Previous Seminars

 
Our Most Recent Seminars were:

Networking & Educational Seminar
for Lymphedema Therapists
Washington University, St. Louis, MO
June 3-5, 2016

SEMINAR DATE:
Friday, June 3 – Sunday noon, June 5, 2016

TIME:
FRIDAY:
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
SATURDAY:
8:00 a.m. through 6:15 p.m.
SUNDAY:
8:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m.

LOCATION:
Washington University School of Medicine
Room 6700
4444 Forest Park Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
314-286-1404

PRESENTERS:
Sheila H. Ridner, PhD, RN, FAAN: “Research Update on Head & Neck Lymphedema”
Paula Stewart, MD, MS, CLT-LANA: “Treating the Medically Complex Lymphedema Patient”
Jan Weiss, PT, DHS, CLT-LANA: “Update on the Lymphedema Life Impact Scale”
Shoosh Lettick Crotzer, MS: “Yoga for Lymphedema”
Suzie Ehmann, PT, DPT, CWS, CLT-LANA: “Wound Care for Lymphedema”
Leslyn Keith, OTD, OTR/L, CLT-LANA: “Obesity & Lymphedema: Breaking the Cycle” and Moderator of Networking Sessions

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 by the Missouri Physical Therapy Association.

OBJECTIVES:

Participants learned to:

  • Understand basic anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system
  • Understand history and theory, and functions and properties of elastic tape
  • Understand the principles of tape applications: cuts, tension, application and removal
  • Understand indications and contraindications for the application of elastic tape
  • Demonstrate application of elastic taping techniques for correction of swelling and soft tissue mobility, lymphedema, scar management and fascia and fibrosis correction
  • Identify risk factors for Head & Neck Lymphedema
  • Name at least 3 measurement methods for Head & Neck Lymphedema
  • Describe physical and psychosocial symptoms associated with Head & Neck Lymphedema
  • Identify the implications for an evidence-based treatment approach to Head & Neck Lymphedema
  • Understand the role malnutrition has in edema and how this differs from Lymphedema
  • Recognize how the low protein edema of CHF and renal failure differ from Lymphedema
  • Understand when to treat or not treat the patient with Lymphedema and metastatic disease
  • Discuss the newest changes and research updates to the Lymphedema Life Impact Scale (LLIS)
  • Understand the usefulness of the Lymphedema LLIS in clinical practice, documentation, and research
  • Contribute to lymphedema research by participating in the validation process of the LLIS
  • 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 etiology and clinical presentation of major types of chronic non-healing wounds (arterial, venous, neuropathic, and atypical wound differential diagnosis) and be able to appropriately document findings
  • Demonstrate basic principles of moist wound healing
  • Compare and critique the continuum of wound care products currently available including, but not limited to, topical dressings and compression systems
  • Identify the links between obesity and lymphedema
  • Understand the mechanisms that result in adipose proliferation in the presence of lymph
  • Recognize the benefits and superiority 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

 

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.”

SEMINAR DETAILS:

SEMINAR DATE:
Friday, May 13 – Sunday noon, May 15, 2016

TIME:
FRIDAY:
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

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

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

LOCATION:
Eskenazi Health, Rapp Family Conference Center
Faegre Baker Daniels Room
720 Eskeazi Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46202
317-880-3472

PRESENTERS:

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.

OBJECTIVES:

   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

Networking & Educational Seminar

for Lymphedema Therapists

Banner University Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ

April 15-17, 2016

*** NOTE: There was an OPTIONAL pre-seminar WORKSHOP on Friday, April 15, from 1:00-5:30 pm (4 contact hours) with Andrea Brennan, OTD, OTR/L, CLT-LANA, WCC. The topic was
“Physiology Review for Lymphedema Therapists.”
This was a terrific course especially for those planning to take the LANA Certification Exam.

SEMINAR DETAILS:

SEMINAR DATE: Friday, April 15 – Sunday noon, April 17, 2016

TIME: 
FRIDAY:
1:00-5:30 p.m.: Optional Pre-Seminar Workshop (4 contact hours)
5:30 – 8:00 p.m: Hors D’oeuvres & Wine Reception/ Exhibits/ Demos/ Registration
SATURDAY:
8:00 a.m. through 6:15 p.m.
SUNDAY:
8:00 a.m. through 12:00 noon

LOCATION: 
Banner University Medical Center
1111 E McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85006
602-839-5224

PRESENTERS: 

Andrea Brennan*, OTD, OTR/L, CLT-LANA, WCC: “Physiology Review for Lymphedema Therapists” and “The Venous-Lymphatic Connection: Phlebolymphedema”

Michael Bernas, MS: “Imaging, Genetics and Unanswered Questions in the Lymphatic System”

Marjorie King, PhD, PT:  “Breast Cancer Survivors & Exercise”

Shoosh Lettick Crotzer, MS: “Yoga for Lymphedema”

Vicki Ralph, OTR/L, CLT-LANA: “Treating the Morbidly Obese Patient”

 Karen Herbst, PhD, MD: “Treating Lymphedema & Dercum’s Disease”

CONTACT HOURS: 10 (or 14 with Optional Friday Workshop)
Lymphedema Seminars is an Approved Provider #8208 for Continuing Education by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). We also received approval for PTs in Arizona from the Arizona Physical Therapy Association.

OBJECTIVES:

Participants learned to:

  • Understand the importance of progress exercise intervention in the recovery from Breast Cancer
  • Understand the importance of considering the biomechanical and neuromuscular effects of the kinetic chain within the musculoskeletal rehabilitation in the recovery from Breast Cancer
  • Understand the role of the fascia in form and force
  • Explore lymphatic images from a variety of techniques and gain an understanding on how they have been obtained and what these images can tell us about the lymphatic system
  • Gain a deeper familiarity with the current state of genetics as it relates to the lymphatic system and some possibilities of where we may go in the future
  • Examine some interesting cases of lymphatic system disturbance, how we can diagnose and understand these problems, and possible treatments for these difficult cases
  • Describe the general trends in worldwide obesity and their impact on healthcare and lymphedema     therapist
  • Understand the specific needs and safety measures needed for patients with lymphedema and morbid obesity
  • Gain insight into the relevant research being done regarding lymphedema and morbid obesity
  • Understand co-morbidities often associated with lymphedema and morbid obesity
  • Develop an appreciation for the advanced treatment strategies for obese lymphedema patients
  • 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
  • Understand the pathophysiology of lipedema including the presence of leaky lymphatics
  • Learn about the multi-pronged approach to the treatment of lipedema
  • 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
  • Differentiate “normal” from “abnormal” lymphatic function
  • Recognize conditions/diseases in which the lymphatic vasculature can play a critical role

 

Networking & Educational Seminar
for Lymphedema Therapists
Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
March 4-6, 2016

*** NOTE: There was an OPTIONAL pre-seminar WORKSHOP
on Friday, March 4, from 2:30-5:30 pm (3 contact hours)
with Karen Ashforth, MS, OTR, CHT, CLT-LANA.
The topic was “Fibrosis Treatment: Reduce Pain & Lymphedema, Improve Function.”

