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AONN+ Midyear 2021 Virtual Conference

WED01 - Preconference Workshop| Prehab/Rehab

May 12, 2021 12:00pm ‐ May 12, 2021 4:00pm


Prehabilitation is an evidence-based process that occurs in the time between diagnosis and the start of acute care. Cancer rehabilitation deals with helping patients overcome side effects that may occur due to chemotherapy treatment. This panel discussion will discuss how your patient’s quality of life can be improved through these processes.

Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss the difference between cancer prehabilitation and cancer rehabilitation
  • Discuss how to develop a prehab and rehab program
  • Discuss how prehab and rehab can strengthen you cancer care program and meet the survivorship requirement of the commission on cancer


  • Jaime Bacarzia
  • Kristin M. Carroll, PT, Executive Director of Clinical Operations/Survivorship Solutions, LLC Physical Therapist/Hartford Healthcare Rehabilitation Network, Survivorship Solutions Hartford Healthcare
  • Audrey Caspar-Clark, MA, RDN, LDN, Advanced Practice Clinical Dietitian Specialist, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Department of Radiation Oncology
  • Brian M. Chang, DDS, FACP, FAAMP, Associate Professor and Director of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • Joy C. Cohn, PT, CLT-LANA, Physical Therapist/Certified Lymphedema Therapist, Good Shepherd Penn Partners University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • Adrian Cristian, MD, MHCM, Chief of Cancer Rehabilitation, Miami Cancer Institute
  • Nicole Dugan, PT, DPT, MSOD, CLT, WCS, Physical Therapy Clinical Specialist, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Niraj Mehta, MD, Radiation Oncologist and Professional Choreographer, Genesis Care
  • Amy Sides, DPT, CLT-LANA, Physical Therapist, Centura Health Center For Therapy-Parker Adventist

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