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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 APTA Oncology.
Dr. Mary Insana Fisher, Rehabilitation Oncology Editor-in-Chief, Receives 2020 Young Alumni Award
Dr. Fisher was awarded the 2020 Young Alumni Award by the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences, having graduated from the Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program in 2013. The award honors alumni who have been successful in their field, and have qualities in leadership, mentorship, and recognition. To read more about Dr. Fisher and this prestigious award, click HERE. A recording of the award ceremony can be viewed HERE (Dr. Fisher featured from 15:00-26:08)
Student & New Professional Subcommittee Chair Pens APTA Pulse Blog Post
Emma Schaberg O’Brien, SPT, CLT, RYT, Chair of the APTA Oncology Student & New Professional Subcommittee has written a blog post for APTA’s Student Spotlight, highlighting the importance and value of being a student member of APTA Oncology. View the blog post.
Jena Colon Awarded 2020 APTA Emerging Leader Award
APTA Oncology Board of Directors member, Jena Colon, PT, DPT, MBA, has been selected by APTA as a 2020 recipient of the Emerging Leader Award. Jena is a leader and advocate for PT in cancer care and has helped expand the reach of physical therapists in this population.
2020 APTA Oncology Elections Slate of Candidates Now Available
Please find the full slate of candidates HERE. Candidate biographies and consents are available for viewing. Elections will be held this fall and opening of the polls will be announced to APTA Oncology membership.
APTA Oncology announces Student & New Professional Subcommittee
The Student and New Professional Subcommittee is a community developed by and for student PTs/PTAs and new professionals with a common interest in oncology rehabilitation. Sign up via the website here, and submit a volunteer form to get involved!
APTA Oncology welcomes the second class of Board-Certified Specialists in Oncologic PT
APTA Oncology is proud to announce and offers congratulations to its second class of board-certified clinical specialists in oncologic physical therapy.
WCPT IPT-HOPE Webinar Part 2 Now Available To View
On 5/9/2020, WCPT IPT-HOPE hosted Part 2 of their webinar series discussing strategies for managing individuals with HIV/AIDS, cancer and in hospice and palliative care in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar was recorded and can now be viewed here.
IPT-HOPE COVID-19 plus Cancer/HIV/Palliative Care Webinar now available to view
On 4/25/2020, WCPT IPT-HOPE hosted a webinar to discuss and highlight strategies for managing individuals with HIV/AIDS, cancer and in hospice and palliative care in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar was recorded and can now be viewed here.
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APTA announces 2020 Honors and Awards Program recipients
- Charles L. McGarvey, PT, DPT, FAPTA: Lucy Blair Service Award
- Nicole Lynn Stout, PT, DPT, FAPTA: Lucy Blair Service Award
- Lucinda Ann Pfalzer, PT, PhD, FAPTA: Lucy Blair Service Award
- Kirsten K. Ness, PT, PhD, FAPTA: Helen Hislop Award for Outstanding Contributions to Professional Literature
APTA Oncology 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 15 registrants.
APTA Oncology'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 or PTA living in a country other than the US or a healthcare provider from another discipline, not eligible for APTA membership, can take advantage of our membership benefits by becoming a Partner of APTA Oncology.
Want to get involved? Check out APTA Engage for the latest volunteer opportunities within APTA Oncology. Check back often as new opportunities arise!