Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre, Regina, Saskatchewan
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.
Who Should Attend
audience for the conference is: Physical Therapists, Physicians, Occupational
Therapists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Massage Therapists, Kinesiologists,
Podiatrists, students in these disciplines, other interested health
professionals, policy makers and program planners.
What You Will Learn
After attendance at this conference participants will be able to:
Dr. Andrea Cheville, MD, MSCE of Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 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 of Toronto Lymphocare Centre and Cookstown Centre for Wellness 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, of McGill University, Montreal 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.
For more information on these individuals see the Keynote Speakers page.
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Immediately following the Lymphedema Management Symposium, a separate event - a Compression Management Workshop instructed by Dorit Tidhar will be held.
Target Audience: Health professionals involved in the prescription and application of compression for lymphedema.
This workshop will discuss in depth ways to achieve compression gradient; how to apply a safe compression system and how to deal with specific problems (swelling of the hand, swelling of fingers, pain in the wrist, redness and tightness over the elbow etc.); how much reduction to expect; when to measure for a garment and how to evaluate whether the garment is a good fit. The practical session will give tools for applying a safe compression system and dealing with different situations according to objective measurements.
The therapists will
If you have specific questions about the Symposium or the Compression Management Workshop, please contact Pat Tremaine, Course Coordinator via email at email@example.com or call (306) 966-2043.
An Open Forum Educational Session for general public or those with lymphedema is being offered on Thursday, April 19th. Doors open at 6pm to allow time for viewing of displays. Charge is $10, payable at the door.
The educational session, entitled "Innovations in Lymphedema Management: When does newer mean better?" will be presented by Dr. Andrea Cheville of the Mayo Clinic and will run from 7:00 to 9:00pm.
* formerly known as the Saskatchewan Lymphovenous Learning Association
The AGM & Education Session is open to LAS members, individuals with lymphedema and other interested persons. There is no charge to attend the LAS AGM. Contact the Lymphedema Association of Saskatchewan at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this event.
Friday, April 20, 2012
This education session will include a lecture and practical session. The lecture will focus on exercises and self-management for lymphedema with a short presentation on Aqua Lymphatic Therapy. The practical session will give tools for active lymphatic self-massage with and without the use of a towel.
Learning Objectives: The participants will:
Open to physical therapists and their guests. Contact the Saskatchewan Physiotherapy Association at (306) 955-7265 or email email@example.com to register for this event.
Friday, April 20, 2012
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