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NLN NATIONAL LYMPHEDEMA NETWORK

PC3:

Comprehensive Approach to the Morbidly Obese Patient with Lymphedema

Research, Education and Practice 9th NATIONAL LYMPHEDEMA NETWORK INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE This Conference is jointly sponsored by the National Lymphedema Network (NLN) and the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine,

September 22-26, 2010

Orlando, Florida


Research, Education and Practice PC-3 Comprehensive Approach to the Morbidly Obese Patient with Lymphedema Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and the National Lymphedema Network. The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement: The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 29.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Nurses, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapists and other health professionals will receive a Certificate of Attendance. For information on applicability and acceptance, please consult your professional licensing board.

CME Certificates: In order to obtain your AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ certificate for this activity, please complete the Credit Verification Form included in your syllabus. Forms should be completed in full and returned to the registration desk at the end of the meeting. Certificates will be mailed 4-6 weeks following the activity to the address provided on your registration form.

PROGRAM EVALUATION ONLINE In an effort to be environmentally friendly, paper evaluations are no longer being distributed. Instead evaluations may be completed online. Attendees will have wireless Internet access in the lobby of the hotel , for those with laptops and internet access for a charge in the sleeping rooms or the business center. To access the 9th NLN conference evaluation 1. You received an email with your exclusive Participant Evaluation Form link. 2. You will be able to access you evaluation form via this link; you will able to save your work and continue your progress at any time. 3. No user name or password is required. You may save your Participant Evaluation Form email or bookmark the Participant Evaluation Form link using your browser. 4. Evaluations will be accepted until Friday October 29, 2010, and must be submitted online. If you have questions about the evaluation process, please contact the registration desk while at the Conference. You may also contact the NLN office 415.908.3681 or email the Conference Secretariat at 2010conf@lymphnet.org.


PC-3 Comprehensive Approach to the Morbidly Obese Patient with Lymphedema Wednesday, September 22, 2010 Learning Objectives: 1. The participant will be able to list at least three theories for the growing epidemic of obesity; 2. The participant will be able to provide information to their patients regarding treatment options for morbid obesity. 3. The participant will be able to incorporate at least one bariatric equipment or adaptive equipment device in their practice to increase safety and ease of management of morbidly obese patients with lymphedema. 4. Finally, the participant will be able to utilize at least one new technique discussed and demonstrated in the case studies in their own practice.

Schedule of Events: 8:30 – 8:15 a.m.

Introduction Paula J.Stewart MD,CLT-LANA

8:15 – 9:15 a.m.

The science, epidemiology, and socio-economics of obesity

9:15 – 9:30 a.m.

Break

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Clinical approaches to the morbidly obese; equipment and attitudes to deal with the obese.

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Three case histories for discussion

11:45 – 12:30 p.m.

Question and Answers

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Paula J.Stewart MD,CLT-LANA Dr. Stewart is a physiatrist trained at the Mayo Clinic. She established a lymphedema clinic in Charlotte, NC, in 1992, which grew to be the second largest on the Eastern seaboard. In 1999 she was a co-founder of LANA (the Lymphology Association of North America), a certification organization for lymphedema therapists. She has also served on the NLN MAC for many years and has contributed to the Lymph Link many times. She is a stakeholder in the ALFP (American Lymphedema Framework Project). Recently she published a book “One Hundred Questions about Lymphedema� with coauthors Saskia Thiadens and Nicole Stout. Dr. Stewart currently serves as the Medical Director of the Lakeshore Rehabilitation Hospital in Birmingham, Al.


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THE NATIONAL LYMPHEDEMA NETWORK (NLN) GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF THE 9th NLN Conference Breaking Through The Barriers: Research, Education, and Practice Gold Supporter Tactile Systems Technology Siver Supporters Juzo Circaid Medical Products Bronze Farrow Medical Innovations Lymphedema Association of North America (LANA) Solaris

The NLN Scientific Conference Committee The NLN Conference faculty and Exhitors The dedicated National Lymphedema Network Staff The Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Orlando, Florida


The National Lymphedema Network (NLN速) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization established in 1998 to create awareness of lymphedema through education and to promote and support the availability of quality medical treatment for all individuals at risk for or affected by lymphedema. Comprised of healthcare professionals, lymphedema patients and patient advocates, the NLN is dedicated to: promoting research into the causes, prevention and treatment of lymphedema; securing adequate insurance coverage for medically necessary, safe and effective treatment; expanding the number and geographical distribution of lymphedema treatment facilites and certifed therapists; and ultimately, making lymphedema a household word.

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