The Limb Preservation Foundation

Learning Lab

Sessions from the 2024 Symposium

Minimally Invasive Treatment of Cancer

  • Daniel Lerman, MD
  • Sam McMurry, MD
  • Patrick Richard, MD
  • Nicole Ehrhart, VMD, MS, Moderator

EmpowerUP: Discovering upper limb potential

  • Zach Harvey
  • Danielle Melton, MD
  • Matthew Iorio, MD
  • Glen Thompson , Moderator

Family Ties: Navigating and Embracing Limb Differences with Love and Understanding.

  • Kristine McGuire
  • Suzanne + David Schlicht
  • Mike + Paul Martens
  •  Guy Lev, Moderator

Harmony in Motion: Yoga & Wellness for Limb Difference Individuals

  • Rachel Kaplan

Case study: Centralizing Care for People Dealing With Limb Loss

  • Geoffrey Marecek, MD
  • Ruben Ruiz Jr
  • Meghan McCullough
  • Lawrence Michael Dimacali, Moderator

Caring for yourself through diet and skin care: Exploring Nutrition in Limb Care and Optimal managing wound healing

  •  Srikant Sivaraman, MD
  • Bill Tettelbach, MD
  • Jennie Feight, Moderator

Mindful Breakthroughs: Nurturing resilience and empowering minds

  • Troy Karnes
  • Kayla Inman
  • Torie Mugo
  •  Ilene Brandon, Moderator

Resilience Unleashed: A journey of Triumph and Tenacity in Wrestling After Leg Amputation

  • Matthew Iorio, MD
  • Yahir Chairez-Salazar
  • Stephanie Boyd
  • Dessie Fafoutis, Moderator

Workplace harmony: Navigating challenges for optimal collaboration

  • Brickelle Bro
  • Trenaya Reid
  • Eric Weichselbaume
  • Jennifer Moe, Moderator

Caring Connections: A focus on support and strategies for caregivers

  • Susan Brochstein
  • Bob Bloom
  • Suzanne Schlicht
  • Kristine McGuire, Moderator

Sessions from the 2023 Symposium

Innovations in Limb Preservation: Learn about incredible new technologies, surgeries and an amazing patient success story. 

  • Troy Karnes
  • Kate Senkosky, PA-C
  • Christopher Gregan
  • Adam George, Moderator

Heat rash, sweating and wounds – oh, my! Learn about common skin conditions and new ideas to keep yourself comfortable at our session on Skin Problems & Solutions. 

  • William Tettelbach, MD
  • Colby Hansen, MD
  • Michelle Oliveti, MSPT
  • Tracy Revell, Moderator

Known as the Masters of Technology, Generation Y&Z give a voice to social causes on the internet. This session explores the many lessons of digital natives. 

  • Tyler Carter
  • Steve Crawford
  • Jo Beckwith
  • Lacey Henderson, Moderator

Learn about cutting edge technologies, procedures and body movement techniques to minimize pain. 

  • David Schnur, MD
  • Giancarlo Barolat, MD
  • Inger Brueckner, MS, PT
  • Matt Hammond, Moderator

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anger, isolation, insomnia, depression, nightmares and flashbacks are common in the aftermath of limb treatment. This session offers a wide range of ideas, resources and coping strategies. 

  • Ilene Brandon, LPC
  • Wendy Clyne, PSY
  • Kristine McGuire, LCSW, CCTP
  • Guy Lev, PT, DPT, COMT, Moderator

An incredible evolution is taking place before our eyes to make prosthetics more responsive, lifelike and natural. Learn from top experts on the latest developments along with perspectives from a patient tester. 

  • Tommaso Lenzi, PhD
  • Alec McMorris
  • Samantha Joanne Payne, MBE
  • Larry Borowsky, Moderator

With osseointegration, a limb prosthesis is connected directly to the skeleton and helps eliminate socket-related issues. Learn more from an orthopedic surgeon, plastic surgeon and patient on this emerging healthcare procedure. 

  • Jason Stoneback, MD
  • Jason Souza, MD
  • Gini Thomas
  • Larry Borowsky, Moderator

Time seems to speed up during visits with healthcare providers. Take time to attend this session to learn how to optimize your quality of life from experts in physical therapy and prosthetics. 

  • Glen Thompson, CPO
  • Eric Weber, LCPO, FAAOP (D)
  • Guy Lev, PT, DPT, COMT
  • Lacey Henderson, Moderator

Learn about the art and science of limb preservation as an alternative to amputation. We’ll learn how allograft bone replacement, akin to organ donation, is an important part of limb preservation. We’ll meet an incredible young survivor benefiting from the latest innovations. 

