2022 Lymphedema Conference
Therapy Achievements is proud to host our annual Lymphedema Conference March 5, 2022, at Brookdale Jones Farm.
Click here to purchase a t-shirt for this year's event and support LEARN (Lymphedema Education and Research Network).
Our speakers this year will be addressing the topics of head and neck lymphedema and lipedema. To learn more about our presenters, click on their names.
8:00 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 11:00 Comprehensive Swallow-Voice Assessment in Head & Neck Cancer
Dr. Robert Arnold, SLP.D., M.S, CCC, BCS-S & Ashton Brown, M.S., CCC-SLPBob has over 30 years of experience as a medical speech-language pathologist and specializes in physiological disorders of the aerodigestive tract. He is an applied research scientist and is investigating ways to improve diagnostic yield when evaluating physiological disorders of the aerodigestive tract. Ashton is a a speech language pathologist with 10 years experience. Presently her clinical practice focuses on evaluation and treatment of swallowing and communication disorders in the head and neck cancer population.
Presenters: Dr. Robert Arnold, SLP.D., M.S, CCC, BCS-S & Ashton Brown, M.S., CCC-SLP Comprehensive Swallow-Voice assessment presentation
11:00 - 12:00 Treatment of Swelling in the Head & Neck Cancer Patient
Karen Allen Hislop, OTR/L, CLT-LANAKaren formed Therapy Achievements in 2009 and is certified as a Driving Rehabilitation Specialist, a Neuro NDT Therapist, a SaeboFlex Technology Therapist, a VitalStim Therapist, and an ATP Seating Specialist for Wheelchair fittings.
Presenter: Karen Allen Hislop, OTR/L, CLT-LANA Head & Neck Lymphedema Presentation
12:00 - 1:00 Box Lunch provided for those who pre-register. Synchrony Dysphagia Solutions Surface Electromyography (sEMG)
Presenters: Jennifer Egeland, M.S., CCC-SLP & Joey Farris, M.S., CCC-SLPJoey & Jennifer are speech language pathologists who have been a practicing for over 15 years. They work with patients recovering from a variety of challenges including dysphagia, cognitive-linguistic deficits, language impairments, and voice impairments and have a special interest in the provision of evidence-based practice as it relates to dysphagia management. They are certified in VitalStim and Lee Silverman Voice Training (LSVT). Jennifer assists in coordinating the Huntsville Parkinson's Support Group
Presenters: Jennifer Egeland, M.S., CCC-SLP & Joey Farris, M.S., CCC-SLP semg treatment presentation
1:00 - 2:00 Lymphedema, Lipedema and Nutrition
Dr. Paula Stewart, MD, MS CLT-LANAFollowing a residency in PM&R at the Mayo Clinic, Paula established one of the largest lymphedema clinics on the Eastern seaboard in Charlotte, NC at the Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation. She served as the Research Director for 10 years, eventually contributing to winning designation as a Model System for TBI for CIR. In 1999 she along with Dr. Joseph Feldman, participated in the founding of LANA and she has been a member of the Medical Advisory Committee for the NLN for more than 10 years.
Presenter: Dr. Paula Stewart, MD, MS CLT-LANA
2:00 - 3:00 Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization and Treatment of Lipedema
Kristen Hall, COTA, CLT, CWCA, Melissa Flowers, COTA, CLT, Karen PriceKristen and Melissa are certified lymphedema therapists and Parkinson's LSVT BIG Therapists. Kristen is also a certified wound therapist. Karen works at Conditioned Air Solutions and oversees daily operations ranging from customer service to tech training to coordinating installation projects. Karen has experienced lipedema all her life and will share valuable strategies for how she deals with this condition.
Presenters: Kristen Hall, COTA, CLT, CWCA, Melissa Flowers, COTA, CLT, Karen Price iastm and lipedema presentation
This year's Lymphedema Conference was made possible through the generosity of our sponsors: