Stamford Hospital’s Bennett Cancer Center will welcome Dr. Julie K. Silver, co-founder of Oncology Rehab Partners, LLC and associate professor at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, as the keynote speaker for its fifth annual Survivorship Symposium, Super Healing: Maximizing Your Physical and Emotional Recovery. Dr. Silver, a cancer survivor, will discuss cancer rehabilitation before, during and after cancer treatment.
Following treatment for acute cancer in 2003, Dr. Silver recognized a large gap in helping survivors heal as well as possible from cancer therapies. As such, Oncology Rehab Partners, LLC, an innovative healthcare company breaking new ground in the field of cancer care, developed the STAR Program® (Survivorship, Training and Rehabilitation) – a best practices and evidence-based model for a cancer rehabilitation clinical service line. Based on conventional rehabilitative medicine, the STAR Program® utilizes an approach in which a multidisciplinary team from different specialties works together with a patient to help increase strength and energy, alleviate pain and improve daily function and well-being. As part of the Bennett Cancer Center’s continuum of services, it is teaming up with Oncology Rehab Partners to bring the STAR Program® to its patients.
The Symposium will be held Monday, September 23, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Tully Health Center’s Brace Auditorium, 32 Strawberry Hill Ct., Stamford. The event is free and open to cancer survivors throughout the area as part of the Bennett Cancer Center’s post-treatment survivorship program, Transitions: Choices in Recovery.
Reservations are required; please call 877.233.WELL (9355).