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At the ACRM Annual Conference in 2013, the Cancer Rehabilitation Networking Group (CRNG) was recognized by the ACRM Board of Governors. The CRNG is comprised of interdisciplinary professionals who desire to improve the educational and networking opportunities for ACRM membership in cancer rehabilitation research, education, clinical care and policy in order to improve the lives of people who have been diagnosed with cancer.
The mission of the CRNG is to advance the field of cancer rehabilitation by providing opportunities for education and professional development, advocating for standards in clinical practice and research, and supporting a forum for interdisciplinary and international exchange.
- Continuing education opportunities
- Opportunity to plan educational courses for the ACRM Annual Conference
- Task Force participation
- Collaborative research opportunities
CRNG BY THE NUMBERS
Join us at the 2016 ACRM Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research in Chicago this fall, for 4 tracks of NONSTOP educational content focused on cancer rehabilitation. Plus, dive deep into intensive Pre-Conference Instructional Courses or Specialized Workshops on a wide variety of topics.
Up to 42.5 hours of CE available.
CANCER REHABILITATION INITIATIVE: Recommendations From NIH
Functional impairments and disability impact a majority of cancer patients during and after disease treatment. Rehabilitation providers diagnose and treat physical, psychological and cognitive impairments to maintain or restore function, reduce symptom burden, and reduce disability in this medically complex population.
However, rehabilitation services rarely enter comprehensive oncology care. To explore this gap in care, the Rehabilitation Medicine Department of the Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) convened an interdisciplinary, expert panel (including 13 ACRM members) to explore the state of practice and research in cancer rehabilitation and to make recommendations to inform a national initiative. Read more about this ground-breaking initiative >>
Excellence in Cancer Rehabilitation Award
The Excellence in Cancer Rehabilitation Award recognizes someone who has demonstrated excellence in the field of interdisciplinary cancer rehabilitation in one or more important areas including, but not limited to, clinical care, medical education or research.
The 2016 Excellence in Cancer Rehabilitation Award recognized Lynn H. Gerber, MD, for the important contributions she has made to the field of cancer rehabilitation medicine. This award will be presented during the Cancer Rehabilitation Networking Group Business meeting at the ACRM Annual Conference in Chicago.
- 2015: Andrea Cheville, MD, MSCE
Distinguished Lecturer in Cancer Rehabilitation & Survivorship Care
The 2016 Distinguished Lecturer in Cancer Rehabilitation & Survivorship Care is Gail Gamble. This award recognizes the important contributions she has made to the advancement of oncology care. Dr. Gamble will present, Rehabilitation: A Partner in Cancer Care and Survivorship - Evolution & Revolution! #21 at the ACRM Annual Conference in Chicago.
Julie Silver, MD
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Vish Raj, MD
Vice-Chair of Clinical Operation, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Associate Medical Director and Director of Oncology Rehabilitation
Brent Braveman, PhD OTR/L FAOTA
Ashish Khanna, MD
HOW TO JOIN THE CRNG
The CRNG Executive Committee welcomes new members!
One of the most valuable benefits of ACRM membership is the opportunity to participate in the many interdisciplinary special interest groups (ISIG) and networking groups.
Cancer Rehab Update
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
- Advance cancer rehabilitation research and promote research collaboration
- Establish an interdisciplinary research agenda
- Promote translation of evidence to enhance clinical expertise and practice
- Conduct state-of-the-art reviews of practice in cancer rehabilitation care
- Enhance competencies of an interdisciplinary team member in cancer rehabilitation
- Participate in continuing education offerings specific to the interests of cancer rehabilitation researchers and clinicians
- Plan an educational course in cancer rehabilitation for the ACRM annual meeting
- Develop and receive informational and instructional media
CRNG TASK FORCES
Education Task Force
The Education Task Force is focused on bringing high quality, Cancer Rehabilitation content to each ACRM Annual Conference. In Dallas, there were over 20 Cancer Rehabilitation-specific symposia—the most ever, at any conference. The task force is also developing a study to assess the state of Cancer Rehabilitation education across multiple specialties to assess the 'state of the specialty practice' as it pertains to education and training of rehabilitation health care providers. Members of our Education Task Force are also available to help members who wish to submit a presentation proposal for the annual conference by providing guidance on topic areas, connecting you with interested co-presenters, and providing feedback on your proposed submissions.
|Co-Chair: Nicole Stout, DPT, CLT-LANA
Partner, 3e Services LLC
Outcomes & Research Task Force
This task force has been working on the Delphi survey project regarding cancer rehabilitation research priorities for older patients. The group has reached out to the Cancer Rehabilitation Networking Group members to find experts to participate in this study. The project will consist of a series of three short surveys that will be sent to ACRM cancer rehabilitation experts who have voiced an interest in participating. The first survey will be sent out in early January. The second and third surveys will follow shortly thereafter.
|Co-Chair: Mary Radomski, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Clinical Scientist, Courage Kenny Research Center
|Co-Chair: Jack Fu, MD
Physiatrist and Associate Professor, Department of Palliative Care & Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
NEW: Palliative Care and Quality of Life Task Force
This task force is in the process of preparing symposia for the ACRM 2016 Annual Conference in Chicago.
|Co-Chair: Brian D. McMichael, MD
Assistant Professor-Clinical, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
|Co-Chair: Rebecca A. Kirch, JD
Health Care Quality Consultant and Stakeholder
NEW: Oncology Cognitive Rehabilitation Task Force
This task force is committed to bringing terrific cognitive rehabilitation content to ACRM members! Watch for educational courses at the 2016 ACRM Annual Conference that combine the interdisciplinary expertise of oncology, neuropsychology, and occupational therapy. Our goal is to provide members with more information about the cognitive effects of cancer, including assessment, biobehavioral perspectives and interventions.
|Co-Chair: Arash Asher, MD
Director, Cancer Rehabilitation & Survivorship
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
West Hollywood, CA
|Co-Chair: Lynne S. Padgett, PhD
Strategic Director, Hospital Systems
American Cancer Society
NEW: Integrative Cancer Rehabilitation Task Force
Integrative rehabilitation is an important and growing field. This task force is committed to synthesizing and disseminating evidence-based best practices to navigate this heterogeneous field of medicine. We look forward to introducing members to our task force at the 2016 ACRM Annual Conference. In the meantime, we are looking for collaborators, feedback and ideas from multiple disciplines.
|Co-Chair: Ariana Vora, MD
Instructor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School
|Co-Chair: Diane Radford, MD