Advanced Lymphoedema Open Session

The Level 2 (Advanced Lymphoedema Course) has an open session. This is available as a continuing professional development session for lymphoedema practitioners. The session comprises of:

Topic 1: Vascular disorders – assessment, management and their impact on the lymphatic system and lymphoedema management

Topic 2: ICG Fluoroscopy and its Role in Lymphoedema Management

Topic 3: Surgery for Lymphoedema – What the lymphoedema clinician needs to know

Session Description

This session is designed to expand the lymphoedema practitioner’s knowledge on:

  • The assessment and management of vascular disorders and its impact on the lymphatic system.
  • The use of ICG fluoroscopy in lymphoedema management.
  • Surgery for lymphoedema – what, when and pre and post operative lymphoedema management considerations.


Participants should have successfully completed a level 1 or equivalent lymphoedema course that is recognised by the Australasian Lymphology Association.

Students can be physiotherapists, occupational therapists, medical practitioners, registered nurses ( Division 1), or massage therapists with Diploma of Remedial Massage (this is a minimum requirement) from a Registered Training Organisation listed with the National Training Information Service and may include qualifications that specify a primary modality such as ‘Diploma of Remedial Massage (Myotherapy).

Note: It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure that the skills acquired in this class are within their scope of practice.


Dr Lachlan Maddock

Lachlan graduated Monash University 1999.  He is a General Surgeon trained through Royal Melbourne Hospital.  He is also a Vascular Surgeon after further specialist training both in Australia and New Zealand.  He is currently a Vascular Consultant at Box Hill hospital, Monash Hospital and Epworth Eastern.  He is a father of two.

Associate Professor Hiroo Suami

Dr Hiroo Suami is an Associate Professor in lymphology in ALERT in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Before coming to Macquarie University in October 2015, he worked in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the MD Anderson Cancer Centre in Houston, Texas for 7 years as Assistant Professor and director of the microsurgery research centre. During that time, Hiroo assisted with indocyanine green fluorescence lymphography in over 200 surgical lymphoedema cases and he is now using the same technique with patients at Macquarie University.

Hiroo is a reconstructive plastic surgeon and world authority on the morphological research of the lymphatic system. Through his research, he has developed a new method to visualise the lymphatic system in animals and humans. This is a world-first procedure which enables the lymphatic system to be mapped into defined territories called ‘lymphosomes’.

Session Structure

The Advanced Lymphoedema Management Open Session comprises of a distance learning module and a face to face module.

Distance Learning Module

There will be some articles to read prior to the session.

Face-to-Face Module

The face to face session is designed to build on your prior learning and provide you with an active learning experience.

Dissemination of information is via interactive lectures and group discussion

Learning Objectives

Vascular session:

At the end of the 1 hour session lymphoedema practitioners will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast the causes of leg swelling.
  • Compare the relationship between venous oedema and lymphoedema.
  • List the vascular assessment components carried out by a vascular surgeon.
  • Discuss the management of vascular disorders
  • Explore the causes and management of deep venous thrombosis.

 ICG Fluoroscopy and its Role in Lymphoedema Management

At the conclusion of this 2 hour session, lymphoedema practitioners will be able to:

  • Describe the theory of normal superficial lymphatic human anatomy via research in diagnostic technology (indocyanine green lymphography, ICG) and lymphatic territory descriptors (lymphosomes).
  • Describe the possible practical application of near-infrared fluorescence lymphatic imaging (ICG) with translation of knowledge to clinical practice for clients with lymphoedema

Surgery for Lymphoedema – What the lymphoedema clinician needs to know

At the conclusion of this 1 hour session, lymphoedema practitioners will be able to:

  • Provide their clients with an overview of the surgical options for lymphoedema and when these options are chosen (namely liposuction, lymph node transfer and lymphovenous anastomoses).
  • Discuss when a lymphoedema practitioner should consider surgery for their clients and understand the basic inclusion criteria and pre-operative considerations. .
  • Describe some ongoing post-operative care considerations including management strategies by the local lymphoedema therapist

Session Inclusions

  • Access to relevant articles.
  • Course handouts for the face to face component;
  • Morning tea and lunch

Certificate of Completion/Continuing Education Points

Upon completion of the session, participants will be sent a Certificate of Completion verifying 5 hours of continuing education.

Lymphoedema Education Solutions Participant Agreement Terms and Conditions

The following agreement is made between the participant registering for the course (as indicated on this registration form) and Lymphoedema Education Solutions (LES).

Course Payment and Refund Policy 

On receipt of full payment, you will receive a confirmation email and a receipt for payment.

The total fee for the session ($155 inc GST)  $80 will become non-refundable if the course participant withdraws from the course two (2) weeks prior to the face to face session.


Notification of cancellations must be sent by post or email All cancellations incur an administration fee of $45 (GST inclusive).

Places are limited, and minimum and maximum course numbers apply. In the unlikely event of a course being cancelled due to the minimum course numbers not being met, all course fees, including the deposit, will be refunded.

Scope of Practice

The applicant acknowledges and understands that the course is designed for practitioners with suitable existing health professional qualifications.  The course description identifies which types of health professional qualifications are required.  The applicant undertakes to the course provider that it is suitably qualified in accordance with the course prerequisites and holds a current registration.

Course Materials

All materials provided in courses and workshops are protected by Copyright and intellectual property laws.

Reproduction and re-transmission of the materials, in whole or part, in any manner, without prior consent of the copyright holder, is a violation of copyright law. Individuals must preserve any copyright or other notices contained in or associated with the materials. Users may not distribute copies to others, whether or not in electronic form, whether or not for charge or consideration, without prior written consent of the copyright holder of the materials.

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Upcoming dates

Melbourne 2018

Face-to-face date: Saturday 20 October

Registration: between 8.00 – 8.30am

Course time: 8.30am – 1.00pm

Lunch: 1.00pm – 1.45pm

Location: The Tudor, Box Hill

Cost: $155.00 inc GST

Bookings for this session are now closed

LES is grateful to numerous businesses for their ongoing support that assists us in providing the 2018 Level 2 Course