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Managing Your Lymphedema: An Online Patient Education Event

When: Tuesday, March 26, 2024 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Where: Zoom - Online

Join us for an online patient education event on Managing Your Lymphedema as part of our Florence Winberg Education Series. 

This event will give you information about*:

  • Support and Resources from Lymphedema Association of Ontario (Dolores Steinwall, President of Lymphedema Association of Ontario)
  • Tips and Strategies to Manage Your Lymphedema (Ann DiMenna, Physiotherapist, Markham Lymphatic Centre)
  • A patient to share their story

*Subject to change

Patients, caregivers and families are welcome to attend online.


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Bauerfeind is a medium-sized company founded in 1929 in Zeulenroda (Thuringia, Germany) and is one of the market leaders in its industry: Bauerfeind employs around 2,000 members of staff worldwide and is represented by subsidiaries in over 20 countries. The products are exclusively made in Germany and are partly manufactured by hand before being sent all over the world. They fulfill the most stringent requirements in terms of quality, effectiveness, and wearing comfort. This is confirmed by regular inspection procedures, for which their products are permitted to bear the seals and marks after successful testing by Bauerfind.

The Galien Group, representing Bauerfind, is located in Quebec, and they are now working on expanding operations in all provinces. Below are some notes about Galien and the product:


  1. All garments are made in Germany and shipped within 10-15 days.
  2. The product to be presented is not new-to-market, but it is a significantly improved version of an existing product. It is called Curaflow.
  3. Garments are available in 20-30mmHg and 40-30 mmHg
  4. It is a flat knit with great reviews for comfort of wear; it comes in different configurations (pantyhose, sleeve) and colours
  5. The competition for the product in that market segment is Mediven; prices are also similar
  6. Templates for measurements are easy to follow

The Galien Group

  1. Has a full Health license for their product and has applied for ADP approval, which is pending.
  2. Has 6 full time employees in Ontario for support.
  3. They also have pneumatic pumps which will be available to try
  4. At the CLF conference in the Fall, they will demonstrate product measurements on actual patients to train professionals
  5. Lymphedema education presentation from a physician and physiotherapist

Host a Training.
Build Your Practice.
Lead the Field.

We're looking for sites to host our Norton School Lymphedema Training Courses in 2023 and 2024.

If you have the space and want to make a difference in your own practice, and the field as a whole, consider the advantages of hosting.
  1. Free training for up to three staff members based upon total program enrollment, one spot guaranteed
  2. Grow your program’s skills and offerings
  3. Demonstrate leadership in the field (all course hosts are advertised on the Norton School website, and listed alongside such luminaries as the Mayo Clinic, the University of Pennsylvania, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Massachusetts General, and more)
  4. Great recruiting opportunity to fill open positions (and watch potential candidates in action)
  5. Meet other clinicians in the field and share ideas
  6. No offsite travel and accommodations for your staff
  7. Norton School handles all the external marketing to fill the class

Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy trains the majority of lymphedema specialists in the United States and is the only school hosted by many of the most prestigious facilities in the world. Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) is the most successful treatment for chronic extremity lymphedema. Post mastectomy lymphedema and other related conditions respond extremely well to this gentle, non-invasive, and highly effective therapy. CDT is sometimes referred to as Complete/Complex Decongestive Physiotherapy (CDP). Upon completion of the class, the therapist will be able to differentiate between a variety of peripheral edemas as well as understand the applications, medical indications, and contraindications of MLD and CDT. Additionally, the therapist will be able to establish a CDT treatment plan for individuals with primary or secondary lymphedema and perform the indicated treatment.


IF YOU ARE INTERESTED please contact Steve Norton, Executive Director, for more information toll-free at (866) 808-2249 or

CDT Course Description

Watch the FREE Recording of our Live Webinar Now

This Presentation is Valuable For Canadian: Lymphedema Patients/Specialists, Vascular Disease/Wound Care Specialists, Rehabilitation Therapists, and Care Givers.

Learn from a World-Class Expert in Wound Care and Lymphedema.
Here's what you'll learn:
• Incidence, Prevalence & Trends
• Causes of Lymphedema
• Diagnostic Features
• Common (and not so common) Symptoms
• Lymphedema Patient’s Perspective
• Treatment & Management Options
• Quality of Life Issues
• Follow-up and Management Therapies
• Life-Style Changes & Expectations

• Defining Lymphedema



Oscar M. Alvarez PhD, CCT, FAPWCA

Program Director, Vascular and Wound Care Center
Director, Clinical Research, University Hospital
Professor (By Courtesy), Department of Surgery
Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School
Dr. Alvarez obtained a bachelors of science in Pre-Med and Chemistry from the University of Dayton, Ohio (1974). He received his doctorate in Nutritional Biochemistry from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ in 1979. He was an NIH Postdoctoral fellow and a Wound Healing Fellow at University of Miami School of Medicine from 1979-1982. Dr. Alvarez has been the recipient of more than 90 research grants and awards. Among them, The National Institute of Health Training Award to study dermal-epidermal interactions during wound repair, U. S. Army Medical Research and Development Command Award to study epidermal migration in partial thickness wounds and National Institute of Health grant to study Emotional Stress and Wound Healing in Diabetics.

Dr. Alvarez served as a member of the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, a panel for guideline development in the prevention and management of pressure ulcers. Dr. Alvarez is the Founder and Chairman of FRAIL (for the recognition of the adult immobilized life). FRAIL is a panel seeking solutions for skin related complications of adults with chronic illness. Dr. Alvarez also served as a panel member of S.C.A.L.E. (an expert group to build a consensus proposal on Skin Changes at Life’s End. Dr. Alvarez has held faculty positions with: The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Cornell University Medical College; Rockefeller University and New York Medical College. Dr. Alvarez is a founding editor of the journal WOUNDS, the managing editor of ePlasty, the first open access journal in plastic surgery. He has authored over 100 peer- reviewed publications relating to wound care. Dr. Alvarez has also been principal investigator in more than 50 major clinical trials.

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