Physical Activity for Children with Cancer
Childhood cancer can cause lifelong impairment and disability. Minimising the adverse effects of cancer in the early phases of treatment may help to improve these outcomes. Increasing participation in physical activity and reducing the sedentary behaviour of children during treatment has the potential to improve the physical function of children with cancer.
But is keeping active during cancer treatment feasible?
This lecture will cover:
- The impact of childhood cancer both during and beyond treatment, and the role physiotherapy can play
- An update on the latest research regarding physical activity interventions for children during cancer, physical function assessment tools and barriers to participation
- Paediatric cancer care in Europe: feedback from the Felice Rosemary Lloyd Scholarship
Presenter: Sarah Grimshaw
Sarah Grimshaw is a physiotherapist with over 10 years experience working in both the acute and community setting. Sarah has worked in paediatrics for the past 7 years and now works as the senior physiotherapist to oncology at the Royal Children's Hospital. She is currently undertaking her PhD through the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, investigating novel ways to improve activity levels and reduce sedentary behaviours for children with cancer. As a recipient of the Felice Rosemary Llyode Scholarship, this year Sarah will travel to specialised cancer treatment centres across Europe to learn about multidisciplinary care models in the acute paediatric cancer care setting.
This is the recording of a lecture that took place on 27/06/2018.
Join us for an evening update on the medical and nursing advances in the management of neuro-oncology conditions, and case studies to highlight real life examples across the continuum of care.
The Vic Educators Group are excited to offer an action-packed evening lecture, with not one but two presenters sharing their latest research in physiotherapy clinical supervision and student fitness to practice!
Dr David Snowdon will be presenting 'Effective Clinical Supervision of Physiotherapists and its Effect on Patient Outcomes'.
Dr Kristin Lo will be presenting on 'Supporting Students' Fitness To Practice'.
Professor Finch will be discussing her research into injury and its prevention.
Falls Prevention - Research Update
The majority of patients in an aged care inpatient rehabilitation ward have fallen in the past.
The information contained in this lecture will help with interventions pertaining this kind of patients.
Presenter: Cathie Sherrington
Professor Cathie Sherrington is a Professorial Research Fellow and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Research Fellow at the Sydney School of Public Health. She also leads the ageing and physical disability research group at The University of Sydney. Prior to completing her postgraduate studies in public health, Cathie was a physiotherapist in aged care and rehabilitation settings. Cathie's research is focused on falls prevention and exercise interventions in older people and those with disability. She has authored 190 journal articles, been a chief investigator on NHMRC grants and currently supervises five PhD candidates. In addition, she was one of the founders of the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro).
This is the recording of a lecture that took place on 13/06/2018.