Wound Care and Lymphedema Treatment:
Synergies, Pitfalls and Pearls for Success

Description: What does wound care and lymphedema treatment have to do with each other? Everything! Wound care specialists treating venous leg ulcers need to know how to manage secondary phlebolymphedema, in order to facilitate wound healing and avoid recurrent infections. Lymphedema therapists need practical tools for managing copious lymphorrhea that leads to skin breakdown, intertriginous dermatitis, and chronic wounds. This symposium will look at patient scenarios that require both wound care and lymphedema treatment, and present practical tips and solutions to optimize their care.

About the speaker: Robyn Bjork, PT, CWS, CLT-LANA, CLWT is founder of the International Lymphedema & Wound Training Institute (ILWTI), President and co-founder of ILWTI Medical Missions, and Director of Innovation & Medical Education for SIGVARIS, Inc. She is a licensed Physical Therapist with dual specialization in wound care and lymphedema management and is passionate about training and mentoring others.  Bjork is a Certified Lymphedema & Wound Therapist through ILWTI, a Certified Wound Specialist through the American Board of Wound Management, and a Certified Lymphedema Therapist through the Lymphology Association of North America. She is a featured speaker at national & international conferences, such as the National Lymphedema Network International Conference, Symposium for Advanced Wound Care, European Wound Management Association, and Canadian Association of Wound Care. She has created over 180 hours of advanced curriculum for certifying wound care and lymphedema specialists in the USA and abroad and is an author in Pathways, Wound Care Advisor, WAWLC/World Health Organization white paper on global wound and lymphedema management, and other publications.