2018 Huntsville Lymphedema Conference

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Clearview Cancer Institute, East Room

3301 CCI Dr, Huntsville, AL  35805


8:00     Registration and Vendor Tables

9:00     Dr. Richard Richardson; Updates on Axillary Lymph Node Dissection

10:00   Dr. Beth Falkenberg; Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)

11:00     Karen Allen Hislop, Updates on Compression for Lymphedema


Dr. Richard Richardson
Updates on Axillary Lymph Node Dissection

Knowldege of:

  • Factors that are considered when determining if axillary lymph node dissection is necessary;
  • Techniques available for axillary lymph node dissection
  • Benefits and risks of undergoing axillary lymph node dissection

Dr. Richard Richardson is the medical director and chief surgeon of The Breast Care Center.  His is certified by the American Board of Surgery, is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons.

Dr. Elizabeth Falkenberg
Sterotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)

Knowledge of:

  • How Sterotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) differs from conventional therapy;
  • How SBRT works;
  • Who is a candidate for SBRT;
  • What to expect when undergoing SBRT

Dr. Elizabeth Falkenberg is a board certified Radiation Oncologist at Alliance Cancer Care.  She is a member of the American Society for Radiation Oncology, the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, the American College of Radiology, and the Madison County Medical Society.  She serves as the current President of the Alabama Society of Radiation Oncologists.

Karen Allen Hislop
Karen Allen Hislop, OTR/L, CLT
Updates on Compression:

Knowledge of:

  • Risk factors for developing lymphedema;
  • How lymphedema is treated and the role of compression;
  • Compression options
  • The pros and cons of each option

Karen Allen Hislop is the owner and director of Therapy Achievements which offers out-patient physical, occupational and speech therapy services.  She is a LANA certified lymphedema therapist and serves on the board of directors of the Lymphedema Awareness and Support Network of Alabama (LASNA) and the Alabama Head Injury Foundation.  She is the vice president of the Huntsville Parkinson’s Support Group and chairs the All Cracked Up Brain and Spinal Cord Injury and Rocket City Multiple Sclerosis Awareness groups.


AL-licensed RN and LPN = 3.6 Contact Hours

AL-licensed Social Worker, PT, PTA, OT, OTA = 3 Contact Hours

To Register:

E-mail:   jennie@therapy-a.com or Call:  256-509-4398

Lymphedema Awareness Support Network of Alabama is a non-profit group dedicated to educating and creating awarness regarding Lymphedema and related disorders.  Find us on Facebook.

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