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Start date: Thursday September 14th 2023
End date: Friday September 15th 2023
Participants: Minimal 200, maximal 300
Study load: 12 hours
Contact hours: 12
Contact days: 2
Language: English
Ratio practice and theory: Mostly theoretical
Level: advanced
Code number: 2306781
E learning: No
Masterclass: No
Exam: No
Certificate: Yes

Program and other relevant information for participants

As a participant you get access to the private website www.npicursus.nl.
Here you can find all information; e.g.: schedule, preparations, updates.

NOTE:

This conference can also be attended online instead of in-person in Amsterdam.
Click here to go to the online conference website.

Welcome

 

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the organizing committee I am delighted to invite you to join us at the third International Conference on Physiotherapy in Oncology (ICPTO), which will take place in the EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam on September 14 and 15, 2023. Mark these dates in your calendar!

With this conference, we aim to bring together physiotherapists working in oncology from around the globe, to share knowledge, exchange best practice, and update knowledge based on recent scientific developments. As physiotherapists play a pivotal role in helping people living with cancer to manage side- and long-term effects of cancer and cancer treatment, the overall theme of the 2023 conference is ‘Advances in providing the best care’.

The meeting will contain plenary sessions regarding the role of physiotherapy in oncology, with a focus this year on the potential role of innovative technology, new approaches to address policy and advocacy issues, including diversity and inclusion, management of musculoskeletal sequelae to cancer treatment and knowledge translation. The speakers are internationally recognized researchers, clinical experts or professional leaders.

A chance to highlight your own work and network
The opportunity to submit symposium proposals and posters for presentation will enable you to highlight your own research.
This meeting will be a great venue to network with fellow physiotherapists from all over the world that provide cancer rehabilitation every day!

Organization of the conference
The bi-annual conference is organized by a program committee of invited international physiotherapy clinicians and researchers in the area of oncology rehabilitation, in collaboration with the Dutch Institute of Allied Health Care (NPi) and supported by International Physiotherapists for HIV/AIDS, Oncology, Palliative care Empowerment (IPT-HOPE), a subgroup of World Physiotherapy, and the Dutch foundation Onconet.

Target audience
The target audience is physiotherapists, but the conference is also open to anyone interested in oncology rehabilitation including occupational therapists, exercise physiologists, nurses, physicians, other allied health and people living with and beyond cancer.

ICPTO goes hybrid
The conference will also be made accessible online for those who prefer to attend as a virtual participant. This makes it easier for physiotherapists from distant countries to attend the conference. Every effort is made to make it a near-live experience for online participants. Given the high price tag to make this technically possible, the participation fee is the same as for the physical conference participants.

Amsterdam
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. You can also experience a spectacular 5D flight over many must-sees of the Netherlands in ‘This is Holland’, the building next door to the EYE Film museum. 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 2023!

Warmest regards,

Kristin Campbell

Kristin Campbell, PhD, PT
Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

On behalf of the Program Committee:
Tenna Askjær (Denmark)
Kira Bloomquist (Denmark)
Emer Guinan (Ireland)
Marianne Holt (Denmark)
Morten Quist (Denmark)
Michael Schermer (Netherlands)
Caroline Speksnijder (Netherlands)
Nicole Stout (USA)
Martijn Stuiver (Netherlands)

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Dates

Thursday September 14th and Friday September 15th 2023

Location

  • EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam (route)

Learning outcome

With this conference, we aim to bring together physiotherapists working in oncology from around the globe, to share knowledge, exchange best practice, and update knowledge based on recent scientific developments.

Description

About the conference

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. The speakers are internationally recognized researchers, clinical experts or professional leaders. In addition, poster presentations and the opportunity to submit symposium proposals will enable you to highlight your own research.
The parallel sessions will have a varied focus: some will focus on clinical practice, other parallel sessions on scientific research, and program evaluation. More detailed information about the parallel sessions will follow later.
All accepted posters are exhibited, and some of them will be presented during the parallel sessions.

Call for focused symposia

This is your chance to put together a session for the conference. Each one-hour focused symposium session will aim to create insightful and engaging learning experiences that ultimately inform, inspire, involve, and empower delegates. The conference program committee is interested in any topic related to physiotherapy in the area of oncology, but is particularly keen to see proposals that address the following focused topics:

  • The role of innovative technology in physiotherapy for people living with or beyond cancer.
  • Professional challenges across all areas, such as diversity and inclusion, quality assurance, knowledge translation, implicit bias, clinician mental health & wellbeing.
  • New approaches to address policy and advocacy issues, such as health system funding, cost-effectiveness and the unique role of physiotherapy as part of the cancer care team.
  • Example of translating knowledge into clinical programming or commercialization.

Please review the submission guidelines, criteria, terms and conditions for focused symposia (click here)

If you would like to submit a focused symposium, please complete the Focused symposium submission form before February 28th 2023 in order for your submission to be considered. All submissions will be forwarded to the program committee for review.

Call for poster abstracts

We welcome poster abstracts on physiotherapy in oncology, and related topics. This includes scientific topics (finished or ongoing studies) as well as development of care pathways or implementation projects. At the 3rd ICPTO we also want to acknowledge physiotherapists that put evidence into every day clinical practice and encourage them to share their knowledge and insight. Therefore, we welcome abstracts that highlight how physiotherapy in the area of oncology is performed in the clinic and describes ‘how to’ target specifics symptoms, side-effects or long-term effects, to improve clinical practice.

Abstracts can be submitted in three categories:

  1. Scientific research
  2. Care innovation & Implementation
  3. Case reports

Please review the submission guidelines, criteria, terms and conditions for poster abstracts (click here)

If you would like to submit a poster abstract, please complete the Poster submission form before March 31, 2023 in order for your submission to be considered. All submissions will be forwarded to the program committee for review.

Pre- and post-conference courses

On September 13 and 16, 2023 pre- and post-conference courses will be scheduled and conducted by experts in the field of oncology and physiotherapy. Two courses are already scheduled, namely:

On Wednesday, September 13:
Masterclass ‘The role and treatment of the fascial system as a part of lymphedema treatment in cancer patients’ (Dutch participants)
Masterclass ‘The role and treatment of the fascial system as a part of lymphedema treatment in cancer patients’ (participants from other countries)

On Saturday, September 16:
Masterclass ‘Lung cancer: prehabilitation and rehabilitation’ (Dutch participants)
Masterclass ‘Lung cancer: prehabilitation and rehabilitation’ (participants from other countries)

As soon as more pre- and post-conference courses are planned, you will find more information about these courses here.

Conference rate

Before May 1, 2023: € 550,00 (‘Early Bird’)
After May 1, 2023: € 595,00

Registration includes lunch, coffee and tea breaks on both conference days, access to the handouts of all presentations and to the recorded presentations until three months after the conference.

NOTE: physiotherapists from low-income countries are offered the opportunity to register for the conference for a reduced rate. Requests in this regard can be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Registration deadline

September 1, 2023

Program

For the program format of the 3rd ICPTO click here
The preliminary conference program will be posted here soon. The keynote speakers and invited speakers who are already confirmed are listed below.

Anne May, PT, PhD
Professor of Clinical Epidemiology of Cancer Survivorship, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands

Margaret McNeely, PT, PhD
Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada

Mackenzi Pergolotti, OTR/L, PhD, MS
Senior Director of Research and Clinical Development at ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation, adjunct professor at Colorado State University and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Lisa VanHoose, PT, PhD, MPH
Clinical Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Baylor University in Waco, USA

Carla Agasi-Idenburg, PT, MSc
Postdoc researcher at the Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam and lecturer at HU University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht, the Netherlands

Gunn Ammitzbøll, PT, PhD
Physiotherapist and postdoc researcher at Danish Cancer Society Research Center and Danish Research Center for Equality in Cancer (COMPAS), Copenhagen, Denmark

Coralie Arends, MSc
Clinical epidemiologist, skin therapist, PhD candidate at the Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam and lecturer at HU University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht, the Netherlands

Laurien Buffart, PhD
Associate professor Physiology at Radboudumc, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Anna Campbell, MBE
Professor in Clinical Exercise Science at Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh and Director of CanRehab, Perth, Scotland

Emer Guinan, PT, PhD
Assistant professor at Trinity College Dublin, School of Medicine, Dublin, Ireland

Orla McCourt, PT, PhD, MCSP
Clinicial specialist physiotherapist in myeloma at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Vincent Paramanandam, PT, PhD
Researcher and lecturer at the University of Sydney, Australia. Cancer care specialist, certified lymphoedema therapist

Morten Quist, PT
Physiotherapist and postdoc researcher at Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, the University Hospitals Centre for Health Research, Copenhagen, Denmark

Bolette Skjødt Rafn, PT, PhD
Physiotherapist and postdoc researcher at the Department of Oncology, Copenhagen University Hospital Department of Oncology, Centre for Cancer Survivorship and General Late Effects (CASTLE), Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Martijn Stuiver, PT, PhD
Associate professor at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, clinical epidemiologist Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Joost van Wijchen, PT, MSc
Physiotherapy program leader at Høgskulen på Vestlandet, Bergen, Norway and senior lecturer Physiotherapy & Health at Hogeschool Arnhem-Nijmegen (HAN), Nijmegen, the Netherlands

 

Kristin Campbell, PT, PhD – Program Chair
Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Tenna Askjær, PT, MSc
Specialist in oncological physiotherapy at the Department of Public Health, Municipality of Aarhus, Denmark and vice chairman of the Danish Society of Oncological and Palliative Physiotherapy

Kira Bloomquist, PT, PhD, MHS
The University Hospitals Centre for Health Research (UCSF), Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Emer Guinan, PT, PhD
Assistant professor at Trinity College Dublin, School of Medicine, Dublin, Ireland

Marianne Holt, PT, MPH
Danish Society for Lymphedema and Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark

Morten Quist, PT, PhD
Research Physiotherapist, University Hospital of Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Michael Schermer, PT
Coordinator of post-graduate education, Dutch Institute of Allied Health Care (NPi), Amersfoort, the Netherlands

Caroline Speksnijder, PT, PhD, MMPT
Associate professor at University of Utrecht & University Medical Center, Utrecht, the Netherlands

Nicole Stout, DPT, CLT-LANA, FAPTA
Research Assistant Professor at West Virginia University Cancer Institute, Morgantown, USA

Martijn Stuiver, PT, PhD
Associate professor at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, clinical epidemiologist Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Didactics

Keynote lectures, invited lectures, focused symposia, poster presentations, discussions

NPi contact persons

General and administrative questions

marjan-van-keeken Marjan van Keeken
Medewerker Deskundigheidsbevordering
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telephone: 06 82 84 50 81
Available: Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contextual questions

michael-schermer Michael Schermer
Coördinator Deskundigheidsbevordering
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telephone: 06 15 87 16 73