Dear colleagues,

In this issue of IQ News we have collected, as usual, a few items of scientific news and a few updates about past and future congresses and courses. In order to make a step further in our attempt to share IPOS among different countries and regions, we report in the “Let’s Talk” section: (i) the greetings of Maria Die Trill, who is going to take up her role as Vice-President/President Elect after the Dublin congress; (ii) two reports about the growing African psycho-oncology movement written by Chioma Asuzu (Nigeria), and Philip Odiyo and Hellen Waithaka (Kenya).

In the “Stay Connected” section we also want to celebrate that Dr Bill Breitbart from MSKCC will be awarded the 2017 Trish Greene Quality of Life Award by the National Cancer Society early next year.

We hope you will suggest news and updates for the next issue and whatever your travel plans:

Go dté tú slán (May you go safely)

Editors

Simone Cheli
Contract Professor, School of Human Health Sciences at the University of Florence
Chief of Research, Psycho-Oncology Unit, Oncological Department of Florence, Italy

Clare Manicom
Oncology Social Work Supervisor, GVI Oncology, Cape Town, South Africa