Cancer Rehabilitation Networking Group
NEWS & UPDATES
CANCER REHAB UPDATE
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.
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.
PLAN TO PRESENT AT ACRM 2021 CONFERENCE
The CRNG is already thinking about symposia for next year’s ACRM Annual Conference in Dallas. The special symposia submissions are due soon. If you have speaker suggestions, or topics you hope to see presented next year, please contact Dr. Terrence Pugh, CRNG Chair. CRNG members identified the following topics of interest and we encourage your proposals:
- How to incorporate research into practice
- Lung cancer
- End of life/supportive care (resources)
- CIPN, pediatric, AYA, GI, prostate, GYN cancer (pelvic floor etc)
- Outcome measures with cancer norms (like e rehab for SCI, TBI – LOS, Functional code changes)
- Opportunity to plan educational courses for the ACRM Annual Conference
- Task Force participation
- Collaborative research opportunities
CRNG BY THE NUMBERS
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
- Advance cancer rehabilitation research and promote research collaboration
- Establish an interdisciplinary research agenda
- Promote translation of evidence to enhance clinical expertise and practice
- Conduct state-of-the-art reviews of practice in cancer rehabilitation care
- Enhance competencies of an interdisciplinary team member in cancer rehabilitation
- 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
HOW TO JOIN THE CRNG
The opportunity to participate in more than 20 specialized interdisciplinary special interest groups (ISIG) and networking groups and to engage in their task forces, is one of the most valuable benefits of ACRM membership.
Membership is available at various levels and includes a subscription to the most-cited journal in rehabilitation, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, as well as discounted member pricing on all ACRM products and events.
Click the JOIN NOW button to learn more or contact Member Services at +1.703.435.5335 for personal assistance. Contact a co-chair to learn more about this networking group and ways to participate.
Already an ACRM Member? Click here to log in and join the CRNG.
Delphi Study on Provider Competencies Seeks Your Input
The CRNG Education Task Force is conducting a Delphi study regarding competencies for providers treating patients with a diagnosis of cancer. A Delphi study uses a systematic, iterative process to develop a consensus opinion of experts in the field. A high response rate is critical for making this a success. While participation is voluntary, we need and want to include your opinions. We would also appreciate your response to as many questions as possible.
The ultimate goal of this study is to determine the most important basic competencies that providers should acquire to effectively treat patients with a diagnosis of cancer. We expect to publish this information and hope that it will set a framework for cancer rehabilitation education across all disciplines.
As a cancer rehabilitation expert, we appreciate your willingness to take the time to contribute to this study. Your responses will be de-identified and confidential, though we will keep track of how many surveys you respond to via your email address during data collection.
Please acknowledge your willingness to participate in this study by CLICKING HERE and responding to the Round 2 questionnaire. One additional Delphi survey will arrive over the next 2-3 months.
If you have any questions or concerns about the study, please email Sara Holz at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.