Miami Cancer Institute’s Oncology Rehab Symposium: Restoring Function and Maximizing Quality of Life

October 30, 2021

Cancer is a public health problem of major proportions. Each year, more than 600,000 people in the United States die from cancer. There have been many advances in the practice of rehabilitation medicine, psychology, neurology and other clinical specialties that identify and treat patients with cancer. Fatigue and loss of physical performance are frequent problems of cancer patients. This symposium will provide practical, evidence-based strategies to accurately treat oncology patients of various types, including contraindications for treatment.

Target Audience

Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, Psychiatrists, Neuropsychologists, General Internists, Oncologists, Family Practice Physicians, Pediatricians, Physical Therapists and Assistants, Occupational Therapists and Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists, Nurses, Social Workers, Respiratory Therapists, Pharmacists and Athletic Trainers.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the areas of rehabilitation practice and clinical interventions that have strong and moderate levels of evidence for integration into oncology care.
  • Align cancer rehabilitation with survivorship care services and utilize frameworks for integration and collaboration of care.
  • Evaluate clinical pathways for exercise and rehabilitative interventions for implementation into practice.
  • Describe the various causes, types and stages of lymphedema. 
  • Recognize the indications of lymphedema and utilize appropriate precautions in cancer patients.
  • Prescribe appropriate treatment for cancer patients with lymphedema.
  • Recognize the impact of breast cancer treatments such as surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy on shoulder anatomy and function.
  • Diagnose commonly seen shoulder impairments in breast cancer patients and prescribe the most appropriate treatment options.
  • Describe the neuromuscular impairments associated with gynecologic cancers and their treatment, including paraneoplastic syndromes, post-surgical complications, post-chemotherapy and post-radiation therapy.
  • Utilize the multimodal approach needed to address the functional impairments caused by the neuromuscular issues associated with gynecologic cancers.
  • Outline recent trends in head and neck cancer.
  • Describe the technological advances in surgery for head and neck cancer patients.
  • Recognize the benefits and ongoing need for rehabilitation in head and neck cancer patients.
  • Outline the dysphagia treatment protocols utilized in patients receiving treatment for head and neck cancers at Miami Cancer Institute.
  • Describe normal swallowing physiology and identify how each phase of swallowing can be impacted by head and neck cancer treatment.
  • Recognize signs of dysphagia and its impact on quality of life using outcome measures tools.
  • Describe the prevalence, phenomenology and course of cancer-related cognitive dysfunction (CRCD) in patients with breast cancer.
  • Identify risk factors associated with CRCD.
  • Outline the neuroanatomical correlates and pathophysiology of CRCD.
  • Utilize appropriate treatment strategies for CRCD.
  • Identify common chemotherapeutic agents and their pathophysiologic mechanisms associated with peripheral neuropathy.
  • Describe neuropathy grading scales and assessments of neuropathy in the cancer patient, including the role for electrodiagnosis.
  • Appropriately prescribe pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions used to prevent and manage CIPN.
  • Describe the cardiovascular consequences of anticancer therapy.
  • Analyze the effects exercise can have to prevent and/or attenuate cardiovascular dysfunction in patients receiving anticancer therapy.
  • Explore effects of exercise as a potential treatment for cancer.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 5.00 Florida Board of Athletic Training
  • 5.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 5.00 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
  • 5.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 5.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 5.00 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • 5.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 6.00 Florida Board of Physical Therapy Practice
  • 5.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
Course opens: 
07/06/2021
Course expires: 
12/31/2021
Event starts: 
10/30/2021 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
10/30/2021 - 5:15pm
Cost:
$1.00
Rating: 
0

SCHEDULE

7:55 a.m.          Opening Remarks   
                          Adrian Cristian, M.D.
  
8:00 a.m.          Cancer Rehabilitation: Current State of the Science and Future Horizons
                         Nicole L. Stout, DPT, Keynote Speaker

9:00 a.m.          Introduction to Lymphedema
                         Ariana Reyes, OTR, CLT

9:30 a.m.          Shoulder Pain and Dysfunction in Breast Cancer
                         Adrian Cristian, M.D.

10:00 a.m.        Break and Exhibits

10:10 a.m.        Neuromuscular Complications of Gynecologic Cancers
                         Christian Marcel Custodio, M.D.

10:40 a.m.        New Concepts in Head and Neck Cancer   
                         Geoffrey D. Young, M.D., Ph.D.

11:10 a.m.        Dysphagia Related to Head and Neck Cancer: Eat, Drink and Be Merry
                         Mary E. Owens, M.Ed., CCC-SLP

11:40 a.m.        Break and Exhibits

11:50 a.m.        Cancer-Related Cognitive Dysfunction (CRCD): Diagnosis, Pathophysiology and Management 
                         Maria Beatriz Currier, M.D.

12:20 p.m.        Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN)
                         Christian Marcel Custodio, M.D.

12:50 p.m.        Exercise Therapy for Patients Diagnosed With Cancer
                         Lee W. Jones, Ph.D.

1:20 p.m.          Closing Remarks   

1:30 p.m.          Adjourn
 

 

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Adrian Cristian, M.D., MHCM – SYMPOSIUM DIRECTOR
Chief, Cancer Rehabilitation
Miami Cancer Institute

Maria Beatriz Currier, M.D.
Medical Director, Cancer Patient Support Center
Chief, Psychiatric Oncology
Miami Cancer Institute

Christian Marcel Custodio, M.D.    
Associate Clinical Member
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York  

Lee W. Jones, Ph.D.
Attending Physiologist
Chief, Exercise-Oncology Service
Department of Medicine, Division of Solid Tumor Oncology
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York

Mary E. Owens, M.Ed., CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Miami Cancer Institute 

Ariana Reyes, OTR, CLT
Occupational Therapist
Miami Cancer Institute

Nicole L. Stout, DPT, CLT-LANA, FAPTA
Clinical Research Scientist / Physical Therapist
Research Assistant Professor
West Virginia University Cancer Institute
School of Medicine, Department of Hematology Oncology
Morgantown, West Virginia

Geoffrey D. Young, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief of Head and Neck Surgery
Miami Cancer Institute

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Available Credit

  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 5.00 Florida Board of Athletic Training
  • 5.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 5.00 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
  • 5.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 5.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 5.00 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • 5.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 6.00 Florida Board of Physical Therapy Practice
  • 5.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy

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