Programme Wednesday 25 September 2024


Programme and Room


Welcome & Registration
Room: Trajectum


Parallel Sessions 1-8


1: Recent advances in FCR research (Room: Auditorium 1)

Theme: Survivorship

Jose Custers, Radboud university medical center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

  • Oral #447 Implementation of the Fear of Recurrence Therapy (FORT) group intervention across Canada: preliminary results - Sophie Lebel, University of Ottawa
  • Oral #452 The Ottawa Clinical Fear of Recurrence (OCFR) measures for clinical fear of recurrence: Streamlining the self-report’s items - Lauriane Giguère, School of Psychology, University of Ottawa
  • Oral #458 A clinical pathway for fear of cancer recurrence screening, triage and assessment, and stepped care: Results of an online Delphi consensus process - Ben Smith, The Daffodil Centre, The University of Sydney, a joint venture with Cancer Council NSW
  • Oral #464 A network approach to fear of cancer recurrence: The interconnectedness of triggers, appraisals, symptoms, responses and functioning impairment - Melanie Schellekens, Helen Dowling Instituut
  • Oral #530 Three-year Trajectories and Associated Factors of Fear of Cancer Recurrence in Newly Diagnosed Head and Neck Cancer Patients: A Longitudinal Study - Esther Deuningsmit, Department of IQ Health, Radboud University Medical Center


2: Exploring the factors contributing to a risk of marginalisation in cancer care in Ireland (Room 0.1)

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

Suzanne Guerin, University College Dublin

  • Oral #660 Identifying individuals at risk of underrepresentation in cancer research: Findings from a rapid review - Suzanne Guerin, University College Dublin
  • Oral #663 Exploring the psychosocial outcomes among adults with at risk of underrepresentation - Keith Greegan
  • Oral #665 Exploring the experiences that contribute to underrepresentation in adults with cancer in Ireland - Suzanne Guerin, University College Dublin
  • Oral #666 Exploring the nature and experience of underrepresentation in adolescents and young adults with cancer in Ireland - Hsiu-Ling Chou


3: Cultural Influences on Health Behaviors Related to Cancer: Insights from Taiwan, Israel, Romania and the United State (Room: 0.5)

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

Ashley Wei-Ting Wang, Soochow University, Taiwan

  • Oral #58 Navigating Harmony and Distress: Support-Seeking Coping in Taiwanese Cancer Patients with Breast and Colorectal Cancer at Diagnosis - Ashley Wang, Soochow University, Taiwan
  • Oral #130 Neuroendocrine Downstream of Sociocultural Characteristics among Newly Diagnosed Patients with Colorectal Cancer - Youngmee Kim, University of Miami
  • Oral #162 “Live Well, Smile, as There are Things that are Out of Your Control”: Fatalistic Beliefs Among Israeli People About Cancer and Screening - Miri Cohen, University of Haifa
  • Oral #608 Talk to deal better with the challenges of illness: experience of the Romanian female cancer survivors - Csaba Dégi, BabeșBolyai University, Faculty of Sociology and Social Work


4: 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 (Room: 0.11)

Theme: Survivorship

Prof. dr. Jurgen Lemiere; dr. Sofie Prikken

  • Oral #394 Associations between cancer-related distress and fatigue in childhood cancer survivors: a longitudinal study - Deveny Vanrusselt, Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, University Hospitals Leuven
  • Oral #518 Non-suicidal self-injury in adolescent and emerging adult childhood cancer survivors: A first exploration - Sara Campens, KU Leuven
  • Oral #595 Psychological functioning of childhood cancer survivors and their parents: Longitudinal associations - Elise Van Laere, KU Leuven
  • Oral #594 Identity formation in adolescent and emerging adult cancer survivors: a differentiated perspective and longitudinal associations with psychosocial functioning - Janne Vanderhaegen, KU Leuven


5: Cancer and the Family – Supporting the Entire Family When One Family Member Receives a Cancer Diagnosis (Room: 0.8)

Theme: Cancer care across the life span (children, adolescent & young adults, adults, and older adults)

Beverley Lim Høeg, Danish Cancer Institute

  • Oral #176 ‘Resilient Caregivers’: a randomized trial of a resiliencebased intervention for psychologically distressed partner caregivers of patients with cancer - Beverley Lim Høeg, Danish Cancer Institute
  • Oral #202 Facing Existential Loneliness: Exploring Adolescents’ Needs for Support during their Mother’s Breast Cancer Trajectory - Anne Katrine Hartmann Søby, University of Southern Denmark
  • Oral #512 SOFUS family therapy for children in palliative care: Development and feasibility evaluation - Pernille Bidstrup, Danish Cancer Institute
  • Oral #603 Stick Together – Feasibility study of a digital dyadic intervention for younger women with breast cancer and their partners - Annika von Heymann, Cancer Survivorship and Treatment Late Effects (CASTLE) – A, Copenhagen University Hospital
  • Oral #396 Burden and support needs of family caregivers - Esther Reutner, Department Peer Support Research, Comprehensive Cancer Center Freiburg, University Medical Center Freiburg


6: Implementann of return-to-work interventions for cancer survivors : strategies and insights from various settings (Room: 0.9)

Theme: Work rehabilitation

Bertrand Porro, Institut de Cancérologie de l'Ouest

  • Oral #553 Hospital return-to-work coordination for breast cancer survivors receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy and working in the private sector: protocol of a pilot randomized controlled study (COHRAT) - Bertrand Porro, Institut de Cancérologie de l'Ouest
  • Oral #557 Return-to-work in Breast Cancer Survivors: Challenges in Piloting an Innovative Intervention within Primary Care - Karine Bilodeau, University of Montreal
  • Oral #636 Pilot implementation of MiLES: a web-based intervention targeted at managers with the aim of enhancing the successful return to work of employees with cancer - Michiel Greidanus, Amsterdam Public Health research institute, Societal Participation and Health
  • Oral #64 Evaluation of an education program for general practitioners in
    training on discussing work with cancer patients - Mariska de Wit, Amsterdam UMC, Department of Public and Occupational Health, Coronel Institute of Occupational Health


7: Palliative care (Room: 0.4)

To be determined

  • Oral #331 Dependence at the end of life: Contribution to psychological
    distress in patients with advanced cancer - Rebecca Philipp, Department of Medical Psychology, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf
  • Oral #284 Embracing Existential Connections: A Phenomenological Exploration of End-of-Life Psychotherapy - Antonín Sokol, Masaryk Memorial Cancer Institute
  • Oral #505 Living longer with incurable cancer: ‘it’s amazing that I’m alive, it’s also amazingly difficult’ - Mildred Monpellier, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences - Research Centre Innovations in Care
  • Oral #44 Combined Early Palliative Care in Patients with Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer: a multi-centric randomised controlled trial in Southwest China - Mengting Chen, Chongqing University Cancer Hospital
  • Oral #332 The prevalence of existential distress in patients with advanced cancer - Sigrun Vehling, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf
  • Oral #27 Depression and desire for hastened death (DHD) in patients with cancers at the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan - Agboola Adigun, Department of Psychiatry, University College Hospital


8: E-Health (Room: 0.2/0.3)

  • Oral #297 Evaluating a Web-based Mindfulness and Skills Training for Oncological Patients – The Reduct Trial - Jana Maria Heinen, Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Tübingen,Eberhard Karls University Tübingen
  • Oral #632 An online support program for breast cancer (BC) and head and neck cancer (HNC) patients undergoing radiotherapy (OPUS) – Preliminary results - Theresa Müller, National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT/UCC), University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus
  • Oral #345 Designing digital health tools for helping cancer patients manage symptoms at home and optimize quality of life - Angelos Kassianos, Cyprus University of Technology
  • Oral #634 - Emanuela Kufel, Prosoma
  • Oral #158 A qualitative exploration of factors that influence engagement
    with a digital mental health platform for women with metastatic breast
    cancer: Finding My Way – Advanced - Lisa Beatty, Flinders University
  • Oral #211 Leveraging technology to improve psychosocial outcomes of caregivers of people living with cancer in Vietnam - Olinda Santin, Queen's University Belfast


Coffee break
Room: Praetorium/Trajectum and Lobby


Plenary session 1



Chair: Eveliene Manten

Plenary speakers:
Lisanne SpaanderMarcel Levi, IPOS president and IPOS 2024 chairs


Lunch break
Room: Praetorium/Trajectum and Lobby

13:00 - 13:30

Postervisit 1
Poster programme
Room: Praetorium/Trajectum and Lobby


Parallel Session 9-16


9: POCON KICK OFF (Room: Auditorium 1)


Oral #


10: Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM)- extending the boundaries (Room: 0.1)

