Scientific Committee

The conference was organized by a strong 2017 Conference Scientific Committee including multidisciplinary and national representation.



Anna Towers
Dr. Anna Towers (Quebec)
Director, Lymphedema Program, McGill University Health Centre (MUHC); Associate Professor, Department of Oncology, McGill University, Montreal


Robert Kilgour
Robert Kilgour, PhD (Quebec)
Professor, Department of Exercise Science; Associate Director of the McGill Nutrition and Performance Laboratory, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal



Dr. David Keast (Ontario)
Physician specializing in wound care and lymphedema and Clinical Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, London; Co-Chair of the Canadian Lymphedema Framework

Dr. Catherine McCuaig (Quebec)
Pediatric Dermatologist managing vascular anomalies including lymphedema, CHU Sainte-Justine, University of Montreal; Co-Chair of the Canadian Lymphedema Framework

Margie McNeely, PhD (Alberta)
Associate Professor, University of Alberta and Cross Cancer Institute; performs research on rehabilitative treatments for cancer-related lymphedema.

Marie-Eve Letellier, PhD (Quebec)
Kinesiologist, CDT Lymphedema Therapist, Kinesiology/Lymphedema Clinic, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal

Marie-France L’Italien (Quebec)
BSc Nursing, CDT Lymphedema Therapist

Julie Allard (Quebec)
BSc Nursing, CDT Lymphedema therapist


Organizing Committee

Anna Kennedy (Ontario)
Founding Member and Executive Director, Canadian Lymphedema Framework; Editor, Pathways magazine

Rachel Pritzker (Quebec)
President, Lymphedema Association of Quebec; Founding Member, Canadian Lymphedema Framework

Pamela Hodgson, MSc (Quebec)
Lymphedema therapist and researcher affiliated with the MUHC Lymphedema Program; Pathways Editorial Board member; CLF Educational Committee member

Casi Shay BCs (Quebec)
Physiotherapist, CLT Therapist; CLF Educational Committee member; Coordinator, educational and support group services, Lymphedema Association of Quebec

Kim Avanthay (Manitoba)
Co-founder, Lymphedema Association of Manitoba; Board Secretary, Canadian Lymphedema Framework; parent of child with lymphedema