Cancer Rehab Update – Winter 2016

Cancer Rehab Update – Winter 2016   CHAIRS UPDATE: Dear Colleagues, At the ACRM Annual Conference in 2015, we held our second annual business meeting. This was an opportunity to share with our members the tremendous growth and exciting progress that the CRNG has made with their support. Here are a few fast facts: Our...
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About the CRNG

At the ACRM Annual Conference in 2013, the 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...
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Are You in Training and Want to Become Involved in the CRNG?

We are excited to announce a new opportunity for residents, fellows and other healthcare professionals in training who want to become involved with the CRNG! This is a terrific opportunity to be mentored in cancer rehabilitation. Each person that is selected will serve on a task force and take an active role in advancing cancer...
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Update: Education Task Force

The Education Task Force continues to focus on bringing high quality, Cancer Rehabilitation content for the 2016 ACRM Annual Conference in Chicago. 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...
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Update: Outcomes and Research Task Force

This task force has been working on the Delphi survey project regarding cancer rehabilitation research priorities for older patients. The group has reached out to the Cancer Rehabilitation Networking Group members to find experts to participate in this study. The project will consist of a series of 3 short surveys that will be sent to...
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Update: Palliative Care and Quality of Life Task Force

This task force is in the process of preparing symposia for the ACRM 2016 Annual Conference in Chicago.  This is a new task force, and we are pleased to welcome our members: Sree Battu Meghan Routt Joyce Fichtenbaum Vanessa Gallegos-Kearin Please contact the task force chairs for further information: Brian D. McMichael, MD Assistant Professor...
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Update: Oncology Cognitive Rehabilitation Task Force

The first goal for this task force is submitting a symposium for consideration at the 2016 ACRM Annual Conference.  This task force is committed to bringing terrific cognitive rehabilitation content to the ACRM members! Watch for educational courses at the 2016 conference that combine the interdisciplinary expertise of oncology, neuropsychology, and occupational therapy. Our goal...
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Update: Integrative Cancer Rehabilitation Task Force

This is our newest task force and we are actively recruiting new members. Integrative rehabilitation is an important and growing field. Our 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...
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Meet the Award Winners from the 2015 Conference

At the ACRM Annual Conference this past October in Dallas, Texas, we awarded three individuals with the very first awards in cancer rehabilitation and had the chance to ask them about why they joined the ACRM CRNG, became involved with cancer rehab, and other questions related to the field. We congratulate all three of them...
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Collaborating with the Early Career Networking Group

The Cancer Rehabilitation and Early Career Networking Groups are collaborating to support the advancement of early career professionals in the field of rehabilitation. Early career ACRM members are encouraged to join both groups! Why get involved with the ECNG? Get all the best tips and notifications needed to advance your career (Scientific writing, grant opportunities,...
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Recent Publications in Cancer Rehabilitation

Imaging and clinical characteristics predict near-term disablement from bone metastases: implications for rehabilitation. Cheville AL, Murthy N, Basford JR, Rose P, Tran K, Pittelkow T, Ringler M. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2015 Oct 1. pii: S0003-9993(15)01232-0. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.09.011. [Epub ahead of print] Improving Adherence to Cancer Treatment by Addressing Quality of Life in Patients With...
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