2nd International Conference on Physical Therapy in Oncology (ICPTO)

The format of the conference will be a mix of plenary sessions and parallel sessions, giving the participants the opportunity to choose special areas of interest. On May 2nd (afternoon), May 4th (evening) and May 5th (morning and afternoon) 2021 there will be pre- and...
Oncology Physical Thera...
The format of the conference will be a mix of plenary sessions and parallel sessions, giving the participants the opportunity to choose special areas of interest. On May 2nd (afternoon), May 4th (evening) and May 5th (morning and afternoon) 2021 there will be pre- and post-conference courses. These courses will be conducted by experts in the field of oncology and physical therapy. Four main conference themes The four main themes of the 2nd ICPTO are: Frailty, muscle function and muscle structure • Physical exercise has the potential to help maintain or slow down the loss of physical function, as well as to sustain and build muscle mass. • This session will give an overview of the literature – the rationale for resistance training – and clinical examples of resistance training for patients with cancer. ,Lymphedema • Secondary lymphedema is a prevalent consequence of cancer treatment, and is associated with considerable morbidity in affected individuals. • On this conference you will be provided with new knowledge regarding inflammation, manual lymph drainage, and physical exercises for patients with lymphedema of the lower extremities. ,Palliative care • On the conference we will address some of the challenging issues health care professionals deal with when working with patients in a palliative stage of their cancer. • How can we set the right goal for the patient? Not only the patients can be traumatized, so can we as professionals. ,Bone mets • An international working group was formed in 2017 to develop a consensus statement on exercise prescription for people with bone metastasis. • On this conference you will get an overview of the current evidence regarding exercise prescription and how to apply evidence into the clinical setting. ,Goal: With this conference, they aim to bring together physical therapists working in oncology from around the globe, to exchange best practices and update knowledge based on recent scientific developments. ,Pre-Conference Course: • May 2nd 2021, 12.00-15.00: Practical High Intensity Interval Training. ‘HIIT’ group training in patients receiving chemotherapy for cancer: Practical applications with participants from “Body and Cancer” ,Post-Conference Courses: • May 4th 2021, 19.00-21.00 and May 5th 2021, 08.00-12.00: The role of exercise in oncology rehabilitation: new insights • May 5th 2021, 09.00-12.00: The role and treatment of the fascial system as a part of lymphedema treatment in cancer patients • May 5th 2021, 13.00-16.00: Movement preparation: an essential component to improve the success of functional training in cancer survivors • May 5th 2021, 13.00-16.00: Exercise and its role in the prevention and treatment of lymphedema
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