Information for Physical Therapists
Questions about this year's conference? Call (802) 656-2292.
- Please register for the conference by 8:00 am on September 30, 2013. Walk-ins are welcome after the registration deadline. However, space is limited and some sessions may be closed. Register early!
- The conference will be held at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center in South Burlington, Vermont.
- The conference opens at 8:00 am with over 60 exhibits in the Exhibit Hall.
- Sessions begin at 9:00 am and end at 4:20 pm.
- The sessions and exhibits are free due to the generous support of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Vermont-New Hampshire Affiliate, BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont, and Front Porch Forum.
Physical Therapy CCUs have been approved by the State Board of Physical Therapy.
PTs should attend the following sessions to receive credit:
1-2 PHYSICIAN TRACK: Cardiac Disease and Breast Cancer / Susan G. Lakoski, MD / Patients treated for breast cancer may have increased risk factors for heart disease, and care providers need to understand these risk factors and integrate them into the standard risk factors such as obesity, lipid profile, smoking, DM, and inactivity. Radiation therapy, cancer related drugs, and underlying metabolic factors may also link the two diseases. This talk is geared for the care provider that needs to screen breast cancer survivors for heart disease. Testing guidelines, symptom management and interventions will be discussed. This session is specifically geared toward primary care providers and other healthcare professionals.
2-2 PHYSICIAN TRACK: Prevention and Treatment of Side Effects from Aromatase Inhibitors / Joanna Schwartz, PharmD / This talk will briefly review the information about aromatase inhibitors, their role in helping breast cancer patients, and what a patient taking these drugs might experience. Treatment is individualized based on tumor type/stage, the age of the patient, and other diseases the person might have. Some aromatase inhibitors can have more predictable side effects. This session is specifically geared toward primary care providers and other healthcare professionals.
3-2 PHYSICIAN TRACK: Preventive Health for Women / Spencer Borden, MD, MBA / This session will discuss preventive health in all its forms and what providers can do to help women avoid the many dangers that can increase their risk of breast cancer. This session is specifically geared toward primary care providers and other healthcare professionals.
L-2 PHYSICIAN TRACK: Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Care: A Mock Tumor Board Conference / Farrah Khan, MD, Deb Rubin, MD, Mary Stanley, MD, and Erin Tsai, MD / Every week cancer case presentations occur with all disciplines present, including surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, pathology, social services, research and plastic surgery. Cases are candidly discussed to solicit all opinions. These opinions are then conveyed to the patient when they differ at all from the care plan. This is a valuable teaching conference for all of the professionals involved and provides the patient a breadth of opinions regarding their care plan. This session is specifically geared toward primary care providers and other healthcare professionals.
4-2 PHYSICIAN TRACK: Impact of Excess Weight on Cancer Survivorship and the Potential Benefits of Weight Loss / Kim Dittus, MD, PhD/ This session will discuss the impact of excess weight on cancer recurrence and survival. Biological mechanisms that may explain the negative outcomes will be presented. Identified benefits of weight loss will be discussed. This session is specifically geared toward primary care providers and other healthcare professionals.
5-2 PHYSICIAN TRACK: Cancer and Venous Thrombosis: Risk Factors, Treatment, and Prevention / Neil Zakai, MD/ Venous thrombosis is a common complication of malignancy which affects both the quality and the quantity of life. It is important to understand the risk factors for cancer-associated thrombosis, the appropriate treatment, and novel prevention strategies in order to provide the highest quality care. In this session, we will discuss the risk factors and treatments for cancer-associated thrombosis and novel prevention strategies. This session is specifically geared toward primary care providers and other health care professionals.
6-2 PHYSICIAN TRACK: HPV and Cancer / Marion Couch, MD, PhD, MBA / An increased connection has been found in recent years between HPV and cancer, which has created a whole new population of patients. This session will detail this connection and how you can help your patients protect themselves. This session is specifically geared toward primary care providers and other health care professionals.
The cost of CCUs is $20.00. If you previously registered for the conference and wish to change your session and pay for CCUs, please call (802) 656-2292.
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