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November 2018
In this issue ...
Blog: Lymphoedema in Rural Ethiopia ... 
New Courses Listed
Lymphoedema Screening with Prof. Piller and team
Lymph Taping Melbourne 2018 Class Photo

Jan's Latest Blog Article

Lymphoedema in Rural Ethiopia

Jan has been in rural Ethiopia continuing her work. As there is only very limited internet access there is no blog article this month. Watch this space for an update...

New Courses Listed

Registration is now open for the following courses in 2019:


     Basic           30th April 


     Basic           7th May
     Therapy 1    14th May 


     Basic           5th August
     Therapy 1    12th August

More courses are being planned in Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth. We are also considering courses in some rural areas. See side bar for more details.

Lymphoedema Screening with Prof. Neil Piller and team

I recently heard about a Lymphoedema Screening event being held in Whyalla so, of course, I jumped at the opportunity to (tag along) hear Prof. Neil Piller speak.

Prof. Piller led a presentation for Health Professionals on the Friday evening where he gave an overview of the lymphatic system and lymphoedema. He discussed the challenges and treatment options for people living with lymphoedema and stressed the importance of thinking (and treating) holistically.

We also heard from Flinders University Medical Student, Kathleen Ly, who gave a presentation about her research on negative pressure using PhysioTouch and Monique Bareham of the Lymphoedema Support group of SA (LSGSA) shared information about the advocacy work being done and how awareness is being raised in SA.

On the weekend, the free screening was open to the public community of Whyalla and surrounding area. Following a welcome and presentation from Prof. Piller in the morning, we separated into smaller groups to attend some short (speed dating style), very informative workshops ranging from information about research being conducted at Flinders, skin care, exercise and self massage demonstrations, and different  compression garments and aids available. We also learned from the LSGSA about current campaigns and were encouraged to write to our local MP to "Put Lymphoedema on the List". Did you know SA is the only state where there is no financial assistance available for compression garments!?

The screening was held in the afternoon with over 50 people attending to receive free risk assessment, assessment of body composition for lymphoedema and lipoedema, as well as patient education including lifestyle management and treatment options.  It was a great turnout with even a local MP coming along! 

The Whyalla Pink Spirits Breast Cancer Support Group did an amazing job organising the weekend.

I also got to catch up with two very lovely Vodder Therapists I hadn’t seen in over 10 years!  And of course, any opportunity to hear Prof. Piller speak is always a bonus.
Kim :)
MTC Lymph Taping Course - Melbourne 2018



Basic:        26th - 30th November
Therapy 1:     3rd - 7th December
Therapy 2&3: 18th - 29th January
Lymph Taping:       1st & 2nd Dec

Kuala Lumpur 

Basic:                 9th - 13th March
Therapy 1:        16th - 20th March
Lymph Taping:   21st & 22nd Mar


Basic:              30th Apr - 4th May


Basic:                     7th - 11th May
Therapy 1:           14th - 18th May
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Basic:                      5th - 9th Aug
Therapy 1:           12th - 16th Aug
Lymph Taping:     17th - 18th Aug
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Register for Therapy 1

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Please note dates and venues have not yet been confirmed for the following courses and may be subject to change. 


Basic:              29th Jul - 2nd Aug
Therapy 1:               5th - 9th Aug
Lymph Taping:        3rd & 4th Aug
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Basic:                    23rd - 27th Jul
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Basic:                   18th - 22nd Oct
Therapy 1:            25th - 29th Oct
Therapy 2&3:         1st - 12th Nov
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Basic:                   15th - 19th Jul
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What past students are saying about Vodder ...
Had an amazing time with Jan Douglass. What an a wonderful facilitator. Looking forward to doing 2 & 3!
Therapy 1, Bris 2018

"(Jan) Able to explain clearly, yet add in a sense of humour when appropriate which consolidates the information... Learnt so much more than ever thought possible"
Gretchen Bryan
Therapy 1, Bris 2018

What past students are saying about taping ...
A very thorough course on lymph taping with lots of applications to other medical conditions.
Annonymous, Melb 2018
Jan is a wonderful teacher and it was a pleasure to have her knowledge and experience shared. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and learnt more than I expected
Annonymous, Melb 2018
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