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Event List

Event Name Description Start Date/Time End Date/Time
Advanced Therapist / Review Class (2 ½ day)

An advanced 2 ½day (20 hour) training course is available for all CLT therapists who have attended a Dr. Vodder School or similar training, to update and review their skills. Learn new skills and stay current with the latest in the field,problem-solving difficult patients with your colleagues and peers. Discuss current research trends and ask questions with knowledgeable instructors.  Expert guest speakers are invited to present the latest research and methods.  Learn about new products for lymphedema management. Eligible towards LANA recertification.

Wednesday, August 21st 08:30 Friday, August 23rd 13:00
Optimizing Wound Care Strategies for the CLT
It is common to see wounds in lymphedema practice. Assuch, CLTs are confident about the successful management of the lymphedema, butless so for concomitant wounds. As professionals, CLTs must approach thesecases with knowledge and skill since each patient deserves the best possibleoutcome regardless of the complexity. This 2-day course provides thefoundational skills of clinical wound care based upon accepted standards.

Both lymphedema and wounds are problems of theintegument. Current research describes lymphatic and circulatory anatomy asclosely linked, whereby the lymphatic vasculature may be the primary system forall reabsorption. Literature also supports that insufficiency of lymph drainagenot only contributes to sluggish wound healing and recurrence of ulcers, butmay also be the underlying pathology that contributes to the formation of avenous ulcer. Therefore, controlling periwound lymphedema results in enhancedwound healing. CLTs play a critical role in eliminating pathophysiologic barriersto wound healing and are uniquely aligned to optimally treat and support thelymphatic system. In the case of chronic wounds, lymphatic treatment can helppropel the wound to full closure in the most effective and efficient manner. Assuch, the CLT combines wound care expertise with lymphedema expertise and isbest positioned to heal chronic wounds. 

20% discount for CLT-LANA therapists

Saturday, September 7th 08:00 Sunday, September 8th 17:00
Evaluation and Management of Head & Neck Lymphedema

Head and Neck Lymphedema (HNL) is a devastating condition that frequently follows surgery or radiation for the treatment of head and neck cancer. Not only can HNL affect the patient’s communication and swallowing function, but in severe cases can affect respiration, vision, and even ambulation, not to mention the frustration and embarrassment that accompanies this disfiguring condition. However, with proper treatment, HNL can typically be reduced to a manageable level. This 2 ½ day workshop will provide the academic foundation and practical application for the therapist to successfully implement basic techniques to reduce the edema that can create such devastating impairments. Therapists will learn about: (1) the basic lymphatic system; (2) evaluation and measurement; (3) Manual Lymph drainage (MLD); (4) compression wraps and garments; (5) documentation and billing

Friday, September 13th 08:00 Sunday, September 15th 17:00
COMPREHENSIVE TREATMENT OF HEAD AND NECK CANCER PATIENTS
This comprehensive one-day seminar is designed to address the clinical management of patients with, and survivors of, Head and Neck Cancer. We will hold interactive educational sessions and lab activities to obtain competency in the treatment of HNL (head and neck lymphedema), fibrosis, an understand-ing of the impact of difficulty with swallowing (dysphagia) and will include interdisciplinary protocols.
The after effects of Head and Neck Cancer treatment are confining and have a huge impact on comfort and patient function, which can lead to debilitation if not aggressively and quickly treated. The fibrosis, structural changes, dysphagia, speech changes, lymphedema, soft tissue impairment and psychosocial implications of disfigurement are huge challenges that are often under-addressed, yet the NIH oncol-ogy frameworks outlines the expectation that the rehab team addresses these issue. Theses impair-ments can be appropriately treated by all allied health disciplines with specific techniques. A multi-disciplinary approach is optimal for treating this population. This course will provide the anatomy and physiology of the head and neck, education in the clinical treatment of head and neck cancer and the treatment options to allow effective practical application of the therapeutic techniques that patients are often in desperate need of.
This course will allow participants to create and administer an appropriate treatment plan for patients with or survivors of head and neck cancer. A broad view will allow for appropriate multi-disciplinary involvement of all disciplines to restore as close to prior level of function as possible, in the physical, mental, social and psychological realms.

