S4OM Educator Forum

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A special event for S4OM Recognized Education Providers (REPS) and invited educators.

This year’s theme is “The Four Pillars of Education: Learn, Do, Be & Live Together”.

Join us for classroom inspiration and ideas to create an exciting teaching environment that encourages students; learn the latest on lymphedema and lipedema; discuss diversity in the classroom and clinics and the impact in our communities and help build a strong, oncology-educator community with a collaborative and shared wisdom.


    1. Network and connect with fellow oncology massage educators
    2. Explore the four pillars of education


    1. Discover new inspiration for your classroom
    2. Explore new information about lymphedema and lipedema and how to bring this into the classroom
    3. Create diversity in the classroom and clinics through engagement and conversation
    4. Build a strong community of oncology educators with collaborative wisdom

  • Please note: Due to the interactive and organic nature of this course, CE hours are not available.
  • Invitations to this event have been sent out. Please follow the link on the invitation you received in your email to register for this event. If you did not receive this invitation, please contact us at [email protected].
  • Early bird pricing ends March 1, 2023.

Topics and Special Guest Speakers

Pillars of learning for today’s learner

Education is an important tool for personal and global change. In the late 1990s, Jacques Delors released a report for UNESCO titled “Education: A Treasure to Discover” which outlines four critical components or pillars of learning for today’s learner. The four pillars are: learning to learn (know), learning to do, learning to live together, and learning to be.

Susan will discuss the first “learning to learn” pillar. She will share strategies and activities to help you create meaningful learning experiences for your students that focus on safety, curiosity, exploration, and discernment, as well as help them build confidence on their journey as lifelong learners.

Susan G. Salvo, B. Ed., LMT, N.T.S, C.I.

Susan Salvo has a doctorate in educational leadership from Lamar University in Texas and a master’s degree in instructional technology from McNeese State University in Louisiana. She graduated from the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics in 1983 and has been a massage practitioner and instructor for over 40 years. Susan authors two widely used textbooks, contributes scholarly articles for peer-reviewed journals, and conducts presentations at professional conferences across the United States and in the United Kingdom. She reviews case reports for the Massage Therapy Foundation, was part of the task force for the Massage Therapy Body of Knowledge project and is a member of the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education. Susan’s writing, teaching, and research efforts focus on advancing the fields of massage, complementary and integrative healthcare, and higher education.

Recent updates in the understanding of lymphatic dysfunctions

Lymphatic specialists Leslyn Keith and Adie MacKenzie will discuss recent updates in the understanding of lymphatic dysfunctions and what the Oncology Massage Therapist should be aware of in this area. Included will be a review of how to do no harm when providing massage to those with or at risk of lymphedema, a differential diagnosis between lymphedema, lipedema and obesity, and some of the concerns surrounding massage interventions for patients when recuperating from lymphatic surgeries.

Leslyn Keith, OTD, CLT-LANA

Leslyn is a certified lymphedema therapist and has treated lymphatic and fat disorders for over 20 years. Dr. Keith is Director of Research and Board President for The Lipedema Project and an instructor in lymphedema therapy for Klose Training and Consulting.


Adie is a National Board-certified Health and Wellness Coach and a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. She has over 40 years of experience in manual therapy, including medical massage and physical therapy. She currently treats lymphedema patients and people with chronic pain and chronic illnesses as part of her private practice and during clinical hours at the Osher Center for Integrative Health in Nashville, Tennessee, along with serving as a Clinical Advisor to AIROS Medical, a compression pump company. Shortly after her own treatment for breast cancer in 2010, she obtained her certification as a Lymphatic Therapist and passed the LANA exam. She loves using creative concepts to work with patients managing chronic conditions and maximizing their quality of life.