Biannual Cancer Rehabilitation Conference

April 15, 2023

As cancer survival rates are on the rise, survivors are advocating for improved quality of life both during treatment and after treatment ends. In addition, research is showing that therapy and physical medicine and rehabilitation interventions are beneficial and safe for patients with cancer. This course will aim to outline the gaps in care and raise awareness for the importance of cancer rehabilitation for all healthcare professionals including physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses and therapists.

Target Audience

Nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, case managers, physiatrists/physicians, fellows, and residents involved with the acute care and rehabilitation of cancer patients are encouraged to attend.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this learning activity attendees will be able to describe and apply:
1. the quality-of-life effect of financial toxicity
2. the role and impact pre-habilitation and exercise have in the cancer care continuum
3. the features and impact of CAR T neurotoxicity and treatment approaches
4. the impact of cancer-related fatigue and treatment approaches
5. the impact of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy on mobility and falls, and methods of treatment
6. the effects of CNS tumors on functional outcomes

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 4.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 4.50 ASWB
  • 4.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
12/06/2022
Course expires: 
06/30/2023
Event starts: 
04/15/2023 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
04/15/2023 - 1:40pm EDT
Cost:
$1.00

Program Schedule
7:45am Sign In
8:00am Welcome Courtney Dube
8:05am Financial Toxicity in Patients with Rare CNS Tumors Marta Penas-Pardo
8:35am Exercise is Medicine Kathryn Schmitz
9:10am Q&A  Maryanne Henderson (Moderator)
9:40am Break
9:55am CIPN: I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up Brendan McNeish
10:25am  CAR T Cell Neurotoxicity Jennifer Minnier
10:55am  Q&A  (Moderator)
11:25am  Lunch
12:10pm  CNS Tumors and Functional Outcomes Megan Mantica
12:40pm  Fatigue in Cancer Ketki Raina
1:10pm   Q&A  (Moderator)
1:40pm   Adjourn

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

Course Directors:
Maryanne Henderson, DO
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
University of Pittsburgh

Courtney Dube, PT, DPT
Director, Rehab Services
Centers for Rehab Services
UPMC Shadyside

Grace Campbell, BSN, PhD, MSW
Assistant Professor, Department of Acute/Tertiary Care
University of Pittsburgh

Presenters:
Jennifer Minnier, MPAS, PA-C
Physicians Assistant
Lemieux Center for Blood Cancer

Brendan McNeish, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
University of Pittsburgh

Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH, FACSM, FTOS, FNAK
Leader, Catchment Area Research
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Marta Penas-Pardo, MD, MSc
Senior Clinician
NIH/NCI/Neuro-Oncology Branch

Ketki Raina, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy
University of Pittsburgh

Megan Mantica, MD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurology and Medicine
University of Pittsburgh

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME) 
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE) 
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 4.5 contact hours.

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 4.5 continuing education credits.

Other healthcare professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

The University of Pittsburgh Department of Occupational Therapy is a pre-approved provide of continuing education in Pennsylvania. This course is approved for 4.5 Contact Hours.

The University of Pittsburgh Department of Physical Therapy is a pre-approve provider of Continuing Education in Pennsylvania. This course is approved for 4.5 units of General Access CEUs.

Available Credit

  • 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 4.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 4.50 ASWB
  • 4.50 Attendance

Price

Cost:
$1.00
Please login or register to take this course.

Instructions to Register
Deadline to register is April 12, 2023
Registering online is the quickest and easiest way to reserve your space at CCEHS conferences.
• Visit our online registration site at: cce.upmc.com
• Here is the direct link to register: 
• Click the “Register/Take Course? Button and enter all the requested information. After registering, an electronic confirmation will be sent to you. Online registration is complete upon receipt of a confirmation email. If you do not receive the confirmation email immediately, please contact Jessa Darwin (jcd79@pitt.edu).

Fee includes Course credits 
Registration: $75 
Residents: Free 
Student Tuition: $25 Student ID must be presented at conference sign in.

All cancellations must be in writing and sent to Jessa Darwin (jcd79@pitt.edu). Tuition for cancellations postmarked or date stamped on/before April 1, 2023 will be refunded in full. No refunds will be made after April 1, 2023.

The Americans with Disabilities Act Information
Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by calling Amy Pietrolaj at 412-232-4072.