Lymphoedema Support Group of NSW Information Day
21 Mar 2020 - TRECC
Presented by Lymphoedema Support Group of New South Wales
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LYMPHOEDEMA SUPPORT GROUP OF NSW INFORMATION DAY
If you are living with lymphoedema, attending a lymphoedema support group meeting may be of benefit to you.
The day's programme is broken up into two events: (Registration is required for both sessions by COB - 9 March, 2020)
GP & Health Professionals Breakfast Session
From 8am – 9:30am, registration from 7:30am
The GP and Health Professionals session is for doctors and practitioners wanting to learn more about lymphoedema and lipoedema, and how they can best support their patients through diagnosis and treatment. Speakers include Professor Neil Piller on Diagnosis and Recognising Lymphoedema/Lipedema and Dr Debbie Geyer on caring fro patients with lymphoedema.
There is also a consumer session open to the general public which will be held after the breakfast session. You are welcome to register for this as well, as feedback from previous years has shown that it is very informative for health professionals too.
Public Information Day
10am – 5pm, registration from 9am
The Public Information Day will cover many different topics including Lymphoedema Management, future direction for Lymphoedema, trade displays with the latest products, updates on advocacy issues and the Support Group’s AGM.
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The AIMS of Lymphoedema Support Groups are:
- To provide support for people living with lymphoedema. Many people with lymphoedema have no contact with others who have the condition and as a result feel ‘different’ and isolated. A support group provides a safe place for a gathering of patients, family members and friends, where they can share experiences, vent anger, sorrow etc., as well as cultivate a positive fighting attitude.
- To provide information and education on lymphoedema.
By providing information and reassurance that lymphoedema can be managed, the support group can help to alleviate feelings of helplessness.
Information will be given on such issues as: understanding what lymphoedema is and what it means to have the condition; principles of management and details of current methods of treatment and control; the availability of compression garments; as well as other related educational topics.