theme: Digital health and cancer care

Chantal Lammens, The Netherlands Comprehensive Cancer Organisation, Utrecht, The Netherlands

  • Oral #95 What is needed for improved uptake and adoption of digital aftercare programs by cancer survivors: a mixed methods study applying the COM-B model -Liza van Deursen, Center for Public Health, Care and Society, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment

  • Oral #111 Clinical implementation of an eHealth Appstore for Dutch cancer survivors and their relatives -Anne de Korte, The Netherlands Comprehensive Cancer Organisation

  • Oral #327 Introducing a digital patient-facing support app for breast cancer in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands: a comparative evaluationy -Anne Bruinvels, Px HealthCare

  • Oral #677 Effectiveness and Safety of the Untire App for Managing Moderate-to-Severe Cancer-Related Fatigue in German Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial and Insights on Market Access - Simon Spahrkäs, Tired of Cancer B.V.


34: Ultra-Brief Behavioral Interventions for Cancer Survivors: When Less is More (Room: 0.1)

Theme: Innovation in psychosocial oncology interventions

Christopher J. Recklitis, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center

  • Oral #90 Sexual Health and Rehabilitation (SHARE): A Brief Clinical Intervention Female Cancer Survivors - Sharon Bober, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School
  • Oral #148 A brief psychoeducational intervention for self-reported cancer-related cognitive impairment: Quantitative and qualitative results of a single-arm prospective study - Lori Bernstein, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
  • Oral #194 Sleep Treatment Education Program-1 (STEP 1): A Randomized Trial Testing a Single-Session Behavioral Intervention for Cancer Survivors with Insomnia - Christopher J Recklitis, DanaFarber/Harvard Cancer Center


35: ROUND TABLE Towards equity in psychosocial oncology research: a roundtable discussion with researchers from Australia, Denmark, and the Netherlands. (Room: 0.5)

Theme: Equity, diversity and inclusion in cancer care and research

Meeke Hoedjes, Tilburg University

  • Oral #379 Making psychosocial oncology research in the Netherlands more inclusive: Results from a cross-sectional survey study among researchers. -Meeke Hoedjes, CoRPS - Center of Research on Psychological and Somatic disorders, Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology, Tilburg University, Tilburg, the Netherlands
  • Oral #381 How to involve and include vulnerable patients with cancer in research – experiences from the Danish Research Center for Equality in Cancer (COMPAS) - Susanne Oksbjerg Dalton, Cancer Survivorship, Danish Cancer Institute 
  • Oral #392 Supporting cancer clinicians and researchers to provide culturally inclusive care to Indigenous Australians: an e-learning resource
    Gail Garvey, University of Queensland


36: A joint ESGO-IPOS symposium addressing current psychosocial challenges in gynaecological cancer care (Room: 0.11)

Theme: Vaccine hesitancy and public health systems strategies

Tania Estapé, Psychosocial Oncology, FEFOC FUNDACIO

  • Oral #713 Fertility preservation in women with cancer: Psychosocial issues and counselling - Joachim Weis, Chair for Self-Helping Research in Oncology CCC Freiburg
  • Oral #714 Patients’ perspective on cancer treatment over the trajectory of female cancer - Kim Hulscher, ENGAGE Co-Chair of ESGO
  • Oral #715 We have solutions for the prevention of Human Papillomavirus related cancers? Why is Canada still searching for a problem? - Zeev Rosberger, Senior Investigator and Associate Professor Departments of Oncology, Psychology and Psychiatry Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research and McGill University Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • Oral #707 Barriers to achieving cervical cancer elimination in Africa - Chioma Asuzu, University of Ibadan

14:15 - 15:30

37: Session cancelled


Coffee break
Room: Praetorium/Trajectum and Lobby


Plenary session 4


IPOS Presidential Plenary: Integrating psychosocial care into routine cancer care: the current state and the future direction. (Room: Auditorium 1)

Chair: Wendy Wing Tak Lam

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

Including the following awards:

  • Arthur M. Sutherland Award and Memorial Lecture


Free time


Bus transfer to conference dinner


Conference dinner at La Caverne 

More information and registration can be found here.


Bus transfers back to Maastricht