Lymphedema Conference Toronto, Ontario Nov 18 2006

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Lymphedema Conference Toronto, Ontario Nov 18 2006

Postby patoco » Tue Nov 07, 2006 8:56 pm

Lymphedema Conference Toronto, Ontario Nov 18 2006

Sponsored by: The Lymphovenous Association of Ontario



Saturday, November 18, 2006: 8am – 4pm

8am - 9am is registration/refreshments with conference starting at 9:00am


Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
McLaughlin Theatre, H Wing, Ground Floor
2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario


Professionals – price includes special networking light breakfast for MLD therapists 8 – 9am - Registration AFTER November 01 $50.00

Patients/Family – price includes free lymphedema “purse” kit - Registration AFTER November 01 $30.00

Keynote Speaker – Dr. Elizabeth McMahon

Author of 2 books and numerous presentations on lymphedema, Elizabeth J. McMahon, PhD is a clinical psychologist whose approach bridges the gap between the physical and emotional aspects of lymphedema. Dr. McMahon’s address will include the 12 common emotional challenges of lymphedema and the keys to overcoming each one.

Guest Speaker – Mark Goldstein

As a 73 year old breast cancer survivor and lymphedema patient, Mark
has run in over 160 “Race for the Cure” events and is committed to
heightening awareness of lymphedema in the USA and Internationally.
His motivational speech “We are Here”, will be an inspiration to us all.

Ask the Expert – question and answer period facilitated by a panel of experts.

Lymphovenous Association of Ontario - we’ll share the results of the “Lymph Listens” Study and take you through the highlights of our new 2 year strategic plan.

Plus afternoon workshop selections

Geared to patients/family/friends

The Lebed Method - Focus on healing through movement and dance.

Kinesio Taping – A demonstration of this technique in aiding lymphatic drainage.

Skin/Nail Care – Learn about the risks of cellulitis and the importance of healthy skin.

Kundalini Yoga - Beyond the physical poses and emphasis on breathing, meditation, and chanting

Dedicated to Professionals

Led by Dr. Elizabeth McMahon, these small-group interactive forums will address challenges facing lymphedema therapists and nurses.

Forum 1 – Motivating and responding to noncompliance.

Forum 2 - The emotional challenges for Health Care professionals treating lymphedema


Striving to Improve the Quality of Life for People Living with Lymphedema

2006 Conference Pre-Registration

Date ------------------------------- LAO Member ¨Yes ¨ No ¨ Patient ¨Family Member/Guest Name --------------------------------------------------------------------------¨MLD therapist ¨Nurse
¨Other (please specify what title you’d like on your name tag)----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Address ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
City ------------------------------------------------------------Province --------------------- Postal Code -------------------
Phone (Home) -------------------------------(Bus )--------------------Email address --------------------------------------

My 1st Workshop selection (please choose one)
¨ The Lebed Method ¨ Kinesio Taping ¨ Forum One (Professionals only)
My 2nd Workshop selection (please choose one)
¨ Skin/Nail Care ¨ Kundalini Yoga* ¨ Forum Two (Professionals only)
*Yoga participants should dress accordingly (loose, non-restrictive exercise clothing) and bring a towel or quilt/blanket

Please make cheque or money order (marked “FOR CONFERENCE”) payable to:

Fairview Mall RPO, Box 55241, 1800 Sheppard Ave. E. Toronto M2J 5A0
Need more info? Contact us at 416-410-2250 or 877-723-0033 or


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WHERE: WELLSPRING at Sunnybrook & Women’s Hospital
2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto

REGISTER TODAY: Toll-free : 877-723-0033
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