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Academy Workshop 12: Mindfullness-based Interventions for Patients with Cancer
Tuesday, 5 November 2013, 08:00 - 12:00
Goudriaan Room II

Speakers: Anne Speckens and Marije van der Lee

The aim of the workshop will be to present a summary of the latest evidence of mindfulness based interventions for patients with cancer.  Participants of the workshop will get an overview of the programmes of both Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.  Possible adaptations to the programme that might be helpful for patients with cancer will be discussed.  Participants will get experience with some of the exercises that are part of the programme and will get a chance to exchange their observations with fellow-participants.

Target Audience: Health professionals (clinical psychologists, nurse therapists, social workers, occupational therapists) interested in or working with mindfulness based interventions for patients with cancer

Chair: Anne Speckens MD, PhD, Nijmegen, Netherlands and Marije van der Lee PhD, Bilthoven, Netherlands