Medical professionals: Do you know that only 20% of lymphedema sufferers are properly diagnosed?

Education is an important first step toward getting lymphedema patients the treatment they need.

In 2018 the Lymphedema Education and Research Network (LE&RN) introduced the LE&RN CME Seminar for Physicians:  Lymphatic-Vascular Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment.

At Lympha Press® and Mego Afek, we believe that it’s our responsibility to support educational initiatives. So we are offering physicians and medical practitioners an opportunity to take part in the LE&RN online CME Seminar for Physicians, for CME credits, FREE OF CHARGE.

The course is valued at $99!

Today it’s our FREE gift to you from LE&RN and made possible by a generous donation from Lympha Press and Sigvaris Group USA.

To receive your FREE login and credentials, click HERE.

Seminar Details are provided below. For more information, please visit the LE&RN seminar page. 

LE&RN is proud to present the groundbreaking CME Seminars for Physicians Lymphatic-Vascular Disease: Diagnosis &Treatment, in association with Lymphedema Seminars. This seminar is intended for physicians who need to diagnose and/or treat patients with lymphedema and/or lipedema.

Lymphatic research has led to a rapidly emerging field with standards for Centers of Excellence in Lymphatic Medicine being developed by the world’s top institutions.  Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to recognize the physical, imaging, and laboratory findings relevant to a lymphedema or lipedema diagnosis; compare and contrast the available therapies for lymphedema and lipedema; and diagnose potential candidates for lymphatic surgery.

Speakers

Stanley G. Rockson, MD

Chief of Consultative Cardiology, Allan and Tina Neill Professor of Lymphatic Research and Medicine Professor of Medicine, Director, Center for Lymphatic and Venous Disorders Stanford University School of Medicine, Falk Cardiovascular Research Center

Steven M. Dean, DO

Director of the Vascular Medicine Program, Director of Cardiovascular Medicine’s Noninvasive Peripheral Vascular Laboratory and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Joseph Dayan, MD

Plastic Surgeon Specializing in Microsurgical Reconstruction, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York

Dhruv Singhal, MD

Director of Lymphatic Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical Faculty Plastic Surgeon

David Hovsepian, MD

Clinical Professor, Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Stanford Healthcare Interventional Radiology

Curriculum

LEVEL 1

  1. The Lymphatic System
    • Review of Lymphatic Vascular Structure and Anatomy
    • Review of Lymphatic Pump Physiology, Including a Discussion of Lymphatic Load and Lymphatic Transport Capacity
    • Introduction to Lymphatic Immune Function
  2. Lymphedema
    • Clinical Presentation and Symptom Overview
    • Natural History of Disease Progression
    • Primary vs. Secondary
    • Review of Primary Disease Categories (Congenital, Praecox, Tarda)
    • Identification of High-risk Categories in Secondary Lymphedema
  3. Lymphedema Physical Examination and Staging
  4. Brief Overview of Imaging Techniques
    • Lymphoscintigraphy
    • Near Infrared Fluorescent Imaging
    • MRI and CT
    • Ultrasound
    • Lymphangiography
  5. Treatment Overview
    • Review of CDT Elements, Indications, Contraindications
    • Compression Therapy Elements and Choices
    • Pneumatic Compression Devices
  6. Lymphedema Complications
    • Cellulitis Diagnosis and Management
    • Differential Diagnosis of Acute Venous Disorders
  7. Psychosocial Considerations

LEVEL 2

  1. Lymphedema Pathogenesis and Cutaneous Histopathology
  2. Lymphedema Staging Techniques
  3. An In-depth Review of Imaging Techniques, Including Indications, Sensitivity and Specificity
  4. High-risk Surveillance Techniques and Interventions
  5. Lymphedema Differential Diagnosis
    • Evaluation of Venous Causes of Elevated Lymphatic Load
    • Lipedema
    • Obesity and Metabolic Disorders
  6. Management of Lymphedema Complications, Including Cellulitis Management
  7. Surgical Approaches to Lymphedema
    • Suction-assisted Lipectomy
    • Lymphaticovenous Anastomosis
    • Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer
  8. The Changing Field of Lymphatics

To receive your FREE login and credentials, click HERE.

After completing the seminar, participants who wish to get CME credit are required to participate in the online activity and complete the posttest and evaluation. Once the posttest and evaluation are completed, a certificate will be immediately available and also emailed. To receive credit, 75% must be achieved on the posttest. There is no fee to participate in the activity or for the generation of the certificate.

To receive your CME credit certificate:

  1. Go to www.ACHLcme.org
    2. Click on “Use Certificate Code”
    3. Login or register
    4. Enter the Certificate Code 3760666
    5. Complete the posttest and evaluation, and your certificate will be immediately available to you.

Participants will receive an automated certificate. You may print or save this record for your files. It will also be sent to you via email to the address provided in your profile on www.ACHLcme.org.

Inquiries about CME credits may be directed to ACHL at (877) 444-8435, ext. 160.