Annual Assembly 2016

Annual Assembly

Cancer Rehabilitation Medicine Summit: Integration into Practice

Session I: Cancer Rehabilitation Practice Development Models

11 am-12:30 pm

Jack B. Fu, MD (Session Director); Eric Wisotzky, MD (Session Director); Lynn Gerber, MD; Theresa Gillis, MD; Vishwa Raj, MD; Julie Silver, MD; Sean Smith, MD; Michael Stubblefield, MD

This session will introduce the learner to different practice models of cancer rehabilitation. A practice model in a large academic medical center will be presented demonstrating opportunities for integration within clinical, teaching, and administrative operations. In addition, a practice model in a community health system will be presented, highlighting the great potential opportunity in this setting. The different potential clinical components of a cancer rehabilitation practice will be presented including inpatient, outpatient, and consultative care. The opportunities and potential pitfalls in each of these areas will be discussed. An expert panel will be available to answer attendees’ questions.

Learning Objectives

  • Compare different practice model of cancer rehabilitation including in a major academic medical center and large community health system
  • Illustrate the different potential clinical components of a cancer rehabilitation practice including inpatient, outpatient and consultative care
  • Employ the knowledge of an expert panel to understand the opportunities and potential pitfalls in each practice model

Agenda 

  • Introduction to Cancer Rehabilitation: Eric Wisotzky, MD
  • Cancer Rehabilitation in a Major Academic Medical Center: Sean Smith, MD
  • Cancer Rehabilitation in a Community Health System: Theresa Gillis, MD
  • Cancer Rehabilitation—Inpatient, Outpatient, and Consultations: Vishwa Raj, MD
  • Cancer Prehabilitation: Julie Silver, MD
  • Questions for Expert Panel: Lynn Gerber, MD; Theresa Gillis, MD; Vishwa Raj, MD; Julie Silver, MD; Sean Smith, MD; Michael Stubblefield, MD

Session II: Clinical Practice Areas in Cancer Rehabilitation: Part 1

2:30 pm-4 pm

Jack B. Fu, MD (Session Director); Eric Wisotzky, MD (Session Director); Christian Custodio, MD; Nancy Hutchison, MD; Susan Maltser, DO; Michael Stubblefield, MD; Mary Vargo, MD

This session will introduce the learner to common cancer-related impairments that can benefit from a physiatric approach, using a case-based format. Attendees will come away from this session with major bullet-pointed clinical skills that can be immediately implemented into their practice. 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe common cancer-related impairments that benefit from physiatric approach
  • Utilize case-based review of cancer-related impairment to apply in practice
  • Discover clinical skills that can be immediately implemented into their practice

Agenda

  • Breast Cancer Rehabilitation: Michael Stubblefield, MD
  • Head and Neck Cancer Rehabilitation: Susan Maltser, DO
  • Lymphedema: Nancy Hutchison, MD
  • Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy: Christian Custodio, MD
  • Precautions in Cancer Rehabilitation: Mary Vargo, MD
  • Questions

Session III: Clinical Practice Areas in Cancer Rehabilitation: Part 2 

4:15 pm-5:45 pm

Jack Fu, MD (Session Director); Eric Wisotzky, MD (Session Director); Arash Asher, MD; Lynn Gerber, MD; Lisa Ruppert, MD

This session will introduce the learner to common cancer-related impairments that can benefit from a physiatric approach, using a case-based format. Attendees will come away from this session with major bullet-pointed clinical skills that can be immediately implemented into their practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe common cancer-related impairments that benefit from physiatric approach
  • Utilize case-based review of cancer-related impairment to apply in practice
  • Discover clinical skills that can be immediately implemented into their practice

Agenda

  • Cancer-Related Fatigue: Lynn Gerber, MD
  • Cancer-Related Cognitive Impairment: Arash Asher, MD
  • Neoplastic Spinal Cord: Lisa Ruppert, MD
  • Brain Tumor Rehabilitation in Cancer: Jack B. Fu, MD
  • Questions

Session IV: Cancer Rehabilitation Physiatrists: Distinguishing Our Role, Exercise in Cancer, and Future Opportunities 

6 pm-7 pm

Jack B. Fu, MD (Session Director); Eric Wisotzky, MD (Session Director); Brian McMichael, MD; Julie Silver, MD; David Zucker, MD, PhD 

This session will focus on differentiating the role of the physiatrist from other practitioners including physical and occupational therapists, anesthesia pain specialists, and palliative care physicians. The critical role of exercise in cancer care will be discussed as well as the future of cancer rehabilitation, including cancer survivorship, research, training, prehabilitation, and exercise as cancer medicine. Lastly, an expert panel will be available to answer attendees’ final questions. 

Learning Objectives

  • Define the role of physiatrists in the cancer rehabilitation from other practitioners
  • Describe the critical role of exercise in cancer care
  • Analyze the future of cancer rehabilitation, including survivorship, research, training, prehabilitation, and exercise

Agenda

  • Distinguishing Our Role: Brian McMichael, MD
  • Exercise in Cancer: David Zucker, MD, PhD
  • Cancer Rehabilitation Program Development Pearls and the Future of Cancer Rehabilitation: Julie Silver, MD
  • Questions

Faculty and topics subject to change.