Steve Norton, MLD/CDT Instructor, CLT-LANA, NCMT-NCBTMB
 
Professional Achievements
 
Committee Appointments
 
2012    Appointed: Editorial Advisory Board (EAB), Wound Care Advisor, Official Journal of the National Alliance of Wound Care (NAWC)
     
2012    Appointed: Lymphology Association of North America (LANA), CLT credential Accreditation and Promotions committee member. NALEA /LANA joint initiative.
     
2011    Co-founder, Director: North American Lymphedema Education Association (NALEA).
     
2010    Appointed: International Advisory Board (IAB). American Lymphedema Framework Project (ALFP)
     
2010    Appointed: Education Forum Committee, Core Group, International Lymphoedema Framework (ILF). London, Glasgow, UK
     
2009    Appointed: Adjunct Courtesy Faculty, Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri, Columbia Missouri
     
2003- 2009    Elected: Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) Member- National Lymphedema Network (NLN), Oakland, CA.
     
2003    Appointed: Organizing Committee Member, Scientific Committee Member “International Society of Lymphology”(ISL) World Congress, Freiberg, Germany
     
 
Guest Lecturer
 
2010    House of Representatives, United State Congress, Presenter: “Understanding Lymphedema and cost effective treatment”. Champion for Bill H.R. 4662 “Lymphedema Diagnosis and Treatment Cost saving Act. May 2010
     
2008    Guest Lecturer: Pacific Coast Region WOCN conference, “Springing into Knowledge”. Carmel by the Sea, Carmel CA.
     
2006    Guest Lecturer: Lighthouse Lymphedema Support Group, Atlanta, Georgia, May 2006.
     
2006    Guest Lecturer: “Friends Health Connection” Lecture series, a national patient advocacy organization for health care and disease treatment awareness. Topic “Lymphedema Management”, Middletown, New Jersey, May 2006.
     
2006    Guest Lecturer: New England Region Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurses Society, Annual Fall Symposium. Boxborough, MA
     
2005
   Guest Lecturer: Bossom Buddies Support Group Meeting, Long Beach Memorial Hospital, Long Beach, CA. “Effective Treatment of Lymphedema for Breast Cancer Survivors”
     
2004    Guest Lecturer: “MLD/CDT Treatment for Lymphedema, Overview and Future Directions” Oncology Group Grand Rounds, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, University of Missouri- Columbia.
     
 
Publications
 
2012    Author, Medical Textbook: “Zuther/ Norton, Lymphedema Management”, 3rd Edition. Georg Thieme Verlag KG
     
2012    Author, Paper: “Understanding lymphedema as a wound care clinician ” Wound Care Advisor, Official Journal of the National Alliance of Wound Care (NAWC)
     
2010    Author: “Best Practices Document”; International Lymphedema Framework Project; Paper: “CDT Specific adaptations for the palliative care patient.”
     
2009    Author, Medical Textbook: Chapter 104 entitled “Lymphedema” for “Kuerer’s Breast Surgical Oncology”. MD Anderson, McGraw-Hill.
     
2006    Contributor: Book publication “Lymphedema; Understanding and Managing Lymphedema After Cancer Treatment” From the Experts at the American Cancer Society, Forward by Sam Donaldson. American Cancer Society, 2006
     
2002- Present
   Consultant, Contributor: Lance Armstrong Foundation funded research study. University of Missouri at Columbia. Study of the effectiveness of self-care treatment techniques in Breast cancer patients at risk for lymphedema
     
2006    Chapter Contributor: The “Foeldi’s Textbook of Lymphology” authors, Prof. Michael Foeldi, MD, Ethel Foeldi, MD and Stefan Kubik, MD, 2nd edition
     
2003    Chapter Contributor, Editorial Revisions in English: The “Textbook of Lymphology” authors, Prof. Michael Foeldi, MD, Ethel Foeldi, MD and Stefan Kubik, MD
     
2003- 2009    Contributor: “Position Papers” of the Medical Advisory Committee (MAC), National Lymphedema Network (NLN), Oakland, CA.
     
2002    Author: Lympho-venous Association; Newsletter, Ontario Canada Article “Pediatric Lymphedema Treatment”
     
2002    Article: Lymphedema Awareness Foundation, E Lymph notes Online Newsletter, “Treatment of Pediatric Lymphedema”
     
2002    Commissioned Author: a BSN/Jobst “Elvarex” garment manual related to the proper training of therapists using custom medical compression garments by manufacturer. International distribution, BSN/Jobst, Charlotte, NC
     
2002    Contributor: Book Publication “A Primer on Lymphedema” author Deborah G. Kelly, PT, MS Ed., Prentice Hall
     
2001    Article: Advance for Physical Therapists Magazine “MLD/CDT Treatment for Lymphedema”
     
1997    Article: Lerner Lymphedema Services, PC Newsletter, “Compression applications for Lymphedema patients”
 
Media
 
2012    News Interview: CLOSEUPTVNEWS. Featuring Steve Norton and Norton School. Airing on ION channel and closeuptvnews.com
     
2009    Educational Video/DVD, Presenter: Compression garment measuring and fitting instructional video for lymphedema specialists. Sponsored by Medi USA. Distribution, online and DVD worldwide
     
2006    NBC News: Filmed coverage, invited to demonstrate advanced techniques on patient with Extreme Elephantiasis as part of the University of Pennsylvania’s lymphedema treatment team. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Aired 4/10/06
     
2004    Discovery Health Channel: Filmed/ Interviewed for television series, “Medical incredible”, and The Learning Channel (TLC) airing Spring 2005, Audience 130 countries, 300 million viewers.
     
