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Cancer Rehabilitation

GREAT Seminars and Books

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   20
Registration Fee:   $545

Upon Completion of this Seminar, Participants will be able to:
  • Describe the cancer diagnosis, pathology and staging.
  • Explain medical and surgical management of common cancer diagnosis.
  • Choose & perform appropriate screening/systems review and tests and measures
  • Design appropriate treatment interventions for common impairments seen in individuals at various stages of the disease process.
  • Discuss the need for appropriate modality selection and use based on the cancer history and/or treatment.
  • Recognize and describe precautions and contraindications for exercise and other therapeutic interventions.

  • Target Audience
    Primary Audience - Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants. Secondary Audience - Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, and other Rehabilitation Professionals

    Confirmation Notes
    FEE: The registration fee includes all course sessions, breaks, continental breakfasts, and course handout.
    DISCOUNT PROGRAM: Receive $25 off for each Great Seminars & Books, Inc. course attended from 2000 to the present. In order to receive discount, a copy of each course certifi cate must accompany registration form. No discounts will be taken once registration is completed.
    CONFIRMATION: A confirmation letter will be sent 1 month prior to the course with local hotels and information upon receipt of your registration form and fee. If you do not receive confirmation 2 weeks prior to class, please call to verify your registration. Registrations are not guaranteed until confi rmed. Space may be limited, so register early.
    CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY: Cancellations must be received in writing at least two weeks prior to the seminar date for tuition refund less a $75 administration fee. NO refunds will be made after this date. COURSE CANCELLATION: GREAT Seminars and Books, Inc. reserves the right to cancel a course up to 2 weeks prior to the seminar date. In the event of cancellation of a course only the tuition fee will be refunded in full. GREAT Seminars and Books, Inc. is not responsible for reimbursement of non-refundable airline tickets, lodging, or other related costs.
    EDUCATIONAL CREDIT: All courses are 20 CEUs. A certificate of attendance for 20 contact hours of educational activity (2.0 or 20 CEUs depending on how your Practice Act determines CEUs in your state) will be awarded to registrants upon completion of the seminar.
    For the latest in CEU approvals, please check the GREAT Seminars web site here.
    Your tuition is tax deductible. All expenses of Continuing Education (including registration fees, travel, meals, and lodging) taken to maintain or improve professional skills are tax deductible according to Treasury Regulation 1.162-5 Couglin vs. Commissioner, 203 F2d 307. LOST CERTIFICATES: Requests for a replacement certificate must be received in writing stating the name and dates of course attended. The cost for a replacement certifi cate is $25.

    Day 1
    7:30 - 8:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast
    8:00 - 10:00 Introduction to Cancer Diagnosis and Medical Management - Incidence and prevalence - Screening recommendations - Tumor biology (basic) - Diagnosis and staging (TNM classifi cation- general) - Medical management (surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy) - Specifi c modes of delivery - Impact on cellular processes, normal and malignant
    10:00 - 10:15 Break
    10:15 - 12:30 Oncology Rehabilitation Overview of commonly diagnosed cancers and rehab implications - Lung Cancer - Hematologic cancers (liquid tumors- leukemia, lymphoma) - Role of BMT - Sarcoma and multiple myeloma - Head and neck cancers
    12:30 - 1:30 Lunch (on your own) Case Study- Breast cancer 5 years post treatment with shoulder impingement and radiculopathy
    1:30 - 3:45 Oncology Rehabilitation Overview of commonly diagnosed cancers and rehab implications (cont) - GU cancers (ovarian, cervical, vulvar, prostate) - GI cancers (pancreatic, liver, stomach) - Melanoma
    3:45 - 4:00 Break
    4:00 - 5:30 -Oncology Rehabilitation Overview of commonly diagnosed cancers and rehab implications (cont) - Breast cancer - Breast reconstruction
    5:30 - 6:00 Introduction of case studies- small group (8-10/group)
    6:00 - 6:30 Questions and Answers

    DAY 2
    8:00 - 8:30 Review from Day 1
    8:30 - 10:45 Oncology Rehabilitation: Evaluation and Tests and Measures - History pertinent to cancer - Pain assessment - Review of systems - Cardiopulmonary (XRT and chemo side effects highlighted) - Musculoskeletal (bone integrity and bony metastasis highlighted)
    10:45 - 11:00 Break
    11:00 - 12:30 Oncology Rehabilitation: Evaluation and Tests and Measures - Review of systems - Neuromuscular (brain mets and brachioplexopathy highlighted) - Integumentary (XRT fi brosis, surgical scar and lymphedema) - Lab Values - Outcomes tools
    12:30 - 1:30 Lunch (on your own) Case Study- Osteosarcoma with lower extremity limb salvage procedure
    1:30 - 2:30 Exercise prescription and Modalities - Exercise evaluation and prescription - Fatigue - Precautions/contradictions
    2:30 - 3:15 Revisit Case studies - complete plan of care
    3:15 - 3:30 Break
    3:30 - 4:45 Metastatic disease and palliative care - Opiod use and pain management - Exercise indications - End of life care and hospice
    4:45 - 6:00 Group Case studies presented
    6:00 - 6:30 Questions and Answers

    This two day course will review diagnosis and staging of cancer. Medical and surgical management of select cancer diagnoses will be reviewed as they are relevant to physical therapists. Emphasis will be on screening and systems review to highlight the need for accurate differential diagnosis for cancer identifi cation and with regard to common impairments and functional limitations in patients who have a history of cancer. Current evidence-based rehabilitation interventions for individuals undergoing treatment for cancer, in survivorship from cancer or facing metastatic disease will be highlighted including exercise prescription, contradictions andprecautions with exercise and modalities. A unique, problem-based format, utilizing case studies will be introduced with group interaction for client evaluation and development of plan of care.

    Dates and Locations
    Register Address:   York Pennsylvania
    Dates:   08-10-2019 - 08-11-2019, 12:00AM 12:00AM

    Register Address:   Spokane Washington
    Dates:   10-12-2019 - 10-13-2019, 12:00AM 12:00AM

    Register Address:   Charlottesville Virginia
    Dates:   12-07-2019 - 12-08-2019, 12:00AM 12:00AM