24 mrt NVPO congress (March 2012)
At the national congress of the Netherlands Psycho-Oncology Society in Utrecht, Florien Boele presented her research on effectiveness of a training targeting partners of brain tumour patients. Laurien Buffart presented the results of a study on physical activity of colorectal patients in relation to quality of life.
Anne-Marie Krebber presented a poster on effectiviness of guided self-help targeting anxiety and depression in patients treated for head and neck cancer or lung cancer. Geertje laRiviere presented the first result on RetinoQuest. Sanne Lubberding presented the results of a qualitative investigation regarding the need for e-health in relation to supportive cancer care, in both patients and professinals.
Irma Verdonck, Joël Vos, Gitta Kleijn, Nadia van der Spek, and Lenneke Post together with Kitty Knipscheer organised a workshop on the psychological interventions Life Review (developed by Ernst Bohlmeijer), Meaning Therapy (developed by Bill Breitbart), and Spiritual Autobiography (developed by Jannette Delver). The 35 participants valued the scientific background as well as the practical exercises.