SEMINAR DETAILS:

SEMINAR DATE:
Friday, March 4 – Sunday noon, March 6, 2016

TIME:
FRIDAY:
2:30-5:30 p.m.: Optional Pre-Seminar Workshop (3 contact hours)
5:30 – 8:00 p.m: Hors D’oeuvres & Wine Reception/ Exhibits/ Demos/ Registration

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.

LOCATION:
Carolinas Medical Center
1000 Blythe Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28203
704-984-4290

PRESENTERS:
Karen Ashforth*, MS, OTR, CHT, CLT-LANA: “Fibrosis Treatment: Reduce Pain & Lymphedema, Improve Function” * and“Lymphedema Documentation Secrets”
Andrea Brennan, OTD, OTR/L, CLT-LANA, WCC: “Elastic Taping for Lymphedema”
Lesli Bell, DPT, CLT-LANA: “Treating Breast & Truncal Lymphedema
Brad Smith, MS, CCC-SLP, CLT: “Managing Head & Neck Lymphedema”
Shoosh Lettick Crotzer, MS: “Yoga for Lymphedema”
Leslyn Keith, OTD, OTR/L, CLT-LANA: “Lymphedema & Obesity: Breaking the Cycle”

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 have also received approval for PTs in North Carolina #16-005.

OBJECTIVES:

   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
  • 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
  • Recognize breast lymphedema and trunk/chest wall congestion
  • Understand scar tissue/radiation fibrosis management with manual and taping techniques
  • Learn self-care options for patients
  • 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 the links between obesity and lymphedema
  • Understand the mechanisms that result in adipose proliferation in the presence of lymph
  • Recognize the benefits and superiority 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
  • 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

 

Networking & Educational Seminar

for Lymphedema Therapists

Baylor Medical Center, McKinney, TX,

February 19-21, 2016

 

*** NOTE: There was an OPTIONAL pre-seminar PRESENTATION on Friday, February 19, from 4-5:30 pm (1.5 contact hours) with Alexander T. Nguyen, MD, FACS. The topic was  “Lymphedema Surgeries: Past, Present & Future.”

SEMINAR DETAILS:

SEMINAR DATE: Friday, February 19 – Sunday noon, February 21, 2016

TIME:
FRIDAY:
4-5:30 p.m.: Optional Pre-Seminar Presentation (1.5 contact hours)
5:30-8:00 p.m: Hors D’oeuvres & Wine Reception/ Exhibits/ Demos/ Registration

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

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

SEMINAR LOCATION: 
Baylor Medical Center at McKinney
Independent Bank Auditorium (lower level)
5252 W. University Drive
McKinney, TX 75071

PRESENTERS: 

Alexander T. Nguyen*, MD, FACS: “Lymphedema Surgery: Past , Present & Future”

Eva Sevick, PhD:  “Real-Time, Point-of-Care Imaging of the Lymphatics ”

Brad Smith, MS, CCC-SLP, CLT: “MLD Pathways for Head & Neck Lymphedema

Andrea Brennan, OTD, OTR/L, CLT-LANA, WCC:  “Phlebolymphedema: The Venous-Lymphatic Connection”

Shoosh Lettick Crotzer, MS: “Yoga for Lymphedema”

Linda Koehler, PhD, CLT-LANA: “Axillary Web Syndroome: Unravelling the Mystery”
CONTACT HOURS: 10 (or 11.5 with Optional Friday Presentation)
Lymphedema Seminars is an Approved Provider #8208 for Continuing Education by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). We also got approval from the Texas Physical Therapy Association for CEUs.

OBJECTIVES:

Participants willl:

  • 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
  • Understand the types of medical imaging possible to assess the lymphatic vasculature, including near-infrared fluorescence lymphatic imaging
  • Differentiate “normal” from “abnormal” lymphatic function
  • Recognize conditions/diseases in which the lymphatic vasculature can play a critical role
  • Identify three ways in which obesity contributes to lymphedema or lymphedema care is affected by obesity
  • Define massive localized lymphedema
  • List three criteria a therapist might use to decide whether a morbidly obese patient is a suitable candidate for treatment
  • Recognize the mission of the ALFP and the stakeholders.
  • Identify key implications of the ALFP on lymphedema treatment
  • Identify future directions for lymphedema practice, education, and research
  • Discuss H&N lymphedema (HNL) and its impact
  • Explain basic MLD strategies and variations
  • Demonstrate potential future treatment options
  • 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
  • Discuss advanced compression strategies
  • 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
  • Classify the surgical options for lymphedema
  • Describe the risks, benefits, and indications of different surgical options for lymphedema
  • Discuss the growing innovations in the surgical management of lymphedema

 

 

Networking & Educational Seminar

for Lymphedema Therapists

Westin Lake Mary, North Orlando, FL

January 22-24, 2016

 

*** NOTE: There was an OPTIONAL pre-seminar WORKSHOP on Friday, January 22, from 1-5:30 pm (4 contact hours) with Andrea Brennan, OTD, OTR/L, CLT-LANA, WCC. The topic was  “Physiology Review for Lymphedema Therapists.”
This was a terrific course especially for those planning to take the LANA Certification Exam.

SEMINAR DETAILS:

SEMINAR DATE: Friday, January 22 – Sunday noon, January 24, 2016

TIME: 
FRIDAY:
1-5:30 p.m.: Optional Pre-Seminar Workshop (4 contact hours)
5:30 – 8:00 p.m: Hors D’oeuvres & Wine Reception/ Exhibits/ Demos/ Registration
SATURDAY:
8:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m.
SUNDAY:
8:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m.

LOCATION: 
Westin Lake Mary, Orlando North
2974 International Parkway
Lake Mary, FL 32746
800-937-8461

PRESENTERS: 

Andrea Brennan*, OTD, OTR/L, CLT-LANA, WCC: “Physiology Review for Lymphedema Therapists”

Eva Sevick, PhD:  “Real-Time, Point-of-Care Imaging of the Lymphatics ”

Lesli Bell, DPT, CLT-LANA: “Treating Breast & Truncal Lymphedema” and “Using the Breath in Lymphedema Treatment”

Nicole Stout, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA:  “How New Coding Requirements Affect Lymphedema Therapy”

Shoosh Lettick Crotzer, MS: “Yoga for Lymphedema”

Maureen McBeth, MPT, CLT-LANA: “Advanced Treatment Techniques for Patients with Lymphedema & Obesity”

CONTACT HOURS: 10 (or 14 with Optional Friday Workshop)
Lymphedema Seminars is an Approved Provider #8208 for Continuing Education by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). We are applying for CEUs for PTs in Florida and will provide Certificates of Completion. Check back for final approval news!

