Plenary Sessions

Day 1 – Sept 1

Day 2 – Sept 2

Day 3 – Sept 3


Moderator: Csaba Degi

Cancer Policies – Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan and its opportunities for psycho-oncology and the improvement of psychosocial cancer care for patients and survivors

Stella Kyriakides

European Commissioner of Health & Food Safety

(Dr. Kyriakides will send a special and important message for IPOS 2023)


Round table:

· Mike Morrissey

ECO Chief Executive

· Penilla Gunther 

Member EU Cancer Mission Board & Founder, FOKUS Patient®

· André Ilbawi  (virtual real time connection)

Department of Universal Health Coverage, World Health Organization


Moderator: Tom Hack


How hard should we try? Evaluating implementation strategies for embedding an anxiety/depression clinical pathway into routine oncology practice.
Phyllis Butow
Emeritus Professor in the School of Psychology, University of Sydney

10.45-11.00: Q&A


Making decisions
Moderator: Gabriella Pravettoni

How to promote self management and patient empowerment?
Ines Vaz-Luis
Institut de Cancérologie Gustave Roussy, Paris

Choices are the hinges of destiny: how do we make good choices in the complex world of cancer?
Andreas Charalambous
ECO President and EONS Board member

Instruments for leveraging the wisdom of interdisciplinary teams
Matthew Loscalzo
Executive Director, People & Enterprise Transformation Emeritus Professor Supportive Care Medicine, Professor Population Sciences at the City of Hope

10.45-11.00: Q&A


Moderator: Luzia Travado

New technologies in Widening the Scope and Increasing the Reach of Stress Research and Stress Management Interventions in Cancer Patients
Michael H. Antoni
Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Cooper Fellow, College of Arts and Sciences Cancer Control Program, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center University of Miami

14.45-15.00: Q&A


Moderator: Ketti Mazzocco

Genomics and new trends in oncology
Giuseppe Curigliano
Director New Drugs and Early Drug Development for Innovative Therapies Division, European Institute of Oncology, Milan

New Opportunities in Psycho-oncology: Social regulation of the cancer genome
Steven W. Cole
Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences and Medicine in the Division of Hematology-Oncology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles