LLN Lymphedema Education & Awareness Program 3 Day Sched

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LLN Lymphedema Education & Awareness Program 3 Day Sched

Postby patoco » Sun May 20, 2007 10:13 pm


Friday, October 5, 2007

1:00-4:00 PM Pre-conference Tour of garment manufacturing plant sponsored by Sigvaris, Inc. Limited to the first 30 who sign up.

5:00-7:00 PM Kick Off Party – includes Style Show and Silent Auction
Registration/Check-in * Exhibits

Saturday, October 6, 2007

7:00-7:40 AM Late Registration * Continental Breakfast * Exhibits

7:45-8:30 AM Welcome: Joan White
Keynote Speaker: Elizabeth McMahon, PhD

8:30-10:15 AM Plenary Session – Moderator: Nicole Gergich, PT, CLT-LANA

* Exercise Shelley Smith, PT, CSLT
Bernice Cohen, PT, CLST

* Overview of the Lymphatic System
Paul Stewart, MD, CLT-LANA

* Differential Diagnosis
Kathleen Francis, MD

* Diagnosis of Lymphedema through Lymphoscintigraphy
Sabah Tumeh, MD

* Imaging – MRI – CAT – Ultra Sound

10:15- 10:45 AM Break

10:34-12:30 PM Plenary Session – Moderator: Elaine Gunter, BS MT (ASCP)

* Exercise Shelley Smith, PT, CSLT
Bernice Cohen, PT, CSLT

* Parent, her Story on How Her Son was Diagnosed with Lymphedema
Debbie Miles

* Cause of Primary Lymphedema – VEGF Research on Generating Lymphatics David Finegold, MD

* What a Genetic Counselor ddoes and how to find one.
Nikki Justice, MS CGC

* How to Evaluate Research
Dolores Bradley, PhD

* Lymphatic Research Foundation (LRF)
Wendy Chaite, JD, Founder

12:30 - 2:00 PM Lunch * Exhibits

2:00 - 3:30 PM Instructional Sessions

(1) Manual Lymphatic Drainage for the Person with newly Diagnosed Lymphedema Carmelita Rifkin, PT, CLT-LANA

(2) History and Science of Manual Lymphatic Drainage
DeCourcy Squire, PT, CLT-LANA
Kathryn Thrift, BS, CLT-LANA

(3) Insurance/Medicare Issues
Robert Weiss; Cheri Hoskins, CCT

(4) Expert Panel Discussion
David Finegold, MD
Elizabeth McMahon, PhD

(5) * Professional Session
Kathleen Francis, MD

3:30 - 4:00 Break * Exhibits

4:00 - 5:00 PM Instructional Sessions

(6) Lymphedema Advocacy and Awareness
Joan White
Cheri Hoskins, CCT
Pat O'Connor

(7) Exercise
Lebed Method: Sherry LeBed Davis
Pilates: Maria Elena Grogan, PT
Yoga: Neely Sullivan, MPT, CLT

{8} Teen Networking Nicole Gergich, PT, CLT-LANA

(9) * Professional Session: Reducing pereioperative complications in patients with Lymphedema
Wade Farrow, MD, CWS, FCCWS

Pain Management Paula Stewart, MD, CLT-LANA

Sunday, October 7, 2007

7:30 9:00 AM Early Morning Breakout Sessions:

Special interest topics - Signup when submitting form.
Attendees may also sign-up on site:

* Head and Face Lymphedema - DeCourcy Squire, PT, CLT-LANA

* Genital Lymphedema, Men - Pat O'Connor

* Genital Lymphedema, Women - Shelley Smith, PT, CSLT

* Truncal Lymphedema - Nicole Gergicj, PT, CLT-LANA

* Parent to Parent Networking - Jennifer Fortener

7:30 - 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast * Exhibits

9:00 - 10:30 AM Instructional Sessions

(10) Basic Lymphedema Exercise - Pool Exercises

Janet Wolfson, PT, CSLT
Gwen Forbes Kirby, PT, CLT-LANA

(11) Compression Physiology Basics, Bandaging for arms and legs
Barry Creighton, DPM, FCCWS, APWCA, CHT
Janie Smith, PT, CLT
Kim Mainer, OTR/L, CLT-LANA

