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An Up-to-Date Look on Cancer Rehabilitation

Son Güncelleme: 10.05.19


“An Up-to-Date Look on Cancer Rehabilitation Symposium” organised by our Faculty of Health Sciences Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation was held on 30 March 2019. 

Symposium was organised with the collaboration of our Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation and Physiotherapists’ Association of Turkey Youth Commission. 

In the symposium it was aimed to inform the Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation students about cancer rehabilitation and researches and applications in this field. 

The play titled “Women of Anatolia” by ACU Drama Club was performed at the end of the symposium.


Other topics discussed in the symposium are: 

Is it possible to prevent cancer?

Childhood Cancers and Treatment

Breast Cancer and Treatment

Brain Tumours and Treatment 

Head and Neck Cancers and Treatment

What is and what is not rehabilitation in oncology? 

How physical activity prevents from cancer? 

Role of physiotherapists in side effects of cancer treatment

Foundation for Children with Leukaemia (LÖSEV) presentation

Rehabilitation in brain tumours

Swimming and speaking rehabilitation in head and neck cancers

Rehabilitation in breast cancer

Rehabilitation in childhood cancers 

Role of lymphedema physiotherapy in cancer rehabilitation

Physiotherapy and rehabilitation in palliative care


About the speakers:

Prof. Aziz YAZAR: He graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine (FoM) in 1993. He specialised in oncology and worked in various hospitals. He is working in Acıbadem Health Group (AHG) since 2007.


Assist. Prof. Fatma DEMİR YENİGÜRBÜZ: She graduated from Istanbul University Cerrahapaşa FoM in 2005. She specialised in paediatrics and after subspecialised in paediatric haematology and oncology. She worked in various hospitals and she is currently working in AHG since 2018.


Prof. Gül BAŞARAN: She graduated from Marmara University School of Medicine in 2003. She specialised in internal medicine and after subspecialised in medical oncology. She worked both in Turkey and abroad and she is working in AHG since 2011.


Prof. Koray ÖZDUMAN: He graduated from Istanbul University FoM in 1998. He specialised in neurosurgery. He worked both in Turkey and abroad and he is working in AHG since 2008.


Prof. Elif AKSOY: She graduated from Istanbul University FoM in 1997. She specialised in otorhinolaryngology. She worked both in Turkey and abroad and she is working in AHG since 2003.


Prof. Tülin DÜGER: She graduated from Hacettepe University in 1991 and started working as a research follow in the same year. She got her master’s degree in 1994, and her doctorate in 1998 from Hacettepe University Graduate School of Health Sciences. She acquired the title of “Associate Professor” in 2001 and “Professor” in 2006. She participated in many congresses, symposiums, courses and seminars regarding the field of physiotherapy and rehabilitation and wrote articles and chapters in both national and international levels to raise scientific and professional awareness. She is using her extensive knowledge and professional experience in the field of cancer rehabilitation. She founded the oncologic rehabilitation unit and continues her duty as an academic member. She had many administrative duties in non-governmental organisations and universities, and she is currently Head of Hacettepe University Disability Research and Application Center and Head of Physiotherapists’ Association of Turkey.


Assist. Prof. Nuray ALACA: She graduated from Istanbul University Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation in 1999. She completed her master’s degree in Marmara University Institute of Health Sciences Division of Orthopaedic Rehabilitation with her thesis titled “Different Methods on Knee Prosthesis Rehabilitation” between 1999 and 2002. She worked in Marmara University Hospital as a physiotherapist in divisions of orthopaedic, rheumatologic and post-stroke rehabilitation between 2001 and 2011. She successfully completed her doctorate in Marmara University FoM Department of Physiology between 2011 and 2015. She is an ACU faculty member since 2011. She continues her work in orthopaedic rehabilitation, exercise with manual therapy and muscle physiology. 


Assist. Prof. Ayşe Neriman NARİN:  She graduated from Istanbul University Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation in 1998. She completed her master’s degree in Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University with her thesis titled “Evaluation of Hand and Upper Extremities in Children Getting Musical Education” in 2002. She completed her doctorate in Istanbul University with her thesis titled “Comparison of Drainage Physiotherapy and Matrix Rhythm Therapy in Lymphedema Treatment”. She worked as a research fellow in Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University and Istanbul University. She got her title as “Associate Professor” in 2012. She is currently working in Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University.


Assist. Prof. Müberra TANRIVERDİ: She graduated from Hacettepe University Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation in 2010. She completed her postgraduate studies in Istanbul Medipol University between 2012 and 2014. She completed her master’s degree with her thesis titled “Effects of Motor Development in Children with Epilepsy on Activity Level and Quality of Life of Children with Epilepsy”. She got her doctorate education between 2014 and 2017. She completed her doctorate with her thesis titled “Effects of Virtual Reality Exercises on Balance in Children with Brain Tumour” in 2017. She is currently working in Bezmialem University as an associate professor.


Spec. Speech Language Therapist Gayem KÖPRÜCÜ SEZER: She was born in Istanbul in 1976. She started her undergraduate education in Istanbul University Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation in 1995. In her second year in university she started practicing the applications of neck and spine treatment systems in Turkey, which she studied in DBC Active Spine Care International in Finland and worked as a consultant and a trainer until 2001. She completed her undergraduate studies in 2001 and started in her postgraduate education in Northeastern University in U.S.A. in the field of speech and language pathology the same year. She graduated as a speech-language pathologist in 2004. She worked as an assistant in Northeastern Speech-Language and Hearing Center. She worked as a speech-language pathologist in AHG for a year after she came back to Turkey in 2004. She continued her work as a speech-language pathologist with the specialists in Istanbul University FoM Department of Otorhinolaryngology between 2005 and 2013. She is currently getting her doctoral education in advanced neurological sciences in Istanbul University, Department of Neuroscience.


Lecturer Özlem FEYZİOĞLU: She was born in Istanbul in 1983.She graduated from Istanbul University Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation in 2005. She completed her postgraduate education in Haliç University Institute of Health Sciences Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation in 2012. She is currently continuing to her doctoral education in Istanbul Medipol University. She studied in the fields of sports and orthopaedic rehabilitation.


Spec. Physiotherapist Vesile YILDIZ: She is working in Hacettepe University as a specialised physiotherapist in oncology.


Assist. Prof. Nilüfer KABLAN: She graduated from Istanbul University Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation in 1998. She completed her postgraduate studies in Middle East Technical University Department of Physical Education and Sports in 2004. She completed her doctorate in sports health sciences in Marmara University in 2015. She worked as the Head of the Department of Therapy and Rehabilitation in Marmara University between 2015 and 2017. She is working as a faculty member in Sağlık Bilimleri University Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation since 2017.


Assoc. Prof. Naciye VARDAR YAĞLI: She graduated from Hacettepe University Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation in 2003. She completed her postgraduate studies in Hacettepe University between 2003 and 2007. She got her master’s degree with her thesis titled “Comparison of Static and Functional Balance in Ankylosing Spondylitis and Osteoarthritis Patients”. She got her doctoral education in Hacettepe University between 2007 and 2012. She completed her doctorate with her thesis titled “Comparison of Effects of Aerobic Exercise and Yoga-Based Exercise on Patients with History of Breast Cancer”. She is currently working as an associate professor in Hacettepe University.




















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