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Preliminary Program

The conference program is currently being finalised and will include a combination of plenary, concurrent and discussion sessions. A number of pre and post conference workshops are also being planned.

Please visit this page regularly for updates before the conference.

Thursday 17 May

0730-0900 Registration
0945-1030 Keynote Address:
Practical considerations in program development: Preserving effectiveness in real world lymphoedema management
A/Prof Andrea Cheville
Mayo Clinic, USA
1030-1115 Morning tea
1115-1215 CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Workshop 1A Workshop 2A Workshop 3A Workshop 4A
  Practical considerations in managing lymphoedema in the palliative setting
A/Prof Andrea Cheville
Assessment of head and neck lymphoedema
A/Prof Jie Deng
Chronic Venous Insufficiency and phlebolymphoedema; differential diagnosis, treatment and management
Dr Malou Van Zanten
Wound care in the presence of lymphoedema
Jan Rice
1215-1315 Lunch
1315-1355 Invited Speaker:
Elucidating the relationship between lymphatic function and disease
Dr Echoe Bouta
Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
1400-1500 CONCURRENT FREE PAPER SESSIONS
1500-1530 Afternoon tea
1530-1630 CONCURRENT FREE PAPER SESSIONS

Friday 18 May

0730-0900 Registration
0900-0945 Keynote Address:
Symptoms related to head and neck cancer associated lymphedema
A/Prof Jie Deng
Vanderbilt University, USA
0950-0955 Platinum Sponsor Address – BSN Medical
0950-1045 Invited Speaker:
Antiseptics-yes, no, possibly?
Jan Rice
Woundcare Services, Australia
1045-1130 Morning tea
1130-1230 CONCURRENT FREE PAPER SESSIONS
1230-1330 Lunch
1330-1415 Panel Discussion
Complex Cases
1415-1500 Invited Speaker:
Evaluation of Indocyanine green and Near Infrared lymphatic imaging technique in trauma related lymphoedema
Dr Malou Van Zanten
Flinders University, Australia
1500-1530 Afternoon tea
1530-1630 CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Workshop 1B Workshop 2B Workshop 3B Workshop 4B
An Overview of Lymphatic Basic
Science Research
Dr Echoe Bouta
CARE Express - Communicating
Actively, Responding Empathically
Jodie Nixon and Lyndal Gray
Practical considerations in managing lymphoedema in the palliative setting
A/Prof Andrea Cheville
Assessment of head and neck
lymphoedema
A/Prof Jie Deng
1635-1715 ALA AGM

Saturday 19 May

0730-0900 Registration
0900-0945 Keynote Address
Risk stratification for lymphoedema: operationalisating prospective surveillance for breast cancer related lymphoedema
A/Prof Andrea Cheville
Mayo Clinic, USA
0945-1030 Scientifically Speaking - Telling a scientific story
Dr Liz Dylke
1030-1100 Morning tea
1100-1200 CONCURRENT FREE PAPER SESSION
1200-1300 Lunch
1300-1400 CONCURRENT WORKSHOP SESSIONS
Workshop 1C Workshop 2C Workshop 3C Workshop 4C
Chronic Venous Insufficiency and phlebolymphoedema; differential diagnosis, treatment and management
Dr Malou Van Zanten
Wound care in the presence of lymphoedema
Jan Rice
An Overview of Lymphatic Basic Science Research
Dr Echoe Bouta
CARE Express - Communicating Actively, Responding Empathically
Jodie Nixon and Lyndal Gray
1405-1500 Expert Panel Debate
Insights into lymphatic research and diagnostics with ICG and NIR imaging
1500-1530 Afternoon tea
1530-1615 Keynote Address
The state of science of head and neck lymphedema management and self-care
A/Prof Jie Deng
Vanderbilt University, USA

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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