2000    Educational Video/DVD, Writer, Co-Producer, Host: “Complete Decongestive Therapy Treatment for Genital Lymphedema”, Distribution Worldwide
     
1995
   Educational Video/DVD, Writer, Co-Producer, Host: “Exercises for Upper and Lower Extremity Lymphedema”, and companion “Quick Reference Cards” Distribution Worldwide
 
Faculty Invitations
 
2013    Faculty: Oncology Massage Healing Summit, “ An Evidence–based Examination of the Disease, Client Profile and Gold Standard Therapy of Complete Decongestive Therapy. Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington Minnesota, Friday, April 19, 2013.
     
2012    Faculty: Wild on Wounds Conference (WOW) Topic; “The effects of compression on lymphedema”. September 12-15, 2012, Caesars’ Palace Hotel-Las Vegas.
     
2012    Faculty: National Lymphedema Network 10th International Conference. Compression Strategies For The Advanced Therapist: Garment And Bandaging Solutions For Complex Patients. September 5-9, 2012, Dallas Texas
     
2012    Faculty: Wounds and Hyperbaric Symposium. Topic: “Compression and edema management”. April 13, 2012. CentraState Medical Center, Freehold, New Jersey.
     
2012    Faculty: Essentially Women’s Conference, Focus on the Future 2012, “Understanding Post Mastectomy Lymphedema”, March 11, 2012
     
2011
   Faculty: Wild on Wounds Conference (WOW) Topic; “The Basics of Lymphedema; Understanding the Gold standard Treatment of CDT ”. September 9-11, 2011, Caesars Palace Hotel-Las Vegas.Prentice Hall
     
2010    Presenter: Essentially Women, annual national conference. Topic; Compression devices and alternative strategies for lymphedema patients. Nashville, TN April 2010
     
2010    Presenter: “Wild on Wounds”; WOW Conference. Presenter: “Lymphedema Diagnosis and Therapy” Wound Care Education Institute national meeting, Las Vegas, NV. September 2010.
     
2010    Faculty: International Lymphedema Framework Conference, 2nd annual. Brighton Centre, England, March 23-25, 2010. Topics; Lipedema (lecture), Palliative care (workshop) Co-presenter Andrea Cheville, MD.
     
2010    Faculty: National Lymphedema Network 9th International Conference; “Breaking through the barriers”. Presenter, Preconference workshop; Compression Bandaging techniques review and advanced strategies, September 2010. Orlando Florida
     
2009    Faculty: Wild on Wounds Conference (WOW) Topic; “The Basics of Lymphedema; Understanding the Gold standard Treatment of CDT ”. September 23-25, 2009, The Paris Hotel-Las Vegas.
     
Ongoing    Presenter: Regular presenter of Basic and Advanced Medical compression garment fitting seminars nationally for BSN/Jobst, Charlotte, NC
     
2008    Faculty: National Lymphedema Network 8th International Conference; “Riding the Wave of Discovery”, San Diego. Presentations: Physician Intensive Level 1 Workshop, “Lymphedema Management Techniques and the Current State of Training for Lymphedema Specialists in North America”. “ Positions Papers of the NLN Medical Advisory Committee”.
     
2008- 2010    Faculty, Mentor: Lymphedema Science Advocacy Program (LSAP). Webcast lectures and face-to-face educational meetings for select representatives.
     
2008- 2012
   Faculty, Invited Host School: CDT Certification course University of Western Cape, Capetown South Africa. Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria South Africa. 2008
     
2007    Faculty: Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy commissioned to offer the first full CDT Certification course in India. Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
     
2007    Faculty, Presenter: International Society of Lymphology (ISL) meeting September 26-29, Shanghai, China. General Lecture: Complete Decongestive Therapy techniques for Lymphedema Management
     
2007    Workshop Demonstration: Treatment of Lymphedema with Complete Decongestive Therapy, patient demonstration and lecture. 19th People’s Hospital, Shanghai, China
     
2006    Faculty: National Lymphedema Network Seventh International Conference, Nashville Tennessee Presentation: Physician Intensive Level 1 Workshop, “Lymphedema Management Techniques and the Current State of Training for Lymphedema Specialists in North America”. Workshops: Treatment techniques for Genital Lymphedema; Advanced problem solving for lymphedema therapists.
     
