Annual Assembly 2018

Annual Assembly

The Physiatrist’s Role in Cancer Recovery: Helping Patients With Cancer-Distinct Impairments


Registration Open/Breakfast/Exhibits

7 am-8 am   

Mary M. Vargo, MD, FAAPMR

8 am-8:05 am

Impairment-Based Framework for Cancer Rehabilitation
Julie K. Silver, MD, FAAPMR 

8:05 am-8:25 am
Tools for Screening and Surveillance of Impairments and Function: How to Find and Follow Your Patients
Andrea L. Cheville, MD, FAAPMR
This will be a metrics talk reviewing tools that can be considered for global use or in specific contexts. Broad types of assessment approaches will also be covered, (i.e., objectively measured impairments or function, versus patient-reported information).
8:25 am-8:45 am                                                                                       
Skin and Soft Tissue Integrity
Ashish Khanna, MD 
Radiation fibrosis, radiation burn, graft-vs-host disease, and common wound issues.
8:45 am-9:10 am
Chest Wall Syndromes
Eric Wisotzky, MD, FAAPMR

Postmastectomy, postreconstruction, postthoracotomy pain management.

9:10 am-9:35 am
Abdominal and Pelvic Floor
Yevgeniya Dvorkin Wininger, MD

Gynecologic and genitourinary system malignancy locoregional management issues; postcolostomy considerations.

9:35 am-10 am
Break and Exhibits
10 am- 10:30 am
Brain and Cognition
Jack B. Fu, MD, FAAPMR

Clinical presentation, course and outcomes of brain tumors, including considerations by type of tumor, age, metastatic vs primary disease, and potential radiation influence on trajectory. Evaluation and care for mild cognitive impairment in the setting of cancer, including non-brain malignancies.​
10:30 am-10:55 am
Lymphedema Evaluation and Diagnostics
Nancy A. Hutchison, MD, FAAPMR

10:55 am-11:20 am

Lymphedema Treatment
Sara A. Christensen Holz, MD

11:20 am-11:45 am
Head and Neck Cancer: Postlaryngectomey and Postglossectomy, Communication and Swallowing
R. Samuel Mayer, MD, FAAPMR​


11:45 am-12:10 pm

Post-neck Dissection, Post-radiation—Neck, Jaw, and Shoulder Musculoskeletal Examination and Management
Michael D. Stubblefield, MD, FAAPMR

12:10 pm-12:35 pm                                        
Lunch and Exhibits
Exhibitor area of lymphedema supplies—wrapping supplies, compression garments, wrap garments, pneumatic pumps.
Exhibitor area of head and neck cancer rehabilitation supplies—tracheoesophageal prosthesis, electrolarynx, jaw mobility devices.

12:35 pm-2:05 pm
Global Physical Performance (Fatigue, neuropathy, debility, corticosteroid myopathy, aromatase-inhibitor associated musculoskeletal symptoms
Ekta Gupta, MA
Strategies for building physical performance in the highly functionally limited patient.
2:05 pm-2:30 pm
Navigating Medical Complexity During Treatment
Rajesh Yadev, MD, FAAPMR
Anemia, thrombocytopenia, leucopenia, fever. Anticoagulation management considerations.

2:30 pm-2:55 pm
Bone Health and Disease
Jennifer A. Baima, MD, FAAPMR
Evaluating and managing osteopenia, bony metastatic disease, multiple myeloma, post-radiation insufficiency fractures.

2:55 pm-3:20 pm
Break and Exhibits 3:20 pm-3:50 pm             
Amputation and Limb Sparing
Vishwa S. Raj, MD, FAAPMR
Compare/contrast with other amputee populations. Review limb sparing techniques, rehabilitation management, and functional outcomes.
3:50 pm-4:15 pm
Psychological, Communication and Motivational Issues
Theresa Gillis, MD
Helping anxious or depressed patients. Strategies for communicating oncology-related information with patients and families. Promoting motivation for physical activity.

4:15 pm-4:35 pm
Panel Discussion/Questions and Answers  4:35 pm-5 pm


Faculty and topics subject to change.