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Psychosocial Oncology

Training and professional development opportunities for psychosocial oncology professionals

Supportive Care Educational Rounds are offered generally on the last Wednesday of the month, noon-1pm

Health care professionals can attend via Zoom or by phone. See flyers for details.

To find out about upcoming rounds, email Supportive Care Team at to join the Supportive Care Rounds email list.  

PHSA employees can view archived videos of past presentations on POD under ROUNDS then scroll down to Supportive Care Rounds.

Jan. 31, 2024 Reshaping Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Care, Together presented by Dr. Alannah Smrke and Cheryl Heykoop

Feb. 28, 2024 Let's start a new tradition, end malnutrition. Nutrition for pancreatic cancer: What can we do presented by Jessica Kasnik

March 27, 2024 - Virtual Oncology Nurse "chatbot" Initiative presented by Tanis Wong and Anika Patel

April 24, 2024Knowledge Mobilization through Experience-Based Co-Design: What do Clinicians Need to Support People living with Bone Metastases to Exercise Safely? presented by Dr. Kristen Campbell

May 29, 2024 - To be announced

June 26, 2024 - To be announced

Sept. 25, 2024 The Nutrition Information Framework presented by Lindsay Van der Meer

Oct. 20, 2024 - Cancer and Work presented by Maureen Parkinson

Nov. 27, 2024 - Intensive Dysphagia Therapy at BC Cancer - Victoria: What We’ve Learned presented by Lisa Kuhn

Psychosocial Oncology Conferences

  • Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology Conference(CAPO) occurs annually in various major cities in Canada. For more information, visit
  • Canadian Hospice Palliative Conference occurs annually. For more information, visit
  • American Association of Psychosocial Oncology Services (APOS) Conference occurs annually in various major US cities. For more information, visit
  • International Psychosocial Oncology (IPOS) World Congress of Psycho-Oncology occurs annually in major international locations. For more information, visit
  • Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer/International Society for Oral Oncology (MASCC/ISOO) occurs annually in major international locations. For more information, visit


Psychosocial Oncology Courses

BCCA eLearning Institute

To learn about upcoming psychosocial oncology professional development courses offered in both French and English visit Courses are for university credit or through continuing education.


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