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The 17th International Meeting on Psychosocial Aspects of Hereditary Cancer

Four hands belonging to individuals of various ages stacked on top of each other, indicating the generations of a family.

May 24 – May 25, 2023

NCI Shady Grove Rockville, Maryland

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At the 17th International Meeting on Psychosocial Aspects of Hereditary Cancer (IMPAHC), there will be a variety of seminars, panel discussions, roundtables, and workshops. Below is listed a selection of the topics that will be covered:

Sample Topics of Interest

Family communication about inherited cancer risk
Child and adolescent needs in hereditary cancer care
Return of research and/or clinical sequencing results
Applying medical decision making models to genomic medicine
Pandemic impacts on hereditary cancer risk management
Psychosocial facets of rare syndromes: Beyond BRCA
Communication and impact of polygenic risk scores

Dialogue and Debate

Provider facilitated return of results: Ethical and empirical arguments
Population genetic testing
Measuring psychosocial outcomes in hereditary cancer care

Roundtables and Workshops

Sustaining engagement in lifelong high-risk surveillance
Building interprofessional team science in research and practice
Seeking competitive funding for state-of-the-art research
Leveraging implementation science in genomic medicine

Learn more at the IMPAHC website.