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Anniversary Conference and 30th Anniversary of the Polish Psychooncology Society: Challenges of psychooncology in hematooncology, oncology, palliative medicine

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Published Sept. 4, 2023 08:29

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Prominent experts in psychooncology, palliative care, pain management will discuss the role of the psychooncologist in oncological treatment and modern methods of supporting cancer patients and their loved ones. The 15th anniversary National Psychooncology Conference, summarizing the 30th anniversary of psychooncology in Poland, will be held on September 15-16, 2023 in Lublin. A number of practical workshops have also been planned, including communication with patients and medical personnel.

The psyche plays an important role in oncological treatment, so it is increasingly emphasized that psycho-oncology should be an integral part of it, and the psycho-oncologist should be a member of the treatment team caring for the cancer patient. - The psycho-oncologist should accompany the oncology patient from the diagnosis, and later also at every stage of treatment, especially in difficult moments. Above all, however, it is necessary to assess for which patients and their families it is necessary to provide professional support, says Professor Marzena Samardakiewicz, president of the Polish Psychooncology Society.

Psychooncology is a young field - in 1984, IPOS (The International Psycho-Oncology Society) was founded - the first scientific society in the world to bring together specialists in this field. The Polish Psycho-Oncology Society (PTPO), founded in 1993 by Professor Krystyna de Walden-Galuszko, was one of the first psycho-oncology societies in Europe. PTPO's 30 years of activity and the 15th Anniversary National Psychooncology Conference is a time to take stock, but also to look at the challenges of the present and future.

Psycho-oncology yesterday, today and tomorrow

The conference will open with a lecture by Prof. Krystyna de Walden-Galuszko: "Man in the modern world - considerations of a psychiatrist". In the session "Psychooncology Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow," Gil Goldzweig of the Academic College in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, a member of the IPOS Board of Directors, will talk about the specifics of geriatric psychooncology. We will also hear speeches from people working in psychooncology in Sweden, Austria, the UK and the US. Also scheduled are sessions with prominent experts on the role of psychooncology in oncology, h...

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