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I am working as a Psycho-Oncologist in Tata Memorial hospital Mumbai India, for 16 years. My special interest is in Geriatric patients and their caregivers. I am a part of Geriatric Oncology in Tata Memorial Hospital. I would like to work on IPOS platform for geriatrics. I have done my one project work on psychological issues of Indian older adult with cancer and my upcoming project is for caregivers of older adult with cancer in India. I would be very happy if I will get an opportunity to grow more in this field.
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I completed my PhD in clinical psychology with a particular emphasis on psycho-oncology at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), achieving excellent results. I hold the position of senior lecturer, researcher, and Clinical psychologist at the Department of Psychology, UNN. Currently, I am undertaking a postdoctoral fellowship at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany, where my research is focused on Physical Activity, Prevention, and Cancer, with specific emphasis on the psycho-social predictors and mediators of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in cancer patients and survivors. I have extensive experience in designing research studies and publishing their findings in international peer-reviewed journals, particularly on the psychological aspects of cancer. Collaborating with fellow researchers, especially in cancer research, holds great significance for me. Additionally, I am an active member of the psycho-oncology society and was pleased to attend the 2023 IPOS conference in Milan, which centered around my area of expertise. The pursuit of enhancing the quality of life among cancer patients and survivors, particularly in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) like Nigeria, is a cause that deeply resonates with me. Furthermore, I am a licensed clinical psychologist under the auspices of the Nigerian Association of Clinical Psychologists (NACP) and hold affiliations with other national and international associations of psychologists.
I am a Clinical Neuropsychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Neuro-Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, USA since 2009, and am board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology since 2012. I work with a team of other neuropsychologists, trainees, neuro-oncologists, neurosurgeons, and allied professions performing cognitive evaluations incorporating assessment of mood and quality of life. I also perform language mapping utilizing fMRI, and assist in intraoperative speech mapping. Like psycho-oncology, neuropsychology is a multidisciplinary area which shares overlapping interests with other clinical disciplines including psychology, psychiatry, and other allied fields. However, as a field there are relatively few neuropsychologists who specialize in oncology worldwide. I have a special interest in the reciprocal interaction of cognition, mood, and quality of life in cancer patients. While I am primarily a clinician with occasional participation in collaborative research, this past IPOS 2023 in Milan I presented my first IPOS poster which I completed with our Fellow Dr. Eschler, titled Understanding the prevalence and course of pre- and post-operative depression in brain tumor (BT) patients utilizing the Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI). I am looking ahead and if successful hope to present a follow up poster at IPOS Maastricht 2024. Something fun: In my spare time I love to grow grapes in my backyard and take wine classes. I hold a WSET Level II certification in wine. My husband and I are also avid MotoGP fans, which is not so common in the United States. We enjoy travelling to different wine regions and to MotoGP races.
Implementing Interventions for Fear of Cancer Recurrence
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Dr. Sophie Lebel University of Ottawa, Canada
Dr. Jose Custers Radboud University Medical Centre, Netherlands
Lauren Rudy University of New Brunswick, Canada
The FORwards Webinar Series aims to bring together the international community of researchers and clinicians interested in fear of cancer recurrence and progression, to provide cutting-edge updates on brand-spanking new research, and to spark conversations and collaborative projects across the globe.
This webinar will be of interest to both clinicians and researchers who want to better understand and manage FCR and FoP in people living with cancer and their loved ones.
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This webinar is sponsored by the International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) special interest group on fear of cancer recurrence (FORwards)
I’m Medical Doctor with Master in Global health Humanitarian Medicine and DTM & H graduated 2023 in London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Master in General Surgery from University of Rwanda. In 2022 to 2023 I have attended IPOS ECHO Training (IPOS Pan-African Capacity-Building in Psycho-Oncology, with extensive experience in public health, Palliative care, Psycho-oncology, Surgical Oncology care and clinical medicine, General Surgery, Tropical Medicine. I have worked in different public health projects that involve: communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; Reproductive, SGBV & SV, Maternal, New-born and Child health (RMNCH); Nutrition, epidemic Emergency response. Also, well experienced in projects of Non-Communicable Diseases of public health significance and as well as Health System Strengthening.