Theme: Palliative and end-of-life care

Froukje de Vries, Netherlands Cancer Insitute

  • Oral #295 Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM): Experiences of the patients with advanced cancer with a longer life expectancy - Marianne Kool, Center for Quality of Life, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek - Netherlands Cancer Institute
  • Oral #341 Including Patients with Brain Tumors in Psychological Interventions: Two Phase II Single Arm Investigations of Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully - Ashlee Loughan, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Oral #514 An online adaptation of Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (iCALM): Development  and preliminary feasibility and acceptability testing - Sarah Hales, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
  • Oral #534 An adaptation of Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM) to address posttraumatic states following the diagnosis or recurrence of life-threatening or advanced cancers: A thematic synthesis of qualitative studies - Carmine Malfitano, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network


11: Bridging Gaps in Care for Older Adults with Cancer and their Caregivers: Psychological Characteristics, Communication Strategies, and Interventions (Room: 0.5)

Theme: Complementary and integrative cancer care

Gil Goldzweig, The Academic college of Tel-Aviv Jaffa

  • Oral #182 Can two walk together, except they be agreed? (AMOS 3:3). Actor Partner Interdependence Model of Hope, social support and depression among older patients diagnosed with cancer and their spousal caregivers. - Gil Goldzweig, The Academic College of Tel Aviv Yaffo
  • Oral #245 Perception of support received by caregivers in older people with cancer during their journey and subsequent self-care - Tania Estapé, Psychosocial Oncology, FEFOC FUNDACIO
  • Oral #304 Communication with Older Adults with Cancer and their Caregivers: Skill Uptake - Patricia A Parker, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Oral #358 Cancer and Aging: Reflections for Elders (CARE): A Psychotherapy Intervention for Older Adults with Cancer - Christian J Nelson, Memorial SloanKettering Cancer Center


12: Exploring the intersection of food insecurity, malnutrition, and cancer care: Insights and interventions for equity in oncology (Room: 0.11)

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

Melissa Henry, McGill University

  • Oral #338 Scoping review of equity tools for oncology and palliative care - Melissa Henry, McGill University
  • Oral #340 Development of an intervention to address disparities in access to breast cancer immunotherapy: Integrated Cancer Care Access Network for Breast Cancer Immuno-Oncology (ICCAN-IO)- Devika Jutagir, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Oral #343 Exploring the Interplay of Food Insecurity, Gut Microbiome, and Cancer Disparities: Findings from a Prospective Longitudinal Study - Haley Deamond, McGill University
  • Oral #411 Food Insecurity Interventions: Research, Service, and Policy Imperatives - Francesca Gany, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


13: Collaborative networking symposium on European research actions to support cancer survivors in work and employment (Room: 0.8)

Theme: Survivorship


Jérôme Foucaud, French National Cancer Institute

  • Oral #431 The individual and his or her context: facing up to the psychological, physical and social barriers to return to work (RTW) - Angela de Boer, Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam
  • Oral #513 Supporting employers to address the work-related needs of cancer survivors in their organizations - Adela Popa, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania
  • Oral #597 Preparing healthcare professionals to support cancer survivors in RTW - Yvonne Wengstrom, Karolinska Institutet
  • Oral #602 The social security system: reducing inequalities in support - Angelique de Rijk, Maastricht University


14: Psycho-oncology screening and interventions, the tough process from development to implementation (Room: 0.9)

Theme: Implementation science, knowledge translation and synthesis

Judith Prins, Radboud University Medical Centre

  • Oral #219 THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF COGNITIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY FOR CANCER RELATED FATIGUE - Hans Knoop, Department of Medical Psychology, Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam
  • Oral #225 The translational research pathway of three interventions in psychosocial care in the Netherlands: meaning-centered group psychotherapy, life review therapy and Oncokompas - Irma Verdonck-de Leeuw, Amsterdam UMC
  • Oral #420 Similarities and differences in the use of two evidence-based online psychological interventions for cancer survivors in research and real-world settings - Judith Prins, Radboud University Medical Centre, Department of Medical Psychology


15: Survivorship care (Room: 0.4)

Theme: Survivorship

  • Oral #133 Mental health after a head & neck cancer diagnosis: symptoms and drivers for early detection - Joan C. Medina, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
  • Oral #448 Fear of Cancer Recurrence as Catalyst for Positive Transformations: Insights from Cancer Spouses’ Experiences - Egle Urbutiene, PhD student, Clinical Psychologist
  • Oral #647 Anxiety and depression symptoms in young adults up to 5 years after being diagnosed with cancer - Sarah Marklund, Umeå university
  • Oral #198 Partnering to implement statewide cancer survivorship care policy - Tegan Nash, Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • Oral #465 Impact of Disease Stage on Unmet Supportive Care Needs in Women with Breast Cancer: A Qualitative Analysis of women’s perspectives during Early and Metastatic Stages - Victoria White, Deakin University
  • Oral #455 Predictors of Mental and Physical Health in Metastatic Breast Cancer Survivors - Michelle Joy Naughton, The Ohio State University


16: Prevention (Room: 0.2/0.3)

Theme: Prevention

  • Oral #134 Alcohol consumption and its determinants among postmenopausal breast cancer survivors: first results from the longitudinal observational OPTIMUM study. - Meeke Hoedjes, Tilburg University
  • Oral #122 The association between A body shape index and the risk of
    breast cancer: a cross-sectional study - Wenxing Gao, PLA medical school
  • Oral #694 Increasing awareness of gynaecological cancer and early detection in students: pilot study of a university-based educational and behaviour change intervention. - Trish Holch, Psychology, Leeds Beckett School of Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Oral #326 Sexual health of patients with lung cancer: a systematic review. - Louise Zanni, Laboratoire Psychopathologie et Processus de Santé, Université Paris Cité
  • Oral #435 Efficacy, tolerability, and psychopathological predictors of antidepressant therapy in cancer patients. - Antonio Restaino, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
  • Oral #645 Aesthetic Care as a Catalyst for Healing: Preliminary Effects of a Beauty Care Intervention on Psychosocial Recovery in Italian Women with Breast Cancer - Denise Vagnini, Department of Psychology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore


Posterflits sessions


Posterflits 1 (Room: Auditorium 1)

  • Abstract ID# 143 A study on tobacco consumption, dependence and cessation among Malayali tribes in Yelagiri Hills, Tamil Nadu, India. - Delfin Lovelina Francis, School of Public Health, KIIT University
  • Abstract ID# 664 Principles to promote social equality in the cancer trajectory: A Group Concept Mapping Study - Maria Aagesen Occupational Science, User Perspectives and Community-based Research, Department of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
  • Abstract ID# 237 Equity and access to cancer clinical trials: A fifteen-year retrospective study of a Canadian comprehensive cancer center - Gilla Shapiro, Department of Supportive Care, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network (UHN); Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Medical Science, & Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
  • Abstract ID# 510 Co-creation of a pain science education intervention for children living beyond cancer: protocol of the PANACEA study - Sophie Pleysier, Pain in Motion research group (PAIN), Department of Physiotherapy, Human Physiology and Anatomy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel


Posterflits 2 (Room: 0.1)

  • Abstract ID# 29 Art-based Assessment of Disease Experiences in Children and Adolescents with Cancer - Olimpia Maria Petzold Canopy, Cancer Survivorship Center
  • Abstract ID# 30 Evolution and management of a psychoneurological symptom cluster in patients with breast cancer or digestive cancer: study protocol - Charlotte GREGOIRE, Sensation and Perception Research Group, GIGA Consciousness, University of Liège
  • Abstract ID# 31 Self-hypnosis, mindful self-compassion meditation, and self-induced cognitive trance to improve quality of life in oncology - Charlotte GREGOIRE, Sensation and Perception Research Group, GIGA Consciousness, University of Liège
  • Abstract ID# 456 The Use of Chronoacupuncture and Chemotherapy in Treating Lung Cancer as Kesou ‘Cough’: A Clinical Case Report - Rey Tiquia, University of Melbourne


Posterflits 3 (Room: 0.5)

  • Abstract ID# 108 Discussing psychosocial distress with cancer patients – an evaluation of training materials of an online communication training for professionals in oncology - Fiona Lacki, University of Potsdam, Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
  • Abstract ID# 466 Effect of Third-Wave Cognitive Behavioural Interventions on Biopsychosocial Outcomes in People Diagnosed With Advanced Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials - Elizabeth Beasley, School of Psychology, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, Deakin University
  • Abstract ID# 113 Narrative Medicine and Doctor-Patient Communication in China - Liping Guo, School of Health Humanities, Peking University
  • Abstract ID# 173 Development and Evaluation of an Interpersonal Psychotherapy Group Program for Patients with Cancer and Comorbid Depression: A Study Protocol - Ebba Laing, Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany, Psychooncology Division


Posterflits 4 (Room: 0.11)

