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Breakfast Symposiums

“Leaky legs” New approaches in the management of Lymphorrhea
Presenter Zoe Baldwin (Physiotherapist & Lymphoedema Team Leader - Mt Wilga Private Hospital)
Date Friday 18th May
Duration 0730 - 0830
Cost Free. Sponsored by BSN Medical.

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this symposium, lymphoedema practitioners will be able to:

  1. Understand the current challenges for lymphoedema practitioners in the effective management of lymphorrhea
  2. Understand existing tools and protocols in place and how Cutimed Sorbion may improve management practices
  3. Describe how Cutimed Sorbion dressings works in the management of lymphorrhea
  4. Obtain practical tips/ clinical implications for patients

Advanced Clinical Reasoning in the Use of SIPC: A Case Study Series
Presenter Louise Koelmeyer and Andrea Mangion, MQ Health
Date Friday 18th May
Duration 0730 - 0830
Cost Free. Sponsored by Medi-Rent.

Sequential Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (SIPC) is a well established treatment modality for lymphoedema. Treatment protocols can be refined to suit lymphoedema stage and used in conjunction with complementary products to achieve desired therapeutic outcomes. Please join us for this in-depth discussion about how SIPC can be used based on different patient presentations.

Key learning objectives to be achieved within this seminar are:-

  • Understand the clinical rationale of SIPC based on the latest evidence-based literature. Relate this to the application of treatment for different stages of lymphoedema and associated symptoms.
  • Understand the practical application of SIPC and complementary therapies (such as foam chip bags) to lymphoedema patient case studies in areas of: truncal oedema; hand/foot lymphoedema; and areas of fibrosis from lymphoedema.
  • Develop an appreciation of new SIPC technology available through Medi-Rent Pty Ltd.

This seminar is for qualified lymphoedema therapists who are familiar with the basic application of SIPC. A summary of the latest clinical evidence as well as treatment protocols that can be used as a guide to assist you in your clinical practice will provided. This session aims to be interactive and involve a practical component. Numbers are strictly limited.

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Key Dates

  • Call for Abstracts opens1 June 2017
  • Closing Date for Receipt of Abstracts10 November 2017
  • Registration opens20 November 2017
  • Notification of acceptance of abstract11 December 2017
  • Early bird Registration Closes2 February 2018
  • Accommodation booking deadline2 April 2018
  • Pre-Conference Workshops16 May 2018
  • 12th ALA Conference17-19 May 2018
  • Post-Conference Workshops20 May 2018