AOTA's Specialty Conference on Occupational Therapy’s Distinct Value in Oncology Across the Lifespan Co-Sponsored with the MD Anderson Department of Rehabilitation Services
On January 27th & 28th the first Specialty Conference on the Distinct Value of Occupational Therapy in Oncology Rehabilitation co-sponsored by AOTA and the MD Anderson Cancer Center Department of Rehabilitation Services was held at MD Anderson Cancer Center's Onstead Auditorium. 140 occupational therapy practitioners from 32 states were in attendance to network, learn and share on the distinct role of occupational therapy with adult cancer survivors.
In addition to our Keynote presentation by Dr. Ki Shin titled "Cancer Rehabilitation, Our Experience at MD Anderson" we had 15 concurrent sessions presented by expert occupational therapy practitioners in oncology rehabilitation. Unfortunately because some of the sessions ran concurrently I could not be in all the rooms but I heard nothing but positive comments from the 140 attendees! Dr. Shin's keynote was inspiring and is a major advocate for occupational therapy. He serves as the Medical Director for the Department of Rehabilitation Services and I am proud to work with him to meet the needs of patients with cancer as Director of the Department of Rehabilitation.
Thanks to the following outstanding occupational therapy practitioners who gave high quality presentations:
It was an honor to have President Amy Lamb onsite to meet attendees, participate in the discussions and to share perspectives from our professional association.
We are beginning to make great strides in moving occupational therapy forward as key players in the rehabilitation of cancer survivors. The two presentations that I gave are attached.
Thank you AOTA!
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