  • Matthew Iorio, MD
  • Maria Geis
  • Kevin Whitten
  • Jennifer Moe, Moderator

Sessions from the 2022 Symposium

Learn about osseointegration from a patient who has OI in three limbs, a surgeon who will discuss who is a good fit for OI and different types of implants along with a physical therapist on the rehab side OI as well as biomechanical advantages.

  • Nick Kimmel, patient
  • Daniel Lerman, MD
  • Guy Lev, PT
  • Nicole Ehrhart, VMD, moderator

During this session, you will learn how to optimize your long-term limb health with preventative care, how to reduce barriers to movement and back pain, residual limb changes, what prosthetists can do to help, and more.

  • Katherine Payne, MD
  • Inger Brueckner, PT
  • Glen Thompson, CPO
  • Adam George, moderator

Attend this session to learn about residual limb care, how it changes over time, how to minimize fall risks, and learn the latest in prosthetic research. You will hear about research conducted on sweat and skin for amputees and why it matters. Participants will gain insight through research findings on post-traumatic growth (PTG) and research specific to limb loss.

  • Eric Weber, LCPO
  • Colby Hansen, MD
  • Erin Jacklin, Psy.D
  • Jenna McMullin, moderator

During this session, you will learn about managing pain and what it takes to manage pain.

  • David Schnur, MD
  • Katherine Payne, MD
  • Adam George, moderator

In this session, you will learn how to build your care team, learn the language of limb difference, gain insight on timelines for prosthetics and insurance, how to interview prosthetists as well as how to prepare yourself for the rehabilitation process, maintain your strength, and how to get support for complications that may arise.

  • Guy Lev, PT
  • Glen Thompson, CPO
  • Michelle Oliveti, MSPT
  • Erika Kaye, moderator

Gain a future view of prosthetics by learning about the emerging technology, both near-term and innovations of the future. You will learn about research findings on optimal functionality as well as powered vs. passive and running vs. walking prosthetics. Get a glimpse of products being studied today for future development.

  • Eric Weber, LCPO
  • Alena Grabowski, Ph.D
  • Tommaso Lenzi, Ph.D
  • Nicole Ehrhart, VDM, moderator

In this session, you will learn about concepts of pain, concepts of limb preservation, research in the reengineering of muscle, bone, and tissue as well as the role of allografts in limb preservation.

  • Matt Iorio, MD
  • Nicole Ehrhart, VMD
  • Kevin Whitten
  • Thomas Graham, moderator

During this session, you will learn about chronic wounds and skin substitutes as an advanced therapy to avoid amputation. You’ll learn about skin issues caused by improper prosthetic fit and how to avoid them.

  • Lily Daniali, MD
  • William Tettelbach, MD
  • Christopher Jones, CPO
  • Eric Weber, LCPO, moderator

Hear from limb preserved patients as well as amputees on how they came through one of the most traumatic experiences of a lifetime as well as how they handled and continue to deal with physical and emotional challenges.

  • Maury Brochstein
  • Alyssa Liddle
  • Christine Lentz
  • Jenna McMullin, Moderator

Empower yourself with insights from our limb care experts on Living Your Best Life as an individual with limb loss or limb difference!

  • Bill Tettelbach, MD
  • Guy Lev, PT
  • Colby Hansen, MD
  • Michelle Oliveti, MSPT, moderator

Watch the patient symposium to learn more about how to overcome limb challenges. Featuring Daniel Lerman, MD, a specialist in the care of adult and pediatric patients with benign and malignant tumors of the bone and soft tissue. Alyssa Liddle, a cancer survivor and amputee. Susan Brochstein, a limb patient caregiver. Hosted by Jenna McMullin, a survivor of a limb-threatening condition and the VP of Communication for Lockheed Martin

  • Daniel Lerman, MD
  • Alyssa Liddle
  • Susan Brochstein
  • Jenna McMullin, moderator

We shared multi-disciplinary tips and insights on limb care recovery and treatment. Our goal is to empower attendees by offering our approaches to treatment processes and care options designed to deliver optimal outcomes.

  • David Schnur, MD
  • Guy Lev, PT
  • Maggie Savely, RN
  • Jenna McMullin, moderator

Learn about Osseointegration

The Limb Preservation Foundation and Limb Restoration Program partnered to bring you a look at osseointegration. 

  • Jason Stoneback, MD
  • Danielle Melton, MD
  • Maria Kouzmina, NP, moderator
  • Molly Reasner, FNP, MSN, moderator

The Learning Lab is sponsored by

The Jimmerson’s