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200,000 women in this country will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007.
There is no formal network of Rehabilitation Specialists trained to serve this growing population.
Cotting Connection is changing that.

Cancer Rehabilitation Conference

Join us for this innovative two-day program designed to introduce health care practitioners, exercise and fitness professionals and survivors themselves to the treatments that breast cancer patients undergo in the battle for their lives. 

Women are being diagnosed more often and at younger ages than ever before.  The statistics are simply staggering.   The good news is that survival rates are improving every day. Once active treatment ends survivors are anxious to return to their every day lives. Our goal at Cotting Connection is to help them do that safely. 

“Got Life? Get Living!”  That’s our motto. But survivors need to learn how their own best advocates and in order to do so they must have a clear understanding what they have been through. That way they can better protect themselves from injury or side effect in their effort to return to active life.

Care providers must understand that cancer patients are rarely identifiable on first glance. They walk among us in greater numbers every day so if you work with the general population you have cancer survivors in your practice. Your client may not have mentioned that he or she was a survivor. Did you think to ask? Did either of you know that your client could be at risk for getting lymphedema because of a lymph node dissection performed five years ago?

For those in the rehabilitation professions, our experts will detail complex cancer related surgeries and treatments that may have moved muscle groups, compromised the lymphatic system or reduced bone density. Once you understand these reconfigured bodies you will have a better understanding how to help them work efficiently again without causing an injury.

If you are a survivor, become your own best advocate. A care provider? Set yourself a step ahead of others in your field. Attend Cancer Rehab – The New Frontier, 2007 and network with others engaged in every aspect of the continuum of cancer care.

cancer conscious practitionerCare providers who sucessfully complete this two day program will earn the “Cancer Conscious Practitioner” (CCP) designation.

Note: This symposium is NOT intended to teach attendees how to TREAT cancer patients but to simply be AWARE of the risks of injury and methods of prevention.

Who should attend? 
Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Exercise Physiologists, Massage Therapists, Fitness Professionals, Yoga, Pilates & Dance Instructors, Dietitians, Social Workers, Students, Cancer Patients, Survivors, Family & Friends
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When? Friday & Saturday, October 5th & 6th 2007
7:00 am  Registration     8:00 am to 4:30 pm Program
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Simmons College, William J. Holmes Sports Center,  331 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

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Schedule for Cancer Rehabilitation Conference, Boston, 2007

Plenary Sessions:
Sherry Lebed Davis, CLMTA/T Founder
the Lebed Method’s "Focus on Healing"
Hester Hill Schnipper, LICSW, BCD,
Chief Oncology Social Work,
Beth Israel Deaconess
Beth-Ann Lesnikoski, MD - Surgeon,
Brigham and Women’s Hospital Breast Oncology Center
Jennifer Ligibel, MS, MD - Oncologist,
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Nancy Roberge, PT, DPT, M. Ed, - Director, Chestnut Hill Physical Therapy Associates
Julie Silver, MD - Medical Director, Spaulding Rehab Framingham & RESTORE Program
Concurrent Sessions:
Naomi Aaronson, MA, OTR/L, CHT,
Founder Recovercises
Paula Gottlieb, MS, CEP, Oncology Rehabilitation Specialist
Karen Ingwersen, RN, MSM, CMT,
Oncology Nurse Massage Therapist
Julie Kaufman, CLM, Owner,
Julie Kaufman Dancin'
Camille Kittrell, MS, RY, Owner,
Exclusive Yoga
Holly Metcalf, MS, Olympic Gold Medallist, Founder, Row as One
Abby Peck, MS, CSCS, Olympian, Owner,
Fitness for Every BODY
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With Special Guest
Kelley Tuthill
Cancer Patient and Survivor, Investigative reporter, WCVB - TV Boston

Topics Include:
Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment
Healing Faster, Better, Stronger
Living Healthily Through Diet and Nutrition
Cancer Rehab and the Continuum of Care
The Role of Integrative Medicine & Massage
Identifying and Managing Lymphedema
There will be breakout sessions for professionals (CEU’s available) as well as classes and forums for Survivors
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Come learn from the experts;
Where we’ve been and where we are going in the field of cancer rehab.
Prevent unnecessary side effects or injury.
Make the most of an exercise protocol.
Learn what your clients have been through and how ongoing long term treatments can mask or aggravate unspecified conditions.
Network with colleagues, survivors, and others interested in the rapidly developing field of cancer rehabilitation.

Don’t miss “Cancer Rehab: The New Frontier, 2007” !
Note: This symposium is NOT intended to teach attendees how to TREAT cancer patients but to simply be AWARE of the risks of injury and methods of prevention.
Professional attendees will earn the Cancer Conscious Practitioner (CCP) designation.

For more information, contact: Cotting Connection by calling: (617) 795-2214
Cotting Connection is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization