The Effects of Travel on the Venous and Lymphatic System

Traveling is a challenge in today's environment. Having increased risk factors for developing a blood clot or daily managing lymphedema can increase the concerns for air travel or long car rides. What does the data show and what do the experts recommend? Watch the recording for a discussion of these important topics with national experts who will review the data and best practices for safe and enjoyable travel.

Our Line-up

Dr. Mark Melin
Dr Mark Melin
 (LinkedIn)

MD FACS RPVI FACCWS
He is a surgeon and Medical Director of the M Health Wound Healing Institute (South Campus) and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the University of Minnesota Surgical Department. His interests and educational niches include management of lymphedema in the wounded patient, the endothelial glycocalyx, adjunctive micronutrient application to wound care, Micronized Purified Flavonoid Fractions (MPFF), polygenic abnormality impact upon wound resolution, wound pH and biofilm management, and emerging technologies in wound products and wound technologies. He participates in the educational activities of the Surgical Department Resident training program.

 

Dr. Heather Hettrick

Dr Heather Hettrick (LinkedIn)

PT, PhD, CWS, AWCC, CLT-LANA, CLWT, CORE
Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. Dr. Hettrick has been a licensed physical therapist since 1995. She received her PhD in physical therapy in 2003 and has dedicated her entire professional career to integumentary function and dysfunction, becoming a key opinion leader on integumentary function, repair and regeneration, as well as wound, lymphedema and burn management.

Moderators

Dr. Brandy McKeown

Dr Brandy McKeown (Linkedin)

OTR/L, CLT-LANA, CLWT
Co-Owner and CEO of ILWTI is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist and Training Instructor. She is nationally recognized as an expert in the field of lymphedema, leader and board member of several industry organizations, and regularly requested to speak at regional and national conventions.  She is a 20-year hands on lymphedema practitioner and Director of multiple clinics in South Georgia that specialize in OT/PT therapy, lymphedema therapy and wound healing.

 

 

Lindsay Playford

Lindsay Playford (Linkedin)

Marketing Program Coordinator at SIGVARIS GROUP USA
Experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working in the medical device industry. Skilled in Communication, Marketing, Patient Advocacy, and Education. Strong marketing professional with a Bachelor's Degree focused in Healthcare Administration from University of Central Florida.

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The Lymphology Association of North America

LANA is a non-profit corporation specializing in the certification of healthcare professionals who diagnose and/or treat lymphedema and related disorders. LANA was created following the 1998 American Cancer Society Lymphedema Workshop recommendation to establish certification guidelines to assure that specific treatments and facilities meet state-of-the-art criteria.

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