Georgian Psycho-Oncology Society (GPOS)
Our organization- GPOS (Georgian Psycho-oncology Society) was established in May, 2019. It consists of psychiatrists, psychologists, oncologists and nurses. The mission of the organization is to develop psycho-oncology services in Georgia and to create psychology support as an important and imminent part of oncology treatment. Our goal is to establish psycho-oncology as a sub-specialization. This sub-specialization will be for graduated psychologists, psychotherapists and psychiatrists who are interested in oncology and want to work with cancer patients.
As GPOS board members we have regular meetings for planning psycho-oncology program developing in our country. In spring 2019 with GYO group (Georgian Young Oncology group) we organized our First Regional Conference in Oncology. Our organization members presented there working experience and shared with colleagues from Armenia and Azerbaijan. We also have research activities. At present we are translating the IPOS MAC questioner in our native language. We are collaborating with clinical oncologists and patient organizations like Europa Donna Georgia and have educational presentations about the need and importance of psychology support in cancer care.