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Transforming Cancer Care with Bioimpedance Spectroscopy Technology

A single SOZO® reading allows clinicians across multiple specialties to provide individualised proactive care that can help improve patient outcomes.

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A single SOZO® reading allows clinicians across multiple specialties to provide individualised proactive care that can help improve patient outcomes. In this webinar series, leading clinicians and experts discuss the innovation and science behind bioimpedance spectroscopy and how the technology can transform the assessment and management of conditions like cancer-related lymphoedema.

We welcome you to join us in this series of informative online presentations followed by live expert Q&A.

SOZO® Science: Understanding Bioimpedance Spectroscopy

Presenters

  • Richelle Gaw, PhD Bioimpedance Spectroscopy, Project Engineer
  • Leigh Ward, PhD, The University of Queensland, School of Chemistry of Molecular Biosciences

How can Bioimpedance Spectroscopy aid clinicians in the assessment of chronic disease? Join us for a live webinar and Q&A session where we will discuss the science behind SOZO® BIS technology and how it provides a precise snapshot of fluid status and tissue composition in less than 30 seconds.


What is Bioimpedance Spectroscopy?

Richelle Gaw BEng(Hons), PhD, Project Engineer, ImpediMed Limited

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Now You Can Measure Resistance: So What?

Dr. Leigh Ward, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland

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SOZO® with L-Dex®: Clinical Evidence and Preventing Lymphoedema

Presenters

  • Dr. Elizabeth Dylke, University of Sydney
  • Catherine Kingsford, Sr. Vice President Medical Affairs, Impedimed

Subclinical detection of lymphoedema can optimise patient outcomes. Findings from PREVENT1, the largest randomised controlled trial focusing on breast cancer-related lymphoedema prevention will be explored in this webinar session. Learn how a 95% reduction in lymphoedema progression is possible by using early detection with L-Dex®, combined with at-home intervention.


SOZO® with L-Dex® Clinical Evidence and Preventing Lymphoedema: Part 1

Dr. Elizabeth Dylke, University of Sydney

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SOZO® with L-Dex® Clinical Evidence and Preventing Lymphoedema: Part 2

Catherine Kingsford, Sr. Vice President Medical Affairs, Impedimed

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Lymphoedema Prevention: The Clinically Proven Model of Care

Presenters

  • Louise Koelmeyer, Lymphoedema Program Manager & Senior Lecturer, ALERT program at Macquarie University
  • Joann Yao, Sr. Director of Marketing, ImpediMed

Studies show that 1 in 3 cancer survivors will develop lymphoedema.2 The good news is that prevention is possible. By implementing a clinically researched model of preventative care, healthcare professionals can help patients avoid lymphoedema progression and lifelong complications. Join us as we explore how L-Dex® can aid with early detection.


Together, We Can End Cancer-Related Lymphoedema

Joann Yao, Sr. Director of Marketing, ImpediMed

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Early Intervention Model of Care for Breast Cancer Rehabilitation

Louise Koelmeyer, Lymphoedema Program Manager & Senior Lecturer, ALERT program at Macquarie University

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SOZO® with L-Dex® for Unilateral Lymphoedema

Presenters

  • Richelle Gaw, BEng(Hons), PhD, Project Engineer, ImpediMed Limited
  • Jen McKenzie Lymphoedema Physiotherapist and ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist
  • Kate Perkins, B.App.Sci (OT), Lymphedema Occupational Therapist
  • Dr. Lisa Creighton, Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon

Managing secondary unilateral lymphoedema in patients poses a significant challenge to healthcare professionals. Join us as we dive into the complication of the condition and explore how SOZO® with L-Dex® can aid in the assessment and ongoing preventative care for patients.