OBJECTIVES:

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
• Recognize breast lymphedema and trunk/chest wall congestion
• Understand scar tissue/radiation fibrosis management with manual and taping techniques
• Identify self-care options for breast and truncal lymphedema patients
• Understand breathing mechanics as it relates to the sternum, ribs and transversus abdominus
• Recognize paradoxical breathing patterns
• Apply techniques and self-care techniques to improve paradoxical breathing patterns
• 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
• 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
• Describe the general trends in worldwide obesity and their impact on healthcare and lymphedema therapy
• Understand the specific needs and safety measures needed for patients with lymphedema and morbid obesity
• Gain insight into the relevant research being done regarding lymphedema and morbid obesity
• Understand co-morbidities often associated with lymphedema and morbid obesity
• Develop an appreciation for the advanced treatment strategies for obese lymphedema patients
• Identify coding requirement changes that apply to lymphedema therapy
• Understand how changes in coding can affect lymphedema treatment protocols
• Establish lymphedema program policies and procedures that reflect current coding requirements

 

Networking & Educational Seminar
for Lymphedema Therapists

Oro Valley Hospital (near Tucson), AZ

November 6-8, 2015

SEMINAR DETAILS:

SEMINAR DATE:
Friday, November 6 – Sunday noon, November 8, 2015

TIME:
FRIDAY:
1-5:30 p.m.: Optional Pre-Seminar Workshop (4 contact hours)
5:30 – 8:00 p.m: Hors D’oeuvres & Wine Reception/ Exhibits/ Demos/ Registration

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

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

LOCATION:
Oro Valley Hospital, Oro Valley (15 miles from Tucson)
Classrooms A&B
1551 E. Tangerine Road
Oro Valley, AZ 85755

PRESENTERS:

Karen Ashforth*, MS, OTR, CHT, CLT-LANA: “Fibrosis Treatment: Reduce Pain & Lymphedema, Improve Function”
Eva Sevick, PhD: “Real-Time, Point-of-Care Imaging of the Lymphatics ”
Debora Chassé, DPT, WCS, CLT-LANA: “Treating Pelvic Lymphedema”
Andrea Brennan, OTD, OTR/L, WCC, CLT-LANA: “Edema and the Revised Starling Equation”
Shoosh Lettick Crotzer, MS: “Yoga for Lymphedema”
Leslyn Keith, MS, OTR/L, CLT-LANA: “Obesity & Lymphedema: Breaking the Cycle”
Karen Herbst, PhD, MD: “Lipedema or Lymphedema?”

(*Optional pre-seminar Workshop on Friday, November 6, from 1-5:30 pm – see above)

CONTACT HOURS: 10 (or 14 with Optional Friday Workshop)
Lymphedema Seminars is an Approved Provider #8208 for Continuing Education by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). We are also an approved provider #15-0803 from the Arizona Physical Therapy Association (AZPTA). We also give out Certificates of Completion to all attendees.

OBJECTIVES • Oro Valley Hospital, Oro Valley, AZ (near Tucson) 

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
  • Know the different types and stages of lipedema.
  • Recognize lipedema independently of lipedema, phlebedema, lymphedema, Dercum’s disease, Madelung’s disease and obesity.
  • Understand the pathophysiology of lipedema including the presence of leaky lymphatics.
  • Learn about the multi-pronged approach to the treatment of lipedema.
  • Understand the structure of anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular/lymphovascular system
  • Develop an understanding of cardiovascular/lymphatic system physiology based on current research
  • Identify how the current research can effect the practice of a lymphedema therapist
  • 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 the links between obesity and lymphedema.
  • Understand the mechanisms that result in adipose proliferation in the presence of lymph.
  • Recognize the benefits and superiority 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 for obesity & lymphedema and results of a research study
  • Identify abdominal and pelvic lymph nodes groups and determine the afferent lymph fluid pathway in the lymph vessels.
  • Create an assessment of excess fibrotic connective tissue in the genitals, abdomen, pelvis, and buttocks.
  • Create a manual lymph drainage (MLD) protocol for pelvic lymphedema patients.
  • Understand how to use complete decongestive therapy (CDT) to treat pelvic lymphedema patients.

 

 

Networking & Educational Seminar

for Lymphedema Therapists

Eisenhower Medical Center

May 1-3, 2015

SEMINAR INFO:

SEMINAR DATE:
Friday, may 1 – Sunday noon, May 3, 2015

TIMES: 

FRIDAY:
1:30-5:30 p.m.: Optional Pre-Seminar Workshop (4 contact hours)
5:30-7:30 p.m.: Hors D’oeuvres Wine Reception/Exhibits/Demos/Registration

SATURDAY; 8:30 a.m. through 6:00 p.m.

SUNDAY: 8:30 a.m. through 12:00 noon


LOCATION:
 Eisenhower Medical Center, Rancho Mirage (near Palm Springs), CA.
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences; 39000 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270.

PRESENTERS: 

Andrea Brennan, OTD, OTR/L, CLT-LANA: “Elastic Taping for Lymphedema” and “Edema and the Revised Starling Equation for Fluid Exchange” and Moderator for the Interactive Sessions

Alexander Nyugen, MD, FACS: “Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema Surgery: Past, Present & Future”

Brad Smith, MS, CCC-SLP, CLT: “Compression Options for Head & Neck Lymphedema” and “MLD Pathways for Head & Neck Lymphedema”

Bob Weiss, MS:  “Update on Medicare and Lymphedema”

 

OBJECTIVES • Eisenhower Medical Center, Rancho Mirage, CA

    Participants learned to:

  • Understand the anatomy of the cardiovascular/lymphvascular system
  • Understand the physiology of the cardiovascular/lymphatic system
  • Understand the pathophysiology of the cardiovascular/lymphatic system
  • Understand the pathophysiology of the lymphatic system and its relation to chronic edema and lymphedema
  • Discuss the application for decongestive lymphatic therapy
  • Understand the types of medical imaging possible to assess the lymphatic vasculature, including near-infrared fluorescence lymphatic imaging
  • Differentiate “normal” from “abnormal” lymphatic function
  • Recognize conditions/diseases in which the lymphatic vasculature can play a critical role
  • Discuss H&N lymphedema (HNL) and its impact
  • Explain basic MLD strategies and variations
  • Demonstrate potential future treatment options
  • 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
  • Discuss advanced compression strategies
  • 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
  • Classify the surgical options for lymphedema
  • Describe the risks, benefits, and indications of different surgical options for lymphedema
  • Discuss the growing innovations in the surgical management of lymphedema
  • Identify the origins of our healthcare coverage relating to the reimbursement of lymphedema  treatment services.
  • Identify 2015 changes to Medicare delivery and reimbursement, issues affecting lymphedema treatment delivery.Recognize key therapy billing and coding issues, functional limitations coding problems, and

therapy cap and exception information.

