2018 Cancer Rehabilitation Symposium: A Collaborative Approach to Enhance Quality of Life

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Date & Location
Friday, April 13, 2018, 12:00 PM - Saturday, April 14, 2018, 4:00 PM, Rockefeller Research Laboratories 430 E 67th St, New York, NY


The target audience for this symposium includes physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, physical and occupational therapy assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, cancer center administrators, healthcare students, social workers, case managers, psychologists and other healthcare professionals interested in cancer rehabilitation.

This symposium will provide healthcare professionals with new or enhanced knowledge that can be implemented in the evaluation and management of cancer and treatment-related impairments. Emphasis will be placed on how to address the rehabilitative needs of patients with adult and pediatric cancers.

This two-day symposium includes Friday afternoon plenary sessions followed by break-out sessions on Saturday that attendees may select during registration. Included in this program will be special “Meet the Experts” panels with both physicians and therapists to discuss program development with time for Q&A.  


Participants are invited to submit an abstract for presentation at the course. Abstracts for the poster session will be selected on the basis of scientific merit and content quality. For more information or to submit an abstract, please select the 'Abstracts' tab above. 

  • Submission Deadline: March 31, 2018
  • Submission Categories: Original Research, Case Report & Practice Management/Quality Improvement


Attendees are invited to join the course faculty for a networking reception at Rockefeller Research Laboratories, immediately following the course on April 13th from 5:30 pm-7:00 pm. Food and refreshments will be served. Additionally, reception attendees will have an opportunity to vote on the best posters in each category.


Memorial Sloan Kettering gratefully acknowledges the following organizations for providing in-kind product donation for this live activity:

  • Allergan
  • GE Healthcare
  • Hanger Clinic



Breakout sessions will be held on Saturday, April 14. Please note that some of the sessions have limited space and will require a selection at registration. Due to the limited space, we strongly encourage early registration. For more information, Breakout Session Objectives

  • Session 1 Options
    • Rehabilitation Nursing: Common Calls/Symptoms, Triaging and Referrals
    • The Role of OT and PT in the Treatment of Lymphedema in the Inpatient and Outpatient Oncology Settings
    • Critical Illness and Early Mobility in the ICU: The Role of Rehabilitation
  • Session 2 Options
    • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and its Impact on Oncologic Patients
    • Rehabilitation Throughout the Graft vs. Host Disease Continuum: The Role of Physiatry, Nursing, OT, and PT in Preventing Loss of Function and Promoting Independence
    • Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy: Rehabilitation Implications
  • Session 3 Options
    • Rehabilitative Precautions and Modalities for Patients with Cancer
    • Trismus and Lymphedema in the Head and Neck: A Focus on Medical and Therapeutic Management
    • Developmental Delay in Early Childhood Pediatric Cancer Patients and the Role of Rehabilitation
  • Session 4 Options
    • Addressing Cancer-Associated Cognitive Dysfunction and Coping Strategies to Support Optimal Quality of Life
    • Manual Approaches to the Rehabilitation of Cancer Survivors: Thorax Dysfunction*
    • Developing Oncology Rehabilitation Programs: From the Ground Up and Beyond the First Floor
    • Botulinum Toxin Injections in a Cancer Setting*
  • Session 5 Options
    • Rehabilitation Technology and Modifications in Cancer Rehabilitation
    • Incorporation of Bracing in the Rehabilitation Plan*
    • Cancer Rehabilitation Training Program Development
    • Show Me the Money! Considerations for Optimal Reimbursement for Cancer Rehabilitation Services
  • Session 6 Options
    • Outcome Measures in Cancer Rehabilitation and the Latest and Greatest in Cancer Rehabilitation Research: The Top Ten
    • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: Shoulder Examination and Treatment for the Cancer Rehabilitation Practitioner*
    • Rehabilitation Across the Continuum: Tools for Your Own Environment of Care

*Space is limited in this session. We strongly encourage early registration. 


  1. Identify recent advances in the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of individuals living with cancer.
  2. Communicate new evidence-based practice and clinical treatment approaches to clinicians working with individuals across the cancer continuum.
  3. Discuss the interdisciplinary approach to the care of individuals with cancer to promote safe and effective rehabilitation at all stages of the cancer experience from initial diagnosis to palliative care.
  4. Discuss oncology rehabilitation program development with physician and therapy experts.


 Registration Type     General      Day-of-Registration 
 Physicians (MDs, PhDs & DOs), PT, OT, SLP, PTA, OTA, ARNP, PA, RN,    
 Healthcare Administrators & Other Healthcare Providers
$500 $600
 Fellows, Residents, Medical Students & Allied Health Students $350  $600
 Industry Professionals* $875  $875

*Industry professionals may attend CME activities for their own education. Marketing, sales, and promotion of products and services is strictly prohibited at MSK CME activities.

Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, refreshment breaks and an invitation to the Networking Reception on Friday evening. Please contact cme@mskcc.org at least one week prior to the course if you have any special dietary needs.

  • 30% Discounted Rate for MSK Alumni and MSK Alliance Members - MSK offers a discounted rate to all MSK Alumni and MSK Alliance members to attend a CME course. Please contact cme@mskcc.org for more information or to register.
  • MSK Staff Registration - Registration is complimentary for MSK staff. However, you must complete course registration to attend this course.


If you cancel your participation in this course, your registration fee, less a $75 administrative fee, will be refunded when email notification is received by the MSK Office of Continuing Medical Education (MSK CME) at least 7 days prior to the first day of the course (cme@mskcc.org).

Cancellations or no-shows after this date are not eligible for a refund. MSK CME reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event we must cancel or postpone this course, we will refund the registration fee in full, but are not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees incurred by airline/travel/lodging agencies. At any time, you may substitute another registrant in your place after contacting MSK CME with the relevant information.


MSK buildings are wheelchair accessible. We encourage participation by all individuals and accommodations will be made to ensure access to all scheduled presentations. If you have a disability or need a special arrangement (i.e.: lactation room), please contact cme@mskcc.org at least one week prior to the course.


MSK is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


MSK designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - Nursing Professional Development/Continuing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

10.50 contact hours will be awarded to participants who attend the program in its entirety and complete a program evaluation. Partial credit not awarded.


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is recognized as an approved provider of PT and PTA continuing education by the NY State Education Department Board of Physical Therapy. This course provides 12.00 contact hours.


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is recognized as an approved provider of PT and PTA continuing education by the NJ State Education Department Board of Physical Therapy. This course provides 10.50 contact hours.


Memorial Sloan Kettering is recognized as an approved provider of PT and PTA continuing education by the Connecticut Physical Therapy Association. This course provides 10.75 Continuing Education Hours.


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is authorized to assign 1.05 AOTA Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or 10.5 contact hours for this Symposium. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.