INVITED SPEAKERS

  • Miguel Amore (Argentina)
  • Mauro Andrade (Brazil)
  • Lionel Arrivé (France)
  • Helena Bascuñana (Spain)
  • Ruediger Baumeister (Germany)
  • Corine Becker (France)
  • Jean-Paul Belgrado (Belgium)
  • Michael J. Bernas (USA)
  • Tobias Bertsch (Germany)
  • Francesco Boccardo (Italy)
  • Pierre Bourgeois (Belgium)
  • Hakan Brorson (Sweden)
  • Corradino Campisi (Italy)
  • Albert Chao (USA)
  • Lu Chen (USA)
  • Joseph Dayan (USA)
  • Yener Demirtas (Turkey)
  • Nele Devoogdt (Belgium)
  • Yoav Dori (USA)
  • Gunther Felmerer (Germany)
  • Etelka Földi (Germany)
  • Isabel Forner-Cordero (Spain)
  • Jay W. Granzow (USA)
  • Arin K. Greene (USA)
  • Emily Iker (USA)
  • Karin Johansson (Sweeden)
  • Isao Koshima (Japan)
  • Tapani Lahtinen (Finland)
  • Olivier Leduc (Belgium)
  • Stanley P.L. Leong (USA)
  • Ning-Fei Liu (China)
  • Jiro Maegawa (Japan)
  • Sahar Mansour (UK)
  • Sandro Michelini (Italy)
  • Francisco Millán (Spain)
  • Christine Moffat (UK)
  • Giovanni Moneta (Italy)
  • Alex Munnoch (UK)
  • Peter Neligan (USA)
  • Eikichi Okada (Japan)
  • Waldemar Olszewski (Poland)
  • Cristobal Papendieck (Argentina)
  • Hugo Partsch (Austria)
  • Neil B. Piller (Australia)
  • Ángela Río González (Spain)
  • Stan Rockson (USA)
  • Katrin Seidenstuecker (Germany)
  • Hiro Suami (Japan)
  • Andrzej Szuba (Poland)
  • Nestor Torio-Padrón (Germany)
  • Christian Ure (Austria)
  • René Van der Hulst (Netherlands)
  • Stephane Vignes (France)
  • Mikka Vikkula (Belgium)
  • Marlys H. Witte (USA)
  • Takumi Yamamoto (Japan)

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

(UPDATED 14th SEPTEMBER, 2017)

Lectures

Parallel symposiums

Free paper sessions: oral presentations

Free paper sessions: poster talks

Video surgery sessions

Lymphoedema Information Day

Social program

REGISTRATION (10:00 – 12:00)

OPENING CEREMONY

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 25th (Mon)
……………………………..12:00 – 13:00

ROOM:   Marenostrum 1+2

  • Welcome message - J. Masià / M.H. Witte / N.-F. Liu
  • ISL: Historic overview - M. Witte
  • Inaugural lecture: The plastic surgery contribution to the lymphedema treatment - J. Masià

LUNCH BREAK (13:00 – 14:00)

BASIC LYMPHOLOGY (ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY) / DIAGNOSIS
IMAGING OF THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 25th (Mon)
……………………………..From 14:00 to 18:30

ROOM:   Exhibition Area

  • The selected posters related with the topics of the day will be uploaded in interactive screens.

BASIC LYMPHOLOGY (ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY) / DIAGNOSIS

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 25th (Mon)
……………………………..14:00 – 16:00

ROOM:   Marenostrum 1+2

CHAIR:   E. Földi
…………………M.H. Witte

  • Lymphedema following cancer surgery - S.P.L. Leong
  • Prospective surveillance, early diagnosis and treatment of patients at risk. Preliminary results - K. Johansson
  • Abnormal mural cell recruitment in lymphatic capillaries: a common pathological feature in chronic lymphedematous skin - N.-F. Liu
  • Dermato-lymphangio-adenitis (DLA) (cellulitis) is an integral component of obstructive lymphedema due to lack of bacterial evacuation from tissues deprived of lymphatic drainage - W. Olszewski
  • Lower limb edemas after lymphadenectomy: primary or secondary - P. Bourgeois
  • Undertaking an international epidemiology study in chronic oedema - C. Moffatt
  • Lipedema: Updating the management - I. Forner-Cordero

IMAGING OF THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM (I)

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 25th (Mon)
……………………………..15:00 – 16:00

