Reviewing the Impact of Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer on Cognition

$ 40.00

Description:  A state of the science review on cognitive impairments (commonly known as ‘chemo brain’ or ‘chemo fog’) associated with chemotherapy for breast cancer will be provided. The review will include a discussion of affected cognitive domains with a spotlight on verbal memory impairments and a synopsis of known interventions.

Instructor: Diane F. Morean, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Audience:  Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists, Nurses

Objectives Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify some of the cognitive impairments associated with chemotherapy for breast cancer
  • Identify verbal memory and word retrieval deficits associated with chemotherapy for breast cancer
  • Gain familiarity with current screening guidelines and how to implement such screening
  • Identify current research on interventions for these impairments

Successful Completion: After viewing the 1 hour pre-recorded webinar, you will complete a course evaluation and take a short assessment. You may download copies of your certificate from the RIC Learning Portal or request a copy to be sent to you by mail.

Continuing Education Credits

Occupational Therapy
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This intermediate level program awards occupational therapists 0.1 CEUs or 1.0 contact hours. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 2: OT Process

Physical Therapy
This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1.0 Contact Hours. Approval #216-000069

Speech-Language Pathology

This course is offered for 0.1 CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) (OH-362- 9/01/2017).

This CNE activity is being offered for 1.0 contact hours

Financial - Receives honoraria for teaching this course from  the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago; 
Non-Financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exist

Basic Computer Requirements: You will need access to a computer with an Internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended. 

  • PC: Compatible Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
  • MAC: Compatible Operating System: OS X Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Safari

Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter, email, or fax or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.


Online Learning Nurses Occupational Therapists Physical Therapists Speech Language Pathologists


Cancer Cognitive Deficits