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Professional Perk: Networking and Education Series

    People impacted by cancer do better and feel better with psychosocial support. As a professional in the field, you want the best outcome for those in your care. Research shows an increased survival rate and better quality of life for people impacted by cancer who receive psychosocial support. Join us to exchange thoughts, connect with fellow professionals from varied disciplines who also serve and support the oncology population, and learn about psychosocial topics from the experts at Wellness House.

    Sessions are held on the second Friday. Dates and topics are below; scroll down to register for one or multiple days.

    8:45 – 9:00 a.m. Check-in and Networking
    9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Presentation
    9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Q & A and Discussion

    1.0 Social Work CEU available for each Professional Perk program.

    Before attending a session, please complete our Professional Information Form >.

    Professional Perk: The Role of Occupational Therapy in Cancer CareONLINE
    Presenter: Alison Kirk, OTD-S
    Date: February 9, 2024
    Time: 8:45 – 10:00 am

    Across all disciplines, supporting the needs of cancer survivors and their loved ones impacted by cancer is vital; however, one discipline often overlooked is occupational therapy. Occupational therapy is a discipline well suited to addressing this population’s needs through its unique focus on the individual, the environment, and their daily occupations. Occupational therapists empower individuals to improve their health and well-being by incorporating the things that are important in their daily life. In this program, participants will learn more about the field of occupational therapy, their contribution to a multidisciplinary team, and occupational therapists’ role in addressing common side effects during cancer.