last update: 17-10-2017

 

 
 
 
The 2nd International Congress on the Role of Supportive Bio-Psycho-Socio-Spiritual Services in Multidisciplinary Treatment Approach in Childhood Cancer
 
MAHAK, the Society to Support Children Suffering from Cancer, is planning to host “the 2nd International Congress on the Role of Supportive Bio-Psycho-Socio-Spiritual Services in Multidisciplinary Treatment Approach in Childhood Cancer” on November 22-23, 2017, in Tehran, Iran with scientific sponsoring of Family Research Institute of Shahid Beheshti University, Faculty of Psychology and Education of University of Tehran and Cancer Research Center of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science.
According to the latest global achievements, cancer treatment is a comprehensive and multidisciplinary treatment approach with the necessity of medical and supportive team including oncologists, nurses, social workers, psychiatrics, psychologists, and consulates and other specialists. In this vein, “the 2nd International Congress on the Role of Supportive Bio-Psycho-Socio-Spiritual Services in Multidisciplinary Treatment Approach in Childhood Cancer” is held in 5 specialized panels, different speeches and workshops with the presence of national and international speakers at MAHAK Hospital.
 

 

Theme:

The main focus of this congress will be ‘Psycho-social support services for cancer-stricken children and care givers (family and professionals) in multidisciplinary treatment approach in the stages of:

   •   Diagnosis
   •   During the treatment process
   •   After the treatment process (follow-up)
   •   After remission
   •   Grieving and post-grieving

 

Contact Congress Secretariat for Registration or More Information:

+98-21-22480908

international@mahak-charity.org

 

Date and Venue:

November 22-24, 2017

MAHAK Pediatric Cancer Treatment & Research Center, MAHAK Blvd., Prof. Parvaneh Vossough St., Shahid Majdi Blvd., Artesh Freeway, Tehran – Iran

 

Download the Poster of the Congress

 

Target Groups

·   Social workers, psychologists and psychiatrics

·   Managers and professionals of NGOs and community based organizations operating nationally, regionally and internationally

·   Oncologists, radiotherapists, pediatric surgeons and pediatricians

·   General and psychiatric nurses

·   Researchers and university professors in the field of psychology and social work

·   Social work, psychology, psychiatric, medical, nursing, educational science and consulting masters and PhD students

Policy Council Members

  • •   Benson Pau, Member Board of Directors of Childhood Cancer International (CCI)
    •   Amir Mahmood Harirchi, Faculty at Allameh Tabataba’I University – Congress’ Scientific Secretary in the Field of Social Work
    •   Shahindokht Kharazmi, Faculty at Allameh Tabataba’i University- Researcher on Communication Science
    •   Shiva Dowlatabadi, Faculty at Allameh Tabataba’I University – Chair of the Iran Psychology Association’s Board of Directors - CEO of Children’s rights Support Association
    •   Dr. Mohsen Roozrokh, Pediatric Surgeon – Faculty at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
    •   Ali Zadeh Mohammadi, Faculty at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
    •   Fariba Zarrani, Faculty at Shahid Beheshti University
    •   Hassan Ashayeri, Faculty at Iran University of Medical Science
    •   Dr. Mithra Ghalibafian, Radiotherapist – Head of MAHAK’s Radiotherapy Department
    •   Farah Lotfi  Kashani, Faculty at Islamic Azad University
    •   Tooraj Moradi, Head ofTehran Psychoanalytic Institute
    •   Dr. Azim Mehrvar, Pediatric Oncologist – Head of MAHAK pediatric Cancer and Treatment Center
    •   Shahram Vaziri, Faculty at Islamic Azad University

Panels

1.     MAHAK’s Model of Empowering Cancer-Centric NGOs (Case study)
   •   The Society to Support Children Suffering from Cancer – Khorasan
   •   Kurdistan Save the Children (KSC) - Iraq
Panel Chair: Shahindokht Kharazmi (Faculty at Allameh Tabataba’i University)
Panel Members: Shirin Sediqnejad (Manager of Provinces’ Support Services), Mr. Yazdanpanah (CEO of the Society to Support Children Suffering from Cancer- Khorasan), Saba Kamkar (Manager Of Public And International Relations Department of MAHAK), KSC representative (Kurdistan Save the Children), Representative of Minister of Health and Medical Education), Director of Khorasan Hospital, An oncologist
 
2.     The Role of Support Services in Cancer Diagnosis
   •   Breaking bad news
   •   Distress, depression and anxiety management for the patient
   •   Raising knowledge during diagnosis process based on age, gender and type of disease
Panel Chair: Abbasali Allahyari (Head  of Psychology and Counseling Organization of I.R.Iran)
Panel Members: Dr. Mohsen Roozrokh (Pediatric Surgeon – Faculty at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences), Mohammad Zahedi Asl (Faculty at Allameh Tabataba’i University), Dr. Mohammad Ebrahim Ohadi (Neurologist, Head of Psychatry Department at Atieh Hospital and Member of Board of Trustees of MAHAK)
 
3. The Role of Support Services during the Treatment
   •   Upholding positive outlook and unity of families
   •   Preserving the quality of life of cancer-stricken children
   •   Resilience training for caregivers (Families and professionals)
Panel Chair: Amir Mahmood Harirchi (University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences)
Panel Members: Dr. Azim Mehrvar (Pediatric Oncologist – Faculty at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences), Shahram Vaziri (Faculty at Islamic Azad University, Roodehen), Dr. Ghera’at (Faculty at  Allameh Tabataba’i University), Shahriar Shahidi (Faculty at Shahid Beheshti University)
 
4.     The Role of Support Services after Treatment Process (Follow-up) and Remission
   •   Challenges and difficulties for cancer-stricken children and their families after their treatment process and remission
   •   The concept and description of support services in this stage
   •   Building trust for better cooperation between families and health professionals and motivation for continuation of the treatment process
   •   Cognitive rehabilitation and psychological support for delayed complications of cancer
Panel Chair: Fariba Zarrani (Faculty at Shahid Beheshti University)
Panel Members: Dr. Mithra Ghalibafian (Radiotherapist), Mr. Agha Bakhshi ( Faculty at Islamic Azad University, Roodehen), Masoomeh Mousavi (Faculty at Shahid Beheshti University), Neda Nedaei (Head of Pcychology at MAHAK)
 
5.     The Role of Support Services during and Post Grieving period
   •   International trends of grief crisis management
   •   Methods of maintaining relations with families
   •   Parents and Siblings’ psychological adjustment with loss of a brother/sister
Panel Chair: Farah Lotfi Kashani (Faculty at Islamic Azad University – Roodehen)
Panel Members: Hamid Poorsharifi (Faculty at Shahid Beheshti University), Ali Zadeh Mohammadi (Faculty at Shahid Beheshti University and Research Assistant at Family and Child Clinic of Shahid Beheshti University), Behnaz Asangari (Manager of Support Services Department of MAHAK), Sediqeh Davoodi (Head of MAHAK ICU)
 

Speakers

·  Prof. Eric Bouffet, Head of SIOP – Director at SickKids in Canada

·  Prof. Issarang Nuchprayoon, Professor at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand

·  Charles Mbugua, International Federation of Social Work’s (IFSW) representative at United Nations

·  Shiva Dowlatabadi, Faculty at Allameh Tabataba’I University – Chair of the BoD of Iran Psychology Association- CEO of Children’s rights Support Association