Sunday, May 27, 2007

Lighthouse Lymphedema Network Lymphedema Education & Awareness Program Schedule

Lighthouse Lymphedema Network Lymphedema Education & Awareness Program


Friday, October 5, 2007

1:00-4:00 PM Pre-conference Tour of garment manufacturing plant sponsored by Sigvaris, Inc. Limited to the first 30 who sign up.

5:00-7:00 PM Kick Off Party - includes Style Show and Silent Auction Registration/Check-in * Exhibits

Saturday, October 6, 2007

7:00-7:40 AM Late Registration * Continental Breakfast * Exhibits

7:45-8:30 AM Welcome: Joan White Keynote Speaker: Elizabeth McMahon, PhD

8:30-10:15 AM Plenary Session - Moderator: Nicole Gergich, PT, CLT- LANA

* Exercise Shelley Smith, PT, CSLT Bernice Cohen, PT, CLST

* Overview of the Lymphatic System Paul Stewart, MD, CLT-LANA

* Differential Diagnosis Kathleen Francis, MD

* Diagnosis of Lymphedema through Lymphoscintigraphy Sabah Tumeh, MD

* Imaging - MRI - CAT - Ultra Sound

10:15- 10:45 AM Break

10:34-12:30 PM Plenary Session - Moderator: Elaine Gunter, BS MT (ASCP)

* Exercise Shelley Smith, PT, CSLT Bernice Cohen, PT, CSLT

* Parent, her Story on How Her Son was Diagnosed with Lymphedema Debbie Miles

* Cause of Primary Lymphedema - VEGF Research on Generating Lymphatics David Finegold, MD

* What a Genetic Counselor ddoes and how to find one. Nikki Justice, MS CGC

* How to Evaluate Research Dolores Bradley, PhD

* Lymphatic Research Foundation (LRF) Wendy Chaite, JD, Founder

12:30 - 2:00 PM Lunch * Exhibits

2:00 - 3:30 PM Instructional Sessions

(1) Manual Lymphatic Drainage for the Person with newly Diagnosed Lymphedema Carmelita Rifkin, PT, CLT-LANA

(2) History and Science of Manual Lymphatic Drainage DeCourcy Squire, PT, CLT-LANA Kathryn Thrift, BS, CLT-LANA

(3) Insurance/Medicare Issues Robert Weiss; Cheri Hoskins, CCT

(4) Expert Panel Discussion David Finegold, MD Elizabeth McMahon, PhD

(5) * Professional Session Kathleen Francis, MD

3:30 - 4:00 Break * Exhibits

4:00 - 5:00 PM Instructional Sessions

(6) Lymphedema Advocacy and Awareness Joan White Cheri Hoskins, CCT Pat O'Connor

(7) Exercise Lebed Method: Sherry LeBed Davis Pilates: Maria Elena Grogan, PT Yoga: Neely Sullivan, MPT, CLT

(8) Teen Networking Nicole Gergich, PT, CLT-LANA

(9) * Professional Session: Reducing pereioperative complications in patients with Lymphedema Wade Farrow, MD, CWS, FCCWS

Pain Management Paula Stewart, MD, CLT-LANA

Sunday, October 7, 2007

7:30 9:00 AM Early Morning Breakout Sessions:

Special interest topics - Signup when submitting form. Attendees may also sign-up on site:

* Head and Face Lymphedema - DeCourcy Squire, PT, CLT-LANA
* Genital Lymphedema, Men - Pat O'Connor
* Genital Lymphedema, Women - Shelley Smith, PT, CSLT
* Truncal Lymphedema - Nicole Gergicj, PT, CLT-LANA
* Parent to Parent Networking - Jennifer Fortener

7:30 - 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast * Exhibits

9:00 - 10:30 AM Instructional Sessions

(10) Basic Lymphedema Exercise - Pool Exercises
Janet Wolfson, PT, CSLT Gwen Forbes Kirby, PT, CLT-LANA

(11) Compression Physiology Basics, Bandaging for arms and legs Barry Creighton, DPM, FCCWS, APWCA, CHT Janie Smith, PT, CLT Kim Mainer, OTR/L, CLT-LANA

(12) Expert Panel Discussion Kathleen Francis, MD Paujla Stewart, MD, CLT-LANA

(13) Alternative Treatments: Do they really work? DeCourcy Squire, PT, CLT-LANA Dolores Bradley, PhD

10:30 - 11:00 Break * Exhibits

11:00 - 12:00 PM Instructional Sessions

(14) Obesity and Lymphedema: Difference between Obesity and Lipedema, Bariatric Surgery, Nutritionist Kathryn Thrift, BS, CLT-LANA Christopher J. Hart, MD, FACS Neely Sullivan, MPT, CLT

(15) Compression Garment Problem Solving DeCourcy Squire, PT, CLT-LANA Laura Hoffman; Tammy Malone

(16) Self-Care Arm and Leg Lymphedema Carmelita Rifkin, PT, CLT-LANA

(17) Treatment for Newborns and Children Kathy Kearse, PT, CLT-LANA

12:30 - 2:00 PM Lunch * Exhibits

* Exercise - Janet Wolfson, PT, CSLT; Neely Sullivan, MPT, CLT
* Wound Care and Lymphedema Wade Farrow, MD, CWS, FCCWS
* Foot and Nail Care Barry Creightonm, DPM< FCCWS, APWCA, CHT
* Living Well with Lymphedema Elizabeth McMahon, PhD


On Saturday morning during the Plenary Session, physicians will discussthe lymphatic system, the differential diagnoses and the various diagnostic tools. Foot and Nail Care and patient Issues.


(1) For participants with little knowledge of Complete Decongestive Therapy, learn about Manual Lymphatic Draingage, breathing, strokes, explaination of watershed and much more.

(2) For participants who have knowledge of the treatment protocol called Complete Decongestive Therapay: learn about the history and science of Manual lymphatic Drainage

(3) Learn from the nation's leading lymphedema experts what is going on nationally and locally with medicare and state lymphedema bills and how you can become involved.

(4) Expert Panel Discussion: A question and answer time from patient to physician or therapist.

(5) * Professional Session

(6) Starting a lymphedema support group in your community: how to sponsor educational.awareness event; legislation; finding lymphedema on the web; tips for success.

(7) Exercise Techniques: Lebed Method, Pilates, Yoga

{8} Teen networking.

(9) *Professional Session: In depth discussion of wound care, avoiding infections, cellulitis, pre-signs to look for in organ failure. Pain Managment techniques.

(10) basic lymphedema exercise/pool exercises via closed circuit TV.

(11) Importance of short stretch bandages: bandaging for both upper and lower extremity lymphedema.

(12) Expert Panel Discussion: Another opportunity to ask questions of the professionals.

(13) Accessing a new product: Could it help your lymphedema?

(14) Weight Control: Why it is important not to be overweight. Discussion will include bariatric surgery, nutrition and lipedema.

(15) What to look for in a garment.

(16) The precautions, skin inspection/skin care, and other self-care techniques for the arm and leg.

(17) Treatment for newborns and children.