Objectives
1. By the end of the course, attendees will be able to explain the basic anatomy and physiology of the head and neck structurally and in light of the lymphatic, fascial, and venous systems.
2. By the end of the course, attendees will be able to identify the most common risk factors of head and neck cancer, the epidemic shift in incidence since 2010, treatment options, side effects, and their functional impacts.
3. By the end of the course, attendees will be able to identify indications and contraindications for therapeutic intervention and precautions when dealing with the special treatment challenges in work-ing with this population.
4. By the end of the course, attendees will be able to demonstrate general comfort with soft tissue mobilization for restrictions around the larynx and pharynx.
5. By the end of the course, attendees will understand what lymphedema is and how it is caused.
6. By the end of the course, attendees will be able to perform manual lymphatic techniques to treat head and neck edema within each participant’s scope of practice.
7. By the end of the course, attendees will be able to differentiate between normal post-operative edema and lymphedema involving the head and neck by obtaining knowledge of the signs and symp-toms of the latter.
8. By the end of the course, attendees will be able to describe the effects of head and neck cancer pa-thology and treatment on the lymphatic, integumentary, digestive system, and on communication, and psychosocial health.
9. By the end of the course, attendees will be able to instruct an appropriate exercise program to ad-dress edema, soft tissue restriction and ROM.
10. By the end of the course, attendees will be able to demonstrate proficiency in basic techniques to reduce edema of the head and neck in order to improve communication and swallowing, including:
Manual Lymph Drainage techniques, including intra-oral 
Compression strategies for the head and neck
• Exercise, including intra-oral work
• Kinesio-taping of the head and neck
11. By the end of the course, attendees will be able to name surgical and radiation therapy effects that lead to fibrosis, limited ROM, auditory congestion, edema, and scarring of the head and neck.
12. By the end of the course, attendees will be able to interpret appropriate scales to assess fibrosis, edema, and scarring of the head and neck.
13. By the end of the course, attendees will be able to instruct patient in edema risk reduction precau-tions and in the tools to manage self-care.

Friday, September 13th 08:30 Friday, September 13th 17:00
Advanced Therapist / Review Class (2 ½ day)

An advanced 2 ½day (20 hour) training course is available for all CLT therapists who have attended a Dr. Vodder School or similar training, to update and review their skills. Learn new skills and stay current with the latest in the field,problem-solving difficult patients with your colleagues and peers. Discuss current research trends and ask questions with knowledgeable instructors.  Expert guest speakers are invited to present the latest research and methods.  Learn about new products for lymphedema management. Eligible towards LANA recertification.

Friday, September 20th 08:30 Sunday, September 22nd 13:00
Certified Wound Therapist
Title: Certified Wound Therapist

30 CE hrs Online Pre-course Work + 2 Days Live Training: 8am-7pm, 48.5 CE hrs Total

This course provides comprehensive wound management training. Extensive on-line pre-course work covers all types of wounds: Venous Leg Ulcers, Arterial Ulcers, Pressure Ulcers, Neuropathic Foot Ulcers, Atypical Ulcers, Burns, Moisture Associated Skin Damage, and more. Scope of training includes wound etiology, differential diagnosis, assessment, debridement, dressings, modalities, cellular and tissue-based products, and many other topics.
The 2 Day live training includes a variety of hands-on labs and workshops: practical application of wound care skills, VLU compression bandaging and compression garments, conservative sharp debridement, maggot debridement, skin care, moisture management, and other aspects of wound management tailored for Venous Leg Ulcers, Lymphedema, and Phlebolymphedema. No other wound management course on the market offers such breadth of hands-on workshops, coupled with robust didactic learning, making this Certification one of the most informative and fun to attend!

