Evidence Based Cancer Rehabilitation Resources and Its Role in Cancer Survivorship

Course Description:

Advances in the medical management of cancer have led to earlier detection, improved treatments, and increased survival rates. However, research shows that most cancer survivors experience long-term physical, psychosocial, and cognitive impairments during and following cancer treatment. Rehabilitation professionals are increasingly challenged to provide supportive cancer services that address quality of life, cancer-related fatigue, neuropathy, musculoskeletal deficits, and integumentary concerns.

This interactive course will discuss the latest evidence based tools and strategies for the care of patients with diverse cancer types across the cancer continuum. Functional outcome measures and current reimbursement requirements from Medicare and private insurance companies will be addressed. Problem-based case studies and lab activities will enable participants to develop an effective therapy program for cancer survivors.

Upon Completion of this course, participants will be able to:

• Understand the pathology and medical management of various types of cancer
• Perform a thorough evaluation of the patient with cancer
• Select functional outcome measures and evidence based assessment tools
• Develop and progress a cancer rehabilitation plan to address cancer related side effects
• Understand current reimbursement mandates of federal and private insurance companies


Mary Calys

Session 1 October 27-28, 2018
Washington, DC (Map)

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