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Resources for patients

BCNA WEBINAR - UNDERSTANDING LYMPHOEDEMA AFTER BREAST CANCER

Presented on Thursday 28 March 2019 with guest speaker, Ms Louise Koelmeyer, ALERT

Watch the webinar here.

WHO CARES ABOUT LYMPHOEDEMA?

In recognition of World Lymphoedema Day, ALERT held a free public forum for patients and their families on Monday 5 March 2018. The event consisted of 7 short presentations focusing on different aspects of lymphoedema treatment and management.

Chairperson: Professor John Boyages, AM

Resources for lymphoedema therapists

ALERT EDUCATION EVENING - WEDNESDAY 5 DECEMBER 2018

Chairperson: Ms Louise Koelmeyer, Lymphoedema Program Manager, ALERT

Special guest: Professor Vaughan Keeley

Professor Vaughan Keeley is a Consultant Physician who works full-time in lymphoedema. He leads the lymphoedema service in Derby, Nottingham and Mansfield, UK. Vaughan chairs the British Lymphology Society/Lymphoedema Support Network consensus group which has produced guidelines on the management of cellulitis in lymphoedema.

Professor Keeley's presentation is about cellulitis in lymphoedema.

2ND HARVARD LYMPOSIUM SYMPOSIUM 2-3 NOVEMBER 2018

In November 2018, ALERT Director Prof John Boyages AM and Associate Professor Hiroo Suami attended the 2nd Harvard Symposium on Lymphoedema in Boston as invited speakers.

Prof John Boyages, AM: The multi-disciplinary approach to lymphatic care - the ALERT program

A/Prof Hiroo Suami: Anatomy of the lymphatic system

CIRCUMFERENTIAL MEASUREMENT CALCULATION SHEET

Use this sheet to calculate the percentage difference in limb volume from circumferential measurements.

ALERT EDUCATION EVENING - WEDNESDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2018

Chairperson: Professor John Boyages, AM

Special guest: Dr Sheila Ridner, Martha Rivers Ingram Professor of Nursing at VUSN.

Dr. Ridner is the Principal Investigator of the Vanderbilt University Lymphoedema Early Detection Clinical Trial known as 'Prevent', in which Macquarie University is the only participating university outside the US. We have contributed the highest number of trial subjects (450) to the total cohort of 1,100 women.

Dr Ridner gave three presentations:

Lymphoedema Assessment Options and Symptom Patterns

Head and Neck Lymphoedema - A Brief Update

An update on the "Prevent" lymphoedema trial

The evening also featured a presentation by Ms Louise Koelmeyer giving an update on her research:

Prospective surveillance model of care for breast cancer-related lymphoedema

ALERT EDUCATION EVENING - MONDAY 12 FEBRUARY 2018

Tissue analysis, exercise and cancer survivorship

Maureen McBeth, MPT, CLT-LANA, is a US lymphoedema and cancer rehabilitation specialist with over 21 years of experience as a physiotherapist. Her primary areas of interest are in the early intervention and prevention of lymphedema and in the expanding use of bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) for tissue analysis.

In this presentation, given on Monday 12 February 2018, Ms McBeth talks about how she uses BIS in the management of patients following cancer treatment.