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22nd Annual IPOS World Congress Update

11 May 2020 2:09 PM | John Chagnon (Administrator)
  • The everyday life of all people continues to change further from normal to extraordinary around the globe. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be of great concern to all and has been the subject of much ongoing discussion between the members of the IPOS 2020 World Congress Scientific committee and the IPOS Board of Directors.

    For the second time, we have decided to postpone the Congress. All parties involved agree that it is not safe or viable to hold in 2020. As a result, the 22nd Annual IPOS World Congress will be held in Kyoto, Japan in May 2021 as per the dates listed below. These dates reflect the nature of the Congress, which is a shared initiative between IPOS and the Japanese Psycho-Oncology Society and takes into account the venue availability in Japan.


  • ·       Wednesday 26th May 2021: IPOS Academy Workshops
  • ·       Thursday 27th May 2021: IPOS 2021 Day1
  • ·       Friday 28th May 2021: IPOS 2021 Day2
  • ·       Saturday 29th May 2021: IPOS 2021 Day3

The venue for the revised dates remains the same – International Conference Center, Kyoto.

All registered delegates, invited speakers, and sponsors will be sent additional details within 30 days shortly. For all bookings/payments made through the meeting website (registration, hotel, workshops, dinner, content capture), delegates will be given the option to have these bookings automatically transferred to the May 2021 meeting or to request a refund. All accepted abstracts are being honored for the May 2021 meeting. Individuals will also have the option to update or withdraw submitted abstract.

Please change or cancel any travel or hotel arrangements you have made independently. Most airlines are currently waiving change fees and providing a full credit for tickets that normally do not allow changes.

Member of the IPOS Board are enormously grateful to our colleagues from the Japanese Psycho-Oncology Society who have been both responsive and gracious throughout our discussions. Our deepest concerns are for our colleagues whose personal and professional lives have been impacted by this pandemic and our ongoing support for them, which I know will be offered by our IPOS community, is so important.

If you have any questions or comments, please direct to [email protected]

Stay safe and see you in 2021!

Jane Turner, MBBS,PhD, FRANZCP
President, International Psycho-Oncology Society

Yosuke Uchitomi, MD, PhD
Chair, 22nd World Congress of Psycho-Oncology


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