I am really very excited about this opportunity and being able to represent/advocate for cancer patients and families from across Canada, and represent our province, Newfoundland and Labrador, in this professional organization!
CAPO focuses on promoting psychological and social care for cancer patients and families, in Canada and beyond.
I have been a member of this organization since 2020. I became a CAPO member because I had a social oncology study to present in CAPO 2020 Conference, my first ever conference on social and psychological aspects of cancer. I have been learning a lot by attending the CAPO annual conferences and serving in CAPO’s committees since then. In addition to being appointed as a member of the Board, I also chair the CAPO’s Advocacy Committee.
Such memberships are important.
Representation is important.
Contributing to bigger causes and goals are important.
I am excited by the possibility that by contributing to CAPO’s mission, I will be able to contribute to wellness of cancer patients and families in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada (and beyond).
I am confident that I will contribute generously and provide fresh perspectives to the Board of CAPO.
In the mean time, if you are a patient or family member in Newfoundland and Labrador, you may want to check the Provincial Cancer Care program services, for example the oncology social worker program. There are other programs that you or your family members may benefit from.
Until next time,
Sevtap Savas, PhD. May 26, 2022 St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
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