WCPT Network for HIV/AIDS, Oncology, Hospice and Palliative Care

Contact details

Oakland University
Physical Therapy Program
3155 Human Health Building
Rochester, Michigan
48309
United States
Work telephone
248 364 8684
Fax
248 364 8660

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Educational opportunities

Peripheral Lymphedema Online and Blended Course Certifications
American Physical Therapy Association's Oncology Section
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Graduate Certificate in Oncology Rehabilitation
Oakland University Physical Therapy Program, United States of America
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IPT-HOPE recorded educational sessions

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Summer 2017
Photobiomodulation Therapy for Lymphedema: Evidence and Safety NEW!
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Speaker: Assoc Prof Liisa Laakso, PhD, BPhty, GCMgmt(QH), APAM

Spring 2017
Growing Professional Oncology, HIV/AIDs and Hospice Palliative Care Groups - Advice from the Experts
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Moderator: Caroline Speksnijder, Netherlands
Panel: Lisa VanHoose, USA; Darren Brown, UK; Nnenna Chigbo, Nigeria

Winter 2017
Lymphedema: Management and Risk Reduction Strategies
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Speaker: Rachel Fey-Larsen, PT, CLT.  United States

Fall 2016
Getting your message out: convincing people in presentations
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Speaker: Dr Cathy Bulley, Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Singapore. Research Director, WCPT-IPT-HOPE

Summer 2016
HIV & Physiotherapy. Evaluation of a specialist HIV outpatient physiotherapy service in the United Kingdom
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Speaker: Darren Brown, Specialist Physiotherapist, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom. Vice Chair, UK Rehabilitation in HIV Association (RHIVA). HIV/AIDS Coordinator, WCPT-IPT-HOPE

Spring 2016
Social Media
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Speaker: Helen Owen, United Kingdom

Winter 2016
Getting your message out: how to write good abstracts
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Speaker: Dr Cathy Bulley, Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Singapore. Research Director, WCPT-IPT-HOPE

Fall 2015
New Developments in Hospice and Palliative Care Physiotherapy: A Perspective from Singapore
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Speaker: Junhong Lim PT, Master of Clinical Rehabilitation, ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP), MSPA, Singapore  

Summer 2015
Physical Therapy Interventions for People Living with HIV/AIDS: Current Research and Clinical Applications
Sara D Pullen, DPT, MPH, CHES, United States of America

Spring 2015
Design, Implementation and Sustainability of Physical Therapy in a Comprehensive Oncology Survivorship Program
Speakers: Reyna Colombo, PT MA, United States of America

Fall 2014
Adherence to Exercise for People Living with HIV
Speakers: Carrie-Ann Wood and Rebecca Mullin, United Kingdom

Summer 2014
Physiotherapy Management & Survivorship in Head and Neck Cancer
Speakers: Alison Dinham, Felicity Smith (nee Dawson), Sian Evans, United Kingdom

Spring 2014
Evaluation of Clinical Measures of Cardiorespiratory Fitness Among Women with Breast Cancer
Speaker: Jacqueline S Drouin, PT, PhD, United States of America

Winter 2014
Maximising Cancer Survivorship: Implementation of an Evidence Based Exercise Program
Speaker: Ann H Newstead, PT, PhD, GCS, NCS, CEEAA, United States of America

Fall 2013
PT Management of Individuals with Central Nervous System Cancers
Speaker: Amy Yorke, PT, MPT, NCS, United States of America

Summer 2013
Aqua Lymphatic Therapy: An Alternate Approach to Controlling, Treating & Preventing Lymphedema
Speaker: Dorit Tidar, MScPT, Israel

Spring 2013
HIV/AIDS
Speaker: Kelly O'Brien, PhD, BScPT, Canada

Winter 2013
Hospice and Palliative Care
Speaker: Christopher Willson, PT, DPT, GCS, CCCE, United States of America

Fall 2012
Physical therapy for people with metastatic cancer
Speaker: Oren Cheifetz, PT, PhD, Canada

Activities

Discussion group on LinkedIn

The network will provide a means of communication via LinkedIn. Find the WCPT Network for HIV/AIDs, Oncology and Palliative Care on LinkedIn.

 Let's get talking and sharing:

International Physical Therapists for HIV/AIDS, Oncology, Hospice and Palliative Care (IPT-HOPE)

An international group of physical therapists working with people diagnosed with cancer and HIV/AIDS throughout the health care continuum from diagnosis to palliative care.

