Perth Lymphoedema Therapist Networking Group
We meet around the second Tuesday of every second month.
Dates are subject to change depending on availability.
I would be good to have more reps show some of the things that are available, so if you have contact with a rep from a lymphoedema service let me know and we can see if we can book them in. I hope more people could be involved in the organisation and creating topics and finding venues.
Meetings for 2020
First meeting for 2020!
Monday the 24th of February 7pm-9pm
Cancer council, Milroy Lodge, Plibara Lounge
15 Bedbrook Place Shenton Park WA 6008
Dr Brooks talking about water assisted liposuction
Dr. Brooks grew up in the United Kingdom and moved to Australia after completing medical school. He worked in Darwin, Brisbane and Adelaide before finally settling in Perth to complete his 5-year Advanced Plastic Surgery training. Soon after completion, he accepted a sponsored cosmetic fellowship in the United States, before embarking on a reconstructive fellowship in Oxford, England.
He has worked extensively the fields of hand and upper limb surgery, skin cancer and melanoma surgery – being a member of WAKMAS and the State Melanoma Advisory Service, sarcoma surgery, mastering advanced reconstruction techniques, microsurgery and cosmetic surgery with a special interest in body contouring and fat transfer.
Dr. Brooks has undertaken extensive post-fellowship education in Italy, France and Switzerland, learning techniques from world renowned European Plastic Surgeons, bringing those techniques back to Perth.
Dr. Brooks has presented research at both national and international conferences. His work was recognised at the Australian and New Zealand Society of Plastic Surgeons meeting in Auckland in 2018 where the focus was around his work on improving body lift outcomes. Dr. Brooks is actively involved in medical student, junior doctor and GP education.
Dr. Brooks is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and is a member of Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. He consults and operates at Hollywood Private Hospital, Joondalup Hospital, The Park Private Hospital, and St John of God Mount Lawley.
Eli Brown talking about Marena compression
Eli Brown is a product specialist for plastic and reconstructive surgery for Device technologies.
Susan Butcher talking about bioflect
Susan has been treating lymphoedema and lipoedema for many year and is the distributor for boflex in Australia, have a look at her product Brochure here
2020 Meeting dates and topics
If you have any topics that you would like discussed or products you would like to find about during our meetings please let me know and become involved, see the the topics/idea that we have thought of so far are:
Berit Jardine will host meeting in HFRC clinic Nedlands.
We hops to have a local breast care nurse talk to the group.
Tuesday the 16th of June:
Carlisle - the Lymphoedema Clinic
Hosted by Rachael Bootsma
TBA: Possible product demonstration from hidden lace lymphofit and post mastectomy bras
TBA: Possible talk from Lind Kong about outcome measures for people with lymphoedema
These are some of the topics that we have discussed as possible items for future therapist meetings
If you know of any training/ workshops for anything LO please let me know so I can list it for every one.