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

WCPT Subgroup
Date of subgroup recognition
2019

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

Professional opportunities

Educational conference opportunities

Second International Conference on Physical Therapy in Oncology (ICPTO) in Copenhagen, Denmark

This conference will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark on 14th and 15th May 2020.

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IPT-HOPE recorded educational sessions

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Winter 2019 NEW!
Integrating Exercise in HIV Rehabilitation: The Nigerian Experience
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Speaker: John Davidson Okwudili, PT

Summer 2019
HIV & Physiotherapy - A home-based rehabilitation intervention for people living with HIV in a resource-poor community in KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa
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Speaker: Saul Cobbing, PT, South Africa

Winter 2019
PT best practice guidelines for patients undergoing Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant
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Speaker: Jaleel A Mohammed, United Kingdom

Fall 2018
PT management in oncology: Cancer Rehabilitation in the Community
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Speaker: Clare Lait, United Kingdom

Summer 2018
PT management in pediatric oncology: Sequels prevention and treatment
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Speaker: Pia Delano, Chile

Spring 2018
Physical Therapy Management of Bowel, Bladder and Sexual Dysfunction - Part II
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Speaker: Virginia Pier, PT, MPT, CLT, WCS

Winter 2018
Physical Therapy Management of Bowel, Bladder and Sexual Dysfunction
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Speaker: Virginia Pier, PT, MPT, CLT, WCS

Summer 2017
Photobiomodulation Therapy for Lymphedema: Evidence and Safety
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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.

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

The IPT-HOPE Subgroup focus is to advance physical therapy management and prevention of HIV/AIDS, Oncologic, and Hospice and Palliative related functional impairments - throughout the world and across cultural groups. We provide individuals from member organisations with opportunities to advance evidence-based physical therapy management in these areas through educational opportunities, networking, research dissemination and collaboration, and clinical practice information sharing and skill development..

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 Theo H. Ruitenbeek, BSc  PT
Dutch Society of Physical Therapy within the Lymphology and Oncology, Royal Dutch Association of Physical Therapy Physiotherapist in Oedema, Oncology and Palliative care Lecturer Oncology Physiotherapy
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 Kelly Sylvia-Turcynski SPT
Sara Roy PT
Oakland University
Rochester, Michigan
Student Relations Coordinators
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 Open
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