Cancer Rehab Update – Fall 2016
There are so many wonderful things happening in cancer rehabilitation that we can’t possibly cover them all here. However, one highlight is the publication titled “Towards a National Initiative in Cancer Rehabilitation: Recommendations from a Subject Matter Expert Group” that came out of the work sponsored by the Rehabilitation Medicine Department of the Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health with support from the National Cancer Institute and the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research. This new report was published by the ACRM scientific journal, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and provides an important “roadmap” for the future of cancer rehabilitation.
We are gearing up for a really exciting fall with four continuous tracks of cancer rehabilitation content at the ACRM 2016 Annual Conference! Our group has grown tremendously, and is the second most represented diagnosis group at the conference. A big thank-you to the ACRM leadership team who have been working hard to support cancer rehabilitation and the work of all of our members.
The CRNG business meeting will be Wednesday, 2 November from 12:30 – 2:00 pm. We will be honoring our cancer rehabilitation award winners: Lynn Gerber, MD for the Excellence in Cancer Rehabilitation Award and Gail Gamble, MD for the Distinguished Lecturer in Cancer Rehabilitation and Survivorship Care Award. We will also be announcing the poster award winners. Lunch will be served. All are welcome to join us for an update, exchange of ideas, fun networking and great food!
We hope to see you in Chicago in November. Until then have a wonderful fall!
Julie Silver, MD
Vish Raj, MD
Co-Chairs, ACRM Cancer Rehabilitation Networking Group