Professor of Lymphoedema presenting in Tassie

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edited November 2016 in Community news and events

Professor Neil Piller, Flinders University, South Australia - Director International Lymphoedema Framework & Director of Lymphoedema Research Unit is proudly being sponsored by the Tasmanian Breast Cancer Network to do a presentation on lymphoedema in Launceston on Saturday March 14, 2015.

Professor Piller is offering the use of the bio-impedence equipment for those wishing to measure the amount of fluid in their arms or legs.

His wife, Toni, who will also be in attendance, teaches lymphatic drainage techniques and would also do some brief demo classes while others are waiting for a measure.

The Pillers will not have time to provide a detailed assessment of any person on the machine - but it would be an indication of the amount of fluids in their arms or legs and a  general picture about the status of their whole body.

This event will be held at Launceston General Hospital's theatrette commencing at 9.30a.m. Refreshments will be served. Entry by donation (to help offset the costs) please.

This event is just not only for breast cancer patients, please distribute the information to anyone you know who is affected by lymphoedema.

A Facebook Event page will be set up shortly. If you are not on Facebook, RSVP me if you are interested, please.

(Those of you who attended the state breast cancer conference "The Ongoing Journey" will remember him well from his sessions on the Sunday morning, and this opportunity should not be missed.)

Mandy Forteath

Vice President Tasmanian Breast Cancer Network on behalf of the Committee of TBCN