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The role of occupational therapy in cancer rehabilitation

Continuing Professional Development (CDP) for Occupational Therpists École de réadaptation - Faculté de médecine - Université de Montréal     THEORETICAL TRAINING Duration : 14 hours   SUMMARY This course will provide occupational therapy practitioners with evidence-based evaluation and treatment strategies for adult survivors of cancer across the treatment continuum.  Using the International Classification of Function as a guiding framework, the course will focus on common body structure and function, activity and participation restrictions experienced by survivors of cancer across the adult life span and across the cancer care treatment continuum. The impact of long term and late effects of cancer treatment on occupational performance, including fatigue, cancer related cognitive impairment, chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, lymphedema and psychosocial function will be covered. Assessments and interventions to support performance of activities of daily living, instrumental activities of daily living, sleep and rest, work, and social participation will also be covered .  The course will include opportunities for interactive, hands on experiences with interpreting assessment results and creating evidence-based, occupation-focused treatment plans. OBJECTIVES Describe the role of occupational therapy in the rehabilitation of adult survivors of cancer across the cancer treatment continuum of care. Identify common sequelae of cancer and cancer treatment and their impact on activity and participation for adult survivors of cancer. Apply evidence-based assessments and interventions to support engagement in activity and participation for adult survivors of cancer through interactive case scenarios. TRAINERS  Robin Newman OTD, OTR/L, CLT, FAOTA   Dr. Robin Newman is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College. She has worked with survivors of cancer since 2000. Her clinical and research interests include developing self-management interventions for cancer survivors, with a particular focus on the late effects of cancer treatments and their impact on occupational performance and participation in meaningful life roles. Dr. Newman earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in History of Science with a Biomedical Focus in 1995 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Master of Arts Degree in 2000 from New York University and a Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy Degree in 2011 from Boston University. She received her certification in Manual Lymph Drainage and Complete Decongestive Therapy from Klose Norton Training and Consulting in 2002. She has authored many articles in reviewed journals and has presented at conferences, both nationally and internationally, on topics related to occupational therapy and cancer rehabilitation. She served as an AOTA Special Interest Section Oncology Forum Moderator, AOTA Media Expert in Cancer Rehabilitation and Lymphedema, Planning Committee Member of an American Occupational Therapy Foundation Grant Planning Collective entitled “Catalyzing Research to Optimize Participation in Work & Life Roles of Cancer Survivors, national expert on a transdisciplinary panel at the National Cancer Institute on issues related to work disability and cancer rehabilitation. She is active in the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Cancer Rehabilitation Network Group (ACRM), serving as Co-Chair of the ACRM Oncology Cognitive Rehabilitation Task Force, and serving as a Member of the ACRM Oncology Rehabilitation Research and Outcomes Task Force. She is the co-editor of the textbook “Cancer and Occupational Therapy: Enabling Performance and Participation across the Life Span”. SCHEDULE Detailed schedule     May 31st and June 1st, 2021 8h30 to 16h30 School of Rehabilitation, University of Montreal, 7077 avenue du Parc, Montreal, Qc, H3N 1X7 REGISTRATION FEES  500$ (taxes included) Members of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapist (CAOT) benefit from a 10% discount for this training (promo code: ACE10) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION  Target audience : Occupational therapists ASSISTANCE AND SUPPORT Contact: Email : fc-ergo@readap.umontreal.ca Phone : 514 343-6111 EXT 1890