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to develop a comprehensive treatment program for wound care that addresses barriers to wound healing, using a complex case study.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to discriminate between and arterial, venous, neuropathic and atypical ulcers, pressure injuries, and MASD, IAD, and ITD.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to manage Intertriginous Dermatitis, Moisture Associated Skin Damage, Lymphorrhea, and Radiation Burns.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to justify the use of MLD for wound healing.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to choose appropriate dressings and compression for venous leg ulcers, and other types of wounds.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to evaluate tissue for signs of secondary lymphedema.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to distinguish between treatment interventions for CVI versus Phlebolymphedema.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to correctly apply compression bandaging for venous leg ulcers.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to choose appropriate compression for Phlebolymphedema.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to list three different types of wound debridement, two interventions to reduce procedural pain, and two contraindications to conservative sharp debridement.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to demonstrate effective conservative sharp debridement on simulated models, including scoring, shaving, and excision of necrotic tissue. 
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to create a Maggot Debridement Therapy system, on a simulated patient model, using maggots and accurate dosing.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to choose appropriate debridement options based on wound characteristics.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to demonstrate correct techniques for basic wound care, including continuous preservation of a clean field, wound cleansing and irrigation, wound measuring, and dressing application. Appreciate the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach in the diagnosis and management of patients with head and neck cancers and subsequent lymphedema.

CEs: 48.5
Cost:  $1398

Saturday, September 21st 08:00 Sunday, September 22nd 00:00
Certified Wound Therapist
Title: Certified Wound Therapist

30 CE hrs Online Pre-course Work + 2 Days Live Training: 8am-7pm, 48.5 CE hrs Total

This course provides comprehensive wound management training. Extensive on-line pre-course work covers all types of wounds: Venous Leg Ulcers, Arterial Ulcers, Pressure Ulcers, Neuropathic Foot Ulcers, Atypical Ulcers, Burns, Moisture Associated Skin Damage, and more. Scope of training includes wound etiology, differential diagnosis, assessment, debridement, dressings, modalities, cellular and tissue-based products, and many other topics.
The 2 Day live training includes a variety of hands-on labs and workshops: practical application of wound care skills, VLU compression bandaging and compression garments, conservative sharp debridement, maggot debridement, skin care, moisture management, and other aspects of wound management tailored for Venous Leg Ulcers, Lymphedema, and Phlebolymphedema. No other wound management course on the market offers such breadth of hands-on workshops, coupled with robust didactic learning, making this Certification one of the most informative and fun to attend!

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to develop a comprehensive treatment program for wound care that addresses barriers to wound healing, using a complex case study.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to discriminate between and arterial, venous, neuropathic and atypical ulcers, pressure injuries, and MASD, IAD, and ITD.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to manage Intertriginous Dermatitis, Moisture Associated Skin Damage, Lymphorrhea, and Radiation Burns.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to justify the use of MLD for wound healing.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to choose appropriate dressings and compression for venous leg ulcers, and other types of wounds.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to evaluate tissue for signs of secondary lymphedema.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to distinguish between treatment interventions for CVI versus Phlebolymphedema.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to correctly apply compression bandaging for venous leg ulcers.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to choose appropriate compression for Phlebolymphedema.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to list three different types of wound debridement, two interventions to reduce procedural pain, and two contraindications to conservative sharp debridement.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to demonstrate effective conservative sharp debridement on simulated models, including scoring, shaving, and excision of necrotic tissue. 
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to create a Maggot Debridement Therapy system, on a simulated patient model, using maggots and accurate dosing.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to choose appropriate debridement options based on wound characteristics.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to demonstrate correct techniques for basic wound care, including continuous preservation of a clean field, wound cleansing and irrigation, wound measuring, and dressing application. Appreciate the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach in the diagnosis and management of patients with head and neck cancers and subsequent lymphedema.

CEs: 48.5
Cost:  $1398

Saturday, September 21st 08:00 Sunday, September 22nd 00:00
LymphEd’s Advanced Pediatric Lymphedema

LymphEd’s Advanced Pediatric Lymphedema course is a 20 hour evidence-based course for certified therapists. The course consists of a 4 hour interactive home program and 2 days of on-site instruction. The content of the course includes evaluation and treatment options for the pediatric lymphedema population, including the causes and diagnosis of the pediatric lymphedema, MLD, compression, and other concepts in treatment.


