Michigan Occupational Therapy Association

Oncology SIS

The Oncology Special Interest Section of the Michigan Occupational Therapy Association was developed to support occupational therapists working in the various realms of oncology practice. This section aims to provide therapists a support group for learning about occupational-based interventions for the oncology population, networking/sharing ideas, and gaining insight on the latest evidence-based interventions in cancer care.  

The Oncology Special Interest Section will work in close collaboration with the Michigan Cancer Consortium (MCC) representative from MiOTA. The MCC is a statewide partnership of public and private organizations collaborating to improve cancer care in Michigan.

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One (1) professional development unit (PDU) will be awarded to active MiOTA members in attendance. The certificate will be emailed to all attendees.

Guests are always welcome to see what MiOTA is about at the local level; however, after one free visit we request that you become a member in order to continue attending the chapter meetings. We hope that you like what you see and want to join. Membership link will be provided at meeting.

2022OSIS Meeting Summary 3/10/2022
2021OSIS Meeting Summary 6/17/2021

Oncology SIS Co-Chair: Danning Wang

Danning Wang is an occupational therapist currently working in acute care at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. She graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2018 and has since gathered experience in acute, subacute, and inpatient rehab settings. Her work at Henry Ford Hospital has exposed her to the value of providing holistic, occupational-focused care for oncological patients to promote greater quality of life and functional independence. She aims to promote collaboration among occupational therapists with interest in oncology to build a support system, allow for information sharing, and improve patient care. 

Oncology SIS Co-Chair: Claire M. Dolislager, MS, OTRL, CLT-LANA

Claire has been practicing occupational therapy since 2014. She is a graduate of Grand Valley State University and currently works for Holland Hospital, specializing in oncology and lymphedema. She became a certified lymphedema therapist in 2016 and earned her LANA® certification in 2017. She also has experience in neurologic rehabilitation and acute care. Claire is passionate about improving client understanding of the cancer process – diagnosis to survivorship and beyond – and advocating for the role of occupational therapy in addressing barriers to participation at any point in that process. Claire enjoys teaching in clinical and academic, inter- and intra-professional settings. Her research interests include demonstrating the effectiveness of occupational therapy services, prehabilitation models of care, and preparing entry-level occupational therapists for addressing the unique needs of oncology clients. Claire is currently pursuing a post-professional doctorate in occupational therapy at St. Catherine University.