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    Meet us in Atlanta! ACRM Conference Fall 2017

    WED 25 OCT  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Cancer Rehabilitation Networking Group Membership Group Meeting

    FRI 27 OCT  4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Cancer Rehabilitation - Research Task Force Meeting (By invitation only)    REGISTERED YET?

     

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    ABOUT THE CRNG

    At the ACRM Annual Conference in 2013, the Cancer Rehabilitation Networking Group (CRNG) was recognized by the ACRM Board of Governors. The CRNG is comprised of interdisciplinary professionals who desire to improve the educational and networking opportunities for ACRM membership in cancer rehabilitation research, education, clinical care and policy in order to improve the lives of people who have been diagnosed with cancer.

     

    MISSION

    The mission of the CRNG is to advance the field of cancer rehabilitation by providing opportunities for education and professional development, advocating for standards in clinical practice and research, and supporting a forum for interdisciplinary and international exchange.

    CRNG BENEFITS

    • Continuing education opportunities
    • Opportunity to plan educational courses for the ACRM Annual Conference
    • Task Force participation
    • Collaborative research opportunities

     

    CRNG BY THE NUMBERS

    300+ Members
    37 Cancer Rehabilitation Posters
    5 Task Forces
    3 New Cancer Rehabilitation Awards
    2 Nonstop Educational Conference Tracks
    2 New Columns in Oncology Publications
    1 Website
    1 Newsletter


    ACRM 2017 Call for Proposals

    Call for Late Breaking Research Now OPEN Through JUNE 30

    The Program Committee invites proposals focused on research evidence and its translation into clinical practice for presentation at the ACRM 2017 Annual Conference in Atlanta.

    SEE GUIDELINES & SUBMIT LATE-BREAKING RESEARCH >>

     


    Cancer Rehab Content at the ACRM 2017 Annual Conference

    Join us at the ACRM Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research this fall, for NONSTOP educational content focused on cancer rehabilitation. Plus, dive deep into intensive Pre-Conference Instructional Courses or Specialized Workshops on a wide variety of topics.

    Up to 42.5 hours of CE available.

    Learn More >>

     


    CRNG NEWS

    CANCER REHABILITATION INITIATIVE: Recommendations From NIH

    Functional impairments and disability impact a majority of cancer patients during and after disease treatment. Rehabilitation providers diagnose and treat physical, psychological and cognitive impairments to maintain or restore function, reduce symptom burden, and reduce disability in this medically complex population.

    However, rehabilitation services rarely enter comprehensive oncology care. To explore this gap in care, the Rehabilitation Medicine Department of the Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) convened an interdisciplinary, expert panel (including 13 ACRM members) to explore the state of practice and research in cancer rehabilitation and to make recommendations to inform a national initiative. Read more about this ground-breaking initiative >>


    CRNG 2017 AWARDS

    Nicole Stout

    Excellence in Cancer Rehabilitation Award

    The Excellence in Cancer Rehabilitation Award recognizes someone who has demonstrated excellence in the field of interdisciplinary cancer rehabilitation in one or more important areas including, but not limited to, clinical care, medical education or research.

    The 2017 Excellence in Cancer Rehabilitation Award recognizes Nicole Stout, DPT, CLT-LANA, FAPTA, for the important contributions she has made to the field of cancer rehabilitation medicine. This award will be presented during the Cancer Rehabilitation Networking Group Business meeting at the ACRM Annual Conference in Atlanta.

    PAST RECIPIENTS

    • 2016:  Lynn H. Gerber
    • 2015:  Andrea Cheville, MD, MSCE

     

     

    Michael Stubblefield

    Distinguished Lecturer in Cancer Rehabilitation & Survivorship Care

    The 2017 Distinguished Lecturer in Cancer Rehabilitation & Survivorship Care is Michael D. Stubblefield, MD. This award recognizes the important contributions he has made to the advancement of oncology care. Dr. Stubblefield will present, The Past, Present, and Future of Cancer Rehabilitation, at the ACRM Annual Conference in Atlanta.

     


     

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    EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

    Julie SilverCo-Chair
    Julie Silver, MD
    Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
    Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Boston, MA
    Brief Bio
    Vish Raj, MDCo-Chair
    Vish Raj, MD
    Vice-Chair of Clinical Operation, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Associate Medical Director and Director of Oncology Rehabilitation
    Carolinas Rehabilitation
    Charlotte, NC
    Brief Bio

    Brent BravemanSecretary

    Brent Braveman, PhD OTR/L FAOTA
    Director of Rehabilitation Services
    MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Houston, TX

    Ashish KhannaCommunications Officer

    Ashish Khanna, MD
    Fellow, Medstar Georgetown University/ National Rehabilitation Hospital, Cancer Rehabilitation Department
    Washington, DC

    HOW TO JOIN THE CRNG

    The CRNG Executive Committee welcomes new members!

    One of the most valuable benefits of ACRM membership is the opportunity to participate in the many interdisciplinary special interest groups (ISIG) and networking groups.

    Click the JOIN NOW button to learn more or contact Member Services at +1.703.435.5335 for personal assistance.

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    Cancer Rehab Update

    The official news of the ACRM Cancer Rehabilitation Networking Group, published winter and spring annually.

