LYMPHEDEMA: Empowerment Through Knowledge

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LYMPHEDEMA: Empowerment Through Knowledge

Postby patoco » Sun May 20, 2007 9:09 pm

An educational and awareness program for patients, caregivers and professionals!

Renaissance Waverly Hotel

Atlanta, Georgia

OCTOBER 5-7, 2007

presented by.......

The Lighthouse Lymphedema Network

The Lighthouse Lymphedema network is a non-profit 501C3 organization. All donations to the LLN are tax-deductible. Donations may be sent to the address below.

Patients, family members, therapists, vendors, and other outside support keep our group energized to reach our goals of education, awareness and providing support. Through group meetins, newsletters, educational/awareness eventsm publicity, participation in medical events and fundaisers. Through the efforts of the Lighthouse Lymphedema network, October 22nd has been declared the State of Georgia Annual Lymphedema Eduation and Awareness Day.

ROSWELL, GA. 30076

PHONE 770-442-1317

Conference Organization and Assistance

Organizing & Fund Raising Committee:

Joan White, Program Director
Barry Creighton, DPMD, FCCWS, APWCA, CHT
Wade Farrow, MD, CWS, FCCWS
Cheri Hoskins, CCT
John Jordi, PTA, CLT
Debbie Miles

Scientific Committee:

Elain Gunter, BS, MT (ASCP)
DeCourcy Squire, PT, CLT-LANA
Janet Wolfson, PT, CSLT


Linda Harman

Graphic Designer:

Martha Nathan


Greenville Office Supply, Greer, SC

LYMPHEDEMA: Empowerment Through Knowledge

An educational and awareness conference for patients, caregivers and professionals!

Welcome to the 10th State of Georgia Lymphedema Education & Awareness Program presented by the Lighthouse Lymphedema Network!

The committee has planned an agenda to cover all areas of lymphatic disease and will have some of the country's most respected physicians
and therapists presenting on topics covering treatment, bandaging, exercise, self care, pediatric care, genetics, wound care, pain management, diagnostic tools and much more.

Patients, you must become your own best advocate. We depend on you to move awareness forward aboutthe disease called Lymphedema.
You are the person in your community who is in contact with the medical professionals, so be educated and ready to inform and discuss your disease intelligently. We will give you the information and tools to help you!

For patients, the committee developed this programwith these questions:

* Why would I as a patient, famaily member or interested party attn this program?

* What is in it for me?

* What will give me hope?

* Who are the resource people?

* What's new?

* How do I find the "spot" to stay motivated and make lymphedema a "background" part of my life, not primary?

We want you to leave the program with information, knowledge of new practices such as exercises, good nutrition, and with goals to reach out into your community to educate and create awareness. Develop a good mind set! Choose your Attitude!

For professionals, we have planned an excellent portion of this conference for you. A conference where professionals and patients mingle for the purpose of sharing experiences, defining goals and looking to a future that has a rainbow of possibilities. * In addition to open sessions for all attendees, we will have professional track sessions.
The professional sessions are presented in medical language. Patients are welcome to attend.

Manufacturers and suppliers of lymphedema products will introduce you to state-of-the-art products and supplies related to the management of lymhpedema and lymphatic disorders. The program allows plenty of time to visit exhibit booth.

To Kick Off the Conference, we welcome you to an Exhibitor's Party on Friday from 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Once you have registered, you will be given entrance to the exhibit area.
You will have an opportunity to mingle with faculty and other attendees.
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