BOUNCE experts elaborated on important issues related to the cognitive and psychosocial quality of life of women recovering from breast cancer at a dedicated Symposium entitled: “Interdisciplinary approaches to assess psychological resilience in breast cancer survivors” organized by the Champalimaud Research & Clinical Centre within the International Congress of Psychology (ICP) virtual conference held on July 18-23 2021 (“ICP 2020”).
Specific topics included:
- Psychosocial adjustment and resilience in cancer patients from an interdisciplinary perspective by Prof. Ruth Pat-Horenczyk, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
- Bridging the gap between psychosocial care and oncology: The Bounce Project by Ketti Mazzocco, Istituto Europeo di Oncologia
- Neuropsychological changes associated with breast cancer patients: Current evidence by Berta Sousa, Champalimaud Research & Clinical Centre
- Online platforms to capture patient-reported outcomes and improve personalized cancer care by Paula Poikonen-Saksela, Helsinki University Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center
Our work was presented during the 35th Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS2021) that was held online on August 23-27, 2021: “The impact of cultural and health-care system differences on psychological adaptation to breast cancer“
BOUNCE participated in a special session entitled: “Sensor-based behavioural informatics in support of health management and care” within the IEEE BHI – BSN 2021 virtual conference on July 27.
The session highlighted recent patient–centered research using wearable sensing ecosystem and machine learning/AI to optimize interventions through monitoring, assessing, and modeling behavior. Health-related behaviors are significant determinants of health and quality of life. Modern mobile technologies, such as smartphones and wearables, offer opportunities to sense and intervene in patient health behaviors in real-time at an enormous scale.
By Chariklia Tziraki, MD, PhD, Hebrew University of Jerusalem