ROOM:   Terral

CHAIR:   P. Neligan
…………………G. Pons

  • Lymphatic circulation of lower limbs in sequela of circumferential degloving injuries of lower limbs – Lymphoscintigraphy assessment - D.F. Mello
  • Cutaneous ultrasonography with image analysis differentiates extremity lymphedema and lipedema – E. Iker
  • Deep infrared imaging to identify venous impairment after breast cancer surgery. - J.-P. Belgrado
  • Reconfiguration of the skin after lymphedema treatment evaluated by high-frequency ultrasonography - J.M. Pereira de Godoy
  • Surveillance for breast cancer-related lymphoedema using bioimpedance spectroscopy: A 10-year retrospective clinical cohort - H. Mackie
  • Measurement of lymphoedema with DXA - C.A. Gjørup
  • Indocyanine green fluorescence tissue staining combined with tonometry shows how much force is needed to move edema fluid during manual massage – M. Zaleska
  • Therapeutic Strategy For Primary Lymphedema: Icg Lymphography Classification - T. Yamamoto

COFFEE BREAK (16:00 – 16:30)

IMAGING OF THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM (I)

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 25th (Mon)
……………………………..16:30 – 18:30

ROOM:   Marenostrum 1+2

CHAIR:   E. Dimakakos
…………………N.-F. Liu

  • SPECT/CT Assesment of unexpected lymphatic drainages in patients with secondary lower limb lymphedema (LLLE) - P. Bourgeois
  • Reverse lymphatic mapping: Maximizing safety in vascularized lymph node transfer - J. Dayan
  • Evaluation of the axillary web syndromes (AWS) by lymphoscintigraphic imaging - O. Leduc
  • New modality for evaluation and surgical treatment in peripheral lymphedema (SPECT-CT lymphoscintigraphy and navigation surgery for lymphatic venous anastomosis) - J. Maegawa
  • Imaging lymphatics in human normal and lymphedema limbs – usefulness of various modalities for evaluation of lymph and edema fluid flow pathways and dynamics - W. Olszewski
  • Versatility of ICG fluorescence lymphography in the clinical outpatient setting - H. Suami
  • Postoperative lymphatic complications in congenital heart disease evaluated by dynamic contrast-enhanced MR lymphangiography (50 patients) – Y. Dori

BASIC LYMPHOLOGY (ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY) / DIAGNOSIS

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 25th (Mon)
……………………………..16:30 – 18:30

ROOM:   Terral

CHAIR:   A. Munnoch
…………………R. Baumeister

  • The adipogenic potential of lymph fluid - H.-Y. Hsiao
  • Assessing the presence of breast lymphoedema following breast cancer treatment: A validation study - K. Riches
  • Importance of the efferent lymphatic vessels in lymphedema pathophysiology: Efferent lymphatic vessel anastomosis in lymphedema surgery – T. Yamamoto
  • Implementing guidelines for lymphedema treatment in ambulatory setting in Switzerland: A necessity or not? - Y. Stoel
  • Leg edema in chronic lymphatic insufficiency is lympho-fibro-adipo-edema – M. Zaleska
  • Lymphedema patient care in a high demand centre – M. Bussati
  • The occlusion pressure of the superficial lymphatic network in the lower limb of patients with functional lymph collectors. - J.-P. Belgrado
  • A protocol for generating acquired lymphedema mice model – K. Roh
  • Tonometry of deep tissues for setting effective compression pressures in edematous limbs - M. Zaleska
  • Cytokine studies on secondary lymphedema – M. Ohkuma

WELCOME COCKTAIL at Hotel Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I wine lounge (18:30)

IMMUNOLOGY AND IMMUNOTHERAPY CANCER METASTASIS THROUGH THE LYMPHOVASCULAR SYSTEM
FAT, LYMPHEDEMA AND LIPEDEMA
LYMPHATIC DEVELOPMENT AND PECDIATRICS LYMPHOLOGY

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 26th (Tues)
……………………………..08:00 – 18:00

ROOM:   Exhibition Area

  • The selected posters related with the topics of the day will be uploaded in interactive screens.

LYMPHANGIOGENESIS / HEMANGIOGENESIS AND VASCULAR GROWTH FACTORS

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 26th (Tues)
……………………………..08:00 – 09:00

ROOM:   Marenostrum 1+2

CHAIRS:   A. Szuba
………………….. J. Dayan

  • Lymph flow reconstruction without lymphatic anastomosis or lymph node transfer: a new concept - T. Yamamoto
  • Biological scaffolds to stimulate lymphatic regeneration: emerging science and research - S. Rockson
  • The prospect for pharmacological therapy in chronic lymphedema - S. Rockson

IMAGING OF THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM (II)

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 26th (Tues)
……………………………..08:00 – 10:00

ROOM:   Terral

CHAIR:   C. Campisi
…………………..J. Granzow

  • Early detection of secondary lymphedema after cancer treatments – J.-P. Belgrado
  • Standardizing a protocol of indocyanine green fluorescence lymphography (ICG-LG) with exercise for lower limb lymphedema - S. Koshimune
  • Lymphoscintigraphic patterns in primary and secondary lymphedema of the limbs – G. Villa
  • A novel mouse model for visualized and quantitative assessment of lymphatic function using an in vivo imaging system – Y. Yamaji
  • Indocyanine green lymphography is helpful in detection of early lymphedema after breast and uterine surgery before it is clinically diagnosed - W. Olszewski
  • Lymphangioscintigraphy patterns of lymphedema in gynecologic cancer and related disorders - S. Behan
  • Fluorescein isothiocyanate: a novel application for intra-operative lymphatic imaging – B. N. N. Tran

