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."

Friday, February 19 - Sunday noon, February 21, 2016

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.

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

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.

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