Networking & Educational Seminar
for Lymphedema Therapists
Eskenazi Health
Indianapolis, IN
May 13-15, 2016

*** NOTE: There was an OPTIONAL pre-seminar WORKSHOP on Friday, May 13, from 2:00-5:30 p.m. (3.0 contact hours) with Karen Ashforth, MS, OTR, CHT, CLT-LANA. The topic was "Fibrosis Treatment: Reduce Pain & Lymphedema, Improve Function."

Friday, May 13 - Sunday noon, May 15, 2016

2:00-5:30 p.m.: Optional Pre-Seminar Workshop (3.0 contact hours)
5:30 - 8:00 p.m: Hors D'oeuvres & Wine Reception/ Exhibits/ Demos/ Registration

8:00 a.m. through 6:15 p.m.

8:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m.

Eskenazi Health, Rapp Family Conference Center
Faegre Baker Daniels Room
720 Eskeazi Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Karen Ashforth*, MS, OTR, CHT, CLT-LANA: "Fibrosis Treatment: Reduce Pain & Lymphedema, Improve Function" and Moderator for Networking Sessions and Case Studies
Eva Sevick, PhD: "Real-Time, Point-of-Care Imaging of the Lymphatics"
Nick Morrison, MD, FACS, FACPh: "The Venous-Lymphatic Connection"
Elizabeth McMahon, PhD: "Improving Patient Adherence" and "How to Avoid Burnout"
Shoosh Lettick Crotzer, MS: "Yoga for Lymphedema"
Linda Roherty, PT, CLT: "Breast Cancer Rehab"

CONTACT HOURS: 10 (or 13 with Optional Friday Workshop)
Lymphedema Seminars is an Approved Provider #8208 for Continuing Education by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). We were also approved for CEUs for PTs in Indiana (#006987887C345) and will provide Certificates of Completion.

Participants learned to:

  • Identify five different types of soft tissue fibrosis
  • Identify three differentiating factors between radiation fibrosis and lymphostatic fibrosis
  • Name two functional impairments commonly associated with fibrosis
  • Name three different type of manual therapy techniques to treatment fibrosis
  • 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
  • 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
  • Name the five stages of the change process
  • Identify where the patient is in the process of change
  • Name at least two questions tailored to help patients at different stages move toward improved adherence with self-care treatment recommendations
  • 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
  • Define burnout
  • Name two specific actions to increase positive emotions
  • Name two specific actions to decrease negative emotions
  • Identify standard treatments for breast cancer patients and the long term complications that a patient may experience
  • Identify areas for program development in your practice setting
  • Identify the considerations in Cancer Rehabilitation for cancer survivors
  • Understand how you can be an important part of the interdisciplinary team for cancer survivors