Learn – Network – Grow
Join us May 11 for or Annual DCPTA Spring Member Meeting and
Special Presentation Cancer Rehabilitation: Evidence and Practice Update
by Nicole Stout PT, DPT, FAPTA
NRH – Washington, DC
Auditorium G 068
9:00-12:30 Course Track
12:45-2:00 Member Meeting & Working Lunch
Course Description: Cancer is prevalent in the US population with a 1 in 3 lifetime risk among men and women. Although cancer treatments have advanced scientifically and have driven survival rates higher, the side effects and late effects of treatments result in significant functional morbidity and disablement in a majority of patients. This course will review current research updates and new clinical practice guidelines that can help physical therapists to optimize screening, assessment, and management of functional morbidity during and after cancer treatment.
Educational Credit: 3.5 CEUs
Speaker Bio: Dr. Stout is a renowned health care researcher and an internationally recognized expert in cancer rehabilitation and lymphedema. She has given over 200 national and international lectures, authored and co-authored over 50 peer-review and invited publications, several book chapters, and co-authored the book 100 Questions and Answers about Lymphedema. Her research publications have been foundational in supporting national initiatives and guidelines in cancer rehabilitation.
Member Meeting Information
Bylaws Amendments at the Spring Chapter Meeting
DCPTA is submitting bylaws amendments for consideration by the membership at the Spring Chapter Meeting on May 11, 2019. Some of the changes are compliance issues to be in conformity with APTA standards. The major changes being proposed are:
Reducing the quorum size at meetings from 20 to 10
Increase Chapter Dues
Allow for Chapter elections to be held either by mail or by electronic technology, and for the elections to be conducted at a time prior to the Annual Meeting.
If these changes are adopted and receive final approval from APTA
the elections process and timetable along with chapter dues changes, would go into effect for starting in 2020.
the quorum size, and financial review process would go into effect in 2019
We need a quorum of 20 members to vote on these amendments. If you are not able to stay for the member meeting, please let us know.
Location: MedStar National Rehabilitation. Hospital 102 Irving Street, NW Washington, District of Columbia 20010
Of note, the shuttles that run from nearby Metro stations during the business week will not be running for our Saturday meeting.