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Advances in Lymphedema Care: Personal Empowerment - 2018

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Fox Valley Technical College - Main Campus - Appleton, WI

1825 N. Bluemound Drive

Appleton, WI 54912

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Health, Education & Welfare is pleased to present Advances in Lymphedema Care: Personal Empowerment 2018 the first-ever Lymphedema conference in Wisconsin specifically for Lymphedema survivors and their caregivers.

Featuring noted speakers on issues important to people living with Lymphedema, the event will raise awareness of this potentially life-threatening disease, and bring together those living with Lymphedema in a safe and welcoming environment to come together, and learn about resources and possibilities. We will educate, energize, and empower those with Lymphedema to lead the life they've always wanted.

Event proceeds will help create the first-ever financial aid fund in Wisconsin that is devoted solely to helping Lymphedema survivors afford their needed compression garments. We will also be dedicating the Shellie Stellrecht award for excellence in Lymphedema advocacy.

Event exhibitors include major manufacturers of products and compression garments for Lymphedema survivors, providing attendees the opportunity to speak with representatives, as well as learn more about Lymphedema related products. Certified Lymphedema physical therapists will be present to answer questions.

Event registration and check-in begins at 8:00 AM.

Check out our NBC26 interview with Stacy Engebretson https://www.nbc26.com/news/nbc26-cares/new-non-profit-helps-lymphedema-patients

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Program Information

Keynote speaker

Dr. Brett F. Michelotti, MD, UW Health surgeon, will speak on "Lymphedema Surgery: Past, Present, and Future"

About our keynote speaker:

Dr. Michelotti is assistant professor of plastic surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Surgery. He is board certified in plastic surgery. Dr. Michelotti completed his fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at the University of Michigan Medical Center, and completed his residency at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA.

For more information about Dr. Michelotti, https://www.uwhealth.org/findadoctor/profile/brett-f-michelotti-md/10323

Program Agenda

8:00 am Registration

8:45 am Welcome: Jennifer Edmondson (founder of Health, Education & Welfare); Teresa Iattoni PT, CLT, CES (Advanced PT & SM)

9:00 am Understanding lymphedema: Cheryl Gess PT, CLT (Advanced PT & SM)

9:30 am Disability Rights in the Workplace-Lymphedema as a Covered Disability and the Right to Reasonable Accommodation Under the Americans with Disabilities Act: Mary Kennelly J.D. (Fox & Fox, S.C.)

10:00 am Break: Visit Exhibitors

10:15 am Overview and Management of Lymphedema: Julie Green OTR/L, CLT-LANA, WCC (Tactile Medical)

10:45 am Keynote Speaker: Lymphedema Surgery: Past, Present, and Future: Dr. Brett F. Michelotti, MD

11:30 am Break: Visit Exhibitors/Refreshments

11:30 am Your Breath is Always with You [Yoga practice limited to 30 participants]: Dana Doke-Prahl (Well-Being Yoga)

12:00 pm Tai Chi Easy for Health [Tai Chi practice limited to 30 participants]: Lorrie Ann Formella (Seasons of Life Empowerment)

12:30 pm The Power of Your Mind: Mindfulness: Jodi Huebner, MA, LPC (Life’s Journey Wellness)

1:00 pm Dedication of the Shellie Stellrecht Award for Excellence in Lymphedema Advocacy

1:20 pm Farewell

Exhibitors (partial list)

  • Advanced Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine

  • BioTAB Healthcare

  • BSN medical

  • Fox & Fox, SC

  • FVHO Fight Back Foundation

  • Juzo

  • L&R USA

  • LE&RN Wisconsin

  • Life's Journey Wellness

  • medi USA

  • Seasons of Life Empowerment

  • Sigvaris

  • Tactile Medical

  • UW Health

  • Well-Being Yoga


  • FVHO Fight Back Foundation - Premier Sponsor

  • Advanced Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine

  • Anonymous (multiple)

  • Red Shoes

Special Thanks

  • Johnson Bank

  • BrightLife Direct

  • Fox Valley Technical College

  • Stacy Engebretson, NBC 26

  • Thrivent Financial - Action Grants

  • Amanda Sharon and the folks at 91.1 The Avenue

  • Kathy Sahli

  • Suzanne and Peter Breyer

  • Our many volunteers and anonymous contributors

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend?

This event is specifically for Lymphedema survivors and their caregivers. Healthcare providers will also find this conference informative and useful. This is the first-ever event in Wisconsin of its kind.

Where will Advances in Lymphedema Care: Personal Empowerment 2018 be held?

Which building entrance should I use?

Enter through Entrance 16 (sixteen), from the North Parking Lot. There is ample parking, including handicapped parking. All entrances are handicapped accessible.

What's the refund policy?

Due to the nature of this event, we are unable to provide refunds. Tickets are non-refundable.

Will refreshments be available?

Yes. We will provide light refreshments.

What is prohibited?

Fox Valley Technical College expressly prohibits the use, placement, concealment, creation, manufacture, transportation, or possession of dangerous weapons on their campus.

How can I get updates on events, and learn more about Health, Education & Welfare?

By registering for this event, you will automatically be included in our communications, such as event updates, and information on future events and programs. When you register and pay for your ticket, you will have an opt-out option.

Does Health, Education & Welfare share my information with others?

No. Your information is used solely by Health, Education & Welfare, and our agents, solely for our programs and services.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For more information, contact Teresa Iattoni, Advanced Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine, (920) 903-8545 or tiattoni@advancedptsm.com.

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Fox Valley Technical College - Main Campus - Appleton, WI

1825 N. Bluemound Drive

Appleton, WI 54912

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