Dr. Horst Weissleder
Dr. Weissleder, Professor of Radiology at the University of Frieburg, Germany, is a world-renowned lecturer, teacher and author in the field of lymphology. He is editor and co-author of the book, Lympedema: Diagnosis and Therapy, considered the authoritative resource for the treatment of lymphedema. Dr. Weissleder will discuss lymphedema – fundamentals, treatment strategies, results and perspectives.
Other invited presenters include:
Andrea Cheville, MD, Rehabilitation Medicine, Philadelphia
David Donath, MD. Radiation-Oncologie, Centre Hopitalier de l’Université de Montreal
Lawrence Hoffman, MD, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University Health Centre
Christine Lambert, MD, Department of Oncology, McGill University Health Centre
Antoine Loutfi, MD. Surgical Oncology, McGill University Health Centre
John MacDonald, MD, Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami
Sarkis Meteressian, MD, Department of Surgery, McGill University Health Centre
André Roussin, MD, Vascular Medicine, Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal
Bruce Williams, MD, Department of Plastic Surgery, Montreal Children’s Hospital
Prof. Hildegard Wittlinger, The Dr. Vodder School, Walschee, Austria
Susan Harris, PhD, PT, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, UBC
Stanley G. Rockson, MD, Stanford Center for Lymphatic and Venous Disorders
Jean Buithieu, MD., Echocardiography, MUHC
Lymphedema fundamentals, treatment strategies, results and perspectives
Lymphedema and palliative care
Experience of the Dr. Vodder School, Austria
Lymphedema and gynecological disorders
Lymphedema: a health care problem?
Surgical treatments for lymphedema
Workshops will cover a variety of lymphedema-related topics such as risk factors, cancer and lymphedema, treatments, new research, Embryological perspectives on Lymphedema, clinical problems, measurement methodologies, wound healing and compression, pediatric lymphedema, complete decongestive therapy, manual lymph drainage, bandaging, nutrition, exercise, the use of compression garments, and quality of life issues.
This 3-day medical conference includes a special 2-day program for lymphedema patients & their families