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3 - 4 November 2023

The Canadian Lymphedema Framework (CLF) invites you to join us in Toronto on November 3-4 for the 2023 National Lymphedema Conference at the Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel. Attend the conference and stay a few extra days to enjoy time in Canada's largest city on the shore of beautiful Lake Ontario. Toronto is a vibrant, multicultural city with top attractions, superb shopping, and diverse cultural, culinary, and entertainment experiences. We look forward to seeing you in Toronto in November.

This 2-day conference will offer different content streams for professionals and patients and is for anyone living or working with lymphedema or studying or researching in areas related to lymphedema. 

The CLF Scientific Committees are developing a rich conference program full of speakers, sessions, and workshops that you won't want to miss. You will also have the chance to learn about all the latest products and services for managing lymphedema and related conditions in our extensive Exhibit Hall and speak directly with the experts from the companies who offer them. Throughout the spring and summer, we will keep you informed as the Program develops. 


13 to 15 June 2023

The 11th International Lymphoedema Framework Conference: Nottingham 2023

The International Lymphoedema Framework (ILF) in collaboration with the Lymphoedema Network Wales are organising the 11th International Lymphoedema Framework conference in Nottingham, UK, 13 – 15 June 2023. 

The venue is the East Midlands Conference Centre, University of Nottingham.

ILF 2023 is organised in collaboration with the International Lipoedema Assocation.

29 September to 1 October 2022, Hannover

Dear friends of Phlebology

On behalf of the German Society for Phlebology, I have the honor to invite you to the center of Germany for the 64th Annual Conference of the German Society for Phlebology from September 29th to October 1st, 2022, which will be held in presence and online to reach every corner of the world.

Venous insufficiency is a disease with a highest prevalence and serious consequences such as leg ulcer are of great economic relevance for the solidarity system. The same applies to chronic lymphedema and deep vein thrombosis and its sequelae, which often requires long-term therapy.
How to choose the right treatment from the many options for these patients? According to the socio-cultural environment, the skills of the doctor and the wishes of the patients? Choosing wisely means “Make smart decisions together”.

In addition to the main lectures, ultrasound courses for the superficial and deep leg veins, workshops on sclerotherapy and endoluminal treatment, as well as surgical techniques are offered. There will be joint meetings with German Vascular Surgery Societies, as well as with the French, the Polish, the Australian and the Egyptian Societies of Phlebology.

Dr. med. Erika Mendoza
Congress President DGP 2022
Secretary General of the German Society for Phlebology

16 to 18 September 2022, Istanbul

Dear Colleagues and Health Professionals

Lymphedema is not only secondary to cancer, but may also develop due to reasons such as venous insufficiency, lipedema, obesity, infection, or primarily due to congenital damage or dysfunction of the lymphatic system. Prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of lymphedema, which complicates the daily life activities of the person and causes deterioration in the quality of life due to the negativities caused by biopsychosocial aspects, is very important. In this regard, physicians (physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, cardiovascular surgeons, plastic reconstructive and aesthetic surgeons, general surgeons, surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, family physicians, pediatricians), physiotherapists, nurses, other health professionals (occupational therapists, psychologists, dieticians, social workers), medical companies and the pharmaceutical industry have very important duties.

For this congress, where we aim to share our knowledge and experience about lymphedema, learn what we do not know, reinforce our practical knowledge and skills in workshops, and reach the current evidence-based diagnosis and treatment approaches, we wish you to reserve a place in your agenda and be together.

We wish to meet you in Istanbul on 16-18 September 2022, and express our sincere love and respect.

Pınar Borman Prof, M.D                     Figen Ayhan Prof, M.D
Congress Co-President                      Congress Co-President

15 March, 2022


At the POWER Lymphatics Symposium 2022, president of the ILA, Tobias Bertsch and therapist, Elvira Albrecht, will present the European consensus and the implementation of a new therapy approach. Afterwards, there will be a discussion between lipoedema panelists.

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26-28 May, 2022

ILA will perform a workshop at the Australasian Lymphology Association conference, 26-28 May 2022.
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20 November 2021, 14-15:30, Copenhagen

Session: Lipoedema Management II at ILF Conference

Chair: Liesbeth Vandermeeren

Isabel Forner-Cordero: Phenotypes of Lipoedema
Jørgen Rungby: Lipoedema from an endocrinological point of view
Ad Hendrickx: Physio- and movement therapy for the lipoedema patient
Nestor Torio-Padron: Consensus of the European lipoedema forum: Liposuction for the treatment of lipoedema, yes, but…
Jodok Fink: Impact of bariatric surgery on Lipoedema

18 November 2021, 15:30-17:00, Copenhagen

Session: Lipoedema Management I at ILF Conference

Tobias Bertsch: New European concensus document on lipoedema
Gabriele Erbacher: Psycho-social aspects of lipoedema
Robert Damstra: Lipoedema and pain
Sandro Michelini: Lipoedema: A genetic disease to know better

16 to 17 November 2021, Copenhagen

3rd International Lipoedema Forum

14 to 15 March 2019, Hamburg

2nd European Lipoedema Forum

21 to 22 June 2018, Hamburg

1st European Lipoedema Forum