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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.
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
New SIG: Oncologic Balance & Falls
The Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy is now accepting members for the Balance and Falls Special Interest Group- BFSIG! This SIG is free to join for Academy members. It has been created to help promote knowledge and communication of issues relative to balance and falls for cancer survivors. Opportunities to collaborate with other oncological physical therapists and receive information helpful to your practice will be plentiful.
Our first podcast will air on September 20th in honor of National Fall Prevention Awareness day. Find it on www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio. Dr. Elizabeth Hile will be discussing the fall risk profiles in cancer survivors. How much more at risk are cancer survivors? What are some of the red flags and why could a fall be so much more difficult for cancer survivors?
Please visit our SIG homepage today for more information, to join, and to help us reduce falls in cancer survivors. You can also check us out on Twitter and Facebook for frequent updates and initiatives.
If you want to do more and become a state or regional advocate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll receive information on our nationwide initiative!
Call for Associate Editor for Qualitative Research
Rehabilitation Oncology, the official journal of the Academy of Oncologic PT, is seeking a new Associate Editor for Qualitative Research. Click here for more information regarding job requirements and how to apply.
Chris Barnes, PT, DPT awarded the 2018 Clinical Research Grant
Congratulations to Chris Barnes, PT, DPT for being awarded the 2018 Clinical Research Grant for his proposal “Quality of Life and Physical Function Loss in Rural Lung Cancer Surgery Patients: A Qualitative Study.”
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.
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