  • Abstract ID# 622 Examining the Stigmatization and Sociocultural Perceptions of Reproductive Cancer: A Study on Culturally Diverse Settings in India - C Vanlalhruaii, Centre for Health Psychology, University of Hyderabad
  • Abstract ID# 318 The Africa Elevate Program: Implementation and evaluation of a cross-cultural psycho-educational support program for cancer patients and survivors in sub-Saharan Africa - Kevin Stein, A Fresh Chapter
  • Abstract ID# 571 Acceptability and feasibility of a group-based stress management intervention among cancer patients in Viet Nam: A rapid qualitative analysis - Kira vom Eigen, New York University
  • Abstract ID# 558 Addressing Distress among Cancer Survivors in southern India: Opportunities for Community-led Survivorship Interventions - Sudha Sivaram, US National Cancer Institute


Posterflits 5 (Room: 0.8)

  • Abstract ID# 209 Adaptive and maladaptive emotions in patients with cancer: network analysis on connectivity among emotional symptoms - Elise Doppenberg-Smit, Amsterdam UMC
  • Abstract ID# 566 Psycho-oncology care preferences and barriers: The role of digital health - Chloe Taub, University of Miami
  • Abstract ID# 589 Co-creation of a Support Tool for Families Facing Hereditary Cancer Risk - Esperança Lima, Center for Psychology at University of Porto


Posterflits 6 (Room: 0.9)

  • Abstract ID# 314 Who responds to psychological / spiritual distress experienced by palliative care inpatients at a cancer centre? - Chi Li, Albury Wodonga Health
  • Abstract ID# 238 A qualitative study examining the perspectives of Canadian health leaders on the relationship between medical assistance in dying and palliative and end-of-life care services: Lessons for oncology - Gilla Shapiro, Department of Supportive Care, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network (UHN); Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Medical Science, & Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
  • Abstract ID# 81 Palliative care awareness and influencing factors in a general population in Japan: a nationally representative cross-sectional survey (INFORM study 2023) - Yu Uneno, Department of Therapeutic Oncology, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University
  • Abstract ID# 333 Timing and predictors of code status documentation among advanced cancer patients who received supportive care by a dedicated medical team - Lisa Choucroun, Institut Jules Bordet, Clinique de Psycho-Oncologie, Université Libre de Bruxelles


Coffee break
Room: Praetorium/Trajectum and Lobby


Plenary session 2


Palliative care (Room: Auditorium 1)

Prof. dr. Saskia Teunissen, oncologynurse and healthcarescientist, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands

There are many developments in patient care in the palliative phase. In this session, we have chosen to highlight themes and values related to quality of life that receive less attention in psychosocial oncological literature.

Specifically addressed will be: 1) the generalist perspective of primary care (Gert Huysmans) on psychosocial issues threatening quality of life; 2) the reality of communication between hospital professionals and patients in the (outpatient) clinic setting and the need for improvement from a quality of life perspective (Sita de Vries); 3) a new approach to dealing with experiences of loss, (delayed) grief, and utilizing sources of strength to support quality of life (Carlo Leget and Mai-Britt Guldin).

Plenary speakers:

Part 1: a doctor and a nurse

  1. The role of the GP in psycho-social care issues in palliative care patients at home - Dr. Gert Huysmans, general practitioner/palliative care specialist, AZ Klina Brasschaat, Belgium
  2. Buildingblocks to improve communication between clinical professionals and (poli)clinical patients in de palliative phase. Results of a series of qualitative and quantitative studies. - Sita de Vries, oncologynurse and nursescientist, PhD student (funded by Jonker Driessen Foundation), University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands

Part 2: an ethicist and a psychologist/psychotherapist

  1. A new approach of Grief and Values in Life
    Dual presentation by the founders of the International Center for Grief and Existential Values
    - Prof. dr. Carlo Leget, ethicist, University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, the Netherlands
    - Prof. Dr. Mai-Britt Guldin, psychologist/psychotherapist, Aarhus, Denmark


Zing voor je leven

The ‘Zing voor je leven’ choir will provide a musical end performance for the first day of the IPOS 2024 congress.

More details of the choir can be found here: Zingen voor je Leven - Kanker in Beeld


IPOS Journal reception / 40 years IPOS society reception

Including the following awards:

  • Bernard Fox Memorial Award
    Sophie Lebel


Postervisit 2
Poster programme
Room: Praetorium/Trajectum and Lobby