IMMUNOLOGY AND IMMUNOTHERAPY. CANCER METASTASIS THROUGH THE LYMPHOVASCULAR SYSTEM

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 26th (Tues)
……………………………..09:00 – 10:00

ROOM:   Marenostrum 1+2

CHAIRS:   M. Andrade
…………………..M. Bernas

  • Towards a new definition of the “Sentinel” (at risk) lymph nodes in cancers after the intra-venous injection of Indocyanin Green (ICG) - P. Bourgeois
  • Immuno-Oncology and Onco-Lymphology: cancer metastasis through the lymphovascular system - S.P.L. Leong
  • Immunohistochemical study on the lymphatic vessels of the heart – special reference to the conduction system - E. Okada

COFFEE BREAK (10:00 – 10:30)

IMAGING OF THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM (II)

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 26th (Tues)
……………………………..10:30 – 12:30

ROOM:   Marenostrum 1+2

CHAIR:   Y. Dori
…………………M. Bernas
…………………M.H. Witte

  • Non-contrast MR lymphography of lymphedema - L. Arrivé
  • Lymphatic scintigraphy studies at the donor region of lymphatic vessel grafts - R. Baumeister
  • Surgeries for upper and lower limb lymphedemas based on and guided by lymphoscintigraphy: first results - P. Bourgeois
  • Hand-held LymphScanner: Quick and easy assessment of localized lymphedema - T. Lahtinen
  • The role of MRI Lymphangiography in lymphedema management - P. Neligan
  • Lymphatic imaging and patient selection for lymphatic surgery  - J. Dayan
  • Lymphoscintigraphic assessment as a therapeutic guidance for lymphedema treatment - O. Leduc
  • Tonometry of deep tissues for setting effective compression pressures in edematous limbs - W. Olszewski
  • Therapeutic strategy for primary lymphedema: ICG lymphography classification - T. Yamamoto

LYMPHANGIOGENESIS / HEMANGIOGENESIS AND VASCULAR GROWTH FACTORS

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 26th (Tues)
……………………………..10:30 – 11:30

ROOM:  Terral

CHAIR:   A. Pissas
…………………M. Amore

  • Guided lymphangiogenesis through an adipose-derived stem cells (ADSC) plated aligned nanofibrilar collagen scaffold - D. Dionyssiou
  • Lymphangiogenesis in association to metabolic diseases. Interstitial lymphatic drainage is a cause or a consequence of metabolic diseases? - A. Horra Pueyo
  • Expression of lymphatic vessel gene markers Prox1 and Pdpn, in adipose tissue. Possible links with adipose tissue expandability – A. Horra Pueyo
  • Anti-Inflammatory and lymphangiogenetic effects of low-level laser therapy on lymphedema in an experimental mouse tail model - J.Y. Jeon
  • Characterization of FOXC2 variations identified in patients with lymphedema-distichiasis syndrome – S. Michelini
  • Effect of transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) inhibitor on mouse tail acquired lymphedema model - K.Y. Kim
  • Radiation inhibits lymphangiogenesis in acquired lymphedema hind limb mouse models - K.Y. Kim
  • Can mesothelial cells transform into lymphatic endothelial cells in an adjuvant-induced lymphangioma? - T. Ezaki

PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS OF THE INTERNATIONAL LYMPHEDEMA FRAMEWORK

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 26th (Tues)
……………………………..10:30 – 12:30

ROOM:   Yazmin

CHAIR:   N. Piller

  • Overview of Limprint methods and main results: acute hospital results specialist service results community results – C. Moffatt / V. Keeley
  • Therapeutic camp for children with lymphoedema: how children and adolescents represent self-management in lymphoedema using visual research methods – I. Quere

IMMUNOLOGY AND IMMUNOTHERAPY. CANCER METASTASIS THROUGH THE LYMPHOVASCULAR SYSTEM

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 26th (Tues)
……………………………..11:30 – 12:30

ROOM:  Terral

CHAIR:   A. Pissas
…………………M. Amore

  • Podoplanin positive cells recruit inflammatory cells by expressing chemokines during wound healing in mice - K. Shimizu

LUNCH BREAK (12:30 – 13:30)

FAT, LYMPHEDEMA AND LIPEDEMA

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 26th (Tue)
……………………………..13:30 – 15:30

