MQ Health - Macquarie University

Lymphoedema Clinic

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

Join us for a half-day theoretical and practical workshop presented by Ms Louise Koelmeyer, in which 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.

Date: Wednesday 28 November 2018
Location: Australian Prostate Centre, Level 8, 14-20 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Time: 8.30am - 1pm - Registration from 8am
Presenter: Ms Louise Koelmeyer, Occupational Therapist and Lymphoedema Program Manager, ALERT
Cost: Free – sponsored by Impedimed and BSN Medical
Enrolments now open – book early to avoid disappointment as min/max numbers apply

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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

Venue and catering


Venue: Australian Prostate Centre
Level 8, 14-20 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne, VIC, 3051


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

Testimonials from past students

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

“Louise was a fantastic facilitator, using evidence from research and clinical expertise. She was able to build on the experience of other competent lymphoedema therapists in the room/workshop.  Louise is very encouraging of making a difference.” Jenni Scarlet, Breast Care Nurse, February 2018

“Fantastic, inspirational day. Great to have a clinician presenting in an honest/practical manner.” Anne Pearce, Physiotherapist, February 2018

“Very in-depth course, highly recommended.” Jodie Reynolds, Physiotherapist, February 2018

“Very well run, excellent material and amazing presenter. Thanks so much.” Michelle Rampant, Breast Care Nurse, March 2018

“Well organised, relevant information. Well-presented and excellent presenter.” Denise Berry, Physiotherapist, March 2018

“Interactive, stimulating thought on clinical practice.” Catherine Hunt, Physiotherapist, March 2018

“Enjoyed the interactive component to learn what other services are doing and what the challenges are. Greatly appreciate the resource booklets.” Vanessa Cooke, Occupational Therapist, March 2018

“Excellent presenter with steps that can be easily implemented.” Amanda Bell, Occupational Therapist, March 2018

“Very much appreciate evidence focus and Louise’s very practical and grounded approach. What experience!!” Rosemary Kendall, Occupational Therapist, March 2018

“Highly informative and interactive workshop offering practical solutions for developing an early screening and intervention programme for lymphoedema.” Jennifer Ritossa, Physiotherapist, March 2018

“Excellent communication on all levels. Prompted reflection and enthusiasm for improving lymphoedema management at a local level. Great supportive interactions.” Meryl Hale, Physiotherapist, March 2018