(12) Expert Panel Discussion
Kathleen Francis, MD
Paujla Stewart, MD, CLT-LANA

(13) Alternative Treatments: Do they really work?
DeCourcy Squire, PT, CLT-LANA
Dolores Bradley, PhD

10:30 - 11:00 Break * Exhibits

11:00 - 12:00 PM Instructional Sessions

(14) Obesity and Lymphedema: Difference between Obesity and Lipedema, Bariatric Surgery, Nutritionist
Kathryn Thrift, BS, CLT-LANA
Christopher J. Hart, MD, FACS
Neely Sullivan, MPT, CLT

(15) Compression Garment Problem Solving
DeCourcy Squire, PT, CLT-LANA
Laura Hoffman; Tammy Malone

(16) Self-Care Arm and Leg Lymphedema
Carmelita Rifkin, PT, CLT-LANA

(17) Treatment for Newborns and Children
Kathy Kearse, PT, CLT-LANA

12:30 - 2:00 PM Lunch * Exhibits

* Exercise - Janet Wolfson, PT, CSLT; Neely Sullivan, MPT, CLT

* Wound Care and Lymphedema
Wade Farrow, MD, CWS, FCCWS

* Foot and Nail Care
Barry Creightonm, DPM< FCCWS, APWCA, CHT

* Living Well with Lymphedema
Elizabeth McMahon, PhD


On Saturday morning during the Plenary Session, physicians will discussthe lymphatic system, the differential diagnoses and the various diagnostic tools.
Foot and Nail Care and patient Issues.


(1) For participants with little knowledge of Complete Decongestive Therapy, learn about Manual Lymphatic Draingage, breathing, strokes, explaination of watershed and much more.

(2) For participants who have knowledge of the treatment protocol called Complete Decongestive Therapay: learn about the history and science of Manual lymphatic Drainage

(3) Learn from the nation's leading lymphedema experts what is going on nationally and locally with medicare and state lymphedema bills and how you can become involved.

(4) Expert Panel Discussion: A question and answer time from patient to physician or therapist.

(5) * Professional Session

(6) Starting a lymphedema support group in your community:
how to sponsor educational.awareness event; legislation; finding lymphedema on the web; tips for success.

(7) Exercise Techniques: Lebed Method, Pilates, Yoga

{8} Teen networking.

(9) *Professional Session: In depth discussion of wound care, avoiding infections, cellulitis, pre-signs to look for in organ failure. Pain Managment techniques.

(10) basic lymphedema exercise/pool exercises via closed circuit TV.

(11) Importance of short stretch bandages: bandaging for both upper and lower extremity lymphedema.

(12) Expert Panel Discussion: Another opportunity to ask questions of the professionals.

(13) Accessing a new product: Could it help your lymphedema?

(14) Weight Control: Why it is important not to be overweight. Discussion will include bariatric surgery, nutrition and lipedema.

(15) What to look for in a garment.

(16) The precautions, skin inspection/skin care, and other self-care techniques for the arm and leg.

(17) Treatment for newborns and children.
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Conference in Atlanta

Postby ksl4139 » Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:28 pm

Pat, I want to know are they furnishing lunch or is it on your own? I'm thinking about going, I also gave all of this info to my oncologist to see if he or any of his staff and therapist would be interested, he was very much interested.
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Postby patoco » Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:53 pm

Hey Kathy

Color me embarassaed :oops: I think so, but honetsly am not sure, so I'll have to find out and will let you know. I know there will be snacks, food contienental breakfast etc - just not sure about actual lunch on Saturday.


Will let you know - it would be great if you could come and your oncologist too.

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