Lymphedema in a Venous World
April 17-18
Chicago, IL
The venous and lymphatic systems are mutually interdependant. Learn how the failure of one affects the other as well as how to identify and treat phlebolymphedema. 

Who is this course for?

This course has been designed to meet the needs of lymphedema therapists, physicians and other healthcare professionals who desire to improve their knowledge and competence related to phlebolymphedema.

Course Objectives

  • Identify the lymphatic continuum of phlebolymphedema from other types of edema
  • Recognize clinical manifestations associated with phlebolymphedema
  • Demonstrate proper compression bandaging applications for lower extremity phlebolymphedema
  • Distinguish between inelastic and elastic garments used for compression therapy
  • Examine how Near Infrared Fluorescence Imaging technology will provide opportunities for non-invasive, real-time assessment of lymphatic contribution

Course Chair

Heather Hettrick PT, PhD, CWS, CLT-LANA, CORE, AWCC


Friday, April 17 Saturday, April 18

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Science of Compression - Hands On Compression for Treatment

8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Lymphatic Continuum of Phlebolymphedema

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Compression Round Robin - Hands On Workshop

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Clinical Manifestations of Phlebolymphedema

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

NIRFI and Lymphatics

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Question & Answer

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Differenetial Diagnosis of Lower Extremity Phlebolymphedema/Lymphedema

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Compression for Maintenance (Garments, Wraps, Pumps)

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM


3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Evidence Informed Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy as Intervention

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Question/Answer and Closing

Schedule is subject to change

Hotel Information

Sheraton Suites Chicago O'Hare

6501 Mannheim Rd. Rosemont, IL 60018

A block of rooms has been reserved for April 13, 2020 to April 20, 2020. The special room rate of $129++ per night will be available until March 26, 2020 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. 

A complimentary shuttle is available from Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to the hotel. 

Credit Designation Statement

The AVLS designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

The AVLS designates this live activity for a maxium of 8 contact hours.


The American Vein & Lymphatic Society (AVLS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

SVU-CMEs are accepted by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS), the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) for Category A Credit, Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI), and the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) for laboratory accreditation.

The AVLS is an approved Continuing Education Provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing - Provider Number CEP 15857.

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