Continuing Education

Continue to expand your skills and knowledge with our Continuing Education Program. We offer an annual lecture and other educational courses. 

Jack Allison Memorial Lecture

The University of Minnesota Division of Physical Therapy invites you to attend the 19th Annual Jack Allison Lecture:

"Cancer Rehabilitation: New Horizons for Rehabilitation Professionals"
Saturday, November 17, 2018
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
McNamara Alumni Center, Minneapolis Campus

Click HERE for more information and registration

Presented by:
Nicole Stout, DPT, CLT-LANA, FAPTA, is a renowned health care researcher, consultant, educator, and advocate.

One in two men and one in three women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Today, nearly 75% of individuals diagnosed with and treated for cancer will survive and go on to live their full lifespan. However, the majority do so with considerable functional morbidity preventing them from fully returning to optimal functioning in personal, societal, and work roles. Cancer treatments carry a high risk for functional morbidity not only during active medical treatment; but over the remaining course of an individual's lifespan.

Rehabilitation providers require an understanding of cancer, its treatment, and the commonly occurring side effects both short term and late. This course will provide a broad overview of the impact of cancer and its treatment on functioning and how it impacts individuals across their lifespan. It will review screening and assessment strategies specific to an individual's cancer treatment and the known potential side effects. Current evidence-based rehabilitation strategies will be described along with safety considerations. Insights will also be provided as to how rehabilitation professionals can identify career pathways to hone their skills in oncology rehabilitation as an area of specialty practice.

Learn More About Jack Allison

Jack Allison seated in a chair. John D. Allison

Jack Allison was a beloved professor of Physical Therapy at the University of Minnesota. He received his baccalaureate degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Minnesota in 1954. He served as a physical therapist in the U.S. Army at Valley Forge Hospital from 1954-1955 and at the University of Minnesota Hospital from 1956-1957.  His teaching career in the Program in Physical Therapy at the University of Minnesota extended from 1957-1993.  With outstanding vision and leadership, he served as the Director of the Program from 1978-1993. He was an accomplished educator endeared by all students. In 1992, he received the prestigious Horace T. Morse – University of Minnesota Alumni Association Award for his outstanding teaching talent. He was an inventor of two patents on devices related to supporting the head during physical therapy and measuring head mobility. He served on numerous committees and in elected positions at both the state and national levels of the American Physical Therapy Association. He was a renowned speaker on health care insurance and served as a consultant for Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Above his many professional accomplishments, he will be remembered most by the 1000 physical therapy students whom me taught in his career for his genuine friendliness, helpfulness and dignity shown to all.