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TIRR Vision 2013

Shifting Paradigms in Cancer Rehabilitation

for MHHS Rehab Service Line & MD Anderson Rehab Service Line Medical Professionals working with Rehabilitation patients who have Cancer. CEU / CCU applications in process for OT, PT, SLP, Nursing, Case Management (CM), Rehabilitation Counselors (CRC), and Social Workers (SW).

Key Note Speakers:

Gisela Sanchez-Williams, RN, MSN, ANP-BC
Samantha Dewey, PT, DPT, NCS

When:
Saturday April 25 - Sunday April 26, 2015
Registration: 7:30 am
Course begins: 8am - 5pm

Where:

Memorial Hermann Memorial City Conference Center
929 Frostwood
Houston, TX 77030

  1. Main Conference Room
  2. Piney Point
  3. Bunker Hill Conference Rooms

Target Audience

MHHS Rehab Service Line & MD Anderson Rehab Service Line Medical Professionals working with Rehabilitation patients who have Cancer.

Course Description

Currently, there are more than 14 million cancer survivors in the United States. This number is expected to rise to almost 19 million by the year 2024. Cancer survivors often experience complications from cancer or cancer treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. This symposium will discuss selected cancer and cancer treatments that impact rehabilitation and provide evidence-based assessment and treatment strategies that can be applied to clinical practice. This two-day symposium covers a wide variety of topics in the field of cancer rehabilitation. Day 1 consists of general sessions intended for all participants with discipline-specific break-out sessions on day 2.

Topics Include

Cancer Medication and treatment Side Effects; Nutrition for the Patient with Cancer, Safety and Emergency Considerations for Rehabilitation Clinicians when Treating Patients with Cancer, Cancer Survivorship & Care Plan Development, Palliative Care, Precautions & Contraindications when Treating Patients with Metastatic Cancer, “Chemo-Brain”, Cancer Related Fatigue, Peripheral Neuropathy, Integrative Medicine, Head and Neck Cancer, a physician panel discussion: Cancer & The Role of Rehabilitation in the Comprehensive Management of the Patient with Cancer, a patient’s perspective story, and more.

Costs

This 2-day symposium is free to MHHS Rehab Service Line Employees and a limited number of MD Anderson Rehab Services Employees compliments of the TIRR Memorial Hermann Education Department; this is possible in conjunction with our gracious academic faculty. This course requires a $25 reservation fee, refundable upon successful attendance and completion of the course.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

TimeTopic & Activity
7:30 - 8:00amRegistration / Sign In
8:00 - 8:45 am

Key Note: Shifting Paradigms in Cancer Rehabilitation
Gisela Williams-Sanchez, R.N., M.S.N.,ANP-C

8:45 - 9:45 am

Prognosis, Precautions with modalities, Palliative Care, Precautions with metastatic cancer
Carolina Gutierrez, MD

9:45 - 10:00 amBreak
10:00 - 11:00 am

Safety and Emergency considerations
Denise Cortes, PT, MBA, PCS

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cancer Rehabilitation
Jack Fu, MD

12:00 - 1:00 pmSign Out / Lunch on your own / Sign In
1:00 - 2:45 pm

Physician panel discussion
Frankie Holmes, MD; Ron Karni, MD; Carolina Gutierrez, MD

2:45 – 3:00 pmBreak
3:00 - 4:00 pm

Antineoplastic Therapy: Safety, Pharmacology, and Side Effect Management
Nwabugwu “Simone” Ochuwa, Pharm D, BCOP

4:30 - 5:00 pm

Oncology Nutrition in Rehabilitation
Erika Jenschke, MS, RD, LD

5:00 pmSign Out / Adjourn

 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

TimeTopic & Activity
7:30 - 8:00 amRegistration / Sign In
8:00 - 8:30 am

Key Note Speech: A Personal Path
Samantha Dewey, PT, DPT, NCS

8:30 - 8:40 amBreak for Room Change
8:40 - 10:00 am

Lifting the Fog on Chemo-Brain
Cullen Gibbs, PhD

or

Peripheral Neuropathy
Stacey Ryan, PT, DPT

10:00 - 10:15 amBreak
10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Cancer & Secondary Lymphedema
Stacey Sheon, O.T.R., M.S., C.L.T., J.D., L.L.M. Health Law; Susanne Stanley, OTR/L, MOT, CLT; Emilia Dewi, OTR/L, OTD, CLT

or

Living With the Double Whammy: Coping with Cancer and Disabilities
Amy Deutsch, DNP, RN, CNS, AOCNS and Stephanie Williams, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, AOCNP

