Clinical Psychologist NYU-Langone Health Rusk Rehabilitation New York, New York
This course will provide a detailed overview on best treatment protocols across multiple rehabilitation disciplines including: Physiatry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, and psychology. A radiation oncologist will explain treatment rationale for HNC and discuss new emerging treatments for sequelae from radiation.
Participants will come away from this course understanding the unique impairments associated with head and neck cancer and its treatment along with the best treatment approach to help maximize function in this population.
Understand the various common functional sequelae of head and neck cancer and its treatment.
Describe best treatment approaches for functional morbidity in the head and neck cancer population.
Understand principles of radiation oncology techniques to minimize toxicities from head and neck cancer treatment.
Understand the role of various rehabilitation disciplines in optimizing function in the head and neck cancer population.
Learn how best to integrate a rehabilitative a team approach in the care of head and neck cancer survivors.