First Annual Rehabilitation Symposium

There are currently more than 14 million cancer survivors in the United States growing to more than 18 million by the year 2020.  Cancer survivors often face function-limiting complications stemming from cancer or its treatments including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy.  This symposium will discuss selected cancer treatments that impact rehabilitation and provide practical assessment and treatment strategies/skills that can be applied to clinical practice.  This symposium aims to provide healthcare professionals with new or enhanced knowledge that can be implemented in the evaluation and management of cancer and treatment-related impairments ultimately ensuring the safe and effective restoration of cancer survivor’s function and quality of life. Emphasis will be placed on evidence based practice, understanding rationales for therapeutic interventions, as well as identifying areas where future research is needed in the field of cancer rehabilitation. 

As part of our ongoing commitment to achieve improved availability of optimal and safe rehabilitation interventions for all cancer survivors, the Rehabilitation Medicine Service of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center invites physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and other clinicians to attend this two-day symposium covering a wide variety of topics in the field of cancer rehabilitation.  The symposium format is designed to provide morning and afternoon plenary talks intended for all attendees.  Each plenary will be followed by discipline specific break-out sessions that attendees will need to select when registering.

Rehab Symposium Objectives

  • Define the ever expanding role of comprehensive rehabilitation services in the care of cancer survivors.
  • Identify recent advances in the diagnosis, selected treatments, and rehabilitation of cancer survivors.
  • Communicate new research and clinical treatment approaches to clinicians working with or who would like to work with cancer survivors.
  • Recognize barriers to safe, compassionate, and effective rehabilitation of cancer survivors at all stages of the cancer experience from initial diagnosis to palliative care.


Special Requests

The facilities at Memorial Sloan Kettering are wheelchair accessible and provide a fully accessible educational environment. Please take the time to identify any special needs or learning accommodations, such as any physical, sensory, cognitive or dietary needs by contacting the symposium coordinator at We will make every effort to accommodate special requests or accommodations required by symposium participants.


Physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and other healthcare professionals interested in cancer rehabilitation.


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. Memorial Sloan Kettering designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

As part of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)’s Approved Provider Program – Single Course Approval (16 contact hours and 1.6 CEUs), AOTA is requesting that participants of this course complete a short online survey about your continuing education experience with our organization as an AOTA Approved Single Course Provider. Completing this survey will also enter you into a quarterly drawing for a $100 voucher for AOTA publications or CE. To access the survey go to:

This symposium has also been approved as a CEU credit provider for New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. Each physical therapist and occupational therapist should claim only those hours of credit he/she actually spent in the conference.

Additional Information

See the attached course booklet and brochure for session abstracts and schedule.

Date & Time(s)


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Rockefeller Research Laboratories
430 East 67th Street
(Between First and York Avenues)
New York, NY 10065




Rehabilitation Medicine Service
Department of Neurology
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Registration Details

Please fill out the form below and submit to register for this event.

Refunds will be given to participants cancelling prior to May 1. Refunds for cancellation will be subject to a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations after May 1 will not be refunded. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center reserves the right to cancel this conference and participants will receive a 100 percent refund in the event that this occurs.


This symposium will feature a multitude of experienced healthcare professionals speaking on the topic of cancer rehabilitation.



Registration for this event is now closed. For more information, contact