A group of interested practitioners met at the WCPT Congress in Amsterdam, Netherlands in 2011 and proposed to develop a subgroup of WCPT.  A core group of individuals identified themselves as interested in working to establish this group.  These individuals have been communicating online to determine a course of action and develop support documents that would lead to international recognition as a WCPT subgroup prior to the next international meeting in Singapore in 2015. 

This effort will require the support of WCPT member organisations, or groups recognised by their WCPT member organisation from at least 10 countries, and from three different WCPT regions.  Core members have come forward to work on this initiative from the Netherlands, UK, Denmark, Ireland, India, Israel, Switzerland, Australia, Austria, Canada, and the USA.  The group is eager to gain the support of other WCPT member organisations or groups to enable the successful development of this subgroup.  

IPT-HOPE vision statement

Advancing physical therapy management and prevention of oncologic, palliative care, and HIV/AIDS related functional impairments throughout the world and across cultural groups.

IPT-HOPE mission statement

International Physical Therapists for HIV/AIDS, Oncology, Hospice and Palliative Care (IPT-HOPE) provides members with opportunities to advance evidence-based physical therapy management through education, research, and sharing clinical practice information and skills.

IPT-HOPE goals and objectives

The IPT-HOPE will:

  • Provide peer support through networking opportunities for its members (List serves, websites, online meetings, and education and research sessions.)
  • Provide continuing professional development opportunities
  • Establish mechanisms for promoting evidence to enhance practice
  • Enhance the international awareness of the benefits of physical therapy management for individuals with oncologic, palliative care, or HIV/AIDS related conditions.

IPT-HOPE is very interested in collaborating and networking with physical therapy leaders in oncology, palliative care, and HIV/AIDS from many countries so we may continue and move forward the care of our patients. Initial contact can be made with Dr Jackie Drouin (President of IPT-HOPE) at drouin@oakland.edu.

If you are working in this field, or represent an organisation that is likely to want to become involved, then please contact Dr Jackie Drouin (President of IPT-HOPE) at drouin@oakland.edu.

Useful links

IPT-HOPE Executive Committee
President Dr. Jacqueline S Drouin. PT, PhD
American Physical Therapy Association’s Oncology Section.
Associate Professor, Oakland University Physical Therapy Program.
United States of America
Vice President Dr. Caroline M. Speksnijder. PT, MSc, MMPT, PhD
Dutch Association of Physical Therapy in the Lymphology and Oncology within the Royal Dutch Association of Physical Therapy
Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Special Dental Care, University Medical Center Utretch
Netherlands
Secretary Dr. Ann Newstead PT, PhD, GCS, NCS, CEEAA
American Physical Therapy Association
United States of America
Treasurer Vacant
Social Media Coordinator Blake George
Lead Physiotherapist
Mildmay Mission Hospital
19 Tabernacle Gardens
London, E2 7DZ
Physical therapy education director Nnenna Nina Chigbo, PT, MPH
Humphrey Fellow
Exercise Immunology Unit, Department of Physiotherapy, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu
Nigeria
Student relations coordinator Andrew Kirschbaum SPT
Student Relations Coordinator
United States of America
Physical therapy research director Dr. Cathy Bulley
Senior Lecturer, Queen Margaret University
United Kingdom
Physical therapy clinical practice director Ana Maria Rodriguez PhD, MSc, PT
Canada
Physical therapy oncology special interest group coordinator Dr. M S Satish MPT, MSc (PhD)
Sr Physiotherapist, Cancer Institute (WIA), Chennai 36
India
Physical therapy hospice and palliative care special interest group coordinator Dr. Christopher Wilson
Coordinator - Hospice and Palliative Care Group, American Physical Therapy Association
United States of America
Physical therapy HIV/AIDS special interest group coordinator Mr Darren Brown, Band 7 Specialist Physiotherapist, Infectious Diseases, Oncology and Palliative Care, Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust
United Kingdom
Nominations director Dr Chee-Wee Tan, Lecturer in Physiotherapy, Singapore Liaison Academic, Queen Margaret University,Edinburgh School of Health Sciences
United Kingdom
Special interest coordinator Dr Wootaek Lim, PhD, PT
Chair, International Affairs Committee, Korean Physical Therapy Association
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Woosong University
South Korea
Non-physical therapy members such as physicians, researchers and occupational therapists
Individuals interested in filling a vacancy on the IPT-HOPE Executive should contact Dr Jackie Drouin (President of IPT-HOPE) at drouin@oakland.edu