MQ Health - Macquarie University

Lymphoedema Clinic

Implementing evidence-based best practice in an early intervention model of care for breast cancer rehabilitation

This five hour theoretical and practical workshop is presented by Louise Koelmeyer. In this workshop you will learn the key components of a prospective surveillance and early intervention model of care in breast cancer rehabilitation. Understand risk stratification and how bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) and compression therapy can be used to improve patient outcomes in cancer.

2020 course dates:

Perth (Floreat), WA - Tuesday 17 March 2020 - Postponed due to COVID-19

Perth Registration

Bunbury, WA - Wednesday 18 March 2020 - Postponed due to COVID-19

Bunbury Registration

Eligibility and course content


Category one ALA Lymphoedema Therapists and Breast Care Nurses

Course content

Learning outcomes

On completion of this one-day workshop, health practitioners will be able to:

  • Understand the key components of a prospective surveillance and early intervention model of care in breast cancer rehabilitation
  • Understand how to apply this model of care through theoretical and practical case studies
  • Understand current best practice literature in risk minimisation education including risk stratification
  • Understand the clinical diagnostic criteria for lymphoedema
  • Understand how bioimpedance spectroscopy applies to a prospective surveillance model of care for lymphoedema and cancer survivorship
  • Understand the concepts and practical skills for using compression garments in an early intervention program

Venues and catering


Perth (Floreat):

The Boulevard Centre, 99 The Boulevard, Floreat WA 6014


Highway Hotel, Cnr Forrest Avenue and Spencer Street, Bunbury WA 6230


Catering is included. Please advise of any special dietary requirements as part of your registration.

Testimonials from past students

Testimonials from past students for early intervention workshops held in 2018:

“Excellent, holistic, practical approach to early intervention.” – Marie Duffy, Physiotherapist, March 2019

“Very informative education session for improving patient outcomes for quality of life.” – Alison Greenhill, Registered Nurse, March 2019

“Excellent presenters and highly researched evidence was provided for best management of breast cancer related lymphoedema.” – Amanda Hughes, Physiotherapist, March 2019

“This is a fabulous workshop, a great opportunity to review latest research and best practice protocol with regards to early intervention. Thank you, ALERT, BSN and Impedimed.” – Sharyn Wappell, Physiotherapist, March 2019

“An excellent program for first responders.” – Kim Allan, Physiotherapist, March 2019

“Thank you for presenting up to date research on early intervention modelling care for breast cancer rehabilitation. I am taking it into my practice tomorrow!” – Melanie Cole, Physiotherapist, March 2019

“This workshop was a brilliant way to learn and review our current early intervention program and network with other clinicians and reps.” – Angela Bawden, Physiotherapist, March 2019

“Very practical workshop with some thought-provoking ideas!” – Elizabeth Charlton, Physiotherapist, March 2019

“The passion of all educators and presenters is an outstanding feature that makes learning enjoyable and refreshing.” – Rachel Moers, Physiotherapist, March 2019

“It is always fabulous to get together with other therapists passionate about the better management of lymphoedema and to learn about latest evidence that can be translated from the research setting into our clinics.” – Kate Dahl, Physiotherapist, March 2019

“Very good learning curve about best practise and risk assessments.  To actually fit the sleeves gives a good feel for the materials.” – Jacqueline Nieuwenhuis, Massage Therapist, March 2019

“The opportunity to meet with and discuss early surveillance with such a group of experienced therapists and facilitated by fabulous presenters was extremely worthwhile. Awesome learning and questioning.” – Rosalind Deacon, Physiotherapist, November 2018

“Very well organised, good group of other lymphoedema therapists for networking.” – Siw Wootton, Registered Nurse, November 2018

“Another great workshop with new information presented. Especially information on data collection and presentation of results.” – Michelle Hamblin, Registered Nurse, November 2018

“The course validated my current practice and inspired me to make improvements.” – Helen Smenda, Registered Nurse, November 2018

“Excellent training, lots packed into a short time. Very useful with lots that I can take back and use with clients.” – Lia Rigoni, Physiotherapist, November 2018

“A fantastic update on the most up to date clinical practice and chance to discuss the challenges facing the population we work with.” – Lydia Brennan, Physiotherapist, November 2018