    >> Fall 2016

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    >> Summer 2015

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    HOW TO PARTICIPATE

     

    Research

    • Advance cancer rehabilitation research and promote research collaboration
    • Establish an interdisciplinary research agenda
    • Promote translation of evidence to enhance clinical expertise and practice

    Clinical Care

    • Conduct state-of-the-art reviews of practice in cancer rehabilitation care
    • Enhance competencies of an interdisciplinary team member in cancer rehabilitation

    Education

    • Participate in continuing education offerings specific to the interests of cancer rehabilitation researchers and clinicians
    • Plan an educational course in cancer rehabilitation for the ACRM annual meeting
    • Develop and receive informational and instructional media

    Become involved in a CRNG task force by contacting a task force chair or a member of the Executive Committee.

     

    CRNG TASK FORCES

    Education Task Force

    The Education Task Force is focused on bringing high quality, Cancer Rehabilitation content to each ACRM Annual Conference. In Dallas, there were over 20 Cancer Rehabilitation-specific symposia—the most ever, at any conference. The task force is also developing a study to assess the state of Cancer Rehabilitation education across multiple specialties to assess the 'state of the specialty practice' as it pertains to education and training of rehabilitation health care providers. Members of our Education Task Force are also available to help members who wish to submit a presentation proposal for the annual conference by providing guidance on topic areas, connecting you with interested co-presenters, and providing feedback on your proposed submissions.

    Want to participate? Contact the chair to learn more!

    Nicole StoutChair: Nicole Stout, DPT, CLT-LANA, FAPTA
    Partner, 3e Services LLC
    Alexandria, VA

     

    Outcomes & Research Task Force

    The most recent project of this task force involves working in conjunction with the American Cancer Society and National Cancer Institute to obtain consensus to develop a cancer support services screening tool for cancer survivors.  The project will use the NCI’s Grid Enabled Measures website to seek expert feedback from a variety of cancer support services including rehabilitation on existing patient reported screeners. The goal would be to use this expert feedback to create a new screener for American cancer survivors.

    The Delphi survey project regarding cancer rehabilitation research priorities for older patients is now completed. The group reached out to Cancer Rehabilitation Networking Group members to find experts to participate in this study, which consisted of a series of three short surveys. We hope to publish the study in the Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

    Want to participate? Contact the co-chairs to learn more!

    Mary RadomskiCo-Chair: Mary Radomski, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
    Senior Scientific Adviser, Courage Kenny Research Center
    Minneapolis, MN

    Jack FuCo-Chair: Jack Fu, MD
    Associate Professor, Department of Palliative Care & Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
    Houston, TX

     

    NEW: Quality of Life Task Force

    The Quality of Life and Person-Centered Care Task Force is an interdisciplinary team that focuses on evidence based research and protocols to minimize symptom burden and maximize functional independence in people with a cancer diagnosis. Our initial objective is to develop fact sheets for common cancer diagnoses or treatment related symptoms. We look forward to introducing our team at the 2017 Annual ACRM conference.

    Want to participate? Contact the co-chairs to learn more!

    Rebecca KirchCo-Chair: Rebecca A. Kirch, JD
    Health Care Quality Consultant and Stakeholder
    Washington, DC
    +1.202.277.5912
    Terrence PughChair: Terrence Pugh, MD
    Carolinas Rehabilitation
    Levine Cancer Institute
    Charlotte, NC

     

    NEW: Oncology Cognitive Rehabilitation Task Force

    This task force is committed to bringing terrific cognitive rehabilitation content to ACRM members! Watch for educational courses at the 2017 ACRM Annual Conference that combine the interdisciplinary expertise of oncology, neuropsychology, and occupational therapy. Our goal is to provide members with more information about the cognitive effects of cancer, including assessment, biobehavioral perspectives and interventions.

    Want to participate? Contact the co-chairs to learn more!

     Arash AsherCo-Chair: Arash Asher, MD
    Director, Cancer Rehabilitation & Survivorship
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    West Hollywood, CA
    Lynne PadgettCo-Chair: Lynne S. Padgett, PhD
    Strategic Director, Hospital Systems
    American Cancer Society

    Projects:

    • Information/Education Page (I/EP) submitted to the Archives will be published soon.
    • Submitted a symposium proposal for the 2017 Annual Conference:  Lifestyle Factors that can be Protective for Cancer-Related Cognitive Impairment
    • Clinical trial using the cognitive rehab program we developed at Cedars (Emerging from the Haze) to be executed at City of Hope for the young adult survivor population (closed)

    Project in Development:

    • We are exploring a collaborative project with ACCC under the guidance of Lynne S. Padgett

     

    NEW: Integrative Cancer Rehabilitation Task Force

    Integrative rehabilitation is an important and growing field.  This task force is committed to synthesizing and disseminating evidence-based best practices to navigate this heterogeneous field of medicine.  We look forward to introducing members to our task force at the 2016 ACRM Annual Conference. In the meantime, we are looking for collaborators, feedback and ideas from multiple disciplines.

    Want to participate? Contact the co-chairs to learn more!

     Ariana VoraCo-Chair: Ariana Vora, MD
    Instructor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School
    Boston, MA
     Diane RadfordCo-Chair: Diane Radford, MD
    Cleveland Clinic
    Cleveland, OH