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A.Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building

Kahn auditorium

109 Zina Pitcher Place

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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This course will use interactive lecture and panel discussions to cover the most recent updates in care for the child with pediatric cancer.

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Please Note:

Due to the Global Pandemic, we have rescheduled this course from May 16th to October 10th, 2020. The health and safety of our staff and participants is our top priority. We will continue to track the pandemic and add any information to the website. Thank you for your understanding.

Please feel free to contact us in the meantime:

Andrew Marsh

Katie Bower

Cancer Through The Continuum: Pediatric Cancer

This course is presented by Michigan Medicine Rehabilitation services in conjunction with Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center -Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.

This course is being evaluated for 6 CEU credits for MPT, OPTA, OOTA, and 6 contact hours for SLP

This conference is designed to provide participants with information and education regarding the detailed medical and rehabilitative management of individuals with pediatric cancer. Multi-disciplinary rehabilitation services are imperative in addressing the unique and complex functional limitations of this patient population throughout the continuum of care. We will be providing updated evidence-based information focused on patient care which will include, but not be limited to: pain control and management, management of peripheral neuropathy, neuropsychology, communication and swallowing, and multi-disciplinary collaboration within and across health systems. There will be breakout sessions led by content leaders from across the country. These sessions will cover: peripheral neuropathy assessment through the Pediatric Modified Total Neuropathy Scale, maximizing patient outcomes through prehabilitation, the transition of care from childhood to adulthood, communication and swallowing interventions, and effectively facilitating a return to everyday living. These topic areas will allow participants to apply evidenced-based assessments, interventions, and problem-solving strategies in pediatric oncology rehabilitation. This course will conclude with a question-answer or discussion panel comprised of rehabilitation therapist topic speakers and patient/family representation.

About the Keynote Speaker:

Laura Gilchrist PT, PhD is an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at St. Catherine University and a Clinical Research Scientist at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of MN. Her research focuses on cancer-related impairments of the neuromuscular systems. She is currently the PI of a study on the prevalence and persistence of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in children undergoing chemotherapy and a second study on motor performance deficits in children undergoing cancer therapy. She has presented at the APTA Combined Section Meetings, American Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nursing Association Conferences, and a Children’s Oncology Group meeting.

Who Should Attend:

Physical Therapists

Occupational Therapists

Speech Language Pathologists

Rehabilitation Nurses



General: $155 ends October 3


7-8 Registration

8-8:45 Keynote Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy in Pediatric Cancers: A Call to Action.

8:50-9:35 Pain Management in Pediatric Oncology: A Multidisciplinary Approach

9:35-9:45 Break

9:45-10:30 The Role of Therapy in Maximizing Outcomes During Bone Marrow Transplant

10:30-10:40 Break

10:40-12:15 Breakout Session

12:15-1:00 Lunch and Vendors

1:00-1:45 Neuropsychological Factors Impacting Care In Pediatric Oncology

1:50-2:35 Breakout Session

2:35-2:45 Break

2:45-3:30 Patient, Family and Provider Panel

Breakout Session Topics/Presenters:

Achieving Best Outcomes in Pediatric Oncology Through Early Therapeutic Intervention: with Melissa Tatman, PT, MPT; Clare Still, OTR/L, MS

Pediatric Total Neuropathy Scale Lab: with Laura Gilchrist, PT, PhD

Cross institutional care from pediatrics to young adulthood Speakers: Amy Compston PT, DPT, CRT, CLT- LANA; Melissa Tatman, PT, MPT

Management of Communication and Swallowing in Pediatric Cancer Rehabilitation: with Ann K Comstock, MS, CCC; Paige Martin, MA, CCC-SLP

Getting Back on the Bus: Transitions in Care for Children with Cancer: with Anne Chadwick, MS, OTR/L; Eliscia Wisner, OTR/L, MS; Beth Stuchell MSW

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Questions/Contact Information:

Regarding Content: contact:Chris Lucido,

For Administrative Questions/concerns:Andrew Marsh

To be added to our Mailing list: Katie Bower

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