Visit Lymphedema Depot at the 16th Annual LAO Conference…and Win!

 

We are eagerly looking forward to the 16th Annual Lymphedema Conference on Saturday, October 27th in Toronto. You can learn more about it here.

Lymphedema Depot will be in attendance and we’ll have a booth. If you come and visit us in the exhibitor’s area you can enter a draw to win back your conference registration. It’s just our way of saying thanks!

The LAO conference is always an exciting time for us. We get to visit with people we haven’t seen in a while and we get to show what we have that is new. This is a great time to stop by and say hello and let us show you what we have! This is your chance to see and feel the skin friendly Tribute and Caresia garments. These simple yet effective gaments set the standard and are the key to simplified lymphedema treatment and management. You will also have a chance to see the new beige ReadyWrap and how great it looks, as well as the new ReadyWrap Extension Straps which add flexibility and versatility to ReadyWrap. If you or your patients have chronic swelling or venous issues, or related conditions, we have solutions!

There are other great reasons to attend the Conference, too. The list of speakers and workshop leaders is a veritable who’s who of the lymphedema community in Canada. Dr. Anna Towers, Dr. David Keast, Robert Harris, researcher Margie McNeely, educator and therapist Janice Yurick, and researcher for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Dr. Miles Johnson, are the experts’ experts. There will also be distinguished European visitors, Andreas and Hildegard Wittlinger of the Vodder Akademie and the Wittlinger Clinic in Austria. Who knows when you will have a chance to hear these great lifelong practitioners and advocates speak in one place again? The 16th Annual Lymphedema Conference is shaping up to be the best yet and you won’t want to miss it! There will be presentations for patients and health professionals, including presentations on the latest research and a performance of the Lymphedema Ethnodrama, a reality-based drama presented by breast cancer survivors on their experiences with lymphedema and other arm morbidity challenges.

Of special interest and appeal is the final event of the day, an Ask the Expert session with the panel of experts where conference attendees can pose questions and get answers about lymphedema, lipedema, chronic venous insufficiency and related conditions.

We published our latest newsletter last week. If you haven’t seen it yet, then you will want to subscribe by going to our Lymphedema Depot web site at  clicking on the “Extra! Extra!” icon.

We’ll see you in Toronto!

Pathways: Canada’s Lymphedema Magazine

We received our initial issue of Pathways magazine today, the new full colour, glossy, magazine-style publication of the Canadian Lymphedema Framework and its provincial associations. The slogan under the title is “Empowering patients and professionals,” and the potential for empowerment as embodied by this magazine is tremendous.. The new lymphedema magazine includes articles about the science of lymphedema as well as the personal side of the story as told by patients and advocates. It is a beautiful magazine to look at and potentially signals the beginning of a new era for the lymphedema movement.

There are great articles about lymphedema patient’s stories, lymphatic research in Canada, exercise after breast cancer, lymphedema advocacy and more. With approximately 63,000 adults and children living with primary and secondary lymphedema in Ontario, and  with more than 250,000 cancer survivors in Ontario living with the risk of developing lymphedema, there is certainly an audience for this magazine. With those numbers representing the reality of lymphedema in Ontario alone, you can imagine that there is a national lymphedema community just waiting for this publication.

 Each province that has a lymphedema association will have an insert in the magazines distributed in their province, so there will be local as well as national content in every issue.

You can read more about Pathways, Canada’s Lymphedema Magazine, at the Lymphedema Association of Ontario’s website: http://www.lymphontario.ca. Just click on the article “New Canadian Lymphedema Magazine- free for LAO members.”

We encourage you to become a member of your provincial lymphedema association. You can find contact information for the associations  on our links page, here http://www.lymphedemadepot.com/links. And don’t forget to subscribe to Pathways by emailing canadalymph@live.ca. Pass a copy along to your doctor and your local cancer centre. We are proud to see the Canadian lymphedema movement gain a powerful voice.