Great news! Your Academy was recently approved for a membership with the Commission on Cancer (CoC). The CoC, established by the American College of Surgeons in 1922, is a consortium of more than 50 professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.
Academy member Eric Wisotzky, MD, chief of the division of rehabilitation medicine and director of the cancer rehabilitation program at MedStar National Rehabilitation Network, will serve as our liaison to the Commission. AAPM&R members include physiatrists who are experts in the rehabilitation of cancer patients and survivors, and can provide critical cancer rehabilitation expertise to the CoC. PM&R prides itself in being a collaborative specialty, and working with the CoC will strengthen both patient care and further integration of physiatry into cancer rehabilitation. Your Academy looks forward to this new partnership and bringing the energies of our organization to collaborate with the CoC and member organizations so that together we can advance quality care.
Thank you, Dr. Wisotzky, for serving the Academy and helping move PM&R forward!