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The Oncology Section of the APTA and EDUCATA Partner to Offer Online Interactive Education
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CALABASAS, Calif. July 21, 2009 ? The Oncology Section of the American
Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and EDUCATA, a global provider of online
continuing education, have partnered to provide on-demand training. Courses
are available through the section?s website and offer an easy, engaging
interaction between student and educator on timely and highly relevant topics.
?Cancer is a chronic disease. With approximately 1.5 million new cases in
the US/year and approximately 0.5 million deaths, the number of people with
cancer requiring long-term intervention is high,? said Kathie Hummel-Berry,
president of the APTA Oncology Section. ?There is a large unmet need among
persons who are either currently dealing with cancer treatment or are cancer
survivors. Experts in our Section are eager to share knowledge which will help
physical therapists provide the best possible care to these populations, taking
into account special considerations that arise when patients are receiving
chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or other interventions that commonly are part of the
cancer experience.?
?PTs and patients are hungry for information on the latest developments
and evidence-based practices when treating cancer survivors,? said Dr. Marilyn
Pink, EDUCATA President and CEO. ?Through this partnership we bring our
resources ?which include award-winning educators and a rich web 2.0
environment?to healthcare professionals around the world with a click of the
The first lecture ?Foundations of Oncology for PTs: Medical Aspects? is
now available. Additional courses to follow shortly.
About the Oncology Section of the APTA: The Oncology Section of the
APTA advocates for ethical, effective, and efficient practice to improve
care and quality of life for those whose lives have been touched by cancer
and HIV. It serves its members and the profession as the primary source
for the dissemination of information on physical therapy management of
oncological and HIV-related issues, by fostering scientific inquiry and by
providing professional growth through education.
About Educata: is a unique, interactive, Web 2.0 education
platform that delivers online learning. It offers a broad spectrum of courses from
orthopaedics and pulmonology to geriatrics and oncology that are taught by topranked educators and experienced clinicians. EDUCATA?s partners include the
World Confederation for Physical Therapy. Continuing education for physical
therapists and other medical professionals is the focus of the first launch.
Subsequent launches will target additional professions.
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