 

 

 

 

Networking & Educational Seminar
for Lymphedema Therapists
CentraState Medical Center
Freehold, NJ
March 6-8, 2015

 

SEMINAR DATE: Friday, March 6 – Sunday noon, March 8, 2015

FRIDAY:
4-5:30 p.m.: Optional Pre-Seminar Presentation (1.5 contact hours)
5:30-8:00 p.m.: Hors D’oeuvres Wine Reception/Exhibits/Demos/Registration

SATURDAY; 8:30 a.m. through 6:00 p.m.

SUNDAY: 8:30 a.m. through 12:00 noon

LOCATION: CentraState Medical Center, Freehold, NJ;
Star & Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus, Conference Center Auditorium
901 West Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728

HOTEL: Radisson Hotel Of Freehold; 50 Gibson Place, Freehold, NJ 070728.

PRESENTERS:

Lesli Bell, DPT, CLT-LANA: “Treating Breast Lymphedema” and “The Importance of Breath in Lymphedema Treatment”

Sandra Rosenberg, MD: “Untangling the Complexities of Lymphedema: Confounding Co-Morbidities”

Mark Smith, MD: “Surgical Options for the Management of Lymphedema”

Andrea Brennan, OTD OTR/L, CLT-LANA, WWC: Moderator for the Interactive Sessions

Linda Koehler, PhD, PT: ”Axillary Web Syndrome: Unraveling the Mystery”

Maureen McBeth, MPT, LCT-LANA: “Obesity & Lymphedema”


CONTACT HOURS
: 10 (or 11.5 with Optional Pre-Seminar Presentation).

OBJECTIVESCentraState Medical Center • Freehold, NJ • March 6-8, 2015

   Participants learned to:

      •  Recognize breast lymphedema and trunk/chest wall congestion

  • Understand scar tissue/radiation fibrosis management with manual and taping techniques
  • Identify self-care options for patients
  • Recognize and increase awareness of co-morbidities that impact the care of patients being treated for lymphedema
  • Develop and modify lymphedema treatment to provide safer and more beneficial care to patients with complicated conditions
  • Develop criteria to be able to implement plans for dealing with co-morbidities and having them addressed by the appropriate provider
  • Understand the concept of vascularize lymph node transfer
  • Identify the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative evaluation of patients undergoing vascularized lymph node transfer
  • Become familiar with Reverse Lymphatic Mapping and its use in minimizing the risk of donor site lymphedema in vascularized lymph node transfer
  • Understand breathing mechanics as it relates to the sternum, ribs and transversus abdominus
  • Recognize paradoxical breathing patterns
  • Identify treatment techniques and self-care techniques to improve paradoxical breathing patterns
  • 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
  • Gain knowledge of the published literature and current research on AWS
  • Understand the proposed theories regarding the etiology of AWS
  • Understand clinical treatments for AWS and how they relate to the proposed theories
  • Develop an understanding on how to assess for AWS and document findings
  • Describe the general trends in worldwide obesity and their impact on healthcare and lymphedema therapist
  • Understand the specific needs and safety measures needed for patients with lymphedema and morbid obesity
  • Gain insight into the relevant research being done regarding lymphedema and morbid obesity
  • Understand co-morbidities often associated with lymphedema and morbid obesity
  • Develop an appreciation for the advanced treatment strategies

 

Networking & Educational Seminar
for Lymphedema Therapists

Woman’s Hospital of Texas
Houston, TX
February 6-8, 2015

*** NOTE: There was  an OPTIONAL PRE-SEMINAR WORKSHOP
on Friday, February 6th, from 1-5:30 pm (4.0 contact hours)
with
 Andrea Brennan, OTD, OTR/L, CLT-LANA, DAPWCA.
The topic was “Physiology Update for Lymphedema Therapists.”

(This workshop was for all lymphedema therapists, but was especially valuable for those planning to take the LANA Certification Exam!!)

LOCATION: The Woman’s Hospital of Texas, Houston, TX, 7400 Fannin, Suite 1145, Houston, TX 77054

PRESENTERS:

Andrea Brennan, OTD, OTR/L, CLT-LANA, DAPWCA : “Physiology Review for Lymphedema Therapists” and Interactive Sessions Moderator

Eva Sevick, PhD: “Real-Time Point-of-Care Imaging of the Lymphatics”

Caroline Fife, MD: “Obesity & Lymphedema”

Jane Armer, RN, PhD: ”Update on the American Lymphedema Framework Project”

Brad Smith, MS, CCC-SLP, CLT: ”Compression Options for Head & Neck Lymphedema” and “MLD Pathways for Head & Neck Lymphedema”

Alex Nguyen, MD, FACS: “Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema Surgery: Past, Present & Future”

CONTACT HOURS: 11.5 (or 15.5 with Optional Pre-Seminar Workshop).

Lymphedema Seminars is an Approved Provider #8208 for Continuing Education by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
The TX Physical Therapy Association has now also approved our providing CEUs, approval #57170TX!

SEMINAR PROGRAM SCHEDULE: see Program below
Networking & Educational Seminar for Lymphedema Therapists
Woman’s Hospital of TX, Houston, TX • February 6-8, 2015

SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6:
(5.5 contact hours; 4.0 of these contact hours are Optional )
1:00 – 1:30 pm: Registration for Pre-Seminar Workshop & Seminar
5:30 – 7:00 pm: Registration for Seminar
OPTIONAL PRE-SEMINAR WORKSHOP:
1:00 – 5:30 pm: Andrea Brennan, OTD, OTR/L, CLT-LANA,DAPWCA: “Physiology Review for Lymphedema Therapists”
(This workshop was a terrific review for ALL lymphedema therapists, and was especially helpful to those planning on taking the LANA Certification Exam.)
SEMINAR BEGAN:
5:30 – 7:00 pm: Wine & Hors D’oeuvres Reception / EXHIBITS
6:00 – 7:00 pm: Product Demonstrations
7:00 – 8:30 pm: Eva Sevick, PhD: “Real-Time Point-of-Care Imaging of the Lymphatics”

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7:
(7.0 contact hours)
7:30 – 8:30 am: Buffet Breakfast /Registration / EXHIBITS
8:30 – 8:45 am: Welcome
8:45 – 10;15 am: Caroline Fife, MD: “Obesity and Lymphedema”
10:15 – 10:30 am: Break / EXHIBITS
10:30 – 12:00 am: Jane Armer, RN, PhD: “Update on the American Lymphedema Framework Project”
12:00 – 1:30 pm: Buffet Lunch / EXHIBITS
12:30 – 1:30 pm: Product Demonstrations by Sponsors
1:30 – 3:00 pm: Brad Smith, MS, CCC-SLP, CLT: “Compression Options for Head & Neck Lymphedema”
3:00 – 3:30 pm: Break / EXHIBITS
3:30 – 6:00 pm: Interactive Sessions, Moderator: Andrea Brennan, OTD, OTR/L, CLT-LANA,DAPWCA
3:45 – 4:30: Session 1      4:30 – 5:15: Session 2      5:15 – 6:00: Session 3
7:00 – ?? pm: Optional JoviPak-Sponsored Faculty Dinner (attendees & vendors invited)

