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Previous Webinars

Title: Upper-body rehabilitation after surgery for breast cancer – how do we improve reach and access to care?

Date: Wednesday, February 22nd
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 PM PST

Presenter: Bolette Rafn, PT, MSc

Summary: This webinar will outline the current oncology rehabilitation services in Canada and discuss the current barriers for meeting the rehabilitation needs of breast cancer survivors. The presentation aims to start a discussion around new ideas and innovations to move toward a combination of self-managed and therapist-delivered care for upper-body rehabilitation.
Biography: Bolette is a physical therapist and PhD student in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia. Her work focus on rehabilitation and surveillance for upper-body issues among breast cancer survivors. She is inspired by a model of prospective surveillance for early detection and management of upper-body issues after surgery for breast cancer and is working on making this model clinically feasible and accessible for all women regardless of area of residence and financial resources.

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Title:  How we do it:  A community approach to cancer rehabilitation exercise programming

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016; 7:00 – 8:00 PM (PST)

Presenter: Jennifer Edgecombe

Summary: Learn about the expanded chronic care model of community based, clinical exercise programming currently taking place in Kamloops, BC. Clinicians in Kamloops have been using a practical approach to rehabilitative exercise programming for the past 10 years. Programming has connected interested community partners and limited resources to serve the local cancer population.

Discussion topics include: relationship building, conducting community needs assessment, developing local guidelines for program delivery, ongoing program staff training, creating community communication strategies, and cost modelling for sustainability

Presenter Biography: Jennifer Edgecombe coordinates clinical exercise programming within the Strategic Health Alliance: partnership between the City of Kamloops and Interior Health. Programs offered include: Cardiac Rehabilitation, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Programming targeting the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and mental health and Cancer rehabilitation. Jennifer is also the lead on a project aimed at educating community exercise leaders about  safer group exercise options for graduates of the previous listed programs.

Jen is an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist and Cancer Exercise Trainer. She has worked in the field of chronic disease exercise programming for 10 years. She is a field guide and a frequent guest lecturer at the School of Nursing at Thompson Rivers University.

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How to prescribe exercise in complex oncology populations:  The capability of exercise interventions prior, during and after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

Presenter: Dr. Joachim Wiskemann, PhD.

Presenter Bio: Dr. Joachim Wiskemann is the Head of the “Exercise Oncology” program in the Department of Medical Oncology at the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) in Heidelberg, Germany. Dr. Wiskemann’s research focuses on exercise programming after cancer diagnosis, particularly with cancer patient in acute care with complex treatment complications, such as patients who undergo stem cell transplantation. He is currently a Co- and Principal Investigator in 10 different randomized controlled exercise trials for cancer patients.

Date and Time: Monday, April 25, 2016 @ 7:00 – 8:00 PM (PST)

Summary:  This webinar will focus on the key considerations for exercise prescription in individuals with complex treatment complications related to cancer treatment, with specific clinical examples from acute care of individuals receiving stem cell transplantation.

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Red Flags: Could this be cancer?

Summary:  Physiotherapists use red flags to screen for serious pathology. When treating patients where the signs and symptoms just do not add up or patients with a prior history of cancer, physiotherapists need to be aware of common red flags that may suggest it may be cancer. Using clinical examples, Anne Rankin will provide attendees with some guidelines to addressing common red flags which may be an indication that additional medical follow is needed to rule out cancer.

Speaker: Anne Rankin, BScPT, MSc PT, is a clinical instructor in the Department of Physical Therapy and chair elect for the Oncology Division of CPA. Anne received the Clinical Specialist – Oncology designation in 2012.

Date and Time:  Thursday, February 25, 2016; 7:00PM to 8:00PM (PST)

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We know it works: So where are the cancer rehabilitation services in Canada?

Date: Thursday May 21, 2015

Time: 7- 8 pm.

Presenter: Dr. Kristin Campbell, PT, PhD

Summary: In 2011, a survey of Canadian facilities offering cancer treatment reported that only 30% of the facilities who responded reported having an oncology rehabilitation program. Furthermore, the majority felt the programming was not meeting the patient needs. This presentation will address the current research and clinical reality of access to physical therapy for cancer survivors in Canada and beyond. The presentation also aims to start a conversation of what actions we in British Columbia want to take to advocate for improved access to physical rehabilitation services for cancer survivors in Canada?

Presenter Bio: Dr. Kristin Campbell is a physical therapist and research scientist. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, as well as an Associate Member of the School of Population and Public Health and Cancer Prevention Centre at UBC and an Adjunct Research Associate in the Cancer Survivorship Research Centre at the British Columbia Cancer Agency. Her research interests are focused on the role of physical activity across the cancer experience, namely in prevention, rehabilitation from cancer treatments, and cancer survivorship.  

Associated Readings:

Canadian Physiotherapy Association – 30Reps – Rep 24 – Kristin Campbell

Santa Mina, D., et al. Exercise in clinical cancer care: a call to action and program development description. Curr Oncol. 2012 Jun: 19 (3); e136-e144. Read here.

 

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Use of integrative therapies as support care for women being treated for breast cancer:  What does the evidence say?

Date: Thursday January 29, 2015

Presenter: Dr. Lynda Balneaves PhD, RN

Summary: Many breast cancer patients use complementary and alternative therapies (CAT) during and after cancer treatment to help manage symptoms and improve quality of life. However, clear evidence-based practice guidelines are needed to inform clinicians and patients about the safety and effectiveness of these therapies. Lynda will discuss different types of CAT available to patients, their therapeutic claims, the current evidence/efficacy behind these claims, what clinical practice guidelines we can draw for recommending or discouraging the use of CAT as evidence-based supportive care for breast cancer patients, and why this is relevant for physical therapists in the oncology setting.

Associated Reading: Greelee H, Balneaves LG et al. Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Use of Integrative Therapies as Supportive Care in Patients Treated for Breast Cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr 2014;50:346–358

You can access the article online here.

Bio: Lynda is an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia, and has recently been appoint as the Directory of the Centre for Integrative Medicine at the University of Toronto, an Associate Professor to the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto, and will be a Scientist in the Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto. Her research focuses on supporting people living with cancer in making safe and informed decisions about complementary therapies, such as developing and evaluating education and decision support tools for patients, families, and health professionals.

 

All members of this group can access the recorded version of the above Webinar by clicking here.

This Webinar is password protected. Please contact stanley.hung@ubc.ca to request the password.


 Translating research into practice: Implementing community based exercise programs for cancer survivors

Date:  Thursday, September 25, 2014

Presenter:  Dr. Prue Cormie, PhD

Summary:  Dr. Cormie is visiting scientist from Australia who is overseeing a large research project across Western Australia to examine community-based exercise programs for cancer survivors, and is speaking about this experience in the webinar.  The webinar will include a facilitated discussion with Dr. Kristin Campbell on the possible differences between Australia and Canada, and how we can learn from the Australian experience.  There will also be time for Q & A.

Bio:  Dr. Prue Cormie is a Senior Research Fellow at the Edith Cowan University Health and Wellness Institute, who currently holds a fellowship from the Cancer Council of Western Australia. Dr Cormie is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist whose research and clinical work focuses on the role of exercise in the management of cancer. She is an accomplished young researcher with a track record including 45 refereed publications, 5 book chapters/monographs, over 80 refereed conference proceedings, and 14 invited conference presentations (5 keynote). Dr. Cormie has produced influential research exploring the efficacy of exercise in counteracting adverse side effects experienced by people with cancer and especially men with prostate cancer.

All members of this group can access the recorded version of the above Webinar by clicking here.

This Webinar is password protected. Please contact stanley.hung@ubc.ca to request the password.


Why is cancer treatment for breast and colon cancer neurotoxic and what are the implications for physiotherapists?

Date: April 23, 2014

Presenter: Dr. Howard Lim

Dr. Howard Lim completed his Medical Oncology training at UBC and a fellowship in GI Oncology at the Oregon Health Sciences University and B.C. Cancer Agency.  He is an active member of the Research Ethics Board, GI Outcomes Unit and Personalized Genomics Project.  He is currently the Program Director of the Medical Oncology Training Program.

Reading:
This webinar does require some pre-reading. The title of the research paper is Persistent Mobility Disability After Neurotoxic Chemotherapy

The article can be accessed online via this link*:  http://ptjournal.apta.org/content/90/11/1649#BIBL

All members of this group can access the recorded version of the above Webinar by clicking here

This Webinar is password protected. Please contact stanley.hung@ubc.ca to request the password.


Physiotherapy Perspective:  Acute care and early outpatient

Date: February 5, 2014

Presenters: Jill Kipnis, PT & Kelly Kavanagh, PT

Jill Kipnis completed a BSc in Exercise Science at Concordia University in Montreal in 1989 and a BSc in Physiotherapy from The University of Western Ontario in 1993.  She has been working as a Physiotherapist for more than 20 years at St. Pauls’ Hospital, primarily treating musculoskeletal conditions with extensive experience treating women post mastectomy and reconstructive surgery (TRAM flap, implant). Jill has a private home-based Physiotherapy business focusing on treating women post mastectomy, breast reconstruction surgery and lymph node removal. In addition to clinical practice, Jill keeps current with post-graduate courses, teaches UBC students, and has lectured on physiotherapy and exercise post breast cancer.  She was recently part of a team who developed patient information for patients post breast surgery/reconstruction.

Kelly Kavanagh is the Clinical Specialist in Outpatient Physiotherapy at St. Paul’s Hospital. She graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education specializing in Health and Fitness and minoring in Biology.  Kelly subsequently completed her degree in Physical Therapy in 1997 at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Since graduation, she has taken numerous post-graduate orthopaedic courses. She is a co-author of “Physiotherapy After Your Breast Surgery” and a reviewer for the Canadian Cancer Society’s “Exercise After Breast Surgery A Guide for Women.” Kelly has been working at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver for 16 years. She is the Outpatient Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedics as well as one of six Certified Hand Therapists in the hospital’s award-winning Hand Program. She has a strong interest in Sports Medicine and she has worked with athletes at the university, provincial and national levels.

All members of this group can access a recorded version of the above webinar by clicking here

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Juliana Park: GVHD | THURSDAY OCTOBER 24th, 7pm

Juliana Park, RN, MN, NP(P), nurse practitioner at BC Children’s Hospital will be reviewing current research on GVHD (graft-versus-host disease) and discussion on implications for exercise.

The related research article is:

Mello M. et al. Effect of an exercise program on muscle performance in patients undergoing allogeneic bone marrow transplant. Bone Marrow Transplantation; 32: 723-728, 2003.

All members of this group can access a recorded version of the above webinar by clicking here

This webinar is password protected. Please contact stanley.hung@ubc.ca to request the password.


Exercise Rehabilitation for Sarcoma Patients

Date:  Thursday, May 16, 2013

Time:  7-8:00 pm

Where:  Anywhere you have internet access!

Title:  Exercise Rehabilitation for Sarcoma Patients

Presented by, Cat Lowe, BHK & Practicing Member of the BC Association of Kinesiologists (MBCAK)

BIO:  Cat Lowe is a graduate from UBC’s Human Kinetics program and has been working in Rehabilitation Exercise for over 12 years. She has gained experience in hospital settings, working with new amputees, paraplegics and those with permanent disabilities. Through her reputation for short, successful physical rehabilitation programs, she is now working with the Surgical Oncology team at the BC Cancer Agency, assisting post-surgical patients return to their normal lives. On her days off, you can find her on a hiking trail, a Rugby pitch, or hula hooping on the Sea Wall.

All members of this group can access a recorded version of the above webinar by clicking here

This webinar is password protected. Please contact stanley.hung@ubc.ca to request the password.

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BC Cancer Rehabilitation Interest Webinar – “Knowledge to Action”

Date:  W, February 20th, 2013

Time:  7-8:15 pm

Where:  Anywhere you have internet access!

Title:  Knowledge to Action: Examples from two British Columbia Physiotherapists

Presenters: 

  1. Chiara Singh – Impact of Pre-operative and Post-operative surveillance by a physiotherapist versus usual care on arm morbidity after surgery for breast cancer
  2. Karen Skarpnes –  Starting a resistance training program for breast cancer survivors: From New England Journal of Medicine to Prince Rupert in 5 (easy) steps!

All members of this group can access a recorded version of the above webinar by clicking here

This webinar is password protected. Please contact stanley.hung@ubc.ca to request the password.


British Columbia Cancer Rehabilitation Interest Network Event – free Journal Club Webinar

Please join us for another journal club session – Exercise Rehabilitation in patients with cancer

Date:  Wednesday November 7th

Time: 7:00-8:15 pm

Where:  Anywhere you have internet access!

Host:  Kristin Campbell, PT, PhD

Format:  Brief review of the paper and main points/findings, followed by a facilitated discussion of the main findings and implications for physiotherapists and exercise professionals.

To register:  Please register for the (free) event at  bccrn-webinar.eventbrite.com and you will be provided with webinar login information.

Paper:  Lakoski SG, Eves ND, Douglas PS, Jones LW. Exercise rehabilitation in patients with cancer. Nature reviews. Clinical oncology, 2012. 9(5): p. 288-96.

Paper Abstract:  Emerging evidence indicates that patients with cancer have considerable impairments in cardiorespiratory fitness, which is likely to be a result of the direct toxic effects of anticancer therapy as well as the indirect consequences secondary to therapy (for example, deconditioning). This reduced cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with heightened symptoms, functional dependence, and possibly with an increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Current understanding of the complex interaction between the effects of the tumour and cancer-associated therapies on the organ components that govern cardiorespiratory fitness, and the effects of exercise training on these parameters is limited; further research will be critical for further progress of exercise-based rehabilitation in the oncology setting. We assess the current evidence regarding the level, mechanisms, and clinical importance of diminished cardiorespiratory fitness in patients with cancer. The efficacy and adaptations to exercise training to prevent and/or mitigate dysfunction in conjunction with exercise prescription considerations for clinical use are also discussed.

UPDATE – Access to paper:

To access the paper for the next journal club, please review the following options:

  • PABC members can email the wonderful librarian, Deb, at librarian@bcphysio.orgto request the paper as it is not open access.
    • Note: PABC may provide a single copy of an article for your personal research and study only. We advise you to know the copyright status of materials you are using and to comply with the Copyright Act: http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/C-42/index.html

 

Research Guiding Practice. Practice Changing Lives.

Registration is Open for the 2013 TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Multidisciplinary Conference !

Conference Speakers:  

 

Dr. Andrea Cheville

Physical Medicine and Rehab, Mayo Clinic

Rochester, MN

 

Dr. Pamela Levangie

Department of Physical Therapy

MGH Institute of Health Professions

Boston, MA

 

Dr. Sheryl Gabram-Mendola

Surgeon, Emory University & Avon Breast Center at Grady

Atlanta, GA

 

Dr.  G.Stephen Morris

Physical Therapist, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Memphis, TN

 

Dr. Andrea Pusic

Plastic Surgeon, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

New York, NY

 

Dr. Katie Schmitz

Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

 

Dr. Robert Smith

Director – Cancer Screening, American Cancer Society

Atlanta, GA

 

Nicole Stout

Physical Therapist and Clinical Researcher

Washington, DC

 

Dr. Mylin Torres

Radiation Oncologist, Emory University

Atlanta, GA

 

Dr. Kerri Winters-Stone

Professor, Oregon Health Sciences University

Portland, OR

 

With very special lunch speaker Lori Allen, TLC Star of ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ and breast cancer survivor.

Lori Allen

 


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