Networking & Educational Seminar
for Lymphedema Therapists
Northwest Hospital
Seattle, WA
February 17-19, 2017

*** NOTE: There will be an OPTIONAL pre-seminar WORKSHOP on Friday, February 17, from 2-5:30 pm (3 contact hours) for an additional $99*, with Andrea Brennan, OTD, OTR/L, CLT-LANA, WCC: "Physiology Review for Lymphedema Therapists" (*You may attend this Presentation & the Reception without attending the full seminar, for $129.)

Friday evening, February 17 - Sunday noon, February 19, 2017

2-5:30 p.m.: Optional Pre-Seminar Workshop (3 contact hours)
5:30-7:00 p.m: Hors D'oeuvres & Wine Reception/ Exhibits/ Demos/ Registration
7:00-9:00 p.m.: Seminar Begins: Eva Sevick, PhD: "Real-Time, Point-of-Care Imaging of the Lymphatics" (2 contact hours)

SATURDAY: (7 contact hours)
8:00 a.m. through 6:15 p.m.

SUNDAY: (3 contact hours)
8:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m.

Northwest Hospital
E-Wing Auditorium
1550 N. 115 Street
Seattle, WA 98133

Andrea Brennan, OTD, OTR/L, CLT-LANA, WCC: "Physiology Review for Lymphedema Therapists"* and "The Venous-Lymphatic Connection: Phlebolymphedema"
Eva Sevick, PhD: "Real-Time, Point-of-Care Imaging of the Lymphatics"
Karen Herbst, MD, PhD: "Treating Lipedema and Dercum's Disease"
Brad Smith, MS, CCC-SLP, CLT: "Treating Head & Neck Lymphedema"
Shoosh Lettick Crotzer, MS: "Yoga for Lymphedema"
Karen Ashforth, MS, OTR, CHT, CLT-LANA: "How to Develop Your Documentation Superpowers"
Leslyn Keith, OTD, OTR/L, CLT-LANA: "Obesity & Lymphedema: Nutrition Ideas to Break the Cycle"
(*OPTIONAL pre-seminar Workshop on Friday, February 17, from 2-5:30 pm - see above)

CONTACT HOURS: 12 (or 15 with Optional Friday Workshop)
Lymphedema Seminars is an Approved Provider #8208 for Continuing Education by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). WA does not pre-approve CEUS for PTs, so all attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Participants learned to:

  • Understand the anatomy of the lymphatic system
  • Understand the physiology and pathophysiology of the lymphatic system
  • Gain knowledge of the factors leading to edema/lymphedema formation
  • Describe the general and emerging methods for imaging lymphatic anatomy and function
  • Identify chronic conditions, other than lymphedema, that impaired lymphatic function can occur
  • Identify "normal" and "abnormal" lymphatic anatomy and function
  • Know the different types and stages of lipedema
  • Understand how lipedema tissue feels during palpation
  • Recognize lipedema independently of lipedema, phlebedema, lymphedema, Dercum's disease, Madelung's disease and obesity
  • Understand the co-morbidities associated with lipedema
  • Learn about the multi-pronged approach to the treatment of lipedema
  • Discuss the rationales/guidelines for H&N compression
  • Identify appropriate vs inappropriate compression strategies
  • List resources for obtaining compression materials/supplies
  • Demonstrate basic compression strategies for H&N lymphedema
  • Explain basic MLD strategies and variations
  • Demonstrate potential future treatment options
  • Discuss the rationales/guidelines for H&N compression
  • Understand the pathophysiology of phlebolymphedema
  • Identify disease progression in venous and lymphovenous disease
  • Delineate the chronic conditions relating to or caused by veins that become diseased or abnormal
  • Understand how adapted yoga can be beneficial for quality of life for those with lymphedema
  • Identify the specific yoga poses that are beneficial for improving lymphatic flow
  • Apply the adapted yoga poses into a specific sequence
  • Brainstorm and discuss methods and alternatives for various aspects of lymphedema treatment in a round table discussion
  • Develop resources and networking connections with other lymphedema therapists
  • Develop problem-solving and clinical reasoning skills for advanced level lymphedema treatment through interactive discussion with other lymphedema therapists
  • Identify four different action words to describe skilled care
  • Name the components of conservative treatment
  • Name three qualifying diagnoses for Medicare coverage for pneumatic compression
  • Identify the links between obesity and lymphedema
  • Understand the mechanisms that result in adipose proliferation in the presence of lymph
  • Recognize the benefits of a ketogenic diet for weight loss and health
  • Recognize the urgency of addressing weight management in a comprehensive lymphedema program
  • Discuss an evidence-based program and results of a research study