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Serge Sultan, David Ogez, Sylvie Le May, Ahmed Moussa, Andrea Maria Laizner, Argerie Tsimicalis, Claude-Julie Bourque, Christian Dagenais, and Michel Duval received funding through the Oncopole Priorité patient Competition for the project Fighting procedural pain in pediatric oncology with communication strategies: a pilot study of the Rel@x training.

We are very pleased to welcome a new researcher to the Centre. Leandra Desjardins joins us to develop research in the field of brain tumours, distress screening, and transition to adult care. This is a great opportunity for all of us! Welcome Leandra!
Congratulations to Josianne Avoine-Blondin who won an award of excellence for her oral presentation at the RQSPAL Scientific Day held in Quebec City on October 4, 2019.
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Five members of our team attended the 21st World Congress of Psycho-Oncology held in Banff from September 23-26, 2019. Congratulations to Josianne Avoine-Blondin, David Ogez, Émilie Dumont, Jennifer Aramideh and Marco Bonanno!
Congratulations to Kristopher Lamore on receiving a postdoctoral scholarship awarded by The Cole Foundation (2019-2021).

Congratulations to our students for obtaining three doctoral scholarships:

1. CIHR for Sarah Bérubé, 2016-2019

2. FRQs - The Foundation of Stars for Cybelle Abate, 2016-2019

3. The Cole Foundation for Willow Burns, 2016-2018

Good work!

Serge Sultan wrote an article published in the Journal des psychologues. The article, entitled « Le compte-rendu, une démarche de coconstruction en partenariat avec les enfants et leurs parents », can be found in the journal's latest issues. Come learn more about it!​

The laboratory wishes to congratulate four of its students on obtaining doctoral scholarships: Lucie Gouveia will receive funding for two years from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC). Annie-Jade Pépin, Sarah Bérubé and Martin Lamothe have received scholarships awarded by the FRQS.
Good work!

Most of our students attended the 30th Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) conference held in Montreal from April 22-24, 2015. The lab is proud to announce that Cybelle Abate won 1st prize in the oral presentation from a student category for the presentation of her Master's research project: ‘Moderators of parent-child agreement on pediatric cancer survivor’s psychological status.’


Congratulations Cybelle!

Our laboratory has been mentioned by Sosido for two publications in the journals Patient Education & Counseling and BMC Psychology. Congratulations to the authors Lucie Gouveia and Serge Sultan!

Congratulations to Annie-Jade Pépin and Serge Sultan for their chapter on Quality of Life, which appeared in March 2015 in the book Pediatric Neuro-oncology! 

Several members of our lab have been very active and are mentioned in two documents from the Canadian Psychological Association (CPS). In their Health Newsletter from November 2014, Serge Sultan wrote a paragraph about the two winners of the 2014 Ronald Melzack Student Award. Congratulations to Martin Lamothe for best poster presentation! In the same Newsletter, Tatsiana Leclair published an article about our lab and Lucie Gouveia a calendar of future activities. PDF

Cybelle Abate and Lucie Gouveia, under Serge Sultan's supervision, co-wrote an article entitled 'Taking the Other’s Perspective: Applications in Paediatric Oncology' which is published on page 10 of PSYNOPSIS, 2015 winter edition. PDF

Congratulations everyone!

Serge Sultan gave an oral presentation at the Haematology-Oncology Scientific Day organized by LEUCAN on November 19, 2014 at CHU Sainte-Justine. His presentation was entitled ‘Impact à long terme du cancer sur la qualité de vie et sur l’humeur’ and spoke of preliminary results from the PETALE and PSY-ALL projects. Other well-known paediatric oncology researchers gave oral presentations on this day ‘Guérir d’un cancer pédiatrique : quelle vie après?’ including Melissa Hudson from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Paul Nathan from the Hospital for Sick Children.

Two members of the laboratory participated in the 8th congress of l’Association Francophone de Psychologie de la Santé (AFPSA), which took place in Liege (Belgium), from December 15 to 17, 2014. The two studies were presented during a symposium about prevention and rehabilitation in paediatric psychology. The first study focused on identifying sociocognitive determinants of treatment adherence in children and adolescents with haemophilia. The second study aimed to describe the psychoaffective status of paediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia survivors and to identify a rapid strategy for identifying psychoaffective distress.

The lab is proud to have attended the International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) conference held in Toronto from October 22 to 25, 2014. Five doctoral students in Clinical Psychology presented their research projects. These studies include quality of life, screening for distress and the adjustment to cancer with populations of children diagnosed with cancer (in treatment and palliative care) and their parents. Willow Burns won first prize for her poster entitled 'Towards a dyadic understanding of parental couples' marital satisfaction in the pediatric cancer context' in the psycho-oncology category.


Congratulations Willow!

Some members of the laboratory attended clinical training for caregivers of children diagnosed with cancer entitled 'Surviving Cancer Competency Intervention Program (SCCIP-ND) - Training Workshops'. This training took place in Philadelphia on October 16 and 17 2016 at the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Nemours/Alfred I. du Pont Hospital for Children and was provided by Anne E. Kazak, Ph.D. and Stephanie Schneider, M.S.

In the summer of 2014, the laboratory obtained support from FRQS for the psychoaffective monitoring of a cohort of children treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia in Montreal, Hamilton and Québec. The title of the project is: 'Statut psychoaffectif à long terme chez des survivants d'une leucémie lymphoblastique aiguë dans l'enfance: description, association avec les troubles cognitifs, identification, et impact du traitement'.

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