Understanding Unilateral L-Dex®

Richelle Gaw, BEng(Hons), PhD, Project Engineer, ImpediMed Limited

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The Importance of a Pre-Treatment Baseline with L-Dex®: Part 1

Jen McKenzie Lymphoedema Physiotherapist and ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist

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The Importance of a Pre-Treatment Baseline with L-Dex®: Part 2

Kate Perkins, B.App.Sci (OT), Lymphedema Occupational Therapist

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Why I Refer Patients for Pre-Treatment Baseline with L-Dex®

Dr. Lisa Creighton, Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon

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SOZO® with L-Dex® for Bilateral Lymphedema

Presenters

  • Richelle Gaw, BEng(Hons), PhD, Project Engineer, ImpediMed Limited
  • Maree O’Connor, Physiotherapist, Victorian Lymphoedema Practice, Founder Lymphoedema Education Solutions

With L-Dex®, bilateral lymphedema assessment is possible and clinically proven to be accurate. Join our experts in this informative webinar where we will focus on how SOZO® technology can help healthcare professionals monitor fluid status for bilateral lymphedema.


Understanding Bilateral L-Dex®

Richelle Gaw, BEng(Hons), PhD, Project Engineer, ImpediMed Limited

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SOZO® with L-Dex® for Bilateral Lymphedema

Maree O’Connor, Physiotherapist, Victorian Lymphoedema Practice, Founder Lymphoedema Education Solutions

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Exercise and Cancer Patients: Putting it into Practice

Presenters

  • Robyn Box, MPhty PhD APAM
  • Brent Collier, Exercise Physiologist, Director of Peak Health

Exercise matters in cancer care. The Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) states: Clinical research has established exercise as a safe and effective intervention to counteract the adverse physical and psychological effects of cancer and its treatments. Join us to learn more about survivorship and how exercise can make a difference in cancer care.


Exercise and Cancer: Putting it into Practice

Robyn Box, MPhty PhD APAM

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SOZO® with L-Dex® for Bilateral Lymphedema

Brent Collier, Exercise Physiologist, Director of Peak Health

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Understanding Tissue & Fluid Outputs from SOZO®

Presenters

  • Dr. Leigh Ward, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland
  • Joanna J Jacques, Accredited Exercise Physiologist
  • Adam Brown, ImpediMed

Health is fluid. Explore with us how fluid status and tissue composition analysis can help track healthy patient progress undergoing physical therapy and how SOZO® can be an effective tool for monitoring overall health.


Understanding Tissue and Fluid Outputs: Part 1

Dr. Leigh Ward, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland

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Understanding Tissue and Fluid Outputs: Part 2

Joanna J Jacques, Accredited Exercise Physiologist

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Understanding Tissue and Fluid Outputs: Part 3

Adam Brown, ImpediMed

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How I use SOZO® to Guide Targeted Treatment Strategies

Presenters

  • Maureen McBeth, PT, CLT-LANA
  • Richard Carreon, President & Chief Executive Officer, ImpediMed

A single SOZO® reading allows clinicians across multiple specialties the ability to provide individualized, proactive care that can help improve patient outcomes. Maureen McBeth, MPT, CLT-LANA addresses challenges related to managing secondary lymphedema patients, treatment strategies and how to implement a prospective surveillance model of care using SOZO®.

Maureen is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist – Lymphology Association of North America. She has over 24 years experience as a physical therapist, specializing in lymphedema and cancer rehabilitation


How I use SOZO® to Guide Targeted Treatment Strategies

Maureen McBeth, PT, CLT-LANA

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The Future of SOZO®

Richard Carreon, President & Chief Executive Officer, ImpediMed

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Health is Fluid Webinar Series

Meet Our Presenters

Maureen McBeth, MPT, CLT-LANA

Maureen McBeth

Maureen McBeth, MPT, CLT-LANA is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist – Lymphology Association of North America. She has over 24 years experience as a physical therapist, specializing in lymphedema and cancer rehabilitation. Her introduction to BIS dates back to 2004, when she started working with the SFB7 research device. She worked in the hospital-based setting until April of 2017, when she started her consulting firm geared toward creating the knowledge base and driving the social connections to increase the adoption of new technology and clinical practice guidelines for prospective surveillance of cancer related lymphedema. She continues to see patients in a community-based private practice setting and regularly speaks at conferences and continuing education programs. She is a member of the APTA and is the vice-chair of the Lymphatic Disorders Special Interest Group of the Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy. Maureen has also been involved in a long-term volunteer project to help advance lymphedema care in Cali, Colombia, and supports the many lymphatic advocacy efforts in the US.

