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Offering 4 days of high-caliber, continuous educational content for CANCER REHABILITATION, the ACRM 92nd Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research (PIRR) provides outstanding value for every member of the rehab team.

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It starts on Tuesday, 27 OCT with a full day of in-depth Instructional Courses for cancer rehabilitation focused on clinical practice. Separate registration required.

  • Examination and Treatment Strategies for Patients Post Cancer Treatment Involving the Head and Neck #3235
  • Multidisciplinary Approach for Head and Neck Cancers #2835
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The Pre-Conference culminates in the Early Career & First-Timers Orientation Reception, free and open to all. The leadership of all ACRM interdisciplinary special interest and networking groups will be on hand to introduce you to their activities and ways to participate. ACRM Board of Governors members and others will also be there to help you connect with colleagues who share your interests.


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3-Day CORE Conference 28 – 30 OCT

  • 40+ hours of CANCER REHABILITATION content available (46.25 continuing education hours possible)
  • PLUS NONSTOP content for 12 focus areas and dozens of cross-cutting topics spanning multiple diagnoses
  • 4 featured plenary sessions
  • 500+ scientific paper & poster presentations
  • CME/CEU credit in your choice of 15 disciplines—more disciplines than any other conference
  • Access to DOZENS of ACRM Meetings: interdisciplinary special interest groups, networking groups & task forces


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Program Highlights for CANCER REHABILITATION

For a complete listing of sessions and gobs of details (including presenters, session descriptions and schedules) see the Conference APP.


Cancer Rehabilitation Networking Group Meeting #1029

THU, 29 OCT:  12:30 – 2:00 PM // Open to All

Attend the ACRM Cancer Rehabilitation Networking Group meeting to learn about the work of one of ACRM’s newest groups and the many opportunities it offers for productive networking and collaboration.

See the complete schedule of ACRM ISIG , networking group, and task force meetings and plan to join those that best align with your interests and expertise.

Featured Symposia for Cancer Rehabilitation

These must-attend symposia received the highest ratings of all submissions for cancer rehabilitation reviewed by the 2015 Program Committee. Get the Conference APP to see and search all NONSTOP content for cancer.


A National Initiative in Cancer Rehabilitation #2958

PRESENTERS:  Nicole L. Stout DPT, CLT-LANA; Vishwa Raj, MD; Julie Silver, MD; Mary Radomski, PhD, OT

In 2014 the Rehabilitation Medicine Department of the National Institutes of Health convened a Cancer Rehabilitation subject matter expert (SME) group to investigate evidence regarding: (i) Models of care in cancer rehabilitation, (ii) Screening for impairment and toxicity related to cancer treatment, (iii) Functional outcomes measures, and (iv) Interdisciplinary integration of rehabilitation services and shared decision making. The findings from this initiative were presented in a conference forum in June 2015 with dissemination efforts ongoing. This symposium presents a synopsis of the SME findings and highlights opportunities for future research and clinical advancements in Cancer Rehabilitation.


Cancer Rehabilitation: Translating the Latest Science into Clinical Care #2930

PRESENTER:  Julie Silver, MD; Vishwa Raj, MD; Nicole L. Stout DPT, CLT-LANA

This symposium focuses on the latest advances in research and how they can best be incorporated into clinical care. Cancer and its various treatments introduce a host of implications that negatively impact function. From the point of diagnosis throughout active treatment and for the duration of a cancer survivor’s lifetime, there are short and long term risks for functional morbidity. Cancer rehabilitation is an important part of the oncology care continuum. Research is evolving and should be implemented into best practices for clinical care. Similar to other rehabilitation models, cancer rehabilitation should involve an interdisciplinary team including rehabilitation professionals aligned with standard of care treatment. Rehabilitation interventions that are typically part of the care continuum for other serious illnesses and injuries—such as stroke, spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury—are often poorly implemented or entirely missing from cancer care as is consideration for the multifaceted needs of the patient, including; functional, psychosocial, cognitive and physical issues. This presentation will present the current state of cancer rehabilitation along with recent scientific evidence to support interventions throughout the continuum of care. Additionally, emerging issues in cancer rehabilitation care, including; research needs, national and international guidelines and recommendations will be discussed.


The Rehabilitation of Glioblastoma Multiforme Patients #2913


Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) or World Health Organization (WHO) Grade IV astrocytoma is the most common primary brain tumor affecting adults. The tumor and its treatments can leave patients with devastating neurologic deficits that include paresis, cognitive deficits, fatigue, cachexia, spasticity and neurogenic bowel/bladder. Unfortunately, glioblastoma multiforme also carries a poor prognosis with a reported median lifespan between 12-15 months from diagnosis. Rehabilitation can have a significant impact on the function and quality of life of these patients.




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The ACRM 92nd Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research (PIRR) offers NONSTOP CONTENT for brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, neurodegenerative diseases, pain, cancer and pediatric rehabilitation plus 11 additional focus areas.

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