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Invited Speakers

The APOS 6th Annual Conference will be held Friday - Saturday, 6 - 7 February 2009, offering two full days of concurrent and plenary sessions including hot topics in the field.

The following keynote speakers have been confirmed for the opening plenary session. The opening plenary will be focused on the successes and challenges the following speakers have had integrating psychosocial services in their cancer centers.

APOS welcomes your input! If you have questions you would like our distinguished guests to answer regarding their experience integrating psychosocial services, please email us at

Edward Benz, MD

President, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Richard and Susan Smith Professor of Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Pathology,
Harvard Medical School

Steven Rosen, MD

Director, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
Professor, Medicine, Northwestern University

Javier R. Kane, MD

Associate Member, St. Jude Faculty
Director, Palliative Medicine & End of Life Care Program
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Michael N. Neuss M.D

Staff Medical Oncologist and Hematologist with
Oncology Hematology Care, Inc

Award Recipients

The APOS awards will be presented at the conference. Join us in celebrating the achievements of the following distinguished professionals.

  • 7th Holland Distinguished Leadership Award
    Alan Valentine MD, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
  • Distinguished Public Service Award
    Carol Alter MD, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • New Investigator Award
    Keith Bellizzi PhD, MPH, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT




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