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8: (3.0 contact hours)
7:30 – 8:30 am: Buffet Breakfast
8:30 – 10:00 am: Alex Nguyen, MD, FACS: “Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema Surgery: Past, Present & Future”
10:00 – 11:30 am: Brad Smith, MS, CCC-SLP, CLT: “MLD Pathways for Head & Neck Lymphedema”
11:30 – 12:00 pm: Wrap-up and Evaluations

 

OBJECTIVES • Woman’s Hospital of Texas, Houston, TX • 2/15

    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
  • Understand the types of medical imaging possible to assess the lymphatic vasculature, including near-infrared fluorescence lymphatic imaging
  • Differentiate “normal” from “abnormal” lymphatic function
  • Recognize conditions/diseases in which the lymphatic vasculature can play a critical role
  • Identify three ways in which obesity contributes to lymphedema or lymphedema care is affected by obesity
  • Define massive localized lymphedema
  • List three criteria a therapist might use to decide whether a morbidly obese patient is a suitable candidate for treatment
  • Recognize the mission of the ALFP and the stakeholders.
  • Identify key implications of the ALFP on lymphedema treatment
  • Identify future directions for lymphedema practice, education, and research
  • Discuss H&N lymphedema (HNL) and its impact
  • Explain basic MLD strategies and variations
  • Demonstrate potential future treatment options
  • 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
  • Discuss advanced compression strategies
  • 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
  • Classify the surgical options for lymphedema
  • Describe the risks, benefits, and indications of different surgical options for lymphedema
  • Discuss the growing innovations in the surgical management of lymphedema

 

*****


Networking & Educational Seminar

for Lymphedema Therapists 
Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, CA

Nov. 7-9, 2014

*** NOTE: There was an OPTIONAL pre-seminar presentation on Friday, November 7, from 4-5:30 pm (1.5 contact hours) with Heidi Miranda-Walsh, OTR/L, CHT, CLT-LANA, on “Lymphedema Treatment for the Head & Neck Oncology Patient.”

LOCATION: Scripps Mercy Hospital, Lower Level Classrooms A, B, C; 4077 Fifth Avenue, MER-55, San Diego, CA 92103.

PRESENTERS:
Heidi Miranda-Walsh, OTR/L, CHT, CLT-LANA: Lymphedema Treatment in the Head & Neck Oncology Patient and “Challenging Bandaging for Lower Extremity Lymphedema”

Michelle Heinrichs, DPT, CWS, CLT: “Wound Care for the Lymphedema Patient”

Paula Stewart, MD: “Precautions for CDT in the Medically Fragile Patient”

Jay Granzow, MD: ”Innovations in Lymphedema Surgery”

Leslyn Keith, MS, OTR/L, CLT-LANA: ”Obesity & Lymphedema”

Bob Weiss, MS: “Medicare & Lymphedema Treatment”

Linda Anne Kahn: “ Lipedema or Lymphedema?”
CONTACT HOURS: 10.5 (or 12.0 with Optional Friday presentation).
Lymphedema Seminars is an Approved Provider #8208 for Continuing Education by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
PLEASE NOTE!! We have now also received CEU approval from the CA Physical Therapy Association (CPTA) #14-336.

PROGRAM: (see below)

FRIDAY, NOV. 7: (1.5 contact hours – Optional)
3:30 – 8:00 pm: Registration
4:00 – 5:30 pm: EXTRA FRIDAY Presentation: Heidi Miranda-Walsh, OTR/L, CHT, CLT-LANA:    “Lymphedema Treatment for Head & Neck Oncology Patients”
5:30 – 8:00 pm: MediUSA-Sponsored Wine & Hors D’oeuvres Reception / EXHIBITS
6:15 – 7:45 pm: Product Demonstrations

SATURDAY, NOV. 8: (10.5 contact hours for seminar)
7:30 – 8:30 am: Lohmann & Rauscher-Sponsored Buffet Breakfast /Registration / EXHIBITS
8:30 – 8:45 am: Welcome
8:45 – 9:45 am: Michelle Heinrichs, PT, DPT, CLT, WCC: “Wound Care for the Lymphedema Patient”
9:45 – 10:45 am: Heidi Miranda-Walsh, OTR/L, CHT, CLT-LANA: “Challenging Bandaging for Lower Extremity Lymphedema”
10:45 – 11:00 am: Break / EXHIBITS
11:00 – 12:00 am: Paula Stewart, MD: “Precautions for CDT in the Medically Fragile Patient”
12:00 – 1:30 pm: Tactile Medical-Sponsored BUFFET LUNCH / EXHIBITS
12:30 – 1:30 pm: Product Demonstrations by Sponsors
1:30 – 3:00 pm: Jay Granzow, MD: “Innovations in Lymphedema Surgery”
3:00 – 3:30 pm: Break / EXHIBITS
3:30 – 6:00 pm: Interactive Sessions, Moderator: Leslyn Keith, MS, OTR/L, CLT-LANA
3:45 – 4:30: Session 1 4:30 – 5:15: Session 2 5:15 – 6:00: Session 3
7:00 – ?? pm: Optional JoviPak-Sponsored Faculty Dinner

SUNDAY, NOV. 9:
7:30 – 8:30 am: Lohmann & Rauscher-Sponsored Buffet Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 am: Leslyn Keith, MS, OTR/L,CLT-LANA: “Obesity & Lymphedema”
9:30 – 10:30 am: Bob Weiss, MS: “Medicare & Lymphedema””
10:30 – 11:30 am: Linda Anne Kahn, CIDESCO, HHP, CLT-LANA, NCTMB, CMT, CNC: “Lipedema or Lymphedema?”
11:30 – 12:00 pm: Wrap-up and Evaluations

 

OBJECTIVES • Scripps Mercy Hospital Seminar • San Diego, CA • 11/14 

   Participants learned to:

