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Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the organizing committee I am delighted to invite you to join us at the first International Conference on Physical Therapy in Oncology (ICPTO), which will take place in Amsterdam on June 5, 2018. Mark this date in your calendar!

Physical therapists play a pivotal role in helping patients cope with side-effects of cancer such as fatigue, deconditioning, musculoskeletal impairments and lymphedema. Physical therapy in oncology has made marked steps forward in the past 10 years. With this conference, we aim to bring together physical therapists from around the globe, to share knowledge, exchange best practices, and hear about recent scientific developments.

The meeting will contain plenary sessions on the topics of the role of physical therapy in oncology, and ‘learnshops’ about the treatment of musculoskeletal sequelae to cancer treatment, exercise interventions aimed at reducing side-effects, and basic aspects of exercise physiology in cancer.
The speakers, from USA, Canada, Denmark and the Netherlands, are internationally recognized scientists, clinical experts or professional leaders. In addition, poster presentations and an abstract program will enable you to put the spotlight on your own research.

Amsterdam, the capital city of the Netherlands, has a rich history. While you are here, take some time to admire the characteristic architecture and the canals. Amsterdam has many museums, including the van Gogh museum and the Rijksmuseum which has Rembrandt van Rijn’s famous “Night Watch” on display. And of course, you can enjoy the vibrant and diverse nightlife that Amsterdam is known for.

Please share this invitation with any colleagues who might be interested in attending. Meanwhile, I look forward to welcoming you to the ICPTO 2018!

Warmest regards,


Martijn Stuiver

Martijn Stuiver, PT, PhD
Clinical epidemiologist, Associate professor

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