International Conference on Cancer Rehabilitation at Tata Memorial Hospital
It was a huge privilege and an immense learning experience to participate in the 2nd International conference on cancer rehabilitation at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai,which is one of the premier tertiary cancer center, dedicated to treatment, education and research, in South Asia.
The theme of CAN-REHAB 2019 was “Enhancing Access to Cancer Rehabilitation”.
In recent years there has been a rapid rise in the number of cancer survivors and need for comprehensive cancer rehabilitation.Comprehensive cancer rehabilitation programs and its easy access across multiple settings is an important tenet of successful cancer care program.
Even in this era of patient-centric approach, the unmet needs of cancer patients in different phases of cancer continuum is staggering. Hence, there is a need to identify how cancer rehabilitation can be effectively and efficiently delivered. This could only be achieved through a well-coordinated and coherent communication between various stakeholders, such as cancer patients, their family members, health care providers, industry, social organizations and policy makers.
To enhance such multi-disciplinary consultation and collaboration among various stakeholders of cancer rehabilitation.
Can Rehab – a biennial conference was envisaged by team of rehabilitation professionals at Tata Memorial to address the key issues in accessing comprehensive cancer rehabilitation in India and abroad, and how they might best be resolved.All of this and so much more was achieved through eminent international and national faculties sharing their expert knowledge through lectures, panel discussions and workshops.
More than 10 workshops and six symposiums were conducted in these three days and thought provoking scientific papers and poster presentations were done but participants.
There was a world of knowledge and different aspects of cancer rehabilitation to learn, share and network with multidisciplinary cancer rehabilitation professionals.