Irish Cancer Society invites eligible Psycho-Social Oncology professionals to apply for the IPSON Leadership Award
The Irish Cancer Society wishes to invite eligible professionals in the field of Psycho-Social Oncology to submit an application for the IPSON Leadership Award.
The Irish Psycho-Social Oncology Network (IPSON) is the representative group for professionals working in the area. Launched in 2016, the key objectives for IPSON are
- The development of first class Psycho-Social Oncology services in both our hospitals and community settings,
- Ensuring these services are equitable and inclusive, and
- Developing a strong psycho-social research focus with international links.
In line with its strategic goals to achieve more through effective partnerships, drive improvements in public services and ensure Irish patients benefit from world class cancer research; the Irish Cancer Society wishes to invite eligible professionals in the field of Psycho-Social Oncology to submit an application for the IPSON Leadership Award.
The purpose of the IPSON Leadership Award is to buy out the time of an outstanding individual currently working in the field of Psycho-Social Oncology in Ireland. The successful applicant will be supported with funding to enable them to spend a minimum of one day per week away from clinical and administrative commitments for up to 2 years to focus purely on developing and growing IPSON. This is intended to be a transformative investment for IPSON which will result in the establishment of IPSON as an independent professional body.