- 1 - 3:30 p.m.
The Evolution of Breast Prostheses: From Primitive To Custom 2.0
In this Trulife sponsored-course, Bryan Schloss, Director of Sales & Marketing, and Betsy Fitgerald, National Accounts Manager, will provide the history of breast prostheses – how they were made in the past compared to today. They will explain how advancements in technology and the use of silicone have resulted in tremendous improvements over the last few decades, as well as how custom breast prostheses are offering a safe alternative to having reconstruction, following a mastectomy. Attendees will receive 2.5 CEUs from BOC and ABC.
- 5 - 6:30 p.m.Welcome Reception
Join us in the Exhibit Hall to kick off POWER with appetizers, cocktails and music.
- 7:15 - 8:15 a.m.Breakfast with Vendors in Exhibit Hall
Enjoy a light breakfast and visit the booths.
- 8:15 - 9:15 a.m.
Understanding CMS Rules & Medicare Compliance
Medicare Representatives Ruth Reese and Belinda Yandell explain Medicare coverage and documentation requirements for external breast prostheses, mastectomy bras and compression garments, audits and how recent changes will affect you and your customers. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, and representatives also will be available during exhibit hours to answer questions one-on-one.
- 9:15 - 9:45 a.m.
Dissecting Reimbursement Rules and the Lymphedema Treatment Act
Reimbursement & Market Access Consultant, Carmen Anderson will map out the most effective ways to file for reimbursement and explain the new rules in place based on the Lymphedema Treatment Act.
- 9:45 - 10:30 a.m.Q&A
Ask Carmen and the medicare representatives questions. They also will be available in the Exhibit Hall for additional questions during breaks.
- 10:30 - 11 a.m.Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall
Grab a coffee or tea and shop the exhibits.
- 11 a.m. - noon
Industry Perspective on Healthcare & HME Trends
A panel of industry experts will share their perspectives on the impacts affecting our business, including third-party insurance billing and new lymphedema coverage. Matt Gruskin, BOC COO, will explain the benefits of earning DMEPOS accreditation and how BOC can assist in that process.
- Noon - 1:30 p.m.Networking Lunch
We’re thrilled to bring together a diverse group of attendees, speakers and exhibitors at POWER. Take time during this lunch session to enjoy your meal while networking with peers. Then, browse the booths to learn about the latest products and services from our exhibitors.
- 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Linda-Anne Kahn, CIDESCO HHP, CLT-LANA, NCTMB, CMT, will explain treatment protocol for lipedema, which is often mis-diagnosed and under-diagnosed. You’ll learn how to help support patients with this condition through products and services.
- 2:30 - 3 p.m.Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall
Grab a snack, coffee or tea and shop the exhibits.
- 3 - 4 p.m.
Keynote: Keep Going & Remember Your “Why”
Fatigue, burnout, staffing shortages…the list goes on and on for what healthcare workers face today. In these challenging times when our physical, mental and social well-being are tested continuously, it’s crucial that we build a culture of resilience. In this compelling narrative, Emmy Award-winning broadcaster, TEDx Speaker, caregiver and cancer patient Sharon Delaney McCloud brings a unique perspective that motivates people to remember their “why.” With lessons from the trenches and beyond, Sharon shows audiences how to be a catalyst to transform lives as healers and leaders. LEARN:
- 10 steps to build resilience in the workplace and at home
- A deeper understanding of how to use grit and gratitude to overcome negative circumstances
- A different way to approach integrating your professional and personal responsibilities that align with who you are
Sharon will be available after the keynote to take questions one-on-one.
- 4 - 5:30 p.m.POWER Networking Session
Consider this your POWER Happy Hour – enjoy refreshments and drinks in the Exhibit Hall. Use this time to network with each other, therapists attending POWER Lymphatics, speakers and our exhibitors.
- 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.Breakfast with Vendors in Exhibit Hall
Enjoy a light breakfast and visit the booths.
- 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Impact of Emerging Technologies in Healthcare for 2024 and Beyond
In this engaging presentation, Nick Webb will offer valuable insights and actionable takeaways on the future of healthcare technology. He will uncover three significant technology trends that are dynamically reshaping patient experiences, operational efficiency and the quality of work-life in the healthcare sector. In a landscape marked by intense competition, Nick will provide detailed insights into strategies adopted by healthcare retailers to attract and retain patients, all while delivering exceptional patient experiences that drive patient loyalty and advocacy.
- 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Advancements in Breast Cancer Treatment
Jodi Winicour, PT, CMT, CLT-LANA, will discuss the effects of chemotherapy, surgery and radiation on breast cancer patients and the products and tools that enhance treatment outcomes.
- 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.Coffee Break with Exhibitors
Shop in the Exhibit Hall – take advantage of the great deals before it closes!
- 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Disparity in Breast Cancer Treatment Outcomes and Lymphedema
Plastic surgeon Stefanos Boukovalas, MD, addresses the impact of rural structural and community health factors on postmastectomy complications. He’ll also highlight research findings examining the development of breast cancer-related lymphedema after mastectomy in a rural population.
- 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.Lunch
Grab lunch before heading into Juzo Academy.
- 1:30 - 3 p.m.Juzo Academy
Juzo Education Manager Caroline Pinney will introduce new Juzo products, demonstrate proper measuring and fitting techniques for various garments and highlight industry-relevant changes in medical compression garment manufacturing.
- 3 - 4 p.m.Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall
Recharge with coffee and snacks, while browsing the Exhibits.
- 7 - 9:30 p.m.POWER Party
Join your peers, therapists attending POWER Lymphatics, exhibitors and speakers for food, drinks, music and dancing.