Dr. Leigh Ward

Dr. Leigh Ward

Dr. Ward is Honorary Reader in Metabolic and Nutritional Biochemistry at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia having previously been a full-time member of academic staff. Dr. Ward led the development of a leading research groups in the bioimpedance field. This research group were one of the first to apply bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) to the study of body composition. This work pioneered the use of BIS for lymphoedema early detection and assessment with a highly cited paper in Lymphology (Early diagnosis of lymphedema using multiple frequency bioimpedance) establishing BIS as the standard for lymphoedema detection.

Catherine Kingsford

Catherine Kingsford

Catherine joined ImpediMed in 2007 bringing with her over 20 years of global clinical experience with medical devices. Prior to joining ImpediMed, Catherine worked as a Cardiac Scientist at several world-class medical institutions including St. Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital, The Prince Charles Hospital, and Royal Brompton Hospital. She has studied at Queensland University of Technology (Australia) and University of London (UK).

Joann Yao

Joann Yao

Joann is the Senior Director of Marketing for ImpediMed. She has worked in medical device and life science marketing for over ten years with a passion for delivering products and therapies that improve patients’ lives. Her experience includes departmental leadership, strategic planning, new product development, and commercialization. Joann joined ImpediMed in March 2019 and spearheaded development of the Lymphedema Prevention Program with the goal of applying ImpediMed’s technology to end cancer-related lymphedema. She holds a B.S. in Bioengineering from the University of California San Diego and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Anderson School of Business.

Jen McKenzie

Jen McKenzie

Jen McKenzie is a Lymphoedema Physiotherapist and ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist. Jen runs her own private allied health clinic, The McKenzie Clinic, on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. Jen specialises in treating patients with or following Breast Cancer and those with or at risk of lymphoedema. Jen is passionate about improving referral pathways to Allied Health following a Breast Cancer diagnosis. Jen is Co-Founder of the Breast Cancer Thrivership Program (www.thrivership.com.au) and has set up a Breast Cancer Support Group on the Sunshine Coast.

Kate Perkins

Kate Perkins

Kate Perkins is a passionate Cancer Rehabilitation Occupational Therapist (OT), certified Pinc and Steel cancer rehab therapist, Lymphoedema Therapist and founder of Cancer Rehabilitation and Lymphatic Solutions, and the Bounce Back from Breast Cancer Exercise Rehab Program. Kate has helped countless women diagnosed with breast cancer to improve their quality of life and assists recovery through individualised, evidence-based, exercise rehab programs, as well as providing detailed patient education and hands-on treatment. She has a strong focus on the Prospective Surveillance model of practice in the early monitoring for Breast Cancer Related Lymphoedema (BCRL).

Maree O'Conner

Maree O'Conner

Maree is a physiotherapist and established the Victorian Lymphoedema Practice (VLP) in 1992. She has close to 30 years of experience in the area of lymphoedema and also physiotherapy following breast cancer management. She has worked in both the private and public sectors and has always embraced change in lymphoedema management based on evidence-based practice. Her involvement in lymphoedema has not only been from a clinical perspective. She was part of the steering committee that established the Australasian Lymphology Association (ALA) and served as their first president. She has also been on numerous committees and working parties concerning lymphoedema both internationally and nationally at a state and federal level. Maree established Lymphoedema Education Solutions (LES) which delivers lymphoedema courses for health professionals. There are over 1000 health professionals that receive monthly information from LES. She enjoys teaching and making it an authentic learning experience as well as speaking at health professional and public seminars.