2005    Faculty, Guest Lecturer: National Lymphedema Network “First Biennial Patient Summit”, Reno Nevada. Presentations: “Lymphedema Treatment Alternatives”, Panel Member: “Meet the Professor Session”, Facilitator/ Faculty: “TeenSpace” Workshop - A networking opportunity for Teens with Lymphedema
     
2004    Faculty, Presenter, Moderator: National Lymphedema Network Sixth International Conference, Frontiers in Lymphedema Research and Therapy, Reno, Nevada Presentation: Physician Intensive Level 1 Workshop, “Lymphedema Management Techniques and the Current State of Training for Lymphedema Specialists in North America”. Workshop: “Genital and Truncal Lymphedema Management Techniques”. Moderator: “Case Studies from Around the World”
     
2004    Faculty, Workshop: Advanced/ Practical and Theoretical Review; MLD/CDT for Practicing Therapists, Huntington Hospital, Long Island, NY. Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy
     
2004    Faculty: Theoretical Review for Practicing Therapists and LANA Prep Course; Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, University of Missouri- Columbia
     
2003
   Faculty, Presenter, Organizer, Moderator: “University of Pennsylvania/ Klose Norton Training & Consulting, LLC Lymphedema Management Conference”, Philadelphia, PA, Workshop “Compression in Lymphedema Therapy” (8 hours), Panel member, “Problem Solving for Advanced Therapists”
     
2003    Faculty, Presenter: “International Society of Lymphology”(ISL) World Congress, Freiberg, Germany. Topic; “Treatment of Genital Lymphedema”
     
2003    Faculty, Presenter: World Congress of Phlebology, San Diego, CA “CDT treatment for venous and lymphatic edemas”
     
2003    Presenter, Faculty, Organizer: MLD/CDT Advanced/ Review Class (40 hours) Sponsored by The Foeldi College and Klose Norton School of Lymphedema Therapy, Foeldi Clinic for Lymphatic Disorders, Hinterzarten Germany.
     
2003    Organizer, Sponsor: “Clinical Breast Examination and Basic Oncology class” for physical therapists and licensed medical professionals, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD. Nationally attended
     
2002    Faculty, Presenter, Organizer, Moderator: Guthrie/ Klose Norton Training & Consulting, LLC, National Lymphedema Conference, Toronto, Ontario Canada. Panel member “ Problem Solving for the Advanced Therapist”, Lecture “CDT Treatment Techniques for Genital Lymphedema”
     
2002    Faculty, Presenter, Organizer: MLD/CDT Review Class, Sherman Hospital, Elgin, IL
     
2002    Faculty, Presenter, Organizer: MLD/CDT Advanced/ Review Class (40 hours) Sponsored by The Foeldi College and Klose Norton School of Lymphedema Therapy, Foeldi Clinic for Lymphatic Disorders, Hinterzarten Germany.
     
2002    Faculty, Presenter: National lymphedema Network 5th international Conference, Chicago, IL. “Lymphedema; The Quest For understanding: Panel/ Moderation “ Advanced Problem Solving Techniques for Therapists”.
     
2000
   Faculty, Presenter: National Lymphedema Network 4th International Conference, Orlando, Florida, Panel member “Advanced Treatment Techniques for Lymphedema”, Lecture/ demonstration “MLD/CDT Treatment Techniques”
     
1999    Faculty, Presenter, Organizer: MLD/CDT Advance Review Course, Boulder Colorado
     
1999    Faculty, Presenter, Organizer: Guthrie/ Klose Norton Training & Consulting, LLC, National Lymphedema Conference Denver, CO. Workshop “ Treatment Techniques for Genital Lymphedema, Panel member, “Problem Solving for Advanced Therapists”
     
1998    Faculty, Presenter, Organizer: MLD/CDT Advanced Review Class, Klose Norton School of Lymphedema Therapy, Red Bank, NJ. Demonstration, “Advanced Bandaging Techniques and Elephantiasis”
     
1997    Faculty: MLD/CDT Advanced Review Course, Lecture/ Demonstrations “Advanced Bandaging Techniques for Elephantiasis” Lerner Lymphedema Services Academy of Lymphatic Studies, Fort Lauderdale Florida
     
1997- 1998    Faculty: Lerner Lymphedema Services Academy of Lymphatic Studies instructing various MLD/CDT classes nationwide
     
1997    Faculty: MLD/CDT Advanced Review Course Lerner Lymphedema Services Academy of Lymphatic Studies, Princeton, NJ
     
1996    Faculty: National Lymphedema Network 2nd International Conference (NLN), San Francisco, CA Lecture “Exercises for Lymphedema Patients”
     
1996    Faculty: MLD/CDT Advanced Review Course, Lerner Lymphedema services, PC Princeton, NJ
     
1995
   Faculty: MLD/CDT Advanced Review Course, Lerner Lymphedema Services, PC, Princeton, NJ
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