  • Recognize different cancer treatments, surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and their consequences and complications.
  • Understand how the therapist role and intervention can improve, attenuate the effects of the cancer treatments and improve patient’s quality of life.
  • Understand the Manual Lymph Drainage techniques for Head and Neck Lymphedema.
  • Identify the different types of garments available for Head and Neck Lymphedema.
  • Identify wound type and depth of involvement based on understanding of normal tissue anatomy.
  • Describe elements to include in documentation and the essential elements to accurately describe a wound.
  • Discuss factors that are important to improving wound healing.
  • Identify appropriate dressings to manage the bioburden and moisture content of a wound.
  • Recognize the types of wounds commonly seen in lymphedema patient and determine the appropriate plan of care.
  • Understand the difference between the fluid and solid states of limbs with lymphedema.
  • Understand the progression from fluid to solid states in chronic lymphedema.
  • Identify the different surgical options for lymphedema.
  • Identify the appropriate selection of surgical lymphedema options.
  • Understand the integration of surgical options for lymphedema into a comprehensive                 lymphedema treatment system.
  • Identify the links between obesity and lymphedema.
  • Understand the mechanisms that result in adipose proliferation in the presence of lymph.
  • Recognize the urgency of addressing weight management in a comprehensive lymphedema program.
  • Share an evidence-based program proposal.
  • Identify the origins of our healthcare coverage relating to the reimbursement of lymphedema treatment services.
  • Identify 2014 changes to Medicare delivery and reimbursement, issues affecting lymphedema treatment delivery and changes anticipated for 2015.
  • Recognize key therapy billing and coding issues, functional limitations coding problems, and therapy cap and exception information.
  • Identify a deep understanding about lipedema including symptoms, classification, stages of lipedema and complications.
  • Develop an understanding of the psycho-social challenges to the lipedema patient and tools to address these challenges.
  • Identify supplements and diet that have been shown to be helpful for the lipedema patient.

 

*****

Networking & Educational Seminar

for Lymphedema Therapists
Kaiser Permanente
Portland, OR
September 26-28, 2014
There was an OPTIONAL pre-seminar workshop (Lecture & Lab) on Friday, September 26, from 1-5:30 pm (4.0 contact hours) led by Karen Ashforth, MS, OTR, CHT, CLT-LANA.
The topic was “Fibrosis Treatment: Reduce Pain & Lymphedema, Improve Function.“

BASIC SEMINAR INFORMATION:

LOCATION: Kaiser Central Interstate, Town Hall Ballroom, 2nd floor, 3704 N. Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97227.

PRESENTERS:

Karen Ashforth*, MS, OTR, CHT, CLT-LANA: “Fibrosis Treatment: Reduce Pain & Lymphedema, Improve Function”

Lesli Bell, PT, CLT[LANA: “Breast Lymphedema” and “The Importance of Breath in Lymphedema Treatment”

Heidi Miranda-Walsh, OTR/L, CHT, CLT-LANA: “Lymphedema Treatment for the Head & Neck Oncology Patient”

Kerri Winters-Stone, PhD: “Breast Cancer Rehabilitation and Exercise”

Liz McMahon, PhD: ”Improving Patient Adherence” and “How to Avoid Burnout”

Leslyn Keith, MS, OTR/L, CLT-LANA: ”Obesity & Lymphedema”

Shoosh Lettick Crotzer, MS: “Lymphatic Flow Yoga Series”

*Karen Ashforth will present at the OPTIONAL pre-seminar workshop on Friday, September 26th from 1–5:30 pm
CONTACT HOURS: 10.5 (or 14.5 with Optional Friday workshop).

Lymphedema Seminars is an Approved Provider #8208 for Continuing Education by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
We provide Certificates of Completion that can be submitted to the Oregon Physical Therapy Association, which does not provide pre-approval.

 

SEMINAR PROGRAM SCHEDULE: see Program below

Networking & Educational Seminar
for Lymphedema Therapists
Kaiser Permanente, Portland, OR • Sept. 26-28, 2014

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, SEPT. 26: (4.0 contact hours – Optional)
1:00 – 8:00 pm: Registration
1:00 – 5:30 pm: EXTRA FRIDAY WORKSHOP: Karen Ashforth, MS, OTR, CHT, CLT-LANA: “Fibrosis                                                                                    Treatment: Reduce Pain & Lymphedema, Improve Function”
5:30 – 8:00 pm: MediUSA-Sponsored Wine & Hors D’oeuvres Reception / EXHIBITS
6:15 – 7:45 pm: Product Demonstrations

SATURDAY, SEPT. 27: (10.5 contact hours for seminar)
7:30 – 8:30 am: Lohmann & Rauscher-Sponsored Buffet Breakfast /Registration / EXHIBITS
8:30 – 8:45 am: Welcome
8:45 – 9:45 am: Lesli Bell, PT, CLT-LANA: “Breast Lymphedema”
9:45 – 10:45 am: Heidi Miranda-Walsh, OTR/L, CHT, CLT-LANA: “Lymphedema Treatment for the Head & Neck Oncology Patient”
10:45 – 11:00 am: Break / EXHIBITS
11:00 – 12:00 am: Kerri Winters-Stone, PhD: “Breast Cancer Rehabilitation and Exercise”
12:00 – 1:30 pm: Buffet Lunch / EXHIBITS
12:30 – 1:30 pm: Product Demonstrations by Sponsors
1:30 – 2:30 pm: Liz McMahon, PhD: “Improving Patient Adherence”
2:30 – 3:20 pm: Shoosh Crotzer, MS: “Lymphatic Flow Yoga Series”
3:20 – 3:30 pm: Break / EXHIBITS
3:30 – 6:00 pm: Interactive Sessions, Moderator: Leslyn Keith, MS, OTR/L, CLT-LANA
3:45 – 4:30: Session 1 4:30 – 5:15: Session 2 5:15 – 6:00: Session 3
7:00 – ?? pm: Optional JoviPak-Sponsored Faculty Dinner (attendees & vendors invited)

SUNDAY, SEPT. 28:
7:30 – 8:30 am: Lohmann & Rauscher-Sponsored Buffet Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 am: Leslyn Keith, MS, OTR/L,CLT-LANA: “Obesity & Lymphedema”
9:30 – 10:30 am: Liz McMahon, PhD: “How to Avoid Burnout”
10:30 – 11:30 am: Lesli Bell, PT, CLT-LANA: “Importance of Breath in Lymphedema Treatment”
11:30 – 12:00 pm: Wrap-up and Evaluations

OBJECTIVES

     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 treat fibrosis
  • Recognize breast lymphedema and trunk/chest wall congestion
  • Understand scar tissue/radiation fibrosis management with manual and taping techniques
  • Understand Self -care options for patients
  • Understand Cancer treatments, surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and their consequences and complications.
  • Understand how the therapist’s role and intervention can attenuate the effects of the cancer treatments and improve patient’s quality of life.
  • Identify the Manual Lymph Drainage techniques for Head and Neck Lymphedema.
  • Recognize the different types of garments available for Head and Neck Lymphedema.
  • Understand the efficacy of exercise to address treatment related side effects and symptoms in breast cancer survivors
  • Develop a basic understanding of the elements of an exercise prescription for breast cancer survivors
  • Develop a method for communicating the importance of exercise for breast cancer survivors to improve motivation and compliance.
  • 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
  • Identify the links between obesity and lymphedema.
  • Understand the mechanisms that result in adipose proliferation in the presence of lymph.
  • Recognize the urgency of addressing weight management in a comprehensive lymphedema program.
  • Share an evidence-based program proposal.
  • Understand breathing mechanics as it relates to the sternum, ribs and transversus abdominus.
  • Recognize paradoxical breathing patterns.
  • Develop treatment techniques and self- care techniques to improve paradoxical breathing patterns.
  • Define
  • Name 2 specific actions to increase positive emotions.