12:15 - 1:15 pmSign Out / Lunch on your own / Sign In
1:15 - 3:00 pm

Cancer & Secondary Lymphedema
Stacey Sheon, O.T.R., M.S., C.L.T., J.D., L.L.M. Health Law; Susanne Stanley, OTR/L, MOT, CLT; Emilia Dewi, OTR/L, OTD, CLT

or

Living With the Double Whammy: Coping with Cancer and Disabilities
Amy Deutsch, DNP, RN, CNS, AOCNS and Stephanie Williams, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, AOCNP

3:00 - 3:15 pmBreak
3:15 - 4:30 pm

Integrative Medicine in Cancer Care
Gabriel Lopez , MD

or

Oncological Implications of Seating and Wheeled Mobility Device Considerations
Theresa Gregorio Torres, OTR, MA, ATP

4:30 - 5:00 pmWrap up/evaluation forms / Certificates
5:00 pmAdjourn

 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  1. Define the expanding role of rehabilitation services in the care of cancer survivors
  2. Discuss evidence-based practice and clinical treatment approaches for patients with cancer
  3. Identify recent advances in the diagnosis, selected treatments, and rehabilitation of cancer survivors
  4. Discuss cancer-related impairments to promote safe and effective rehabilitation at all phases of the cancer survivorship continuum
  5. Discuss cancer diagnoses with physicians and the role of rehabilitation in the comprehensive management of the patient with cancer

Continuing Education Credits

Course participants must complete any & all formal assessments, procedures, and criteria required for credit or certification. As per Memorial Hermann policy, participants must attend the entire course in order to receive CEUs and course certificate, no partial credits will be given.

OT Approved CE
TPTA
Accredited Provider
The assignment of Texas PT CCU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
ASHA MH

Instructional Methods Used: Lecture, panel, discussion

Instructional Level: Intermediate.

ASHA Classification Code: 1030.

OT: Memorial Hermann Health System is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education- provider # 8105. This course is offered for 1.45 AOTA CEU’s. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures from AOTA. AOTA Classification Code: Occupational Therapy Process- Evaluation and Intervention.

SLP: Memorial Hermann Healthcare System is an ASHA Approved Provider of continuing education- provider ID ABAF. This course is offered for 1.45 ASHA CEU’s. The assignment of ASHA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures from ASHA.

PT: Memorial Hermann Health System is TPTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This activity meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas for 14.25 CCUs.

Nursing: 14.25 CE contact hours will be provided.

Memorial Hermann Health System is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

CCM: This program has been submitted to The Commission for Case Manager Certification for approval to provide board certified case managers with 14.25 clock hour(s).

Social Worker: 14.25 contact hours.

CRC: 14.25 contact hours. The 14.25 contact hours have been applied for through CRCC.

Registration is closed

Cost / Registration

Required $25 refundable, reservation fee. This course is free to Memorial Hermann Rehab Service Line Employees and MD Anderson Rehab Service Line Employees with a $25.00 refundable, reservation fee. Complete registration form and reservation fee are due to reserve your place in the course. Registration fee will be returned to you at the end of the course with your completed course certificate. If you register and do not fully attend, your reservations fee will not be refunded. Registration fee includes: Access to course materials and snacks.

Food

Snacks provided; Lunch on your own, available at the Memorial City Cafeteria, or local restaurants.

Parking

Please refer to Memorial Hermann Memorial City for information on parking. Closest parking is Garage 2.

Cancellations:

Refunds will be granted if written cancellation notice is received no later than 14 calendar days prior to the course start date to ContinuingEducationRegistration@memorialhermann.org. If you register and do not attend, or do not fulfill the requirements of the class, your course fee will not be refunded. Cancellation of the event by TIRR Memorial Hermann will result in a full refund of monies received. TIRR Memorial Hermann is not responsible for the refund of travel or hotel expenses under any circumstances. TIRR Memorial Hermann reserves the right to cancel or change any programs for due cause. In the event of a cancelation, participants will be notified via email and contact phone number submitted in the registration.

Conflicts of Interest and Disclosure:

Policy & Procedures exist whereby all speakers must disclose any relationships which may cause a conflict of interest. Any relevant financial and non-financial relationships will be disclosed via speaker agreement, written notification after agreement, and prior to presentation.

Complaints:

Complaints of faculty and participants are handled with dignity and respect by the course coordinator and/or Director of Rehabilitation with resolution of the complaint communicated to all involved parties. All participants in Memorial Hermann Continuing Education Courses are entitled to an accessible, accommodating, and supportive teaching and learning environment.