The application deadline has been extended for the IPOS Early Career Professionals (ECPP) Mentoring Luncheon. Applications for this event and the ECPP Concept Development Workshop are welcome by July 31st. These events are open to all early career professionals within ten years of their highest degree. Information on how to apply can be found on the conference website http://www.ipos2017.com/early-career-professionals.html.

Early Career Professionals Mentoring Luncheon

This is a lunch session providing an opportunity for early career professionals to meet and exchange ideas with some of the most renowned researchers and clinicians in the field. Ten mentors from leading international research centres will facilitate a small and informal group discussion with early career professionals. All early career professionals are invited to participate with ideas and topics for discussion provided as a guide. The mentors this year are Jane Turner, Judith Prins, Lea Baider, Nick Hulbert-Williams, Paul Jacobsen, Richard Fielding, Wendy Lam, Sylvie Lambert, and Afaf Girgis.

Early Career Professionals Concept Development Workshop

Do you have great ideas, but not worked out a research plan yet? Do you have a research plan but it needs some fine-tuning? Are you interested in networking and collaborating with other early career researchers in your research? Do you want expert advice? Then this is your chance.

The IPOS Early Career Psycho-Oncology Professionals (ECPP) committee and the Research committee are together organising a pre-conference Concept Developmentworkshop on the 15th of August right before the 2017 World Congress in Berlin. The goal of the Concept Development workshop is to foster Early Career Researchers (ECRs) in the development of studies of clinical relevance and importance in psycho-oncology through a mentoring and facilitated collaboration process.  The aim is to provide a supportive environment for intensive development on study design and methods, and to then get some advice and input from experts in the field through a “Dragon’s Den” at the end of the workshop.

Any ECR who has finished (or will soon finish) their PhD (or equivalent) is eligible for the workshop. Whilst it would be great if you’ve already got some research concepts or ideas to bring along, this isn’t necessary to apply. All we ask that anyone applying to be part of the workshop comes prepared to actively participate in the day. We hope that this workshop will be a great networking opportunity for you to develop collaborative research partnerships with other early career researchers. The workshop will also provide a unique opportunity to tap into the expertise of senior psycho-oncology researchers.

Please pay attention that it is necessary for you to register for the conference in Berlin to be able to participate. However, the concept development workshop itself will be free of charge.

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