*****

Networking & Educational Seminar

for Lymphedema Therapists

Hilton Durham near Duke University

Durham, NC

June 6-8, 2014

 

LOCATION: Hilton Durham near Duke University, 3800 Hillsborough Road, Durham, NC  27705.

PRESENTERS: 

Eva Sevick*, PhD:  “IC Green & Lymphatic Imaging: Implications for Practice”

Kathleen Francis, MD: “Strategies for Managing the Complex Patient”

Suzie Ehmann, PT, DPT, CWS, CLT-LANA:  “Compression Garments: Custom vs. Over-the-Counter” and  “Skin Care Management & Wound Care”

Marjorie King, PhD, PT: “Overview of Breast Cancer Rehabilitation & Exercise ” and “The Role of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation in Breast Cancer Care”

Maureen McBeth, MPT, CLT-LANA:  “Lymphedema Literature Update: What’s New?” and “Palliative Techniques for Lymphedema Therapy”

Shoosh Lettick Crotzer, MS:  “Lymphatic Flow Yoga Series”

*Eva Sevick presented at the OPTIONAL pre-seminar presentation on Friday, June 6, from 4-5:30 pm


CONTACT HOURS: 
10.5 (or 12.0 with Optional Friday presentation).
Lymphedema Seminars is an Approved Provider #8208 for Continuing Education by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
We are also approved by the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association (NCPTA) #14-0415-001 to provide CEUs.

SEMINAR PROGRAM SCHEDULE: see Program below

 PROGRAM SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, JUNE 6: (1.5 contact hours – Optional) 

3:00 – 8:00 pm: Registration

4:00 – 5:30 pm: EXTRA FRIDAY PRESENTATION: Eva Sevick, PhD: “IC Green and Lymphatic Imaging: Implications for Practice” 

5:30 – 8:00 pm: MediUSA-Sponsored Wine & Hors D’oeuvres Reception / EXHIBITS

6:15 – 7:45 pm: Product Demonstrations


SATURDAY, JUNE 7
(10.5 contact hours for seminar) 

7:30 – 8:30 am: Lohmann & Rauscher-Sponsored Buffet Breakfast /Registration / EXHIBITS

8:30 – 8:45 am: Welcome

8:45 – 9:45 am: Kathy Francis, MD: “Strategies for Managing the Complex Patient” 

9:45 – 10:45 am: Suzie Ehmann, PT, DPT, CWS, CLT-LANA: “Compression Garments: Custom vs. Over-the-Counter” 

10:45 – 11:00 am: Break / EXHIBITS

11:00 – 12:00 am: Maureen McBeth, MPT: “Lymphedema Literature Update: What’s New?” 

12:00 – 1:30 pm: Tactile Medical-Sponsored BUFFET LUNCH / EXHIBITS

12:30 – 1:30 pm: Product Demonstrations by Sponsors

1:30 – 2:30 pm: Eric Westman, MD: “Duke Lifestyle Medicine Clinic Treatment of Obesity ini Lower Extremity Edema”

2:30 – 3:20 pmShoosh Crotzer, MS: “Lymphatic Flow Yoga Series” 

3:20 – 3:30 pmBreak / EXHIBITS

3:30 – 6:00 pm: Interactive Sessions, Moderator: Leslyn Keith, MS, OTR/L, CLT-LANA

7:00 – ? pm:  Optional Faculty Dinner


SUNDAY, JUNE 8: 

7:30 – 8:30 amLohmann & Rauscher-Sponsored Buffet Breakfast

8:30 – 9:30 am: Marjorie King, PhD, PT: “Overview of Breast Cancer Rehabilitation and Exercise” 

9:30 – 10:30 am: Marjorie King, PhD, PT: “The Role of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation in Breast Cancer Care” 

10:30 – 11:30 am: Suzie Ehmann, PT, DPT, CWS, CLT-LANA: “Skin Care Management and Wound Care” 

11:30 – 12:00 pm: Wrap-up and Evaluations

 

OBJECTIVES

 Participants:

• Demonstrated the use of emerging NIRF lymphatic imaging techniques to visualize normal and diseased lymphatic function.

• Demonstrated how therapy (MLD and PCDs) impacts lymphatic function as seen with NIRF lymphatic imaging in Lymphedema subjects.

• Understood how imaging the lymphatics can be used to discover genetic causes of primary lymphedema.

• Understood the implications for further work-up of patients who present with swelling

• Identified the medical and treatment considerations for patients with lymphedema and co-morbidity conditions

• Understood the relative and absolute contraindications and cautions for MLD and CDT

• Recognized the most current research articles related to lymphedema in 2013-14

• Discussed the current research findings with peers and patients

 Described the appropriate patient selection for palliative techniques

• Discussed the differences in contraindications for CDT within the palliative care model

• Understood the importance of musculoskeletal rehabilitation and exercise in the recovery of Breast Cancer

• Understood the need to return the cancer survivor to their “optimal” new normal and not just a new normal through the use of exercise

• Discussed the differences between custom and OTC compression garments

• Identified various skin care techniques for wound care

• Understood how adapted yoga can be beneficial for quality of life for those with lymphedema

• Identified the specific yoga poses that are beneficial for improving lymphatic flow

• Applied the adapted yoga poses into a specific sequence

• Brainstormed and discuss methods and alternatives for various aspects of lymphedema treatment in a round table discussion.

• Developed resources and networking connections with other lymphedema therapists

• Developed problem-solving and clinical reasoning skills for advanced level lymphedema treatment through interactive discussion with other lymphedema therapists

 

Networking & Educational Seminar

for Lymphedema Therapists

Woman’s Hospital of Texas

Houston, TX

February 7-9, 2014

LOCATION: Woman’s Hospital of Texas, One Fannin Building – 6th floor, 7400 Fannin Street, Houston, TX  77054

PRESENTERS: 

Marjorie King, PhD, PT: “Breast Cancer Survivors and Exercise”

Janice Cormier, MD:  “Update on Lymphatic Surgeries” & “Implications of Lymphedema on QOL of Melanoma Survivors”

Caroline Fife, MD: “Wound Care for the Lymphedema Patient: What’s New?” & “The Patient with Big Legs: Lipedema or Lymphedema?””

