Scientific Committee

The conference is being organized by a strong 2019 Conference Scientific Committee including multidisciplinary and national representation.


Kristen Campbell
Physical therapist (MScPT), PhD

Tracy Gardikiotis
Physical therapist (BScPT), Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT-LANA), and Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist (CCES); Canadian Lymphedema Framework board member.

Pamela Hammond
Registered Massage Therapist ceritified in Combined Decongestive Therapy, Cancer Rehabilitation and Survivorship Clinic at Princess Margaret Hospital; provides education and teaches lymphedema management strategies to patients with cancer-related lymphedema.

Dr. David Keast – Co-Chair
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
Pediatric Dermatologist managing vascular anomalies including lymphedema, CHU Sainte-Justine, University of Montreal; Co-Chair of the Canadian Lymphedema Framework

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

Shirin Shallwani, PT
Physiotherapist & PhD candidate specialized in cancer rehabilitation and lymphedema management, University of Ottawa School of Rehabilitation Sciences, McGill University Health Centre Lymphedema Program & Physiotherapy Department

Organizing Committee

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

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

Shannon Moore
Conference management professional; lymphedema community volunteer.