I have worked with different NGO’s such as: USAID, Global Fund, GLOBAL YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS (GYMHA) as an MSF-OCA; gaining experience on every donor requirements as far as project deliverables is concerned. Moreover, I have worked in partnership with various local and global institutions, as Medical Activity Manager, Team leader, Founder development operation manager, Fundraisers. I’m always interested in helping the people who need the highest support and Psycho-social support in a different context of Humanitarian.
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I have worked as a training administrator at the Uganda Cancer institute and the Fred Hutchinson research centre mostly facilitating peer mentorship for clinician scientists in Oncology. I have profound professional experience in Occupational therapy in Paediatric neurology, community-based rehabilitation and Mental health. I have established Occupational therapy services in physical and mental health settings. I established the first ever village day care centres of children with disabilities in rural Uganda.
Since September 2016, I have worked on the Paediatric Heamatology –Oncology program at Makerere College of health sciences, a program aimed at training Paediatricians to be able to manage childhood cancers, blood diseases and disorders implemented in collaboration with Global Hope and Baylor Texas children’s hospital.
I completed my doctoral studies at Mbarara University of science and technology in May this year where my topic of research was “The Role of Intra-psychic Factors and Coping Skills on the Psychological Well-being and Caregiving Satisfaction of Cancer Caregivers at the Uganda Cancer Institute and its Mbarara Regional Cancer”.
I am passionate about psycho-oncology and is working hard to establish the first ever psycho-oncology service in Uganda. I co-founded Tumaini child cancer support foundation, a local charity that supports the psycho-social needs of children with cancer and their caregivers. My research interests are in cancer caregiving.
I am an extrovert, I like meeting people, working with people and making people around me warm and happy.
I graduated from the Psychiatric Residency Program with an excellent degree and got a Master of Medicine at Hanoi Medical University. I received the Howard Cooper Fellowship from The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) and participated in Norman Sartorius's Course on Leadership and Professional Development for young psychiatrists in 2018-2019. Since 2020, I am one of the first pioneers in developing psychosocial care services in Vietnam. Currently, I am working as a mental health consultant who screening, educating, providing consultation and treatment for cancer patients with psychological and psychiatric problems at Vietnam National Cancer Hospital. I am interested in raising awareness of the population about psycho-oncology, building comprehensive and multidisciplinary health care for people with cancer, and integrating psychosocial care into routine cancer care in LMICs with limited resources. I am excited to join IPOS network and contribute to psycho-oncology globally. I desire to learn and collaborate with experts from all nations over the world to develop mental health care for people living with cancer, especially vulnerable populations such as children and adolescent.
Elizabeth Wells is a PhD candidate with the University of South Australia. While working in libraries in central Victoria she noticed a pattern of regular readers struggling with their reading, then abandoning it, in response to undergoing cancer treatment. This pattern and how to address it had not been studied before, so she came to South Australia to undertake research around restoring reading for pleasure and health to people affected by cancer. Early results of the study are promising for increasing the emotional wellbeing of cancer patients and providing a positive experience for family members. Elizabeth holds a BSc in Computer Science and History & Philosophy of Science from The University of Melbourne, a Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) from LaTrobe University, a Graduate Diploma and Master of Library and Information Management from the University of South Australia. Her main area of interest is reading for wellbeing and she looks forward to collaborating with others to get reading programs into cancer centres, hospices and as part of community palliative care programs. Something fun: Elizabeth is a dragon boat paddler. Dragon-boating is recognised worldwide for its role in helping breast cancer survivors.
My research revolves around two main focus areas: on social disparities in cancer outcomes and on physical, psychological and social late effects after cancer treatment. I have been working in psycho-oncology for 25 years and heads a research group in the Danish Cancer Institute on survivorship and inequality in cancer. I also head the Danish Research Center for Equality in Cancer, based in Department of Oncology, Zealand University Hospital. Here I work with colleagues across research disciplines to identify high-risk groups of patients and develop and test clinical solutions that may ensure optimal treatment to all cancer patients – no matter who they are. I have been a member of IPOS for many years, led a 2-day workshop on research methodologies for several years at the IPOS Psychosocial Academy and received the Bernard Fox Memorial Price in 2008. I function as an associate editor for the Journal of Psychosocial Oncology Research and Practice. I have participated in many IPOS conferences – always enjoying the sense of community and opportunity to share and develop research ideas for the benefit of the patients.
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