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Development of Patient-Centered, Personalized Physical Activity Interventions In Cancer Survivors

Tuesday, November 14, 2023, 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
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CEPA webinar
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This webinar will be held 1 - 2 pm ET. The time shown elsewhere for this event might be adjusted to your local time zone.
PRESENTER: Whitney Morelli, PhD, FACSM; Medical College of Wisconsin

During this webinar, Dr. Morelli’s will share her expertise in designing, conducting, and analyzing technology-supported behavioral interventions to maximize adherence and health outcomes among cancer survivors, and using innovative research strategies such as ecological momentary assessment and patient-centered outcomes research. She has active funding as primary investigator from the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, and the Pat Summitt Foundation. Dr. Morelli will share results from two of her funded research projects focused on developing innovative technology-supported physical activity interventions, as a non-pharmacological approach, to manage cancer-related symptoms in cancer survivors.
  • CEPA professional/associate members: $15
  • CEPA student members: $10
  • Non-members: $50 -- Join after September 25 and receive free registration for this webinar at no cost. A coupon code is included in your membership confirmation email. Join Today 
CECs: 1 (one) CEC

RECORDING: This event will be recorded. Access to a recording of this event will be available to all who register for 3 months after the event.

  1. Identify patient-centered approaches to intervention development.
  2. Identify factors that influence participation in physical activity among cancer survivor populations.
  3. Identify the relationship between physical activity and symptom management in cancer survivors.
Dr. Morelli (Welch) is an exercise physiologist whose overall research program is to promote physical activity among cancer survivors, with an emphasis on preventing or managing chronic disease symptoms and side effects among cancer survivors. She is particularly interested in setting the foundation to move beyond the “one size, fits all” physical activity prescription and developing tailored, personalized physical activity prescriptions for cancer survivors based on their personal, social, emotional, and physical circumstances.

Dr. Morelli (Welch) completed her BS and MS degrees at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and earned her PhD in Exercise Physiology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in the NCI-funded T32 training program in cancer prevention and survivorship and was appointed to a faculty position in 2019. In 2022, she was recruited to the Medical College of Wisconsin where she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a primary member of the Cancer Center.