COSA 2016November 15 - 17, 2016 Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

Ms Louise Koelmeyer

Ms Louise Koelmeyer is an occupational therapist with over 26 years of clinical experience in both public and private settings specializing in breast cancer rehabilitation and lymphoedema management in all areas of assessment, education, early detection and treatment. Louise is dedicated to achieving best practice in lymphoedema management in both the physical and psychosocial aspects of treatment. She is passionate about supporting women in the survivorship phase of treatment.

As Lymphoedema Program Manager in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University, Louise is involved in research studies on achieving better outcomes in early and advanced lymphoedema. Louise is one of the Australian Principal Investigators on the 5-year Vanderbilt University Clinical Trial looking at monitoring and early detection of breast cancer-related lymphoedema. Louise is enrolled at Macquarie University in PhD studies exploring Home Monitoring for lymphoedema. She is also an accredited educator providing lymphoedema training courses in Australia for therapists and nurses.