Dr Liz Dylke

Dr Liz Dylke

Dr Elizabeth (Liz) Dylke is a Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of British Columbia, Canada in Human Kinetics, before undertaking her Masters of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney. She completed her PhD in 2013, with a focus on the diagnosis of upper limb lymphoedema. Since then, Dr Dylke’s focus has continued to be on understanding and improving the assessment and measurement of lymphoedema, in the upper limb, breast and lower limb.

Louise Koelmeyer

Louise Koelmeyer

Louise Koelmeyer has over 28 years of clinical experience in both public and private hospital and clinic settings specializing in breast cancer rehabilitation and lymphoedema management in all areas of assessment, education, early detection and treatment. As Lymphoedema Program Manager & Senior Lecturer in the Australian Lymphoedema Education, Research and Treatment (ALERT) program at Macquarie University, Louise is involved in strategically managing and developing the education, research and treatment arms of the innovative multidisciplinary program. Louise’s clinical interests and expertise are in developing a therapeutic relationship with individuals and personalising treatment programs that support the patient’s needs and goals to achieve positive outcomes.

Richelle Gaw

Richelle Gaw

Richelle received a PhD in the field of bioimpedance spectroscopy from Queensland University of Technology and holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Aerospace Avionics with a minor in Systems Engineering from the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. Through her work to study and test device prototypes, Richelle’s focus is to support the research community and advance the use of bioimpedance for clinical use.

Brent Collier

Brent Collier

Brent Collier has worked as a Health Professional since 1996 in positions ranging from High Performance Sports Science/Coaching, Health Science and Massage Therapy. Brent completed further studies in 2001 when he graduated from University of Wollongong with a degree in Exercise Science and Clinical Rehabilitation. Brent is the Director at Peak Health, one of Sydney’s leading Exercise Physiology and Allied Health Practices. Brent’s unique approach to treatment has helped improve his patients’ outcomes by applying evidence-based rehabilitation to all walks of life.

Joanna Jaques

Joanna Jaques

Joanna is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with 15 years of clinical experience delivering exercise interventions to patients presenting with a wide range of chronic and complex medical conditions including cardiometabolic, musculoskeletal, neurological and psychological conditions; cancer; and chronic pain. Joanna has worked extensively in university-based, multidisciplinary health clinics and the private sector. She is a sessional lecturer in the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology program at the Australian Catholic University, and has a keen interest in clinical research. In her role as Exercise Physiologist at MQ Health, Joanna aims to provide her patients with individualised and tailored exercise programs – complementing other medical, dietary and lifestyle interventions – to improve health and wellbeing.

Robyn Box

Robyn Box

Robyn graduated from the University of Queensland in 1982 and has over 30 years’ experience working in Cancer care. Having completed her PhD in 2000 investigating the effects of Physiotherapy for Breast Cancer Rehabilitation and Early Detection of Lymphoedema which was initially introduced in 1993, Robyn has worked in public and private health care settings committed to providing individual focused evidence-based best practice to optimize outcomes for patients. Promoting change in patients and health professionals, Robyn has participated in many non-clinical and research activities with education and advisory roles. Robyn has a number of publications, presented at National and International conferences and been a reviewer for a number of journals and research grant bodies. Opening her private practice in 2005 translating her prospective surveillance model into clinical care, Robyn provides physiotherapy rehabilitation and exercise prescription following a cancer diagnosis within individual treatment plans. While lymphoedema awareness, early detection and management are targeted, optimizing health and well-being for patients diagnosed with cancer and/or lymphoedema is integral to the “MOVES for Life” programme offered through the practice.

References

  1. Ridner SH, et al. A Randomized Trial Evaluating Bioimpedance Spectroscopy Versus Tape Measurement for the Prevention of Lymphedema Following Treatment for Breast Cancer: Interim Analysis. Ann Surg Oncol 2019; https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-019-07344-5
  2. Ugur S, et al. Risk factors for breast cancer-related lymphedema. Lymphat Res Biol 2013;11(2):72-5.
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