Information on Coronavirus and 2021 IPOS World Congress

IPOS 2021 will be in person and virtual!

July 6, 2020

Plans are underway for the 22nd IPOS World Congress. New for 2021 will be the option of participating in person or via live webcast. More information, including pricing and registration options, will be provided at a later date. Please stay tuned to the website.

IPOS 2021 Secretariat


22nd Annual IPOS World Congress Update

May 13, 2020


After the March 12 IPOS congress announcement of the postponement from June to August 2020 Schedule, the everyday life of all people changed further from normal to extraordinary around the globe. The COVID-19 pandemic is still of great concern to all and has been the subject of much ongoing discussion between the members of the IPOS 2020 World Congress Scientific committee and the IPOS Board of Directors.

For the second time, we have decided to postpone the Congress, which was to be held in Kyoto from 2020 until May 2021 as per the dates listed below. These dates reflect the nature of the Congress, which is a shared initiative between IPOS and the Japanese Psycho-Oncology Society and takes into account the venue availability in Japan.

Wednesday 26th May 2021: IPOS Academy Workshops
Thursday 27th May 2021: IPOS 2021 Day1
Friday 28th May 2021: IPOS 2021 Day2
Saturday 29th May 2021: IPOS 2021 Day3

The venue for the revised dates remains the same – International Conference Center, Kyoto

The health and wellbeing of our members and the patients and communities to which they would return after the Congress is uppermost in our decision-making. We recognize that the situation is evolving rapidly and will maintain vigilance as we move towards our re-rescheduled meeting in May 2021.

We will email registered delegates, invited speakers, and sponsors with additional details within 30 days. For all bookings/payments made through the meeting website (registration, hotel, workshops, dinner, content capture), delegates will be given the option to have these bookings automatically transferred to the May 2021 meeting or to request a refund. We will give individuals 90-days to make that decision. All accepted abstracts are being honored for the May 2021 meeting. Individuals will also have the option to update or withdraw submitted abstract.

Please change or cancel any travel or hotel arrangements you have made independently. Most airlines are currently waiving change fees and providing a full credit for tickets that normally do not allow changes.

Member of the IPOS Board are enormously grateful to our colleagues from the Japanese Psycho-Oncology Society who have been both responsive and gracious throughout our discussions. Our deepest concerns are for our colleagues whose personal and professional lives have been impacted by this pandemic and our ongoing support for them, which I know will be offered by our IPOS community, is so important.

Jane Turner, MBBS,PhD, FRANZCP
President, International Psycho-Oncology Society

Yosuke Uchitomi, MD, PhD
Chair, 22nd World Congress of Psycho-Oncology


March 12, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is of concern to all and has been the subject of much discussion between the members of the IPOS 2020 World Congress Scientific committee and the IPOS Board.

We have decided to postpone the meeting which was to be held in Kyoto from 16-19 June 2020 until August 2020 as per the dates listed below.  These dates reflect the nature of the Congress which is a shared initiative between IPOS and the Japanese Psycho-Oncology Society and take into account specific religious and holiday observances in Japan.

Tuesday 11th August 2020: Joint Meeting 2020 Day1 & IPOS Board Meeting
Wednesday 12th August: IPOS 2020 Day1 & Joint Meeting Day2
Thursday 13th August: IPOS 2020 Day2
Friday 14th August: IPOS 2020 Day3
Saturday 15th August: Academy Workshop

The venue for the revised dates remains the same – International Conference Center, Kyoto

It is not possible to reschedule the Congress in Kyoto to any other time because the venue is not available. Rescheduling rather than cancelling means that IPOS does not face a financial penalty.

The health and wellbeing of our members and the patients and communities to which they would return after the Congress is uppermost in our decision-making. We recognise that the situation is evolving rapidly and will maintain vigilance as we move towards our re-scheduled meeting in August.

Member of the IPOS Board are enormously grateful to our colleagues from the Japanese Psycho-Oncology Society who have been both responsive and gracious throughout our discussions. Our deepest concerns are for our colleagues whose personal and professional lives have been impacted by this pandemic and our ongoing support for them, which I know will be offered by our IPOS community, is so important.

Jane Turner, MBBS,PhD, FRANZCP
President, International Psycho-Oncology Society


February 20, 2020

The International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) and the World Congress committee is closely monitoring the outbreak of coronavirus globally, particularly in Asia. Currently the IPOS World Congress is planned to be taking place as scheduled.

Further announcements will be provided if there are any updates for the congress pertaining to the coronavirus. Our sympathies are with those people affected in China and around the world.

You may refer to the website of the Japan Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare for the current status of Coronavirus in Japan and the Johns Hopkins Univ. real-time COVID-19 mapping.

 

Yosuke Uchitomi
Yosuke Uchitomi
The Congress Chair of IPOS 2020

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