CLT-LANA  therapists receive a 20% discount

Saturday, September 28th 07:30 Sunday, September 29th 17:30
Certified Wound Therapist
Title: Certified Wound Therapist

30 CE hrs Online Pre-course Work + 2 Days Live Training: 8am-7pm, 48.5 CE hrs Total

This course provides comprehensive wound management training. Extensive on-line pre-course work covers all types of wounds: Venous Leg Ulcers, Arterial Ulcers, Pressure Ulcers, Neuropathic Foot Ulcers, Atypical Ulcers, Burns, Moisture Associated Skin Damage, and more. Scope of training includes wound etiology, differential diagnosis, assessment, debridement, dressings, modalities, cellular and tissue-based products, and many other topics.
The 2 Day live training includes a variety of hands-on labs and workshops: practical application of wound care skills, VLU compression bandaging and compression garments, conservative sharp debridement, maggot debridement, skin care, moisture management, and other aspects of wound management tailored for Venous Leg Ulcers, Lymphedema, and Phlebolymphedema. No other wound management course on the market offers such breadth of hands-on workshops, coupled with robust didactic learning, making this Certification one of the most informative and fun to attend!

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to develop a comprehensive treatment program for wound care that addresses barriers to wound healing, using a complex case study.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to discriminate between and arterial, venous, neuropathic and atypical ulcers, pressure injuries, and MASD, IAD, and ITD.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to manage Intertriginous Dermatitis, Moisture Associated Skin Damage, Lymphorrhea, and Radiation Burns.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to justify the use of MLD for wound healing.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to choose appropriate dressings and compression for venous leg ulcers, and other types of wounds.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to evaluate tissue for signs of secondary lymphedema.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to distinguish between treatment interventions for CVI versus Phlebolymphedema.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to correctly apply compression bandaging for venous leg ulcers.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to choose appropriate compression for Phlebolymphedema.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to list three different types of wound debridement, two interventions to reduce procedural pain, and two contraindications to conservative sharp debridement.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to demonstrate effective conservative sharp debridement on simulated models, including scoring, shaving, and excision of necrotic tissue. 
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to create a Maggot Debridement Therapy system, on a simulated patient model, using maggots and accurate dosing.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to choose appropriate debridement options based on wound characteristics.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to demonstrate correct techniques for basic wound care, including continuous preservation of a clean field, wound cleansing and irrigation, wound measuring, and dressing application. Appreciate the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach in the diagnosis and management of patients with head and neck cancers and subsequent lymphedema.

CEs: 48.5
Cost:  $1398

Tuesday, October 1st 08:00 Wednesday, October 2nd 19:00
Edema Solutions for Wound Specialists

This course was originally created for Wound Specialists but also attracts Certified Lymphedema Therapists (CLTs) interested in a solid review and advanced treatment dialogue.

For the non-certified professional interested in lymphedema therapy, this course provides an excellent introduction to Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT), the international gold standard in lymphedema treatment.

Experienced wound clinicians know that effective management of edema is central to successful outcomes. Yet most wound specialists encounter cases in which the standard approach to edema management just doesn’t seem enough. Many wound specialists don’t fully appreciate the lymphatic component present in all edemas. There is a tendency to treat wound care and lymphedema treatment as two distinct treatment approaches, which can’t be blended. When the clinician realizes the knowledge of the lymphedema skill set will help to heal many of their patients, they realize bringing lymphedema understanding into their wound care practice is indispensable.

This course provides detailed instruction in lymphedema treatment as it relates to wound care. It is the purpose of this course to empower wound specialists with the essentials of the lymphedema skill set to allow them to optimally manage all edemas, thereby improving outcomes and often healing otherwise non-healing wounds. Therefore this course is for the clinician who wants to improve outcomes in wound care, not necessarily to create a separate specialty.

