Networking & Educational Seminar
for Lymphedema Therapists
Eisenhower Medical Center
Rancho Mirage, CA (near Palm Springs)
November 1-3, 2013

SEMINAR DATE: Friday, November 1 - Sunday noon, November 3, 2013

TIME: 5:30 p.m. Friday evening (Hors D'oeuvres & Wine Reception/ Exhibits/ Demos/ Registration); 8:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. Saturday; 8:00 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

LOCATION: Eisenhower Medical Center, 39000 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA, 92270 (near Palm Springs)

PRESENTERS: Lesli Bell, PT, CLT-LANA: "Breast Lymphedema"
Michael Bernas, MS: "Genetics and Lymphedema"
Andrea Brennan, OTR/L, CLT-LANA, DAPWCA: "Science of Compression"
Linda Anne Kahn, CMT, CLT-LANA: "Lipedema and Nutrition"
Liz McMahon, PhD: "Improving Patient Adherence" and "How to Avoid Burnout"

CONTACT HOURS: 11.75 with Optional Friday Presentation

TARGET AUDIENCE: OTs, OTAs, PTs, PTAs, RNs, MDs and other lymphedema therapists


OBJECTIVES for Networking & Educational Seminar iin Rancho Mirage, CA:

Participants were able to:

  • Identify the difference between fluid and solid states of limbs with lymphedema
  • Identify the progression from fluid and solid states in chronic lymphedema
  • Name the different surgical options for lymphedema
  • Identify the integration of surgical options into a comprehensive lymphedema treatment system
  • Recognize early warning signs of breast/trunk edema and lymphedema
  • Develop a comprehensive evaluation and plan of care for treatment of breast/trunk edema and lymphedema
  • Identify the components of successful documentation of the evaluation and management of breast and truncal edema
  • Recognize the known genes involved in lymphedema and lymphatic-related syndromes
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomical and functional pathophysiology of these genetic defects
  • Identify the process of current genetic testing for patients with lymphedema
  • 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
  • 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
  • Identify the negatives of burnout
  • Name ways to decrease the negatives both externally and physically
  • Identify methods to increase positives and strengths
  • Name the terminology and classification of compression and establish a common vocabulary
  • Identify the effects of compression on microcirculation
  • Identify the recommendations for compression bandaging in lymphedema management based on RCT and systematic review evidence