Eva Sevick, PhD:  “IC Green and Lymphatic Imaging: Implications for Practice”

Brad Smith, MS: “Head & Neck Lymphedema: How Does It Affect Patients?” & “Head & Neck Lymphedema: Setting up an Effective Home Program”

Shoosh Lettick Crotzer, MS:  “Lymphatic Flow Yoga Series”

CONTACT HOURS: 10.25; or 11.75 with EXTRA Friday Presentation

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

SEMINAR PROGRAM SCHEDULE: see below (the format: LECTURE)

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OBJECTIVES for HOUSTON, TX  2/7-9/2014

 • Identify the body of literature related to the surgical treatment of lymphedema

• Understand the surgical options related to the treatment of lymphedema

• Discuss the potential complications and morbidities associated with each surgical procedure

• Identify risk factors for the development of lymphedema in melanoma patients

• Understand the differences in upper versus lower extremity lymphedema

• Identify the impact of lymphedema on the quality of life of melanoma survivors

• Provide a differential diagnosis for a patient with enlarged legs

• List the primary clinical features of lipedema

• List 3 diagnostic studies or tests which might be indicated depending on clinical history.

• List 3 wound care products which have antimicrobial properties

• Define the word “biofilm”

• Become familiar with an alternative to traditional culture in order to identify the bacteria present       in biofilm

• Understand the importance of musculoskeletal rehabilitation in the recovery of Breast Cancer

• Understand the importance of exercise in the recovery from Breast Cancer

• Understand the need to return the cancer survival to their “optimal” new normal and not just a new normal through the use of exercise

• 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

• Understand how adapted yoga can be beneficial for quality of life for those with lymphedema

• Identify the specific poses that are beneficial for improving lymphatic flow

• Apply the adapted poses into a specific sequence

• Describe a basic home program for management of head and neck lymphedema using self-complete decongestive therapy (Self CDT)

• Explain how H&N Lymphedema is more easily managed via home programs than edema   affecting the extremities

• Outline the indications for home program management vs outpatient treatment in patients with H&N lymphedema.

• Identify relevant anatomy of the head and neck lymphatic system and the upper aerodigestive  tract.

• Describe the effects of head and neck lymphedema on communication, swallowing, and psychosocial processes.

• Explain the most effective treatment options for management of H&N lymphedema

• Demonstrate the use of emerging NIRF lymphatic imaging techniques to visualize normal and diseased lymphatic function.

• Demonstrate how therapy (MLD and PCDs) impacts lymphatic function as seen with NIRF lymphatic imaging in Lymphedema subjects.

• Understand how imaging the lymphatics can be used to discover genetic causes of primary lymphedema.

 

 

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

SEMINAR PROGRAM SCHEDULE: see below (the format: LECTURE)

 

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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

 

Our September 2013 Seminar was:

Tuality Health Education Center

Hillsboro, OR (near Portland)

September 27-29, 2013

 

SEMINAR DATE: Friday, September 27 – Sunday noon, September 29, 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: Tuality Health Education Center, 334 SE 8th Avenue, Hillsboro, OR  97123 (near Portland)

HOTEL: Larkspur Landing HIllsboro, a suite hotel: 3133 NE Shute RoadHillsboro, OR  978124

PRESENTERS: 

Jane Armer, PhD, RN:  “American Lymphedema Framework Project (ALFP)-Best Practices for Lymphedema Treatment”

Karen Ashforth, OT, MS, CLT-LANA:  “Advanced Techniques for Treatment of Lymphatic-Related Fibrosis”

Jay Granzow, MD; “Innovations in Lymphedema Surgery”

Sheila Ridner,PhD, MSN, RN“Psycho-Social Issues Affecting Self Care for Lymphedema Patients”

Paula Stewart, MD: “Morbid Obesity and Lymphedema”


CONTACT HOURS: 10

 

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OBJECTIVES

Participants learned to:

 Differentiate among levels of evidence for multiple self-care techniques

 Identify at least three psychosocial issues that influence self-care

 Discuss a re-conceptualized definition of lymphedema and it’s influence upon self-care education

 Identify the physiology of obesity and be able to list some common approaches to managing obesity.

• Outline at least three reasons that obesity contributes to lymphedema.

 Identify specific information about clinic accommodations that are helpful for managing obese patients.

• Identify the difference between the fluid and solid states of limbs with lymphedema

• Identify the progression from fluid to solid states in chronic lymphedema

• Identify the different surgical options for lymphedema;

 Identify the appropriate selection of surgical lymphedema options;

• Identify the integration of surgical options for lymphedema into a comprehensive lymphedema treatment system

 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 types of soft tissue fibrosis

• Identify three differentiating factors between radiation fibrosis and lymphostatic fibrosis

• Name two functional impairments associated with fibrosis

• Recognize the mission of the ALFP and the stakeholders.

• Identify key implications of the ALFP on lymphedema treatment

• Identify future directions for lymphedema practice, education, and research.

 

 OBJECTIVES

Participants learned to:

  • Understand the Prospective Surveillance Model (PSM) for early detection and treatment of lymphedema.
  • Identify key time points during breast cancer care for ongoing assessment of and education about lymphedema.
  • Apply the PSM to their lymphedema practice.
  • 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.
  • Understand the components of successful documentation of the evaluation and managment of breast and truncal edema.
  • Identify several quantitative and qualitative measures commonly used in lymphedema therapy practices.
  • Recognize pragmatic considerations of commonly used measures.
  • Develop appropriate measures for their lymphedema therapy practice.
  • Recognize the mission of the ALFP and the stakeholders.
  • Identify key implications of the ALFP on lymphedema treatment.
  • Identify relevant anatomy and physiology of head and neck and their relevance to head and neck lymphedema.
  • Describe and identify modified approaches for CDT in the treatment of head and neck lymphedema.
  • Develop a better understanding of a practical and effective approach to managing patients with head and neck lymphedema.
  • Differentiate methods and alternatives for various aspects of lymphedema treatment in a round table discussion.
  • Develop resources and networking connections with other lymphedema therapists.
  • Discuss the process and development of a reliable, validated instrument for assessing QOL for people diagnosed with lymphedema.
  • Apply the Lymphedema QOL Questionnaire to the appropriate population to augment the evaluation of lymphedema patients.
  • Contribute to lymphedema research by participating in the validation of a lymphedema-specific assessment.
  • Recognize some of the red flags for lymphedema treatment.
  • Identify implications of various co-morbidities and and how lymphedema treatment can be adapted.
  • Identify some of the pros and cons of different surgical interventions.
  • Identify new trends and research regarding exercise and lymphedema.
  • Develop safe, effective, individualized exercise programs for lymphedema patients.

Shoosh Crotzer administered these seminars through Enhancement, Inc.  until December, 2012.  She intends to maintain the integrity and high standards from these previous seminars with Lymphedema Seminars.


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