Join Us In Chicago!
All conference attendees are automatically ACRM members. Non-members receive a 6-month introductory ACRM membership automatically with registration. We hope you will join us at one of the following on-site CRNG meetings to introduce yourself and learn how to get involved. We welcome your participation! PLEASE NOTE: Dates and times are subject to change. Please check the Online Program for the most up-to-date information.
Tuesday 5 NOV
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
- CRNG Guideline Development Working Group Meeting (open for ALL to attend)
Location: 4E, 4th Floor
Wednesday 6 NOV
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
- CRNG Business Meeting (open for ALL to attend)
Location: 4M, 4th Floor
Thursday 7 NOV
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
- CRNG Outcomes and Research Task Force Meeting (open for ALL to attend)
Location: 4H, 4th Floor
PLENARY IV: Pragmatically Using Electronic Patient Reported Measures to Drive Proactive Rehabilitation Care: Our Future? >>
Proactively treating the causes disablement; physical impairments, pain, and related immobility, can significantly prolong patients’ functional independence, improve their quality of life (QoL) and avoid unneeded expensive and extended hospitalizations. Current rehabilitation service delivery models are reactive in nature and tend to focus on catastrophic disability, characteristics that render them ill suited to detect or address early disablement in cancer or any vulnerable patient group. A model that proactively addresses these needs is needed.
The Cancer Rehabilitation networking group of ACRM will present the results of a systematic review of the literature, a synthesis of evidence for a care delivery model, and scoping review of cancer rehabilitation guidelines. The information provided from these three projects will coalesce to inform the development of a Cancer Rehabilitation Guideline.
The Distinguished Lectureship in Cancer Rehabilitation is an annual event to recognize an outstanding contributer to the field of cancer rehabilitation. We are excited to have Lee Jones, Ph.D., of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as our award recipient. Dr. Jones is an expert in the area of oncology exercise and performs clinical trials in several areas of cancer care, including structured exercise training interventions on cardiovascular outcomes in cancer survivors and traditional laboratory approaches to elucidate the effects of exercise training on cancer progression. Dr. Jones is world renowned and has numerous publications in the area of exercise oncology.
IC 22: Comprehensive Management of Head and Neck Cancer: Optimizing Outcomes Through a Multi-Disciplinary Approach >>
Approximately 30,000 head and neck cancers (HNC) are diagnosed annually in the United States, accounting for 6 percent of all malignancies. With medical advances, the life span of these patients is increasing. Oncology-related complications are becoming more prevalent and can significantly affect function and quality of life. Multi-disciplinary rehabilitation management can improve outcomes for this patient population but its benefits are poorly understood. This course will provide current evidence-based information about HNC medical diagnosis and treatment. Comprehensive and innovative rehabilitation strategies for assessment and treatment will be presented with a focus on maximizing outcomes using a team approach.