Understanding Lymphoedema
“What can I do to prevent and/or manage Lymphoedema?” 

When: 31st August 2017
What Time: 7pm - 8pm AEST
60 minutes
Online - join via your computer, tablet or smart phone
Panel: Helen Mackie, Louise Koelmeyer and a Cancer Survivor
Cost: Complimentary

About the Webinar

Lymphoedema is swelling (oedema) that occurs when lymph fluid builds up in the tissues under the skin. It may be ongoing, but it can usually be managed, particularly if diagnosed early. Lymphoedema can affect people at any stage: during active cancer treatment, or even months or years after treatment. We will be discussing how you can prevent and/or manage Lymphoedema. 

About the Presenters

This discussion will be facilitated by Jill Mills, Cancer Council NSW, Practical Support Unit and the panel will include:

Helen Mackie

Helen is a Rehabilitation Physician who is the Medical Director of the Mt Wilga Lymphoedema Service in Hornsby and the Clinical Lead at the Macquarie University ALERT lymphoedema Program. She is a past President and currently the Medical Adviser to the Australasian Lymphology Association (ALA).

Louise Koelmeyer

Occupational Therapist & Lymphoedema Practitioner, Clinical Researcher, Educator Lymphoedema Program Manager ALERT (Australian Lymphoedema Education, Research and Treatment), Macquarie University, Therapy for Life Private Practice

Louise Koelmeyer is an occupational therapist with over 27 years of clinical experience in both public and private settings specializing in breast cancer rehabilitation and lymphoedema management in all areas of assessment, education, early detection and treatment. Louise has a strong passion for achieving best practice in lymphoedema management in both the physical and psychosocial aspects of treatment. Louise is passionate about supporting and empowering women to achieve positive outcomes and quality of life.

As Lymphoedema Program Manager in ALERT within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University, Louise is involved in research studies on achieving better outcomes in early and advanced lymphoedema. Louise is enrolled at Macquarie University in PhD studies exploring Home Monitoring for lymphoedema.

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