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Sharing the Knowledge

Saturday, November 5, 2016

8:30 a.m.

            Conference Check-in – Continental Breakfast-–Exhibit Hall


9:15 a.m.

            Welcome - Jill Mack, 2016- Board of Directors Chair


9:30 a.m.

            Lymphedema & Breast Cancer: Comprehensive Reducing Your Risk

AnnElise Kryszak, OTR, CLT

There’s still a lot to be learned about lymphedema, and there’s no way to predict who will develop it. But there are things you can do to care for your arm and breast area to reduce your chances and preventing lymphedema.

AnnElise Kryszak, OTR, CLT, is a treating therapist and educator specializing in advanced practices in Lymphedema Management. AnnElise has been a practicing therapist for 34 years and a Lymphedema Specialist for 15 years. AnnElise is also certified in the Comprehensive Lymphedema Treatment for American Health Care, studying and mentoring directly with Judy Purtell, OTR, CLT.  She has also studied with Linda Miller, PT, CLT, of Philadelphia, who is recognized for her specialty of working with Upper Extremity Breast Cancer Patients.


10:30 a.m.

            Break/Exhibits – Exhibit Hall


11:00 a.m.

            Workshop #1

            Lymphedema Preventative Measures and Exercises

Leanne Widen, RD, RYT


            Workshop #2

            Occupational & Physical Therapist Lymphedema Continuing Education

AnnElise Kryszak, OTR, CLT


12:00 p.m.

            Lunch- Breakroom Hall A/Exhibits - Exhibit Hall


1:00 p.m.

            Sexual Health & Menopause: Helping Cancer Survivors with their Quality of Life  

Stephanie S. Faubion, MD, FACP, NCMP, IF
Stephanie Faubion, MD, FACP, NCMP, IF, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and director of Executive and International Medicine and of the Office of Women's Health at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and the medical editor of The Menopause Solution. Dr. Faubion’s work is published in peer-reviewed journals, and she regularly speaks on women’s health topics including menopause and sexual health.


2:00 p.m.

            Workshop #1

            Sexuality after Cancer

            Ellen Barnard, MSW

            Ellen Barnard MSSW is a sex educator and counselor whose work focuses on helping             individuals and their partners experience the intimacy and sexual pleasure that they desire.             She is also the co-owner of A Woman's Touch Sexuality Resource Center, a place offering             education and products to support and enhance sexual health and pleasure. 


            This workshop will give you the opportunity to share your questions and concerns about sex             and intimacy as a breast cancer survivor and we will work together to make sure you go home with the tools and ideas that will help you create the intimate life you want in your "new             normal".


            Workshop #2

            Tai Chi and Qigong

Lorrie Ann Formella, Masters in Organizational Psychology, Tai Chi Easy Practice Leader Certificate, 200 Hour Integral Qigong and Tai Chi Certified


3:00 p.m.               Infinite Boundaries Alumni – Coffee and Cookie Reunion

Past retreatants are invited to stay for a coffee and cookie reunion, catch up and check in with those who attended the retreat with you!