Monthly PMMNG Meetings

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For our November 9, 2019 meeting program, Nicole Dugan, DPT & Joy Cohn, PT, of the UPenn Medical Center will present information on how multiple myeloma patients can use physical activity and exercise to improve cancer-related fatigue, peripheral neuropathy, and lymphedema symptoms.

Nicole L. Dugan, PT, DPT, MSOD, CLT- graduated from Temple University Master and Doctor of Physical Therapy program in 1997 and 2003, respectively. Nicole spent 18 years working at Penn Medicine / Good Shepherd Penn Partners developing and mentoring in both the Pelvic Floor, Lymphedema and Cancer Rehabilitation program. She is currently working at Jefferson Health specializing in treating patients with pelvic girdle dysfunctions. She has participated in multiple NIH funded multi-center research studies on implementing physical therapy intervention for patients with cancer and pelvic floor diagnoses. Nicole also is a primary instructor for the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. When not working or teaching, Nicole is a Physical Therapy volunteer for the Medicine in Action medical mission in Jamaica, WI and enjoys travel, golf, and spending time with her husband and daughter


Tentative list of upcoming PMMNG meeting program topics and speakers:


  • November 9 - "Handling Cancer-Related Fatigue, Peripheral Neuropathy, and Lymphedema through Physical Activity and Exercise" by Nicole Dugan, DPT & Joy Cohn, PT UPenn Medical Center

  • December 14 - End of Year Celebration


  • January – split meeting and welcome to new location

  • February – ASH update, Dr Waxman or Dr Vogl

  • March – Myeloma Awareness Month –Coping with resilience and Uncertainty. Speakers TBD

  • April – Talking to your children or grandchildren about MM (Cancer Support Community)

  • May – Panel on Medical Marijuana (Cannabis program at U Sciences possibly)

  • June – Palliative Radiation, Dr Jones (?)

  • July – Split (Possibly provide links to webinars from ASCO)

  • August – no meeting

  • September – Nutrition, possibly simple demos for nutritional foods.

  • October – Medical Insurance

  • November – Cindy to present on using social media and user safety.

  • December – Holiday party


General Meeting Information

WHEN: Second Saturday of Every Month (excepting August)
TIME: 1:30 – 3:30 PM
WHERE: RALSTON HOUSE, 3615 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA (Near Univ. of Pennsylvania Campus). There is free parking behind Ralston House off of Ludlow Street.

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