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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.
Update from Mary Lou Galantino, Commission on Cancer RepresentativeMary Lou Galantino, the Academy's representative to the Commission on Cancer (CoC) has provided an update, which includes the 2020 CoC Standards. Please see the additional cross walk document which was developed to facilitate implementation of these standards.
Update from Mary Lou Galantino, Commission on Cancer Representative
Mary Lou Galantino, the Academy’s representative to the Commission on Cancer (CoC) has provided an update, which includes the 2020 CoC Standards. Please see the additional cross walk document which was developed to facilitate implementation of these standards. Lastly, there will be a platform discussion regarding national oncology accreditation standards on Friday morning at CSM- please attend and prepare for a rich dialogue!
FREE Upcoming Webinar: Challenges in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer
On 3/5/2020 at 12PM EST, WCPT IPT-HOPE will host a FREE webinar titled, “Challenges in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer.” The webinar will be recorded and will be available to view a few days following the live course. Please note: No password is required, the webinar link will become live at the time of the webinar.More Information
Combined Sections Meeting 2021 Call for Presentations
CSM 2021 call for proposal submissions is now open. Please submit proposals and find additional information at http://www.apta.org/csm/
- The deadline for proposals for preconference course or education session proposals is March 18, 2020. Preconference courses may be one or two day courses. Education sessions are two hours in length.
- The deadline for research abstracts for poster and platform presentations is July 13, 2020. Abstracts from every specialty are welcome, in the categories of research, special interest, case studies, and theory reports.
Congratulations to our newly elected leaders!
The Academy is proud to announce the winners of this year’s election. These members’ terms of office will begin following the Business Meeting at CSM 2020 in Denver, CO.
Chris Wilson, PT, DPT, DScPT
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy
Steve Wechsler, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy
Nominating Committee Member
Nancy Paddison, PTA, BA
LANA Certified in Lymphedema Management
Mary Insana Fisher, PT, PhD, appointed Editor-In-Chief of Rehabilitation OncologyThe Board of Directors of the Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy and Editorial Board of Rehabilitation Oncology are pleased to announce that Mary Insana Fisher, PT, PhD, is appointed the new Editor-In-Chief of the Academy’s scientific journal.
Mary Insana Fisher, PT, PhD, appointed Editor-In-Chief of Rehabilitation Oncology
The Board of Directors of the Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy and Editorial Board of Rehabilitation Oncology are pleased to announce that Mary Insana Fisher, PT, PhD, is appointed the new Editor-In-Chief of the Academy’s scientific journal. Dr. Fisher is a Board-certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Certified Lymphedema Therapist, and Associate Professor at the University of Dayton and senior editor of Rehabilitation Oncology with extensive experience in oncology rehabilitation and scholarship.Read the full press release
ACSM and ACS Update Recommendations
ACSM and ACS update recommendations on exercise to lower risk of developing certain cancers and best meet the needs, preferences and abilities of people with cancer.
To read the official press release by ACSM and ACS, click here. The Academy has developed an executive summary of the updated recommendations as well as a podcast, both available through the Academy’s journal, Rehabilitation Oncology.
Laura Sisola Gilchrist, PT, PhD appointed Senior Editor of Rehabilitation OncologyThe Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy’s Board of Directors and Editorial Board of the journal, Rehabilitation Oncology, are pleased to announce that Laura Sisola Gilchrist, PT, PhD, Professor at the St. Catherine University ...
Laura Sisola Gilchrist, PT, PhD appointed Senior Editor of Rehabilitation Oncology
The Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy’s Board of Directors and Editorial Board of the journal, Rehabilitation Oncology, are pleased to announce that Laura Sisola Gilchrist, PT, PhD, Professor at the St. Catherine University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and Clinical Research Scientist at the Children’s Hospital and Clinics of MN Hematology/Oncology Clinic in Minneapolis, has been appointed Senior Editor. Please click here for full press release.
Duke University Health System Oncologic Residency now APTA Credentialed
Duke University Health System’s Oncologic Residency is now APTA Credentialed. For more information and to learn how to apply, click here. For more information on other accredited, candidate, and developing oncologic PT residencies, please visit our Residency home page.
Commission on Cancer Advocacy Committee meets
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) Advocacy Committee met recently to discuss current legislative priorities. The committee has shared minutes and a Legislation Summary from that meeting. The committee has also provided a resource developed by the American Cancer Society titled, A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality.
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.