Physical activity, rehabilitation and cancer care - where are we now?

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Event Details

27 September 2018 at 6:00 pm – 27 September 2018 at 7:30 pm
The Peninsula Room (room 3.14) - Level 3, Monash Physical Activity and Recreation Centre (Building W)
Open to:
Student $10, Early Bird (before 20/9/18) $25, Normal $30
Medicine, Nursing, Health Science; Peninsula campus; Seminars & Workshops


Monash University Department of Physiotherapy is pleased to announce the following upcoming seminar entitled:

"Physical activity, rehabilitation and cancer care - where are we now?" 

The responsibilities of modern-day healthcare clinicians increasingly includes the care and management of cancer survivors. Oncology rehabilitation is known to be a useful vehicle for improving a range of clinically-relevant outcomes in this patient group, yet community awareness, funding and organisational barriers to such programs exist that limits their effectiveness. Exercise is a potent treatment associated with reduced cancer-related mortality, improved cancer-related fatigue and potentially reduced cancer recurrence rates. Yet despite these known benefits, significant potential remains for improvements in the way we approach the rehabilitation of cancer survivors in Australia.

This seminar aims to provide a broad review of some of the pertinent issues affecting this aspect of clinical care in order to shape our focus towards future improvements in this space. The session will review some of the latest evidence and clinical practice rehabilitation and physical activity guidelines relevant to this patient group to help clinicians better understand how to adopt a patient-centred care approach to clinical practice. It is hoped this session will allow for engaging interactive discussions regarding the evolution of practice in this field.

The format will be a lecture-style presentation plus open discussion with emphasis on the implications for clinical practice and future research. Light refreshments will be available.

Sue Redman
Monash University - Peninsula Campus