RAMADA HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE
April 19-20, 2012
This Symposium, presented by Continuing Physical Therapy Education, University of Saskatchewan in partnership with the Lymphedema Association of Saskatchewan and Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region, will provide an evidence-based update on management of all types of Lymphedema, and promote interprofessional treatment of lymphedema in Saskatchewan that is consistent and based on best-practice guidelines. The format will include plenary sessions, interactive small group workshops, and interprofessional case discussions.
Dr. Andrea Cheville, MD, MSCE of Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN is an Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Cheville pursued her interest in Cancer Rehabilitation through residency at the Kessler Rehabilitation Institutes and fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Cheville's training emphasized lymphedema management, symptom control, and functional preservation. In 1999 Dr. Cheville accepted the University of Pennsylvania Health System's invitation to develop a Cancer Rehabilitation and Lymphedema Program. During the seven years of her directorship, the program expanded dramatically in clinical and research prominence to become one of the most recognized in the country. Dr. Cheville moved to the Mayo Clinic in 2006 to pursue her research in breast cancer-related lymphedema which focuses on protecting the lymphatic system during primary breast cancer treatment and enhancing its innate capacity to heal. Dr. Cheville has written and lectured extensively on these topics, as well as lymphedema staging and clinical management. Her research in currently funded through the Department of Defense and National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Cheville will present a plenary session on Best Practice Guidelines – Turning Research into Practice on Thursday, April 19th and will do an interactive breakout session on Mixed Etiology Edema on Friday April 20th.
Dr. Cheville will also be presenting a Public Forum on Thursday April 19th from 7-9pm, titled Innovations in Lymphedema Management: When does newer mean better?
Ms. Jan McFarland, BScPT, CDT graduated with a BSc PT from the University of Toronto in 1979. She completed her initial CDT training in 1990 in Austria. Currently she co-directs two physiotherapy clinics with Sharon Langfield, Toronto Lymphocare Centre and Cookstown Centre for Wellness, and teaches Integrated Lymph Drainage and CDT in Toronto, Canada. Jan McFarland has a passion for focusing on the whole person within health care models whether presenting at conferences, teaching students or working with clients. Integrated Lymph Drainage – their Canadian based training, integrates new science from various disciplines, within a comprehensive Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT)framework. Jan is an Advisory Board Member with the Canadian Lymphedema Framework.Jan McFarland will speak on An Evidence Based Approach Working with the Whole Person, to Achieve Best Outcomes for All and will present an interactive breakout session on Empowering the Individual with Lymphedema – How We Educate Makes All the Difference, both on Friday, April 20th.
Ms. Dorit Tidhar, BPT, is a physiotherapist who was trained in lymphedema therapy by Prof. Judith Casley-Smith in 1999 and was certified by her as a teacher in Self Management and Exercise for Lymphedema in 2003. She designed the program Aqua Lymphatic Therapy – Tidhar Method to help people who suffer from lymphedema maintain and improve the results of conventional treatment and conducted a randomized controlled trial as part of her Master’s degree in Tel Aviv university in Israel, to examine this method. She has published 5 articles in scientific journals. Dorit is now working at the McGill University Health Centre’s Lymphedema Clinic in Montreal as a clinician and an instructor and is coordinating the educational program for lymphedema therapists, physiotherapists and nurses in various subjects related to lymphedema.
Dorit Tidhar will provide a plenary session on Thursday, April 19th titled Understanding the Importance of Compression Management. She will also be presenting a Compression Management Workshop as a separate course to follow the conclusion of the Symposium.
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