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Integrative Cancer Rehabilitation Task Force

 

MISSION

 

The Integrative Cancer Rehabilitation Task Force is committed to promoting Complementary and Integrative Health through dissemination of scientific evidence-based research and advocacy for best practices in collaboration with other disciplines to improve outcomes in Cancer Rehabilitation.

 

Multidisciplinary diverse individuals interested in learning, practicing, publishing and/or researching Complementary and Integrative Health in Cancer Rehabilitation, with a focus on collaboration and partnership with QOL/PCC/Integrative Rehabilitation CRNG taskforces and other ACRM Networking Groups.

 

JOIN THE TASK FORCE

 

Thank you for being a part of the CRNG Integrative Cancer Rehabilitation Task Force! We love that the ACRM attracts the most passionate interdisciplinary mix of rehabilitation pros from around the world. What an honor to collaborate with such driven individuals. We hope to meet with you at our upcoming networking group meeting to discuss current projects and opportunities for contribution and collaboration.

 

ACRM CRNG Integrative Cancer Rehabilitation Task Force Meeting

Join us this month to discuss the 2022 ACRM Annual Conference, Task Force updates, and new projects. We welcome your participation.

Save the date! This group meets the last Thursday of each month.
Please email Bridget for more information!

CHAIR

To learn more about the work of this task force and how to contribute, please contact the task force chair.

Bridget Chin, MD, MA

Bridget Chin, MD, MA

CHAIR

Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine 
Instructor part-time, Harvard Medical School
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

PROJECTS

 

  1. Review of NCI Databases
    • Searching websites of NCI-accredited programs for integrative/complementary medicine representations and offerings
    • Tabulating offerings and ease of navigation
    • Appreciate Julie and Vish’s mentorship. Modeled on this CRNG- generated study: Most National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Center Websites Do Not Provide Survivors With Information About Cancer Rehabilitation Services
  2. Social Media Study on Survivorship
    • Sites supporting survivorship
    • Use of IM, what forms
  3. Educational Materials for Patients
  4. Scientific Poster presented at the ACRM 2018 Annual Conference:
    Use of Integrative Medicine Techniques in Post-Operative and Chronic Pain Control After Breast Cancer Surgery
    Tiffany Cheung and Diane Radford
  5. Symposium presented at the ACRM 2018 Annual Conference:
    Applications of Integrative Medicine for Cancer Survivorship: Whole Person Rehabilitation
    Tiffany Cheung; Diane Radford; Jen Hayter; Katy Cantera; Sophia Chan; Tim Marshall; Ariana Vora; Lauren Thomas
  6. Symposium presented in collaboration with the ACRM Complementary Integrative Rehabilitation Medicine Networking Group at the ACRM 2018 Annual Conference:
    Traditional Asian Health Practices in Rehabilitation: Evidence Review, Experiential Session, and Discussion
    Ariana Vora, MD; Sophia W. Chan, DPT, MAOM, Lic. Ac., ATC, MS-IV; Bridget S. Chin, MA, MD; Gloria Vergara-Diaz, MD
  7. Multi-track Symposium on Integrative Medicine for Chronic Pain Management: A Complementary/Integrative Perspective presented at the ACRM 2018 Annual Conference.

2023 GOALS

  • Augment experience/curriculum vitae through presentation and publication opportunities: symposia, papers & posters
  • Develop advocacy tools for patients and caregivers
  • Network on cross collaboration projects with other CRNG groups
  • Participate in monthly Integrative Cancer Rehabilitation Journal Club
  • Create experiential and informational webinars
  • Receive collegial support and camaraderie
  • Your interests and ideas HERE

2022 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Two day Instructional Course: Emerging Concepts and Evidence Basis behind Novel Approaches Managing Chronic Spinal Pain (Acupuncture in Chronic Spine Pain Lecture)
  • Reducing Burnout and Building Resilience in Cancer Rehabilitation: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
  • “Re-Energize!” experiential wellness session with Bridget Chin MD, MA: Acupressure for Stress Reduction and Self-Care
  • Kim, Sonya et al. Chin, Bridget S. “The Impact of Complementary and Integrative Medicine Following Traumatic Brain Injury: A Scoping Review.” The Journal of head trauma rehabilitation, 10.1097/HTR.0000000000000778. 21 Apr. 2022, doi:10.1097/HTR.0000000000000778

 

We welcome ALL interested! Networking Group and Task Forces for FREE x 6 months.