World Congress


The annual IPOS World Congress of Psycho-Oncology and Psychosocial Academy brings together professionals in diverse fields from around the globe who dialogue about improving cancer care on an international level and developing strategies to add psychosocial issues to all aspects of cancer control. The attendees include, but are not limited to, psychologists, psychiatrists, physicians, nurses, social workers, social scientists, patient advocates, educators and administrators, dieticians, epidemiologists, spiritual care specialists, and vocational rehabilitation specialists.

The congress usually offers three days of symposia, podium presentations and posters addressing a variety of disciplines within cancer supportive care. The congress is held in conjunction with the Psychosocial Academy which offers two days of training workshops and presentations.

2019 World Congress

21st Annual World Congress:
Banff, Canada, September 23-26, 2019




Now accepting 2020 & 2021 IPOS World Congress Bids

For the 2020 & 2021 Congress applications, submissions are due by March 1, 2019.

The hosting organization benefits from global visibility and recognition as a key global player in the development of psycho-oncology.
Click here for the official document: Expression of Interest and Proposal Submission Requirements for Hosting the IPOS World Congress of Psycho-Oncology.

For more information, please email Anthony Laycock, IPOS Executive Director, at anthony@ipos-society.org.

Past Congresses

  • 20th - November 2018, Hong Kong - Abstracts
  • 19th – August 2017, Berlin, Germany — Abstracts
  • 18th — October 2016, Dublin, Ireland — Abstracts
  • 17th — July/August 2015, Washington, DC, USA — Abstracts
  • 16th — October 2014, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 15th — November 2013, Rotterdam, Netherlands 
  • 14th — November 2012, Brisbane, Australia 
  • 13th — October 2011, Antalya, Turkey — Abstracts
  • 12th — May 2010, Quebec, Canada — Abstracts
  • 11th — 2009, Vienna, Austria — Abstracts
  • 10th — 2008, Madrid, Spain 
  • 9th — 2007, London, UK
  • 8th — 2006, Venice, Italy
  • 7th — 2004, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 6th — 2003, Banff, Canada
  • 5th — 2000, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 4th — 1998, Hamburg, Germany
  • 3rd — 1996, New York, New York, USA
  • 2nd — 1994, Kobe, Japan
  • 1st — 1992, Beaune, France

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