Member Benefits

Thank you for your interest in learning more about the International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS). IPOS is a multidisciplinary group of professionals working in the field of psychosocial and behavioural oncology, caring for patients with cancer. First organized in 1984, both the membership and leadership of the group has evolved to reflect the full range of disciplines that are involved with clinical care, research, teaching and advocacy for patients with cancer, and their families. Please review our Mission Statement.

For information on IPOS membership rates and categories, please visit the Membership Classifications page. Residents of low and middle-income countries, as defined by the World Bank, are eligible for reduced membership dues fees.

Apply for IPOS Membership — online and PDF application forms are available.

Certificate of membership

  • In PDF format and emailed annually to members within 45-days of joining/renewing.


  • Volunteering is an IPOS member benefit – Opportunity to serve on IPOS committees to influence the international efforts in education and research that IPOS can uniquely undertake.

Awards and Scholarships

  • Only members can be nominated for IPOS Awards and apply for IPOS scholarships (when available).

IPOS World Congress and Symposia

  • Reduced rates (15% to 20% discount for IPOS members depending on registration option selected) for attending the Annual World Conference and symposia supported by IPOS, including the World Congress of Psycho-Oncology.


  • Access to an international network of professionals in the areas of oncology, psychiatry, psychology, nursing, social work and clergy.
  • Your name and contact information included in the online directory of members.

Professional Development

  • Free and discounted rates to webinars
  • Access to the members-only website, including clinical guidelines, online membership directory for up-to-date member contact information, exclusive member discount, etc.
  • Free membership in the Psycho-Oncology Group of the World Psychiatric Association (must complete the WPA Group Application Form).
  • Multilingual psychosocial oncology curriculum (CORE) – only current IPOS members can receive certificates of completion.
  • Participation in cross-cultural research initiatives and surveys regarding clinical practice and research.
  • Access to online information about research and clinical training programs, support for training opportunities, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
  • Opportunity to suggest and organize liaisons to organizations in the various supportive care disciplines that have a mission for providing psychosocial care to cancer patients and their families.
  • Opportunity to propose and participate in health care policy initiatives through IPOS to improve psychosocial care at an international level.
  • Online knowledge sharing network Sosido – A weekly email digest summarizing all activity in the IPOS community.

Journals and Books

  • $100 to $200 submission discount to submit to the Journal of Psychosocial Oncology Research and Practice. Rates are  $1,000 USD ($800 for current IPOS members) for Tier 1 manuscripts (original articles, reviews, and guidelines) and $500 USD ($400 for current IPOS members) for Tier 2 papers (Case Reports, Editorials, and Letters to the Editor).
  • Opportunity to subscribe, for reduced members-only rates, to other journals that may be of interest: Palliative and Supportive Care, (six annual issues), and the Journal of Cancer Survivorship (four annual issues).
  • Discounts on publications/books on geriatric psycho-oncology, pediatric psycho-oncology and others.

International Psycho-Oncology Society
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Toronto, ON M5A 1S2

244 Fifth Avenue, Suite L296
New York, NY 10001

T: +1 416-968-0260
F: +1 416-968-6818
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