The successful student will be introduced to the similarities and differences of the full spectrum of edema types including lymphedema, venous edema, phlebolymphostatic edema, cardiac edema and others. You will also be introduced to suggested edema and wound treatment protocols for multiple limb types including: Charcot foot, the neuropathic limb, elephantiasis, and arteriovenous affected patient. Using proven methods to improve lymphatic function, the successful student will achieve lasting edema reduction, enhance immune function, improve skin integrity and attain lasting wound resolution in many patients.

Superior outcomes will decrease recidivism, shorten time to wound closure, attract new patients to your services, increase satisfaction and provide marketing advantages. The successful student is likely to find their services in high demand. The experienced lymphedema therapist will find value in a detailed review of physiology and treatment techniques, as well as practical instruction that makes the direct connection between lymphedema and wound care, helping to strengthen their management of the lymphedema patient who presents with active wounds.

20% discount for CLT-LANA therapists

Saturday, October 5th 08:00 Sunday, October 6th 17:00
Techniques Review for CLTs

This course presents a practical review of techniques considered essential to the skillful application of Complete Decongestive Therapy. During this two-day venue participants will complete each of the Manual Lymph Drainage lessons precisely as taught at the time of initial certification. Essential upper and lower extremity bandaging lessons will also be reviewed with time for lab practice and instructor assessment.  Review of practical skills required for successful lymphedema management promote and improve therapist competency and clinical outcomes by reinforcing the quality and delivery of each technique for maximum therapeutic benefit. Conversely, techniques which have deviated from the core principles will not be supported by sound physiologic rationale or provide the desired effects, and in fact may prove counter-therapeutic. This course strives to reacquaint Certified Lymphedema Therapists with empirically supported rationale via expert instruction to improve clinical efficacy and maximize outcomes.

20% discount for CLT-LANA therapists
Saturday, November 9th 08:00 Sunday, November 10th 17:00
Optimizing Wound Care Strategies for the CLT
It is common to see wounds in lymphedema practice. Assuch, CLTs are confident about the successful management of the lymphedema, butless so for concomitant wounds. As professionals, CLTs must approach thesecases with knowledge and skill since each patient deserves the best possibleoutcome regardless of the complexity. This 2-day course provides thefoundational skills of clinical wound care based upon accepted standards.

Both lymphedema and wounds are problems of theintegument. Current research describes lymphatic and circulatory anatomy asclosely linked, whereby the lymphatic vasculature may be the primary system forall reabsorption. Literature also supports that insufficiency of lymph drainagenot only contributes to sluggish wound healing and recurrence of ulcers, butmay also be the underlying pathology that contributes to the formation of avenous ulcer. Therefore, controlling periwound lymphedema results in enhancedwound healing. CLTs play a critical role in eliminating pathophysiologic barriersto wound healing and are uniquely aligned to optimally treat and support thelymphatic system. In the case of chronic wounds, lymphatic treatment can helppropel the wound to full closure in the most effective and efficient manner. Assuch, the CLT combines wound care expertise with lymphedema expertise and isbest positioned to heal chronic wounds. 

20% discount for CLT-LANA therapists

Saturday, November 16th 08:00 Sunday, November 17th 17:00
Evaluation and Management of Head & Neck Lymphedema

Head and Neck Lymphedema (HNL) is a devastating condition that frequently follows surgery or radiation for the treatment of head and neck cancer. Not only can HNL affect the patient’s communication and swallowing function, but in severe cases can affect respiration, vision, and even ambulation, not to mention the frustration and embarrassment that accompanies this disfiguring condition. However, with proper treatment, HNL can typically be reduced to a manageable level. This 2 ½ day workshop will provide the academic foundation and practical application for the therapist to successfully implement basic techniques to reduce the edema that can create such devastating impairments. Therapists will learn about: (1) the basic lymphatic system; (2) evaluation and measurement; (3) Manual Lymph drainage (MLD); (4) compression wraps and garments; (5) documentation and billing

Friday, December 6th 08:00 Sunday, December 8th 17:00