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The field of Oncology Rehabilitation is moving forward at an unprecedented pace. Check back frequently for the most up-to-date news and information from the Academy.
Opportunity to be a specialization exam item writer
The first board specialty examination in oncology will occur in March of 2019, and there is a need for physical therapist item writers to help develop test question concepts and content. The item writing workshops are a great way to engage and to learn about constructing good test questions. If you are interested in item writing for the Oncologic Physical Therapist Certification Examination, please consider attending the Oncology Regional Item Writing Workshop in Ann Arbor, MI. If you attend this workshop you can sit for the specialist examination.
When: Saturday, April 13, 2019 | 8:30 am – 4:15 pm
Where: Michigan Medicine Spine Center, 325 East Eisenhower Parkway, 2nd floor Conference Room, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 (directions will be provided)
- Breakfast (coffee, tea and bagels) and Lunch will be Provided
- Parking: Free
- Bring Your Laptop (Internet capabilities and reference material)
Education Chair, Frannie Westlake, receives 2018 APTA Emerging Leader Award
Congratulations to Frannie Westlake, PT, DPT for receiving a 2018 Emerging Leader Award. Thank you for your service to the Academy and APTA – looking forward to a great future!
Mary Lou Galantino named 2018 Catherine Worthingham Fellow of APTA
Congratulations to Academy member and oncology rehab advocate, Mary Lou Galantino, PT, MS, PhD, MSCE, FAPTA, for achieving APTA’s highest membership category! Thank you for all you do!
APTA PTeam Alert Newsletter now available for members
As 2018 winds to a close, it is important to look back on the many advocacy accomplishments we achieved together this year. Click here for APTA’s Grassroots Network’s update.
HIV SIG Chair, Sara Pullen, wins award
Congratulations to Sara Pullen, DPT, MPH, CHES, who received the Emory University School of Medicine’s Hidden Gem Award. Dr. Pullen was recognized for her work focusing on the rehabilitation needs of patients with HIV/AIDS and her leadership in regional, national and international service activities. Her work is noticed by many both at Emory and in the greater physical therapy, infectious diseases, public and global health communities.
Oncology in the Community Webinar now available to view
On November 29th, the World Confederation for Physical Therapy hosted an online educational session presented by Clare Lait titled, “Cancer Rehabilitation in the Community”. This webinar is now available for your viewing via:
Academy Election Results
Congratulations to our newly elected leaders. These leaders will assume their new roles following the Academy of Oncologic PT Business Meeting at CSM 2019.
- President Elect: Laura Sheridan, PT, DPT
- Treasurer: Sharlynn Touhy, PT, DPT, MBA
- Member at Large: Tiffany Kendig, PT, DPT
- Nominating Committee: Kim Presson, PT, DPT
Rehab Oncology Senior Editor, Mary Fisher, pens article for The Conversation
Dr. Mary Fisher wrote an article titled “Physical therapy important for women treated for breast cancer” that was recently published by The Conversation.
Oncologic Balance & Falls SIG partners with Move Forward PT to develop Cancer-Related Balance and Falls content
In conjunction with APTA’s Move Forward PT, our newly established BF SIG has helped create valuable resources for clinicians and patients on the topics of cancer-related balance and falls. The latest episode of Move Forward Radio it titled The Risk of Cancer-Related Falls. You can also view the brand new Cancer-Related Balance and Falls Tips Page.
Pediatric oncology webinar now available to view
On August 30th, the World Confederation for Physical Therapy presented an online educational session titled, “PT management in pediatric oncology: Sequels prevention and treatment”. This webinar is now available for your viewing via Streaming or Direct Download
The Academy of Oncologic PT, APTA has several course offerings looking for partners to host. The host facility will be chosen based on the guarantee that they can draw a minimum of 20 registrants.
The Academy's General Listerv is a very productive messaging system for answering your practice questions. In addition, we maintain specialized listservs for our special interest groups.
Any PT/PTA living in a country other than the US who is not eligible for membership in APTA can take advantage of our membership benefits by becoming a Partner of the Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy.