The NCCN 2016 Nursing Program: Advancing Oncology Nursing Live Webinar Series will provide the oncology nurse with comprehensive and clinically relevant information regarding the management of patients with cancer: diagnosis and management of sepsis, anorexia and cachexia, management of cardiac toxicities in cancer survivors, and global oncology nursing outreach efforts as well as breast cancer, lung cancer, multiple myeloma, and T-cell lymphomas. (https://www.nccn.org/professionals/meetings/default.aspx )


Benefits of pilot training course in psycho-oncology by EPAAC in Romania – from Degi Csaba Following a pilot training in Psycho-oncology that was held in Romania (see photo), with input from EPAAC and IPOS successful developments are evident and are shaping important improvements in cancer policy and cancer care in Romania. In March 2016 the Romanian Ministry of Health convened committees within the country to advise and participate in a working group on Romania’s National Cancer Control Plan for 2016-2020.
(http://www.psychooncology.ro/committee-for-social-work-and-support-in-oncology/ ) Dr. Degi Csaba (seen on far left of photo) will serve as a part of this working group and is IPOS’s representative for Romania.
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IPOS trainers and participants in the 2013 Communication Skills Training and Psychosocial Oncology Care course held in Romania

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Dr. Dégi László Csaba PhD MSW
Associate professor at Babes Bolyai University in Cluj Napoca, Romania


One year post-diploma studies of psychotherapy in cancer care in Poland – from Ewa Gruszczyńska A new one year post-diploma studies of psychotherapy in cancer care will start in October 2016 at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw, Poland. This is the first program in Poland entirely devoted to state-of-the art psychological interventions to improve patients’ quality of life and facilitate coping with medical treatment through supportive psychotherapy. As such it is addressed to experienced psychotherapists who would like either to specialize in psycho-oncology or to enrich their professional competencies to effectively adjust psychological help to the needs of oncological patients and their families.

The course consists of 250 hours: 100 hours of lectures and 150 hours of workshops and classes. Teachers are leading figures in the field from Poland as well as visiting scholars from abroad. The program is being affiliated to the Polish Psycho-Oncological Society.
More details can be obtained from Joanna Zapała, MA, Clin. Psyc. (jzapala@swps.edu.pl) and Ewa Gruszczyńska, PhD (egruszczynska@swps.edu.pl).