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Call for Volunteers: Survivorship Special Interest Group (SIG)

25 Jun 2020 10:35 AM | John Chagnon (Administrator)

IPOS has recently established a Survivorship Special Interest Group (SIG). The aims of the Survivorship Special Interest Group (SIG) are to:

  • Provide a professional network for clinicians and researchers who have an interest in cancer survivorship
  • Promote awareness of issues affecting cancer survivors, their family members, and carers
  • Disseminate through the IPOS website information about a broad range of educational opportunities (including web-based resources or focused training), workshops or conferences (if approved by the Education Committee) of interest to members
  • Establish research collaborations (in coordination with the IPOS Research Committee)
  • Disseminate research findings including implementation strategies particularly in the areas of prevention, early detection, and management of survivorship issues, as well as promotion of wellness
  • Network with like-minded organisations with a similar focus to the IPOS survivorship SIG
  • Provide advice to the IPOS Board regarding survivorship care

I am the inaugural chair of the SIG. We are now calling for expressions of interest / members. To be eligible, you must be a member of IPOS, or be willing to join.

Work of the SIG will be shaped by the membership, though we anticipate initial work will include:

  • Establishing a section of the IPOS website that will contain: guidance regarding common issues experienced by survivors; professional education relevant to survivorship care; information about research gaps and priorities; profiles of current IPOS members active in survivorship research; resources about the post-treatment survivorship phase for patients and carers, available in multiple languages
  • Collating information from SIG members regarding their current clinical practice, educational and research activity, relating to cancer survivorship
  • Facilitating research collaborations in topics relating to cancer survivorship
  • Considering the development of position statements and resource-stratified guidelines relating to cancer survivorship

Please complete a simple form to register your interest by going to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FBDLTH7

I hope we’ll have our first Zoom meeting in a month or two

Best wishes

Prof Michael Jefford
MBBS, MPH, MHlthServMt Monash, PhD, GCertUniTeach Melb, GAICD, FRACP

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