ROOM:   Marenostrum 1+2

CHAIR:   H. Brorson
…………………M. Andrade

  • KEYNOTE LECTURE: Mechanisms of fat deposition in lymphedema - M. Andrade
  • Obesity and lymphedema – under-estimate and unpopular - T. Bertsch
  • Lipedema (facts and fiction) - T. Bertsch
  • Lipedema treatment with “Lymph Sparing VASER Liposuction”: An Experience with 200 Patients - Y. Demirtas
  • Obesity-induced lymphedema: diagnosis and management - A.K. Greene
  • Challenges in the diagnosis of lipedema - I. Forner-Cordero

LYMPHATIC DEVELOPMENT AND PAEDIATRICS LYMPHOLOGY

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 26th (Tues)
……………………………..14:00 – 15:30

ROOM:   Terral

CHAIR:  E. Földi
…………………A.K. Greene

  • Lymphedema treatment: need to control the early rebound effect after intensive phase : MARYLIN STUDY - I. Quere
  • Healthcare expenditures and equity in healthcare utilization for lymphedema patients in France – I. Quere
  • Incidence of cellulitis in children and young adults. Result of an observational cohort study - I. Quere
  • Gorham-Stout disease represents two different disorders - primary lymphangiomogenic and secondary post-traumatic? - N. Tanoue
  • Utilization of MR lymphangiography to determine the etiology of chylothorax and predict the outcome of lymphatic embolization in patients with congenital heart disease - Y. Dori
  • Whole body lymphangioscintigraphy and SPECT-CT in infants and children with chylous reflux after surgical correction of congenital heart disease – S. Behan

WORKSHOP ICG TECHNOLOGY FOR LYMPHEDEMA DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT (WORKSHOP ON ICG TECHNOLOGIES)

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 26th (Tues)
……………………………..14:00 – 15:30

ROOM:   Yazmin

CHAIR:  J. Masià

  • Fluoptics
  • Diagnostic Green
  • Mitaka
  • Novadaq

COFFEE BREAK (15:30 – 16:00)

LYMPHATIC DEVELOPMENT AND PAEDIATRICS LYMPHOLOGY

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 26th (Tues)
……………………………..16:00 – 17:15

ROOM:   Marenostrum 1+2

CHAIR:   A. Munnoch
…………………C. Campisi

  • KEYNOTE LECTURE: Growth, asymmetric growth and overgrowth in pediatrics with or without vascular anomalies - C. Papendieck
  • Management of lymphostatic diseases in childhood - E. Földi
  • Pediatric lymphedema and lymphatic anomalies: diagnosis and management - A.K. Greene
  • Lymphoedema treatment in children - C. Becker

FAT, LYMPHEDEMA AND LIPEDEMA

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 26th (Tue)
……………………………..16:00 – 17:15

ROOM:   Terral

CHAIR:   O. Leduc
…………………R. Baumeister

  • Adipogenic factor expression in lipedema adipocytes differs from control adipose stem cells - A. Bauer
  • Correlation of clinical presentation and ultrasound study of skin and subcutaneous tissue in different stages of lipedema – E. Iker
  • Left ventricular rotational abnormalities in lipedema – G. Szolnoky
  • Building evidence for diagnosis of lipedema: a CART (Classification And Regression Tree) algorithm. - I. Forner-Cordero 
  • Intermitent pneumatic compression therapy in lipedema: A pilot study - Y. Bakar
  • Effectiveness of conservative combined treatment in lipedema patients and clinical monitoring - S. Michelini
  • Free fatty acids in lymphedema after treatment – M. Ohkuma

FREE PAPER SESSION: SELECTION OF THE BEST ABSTRACTS FOR ORAL PRESENTATIONS (I)

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 26th (Tues)
……………………………..17:15 – 18:00

ROOM:   Marenostrum

CHAIRS:   P. Neligan
…………………..N. Piller

  • Home based programme can prevent lower limb lymphedema patients with malign melanoma – five years follow up - A. Kostanoglu (TOPIC: Immunology and Immunotherapy. Cancer Metastasis through the Lymphovascular System)
  • Relation between clinical examination and dermal backflow patterns during lymphofluoroscopy in patients with breast cancer related lymphedema – S. Thomis (TOPIC: Imaging of the lymphatic system)
  • Live indocyanine green lymphography shows differences in effectiveness of MLD, linforoll massage and intermittent pneumatic compression - M. Zaleska (TOPIC: Imaging of the lymphatic system)

COLOR NIGHT at Restaurant 1881 (21:00)

PHYSICAL TREATMENT FOR LYMPHATIC DISORDERS
LYMPHATIC MALFORMATIONS AND GENETICS
QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUES
PATIENT EDUCATION IN LYMPHOLOGY

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 27th (Wed)
……………………………..08:00 – 18:00

ROOM:   Exhibition Area

  • The selected posters related with the topics of the day will be uploaded in interactive screens.

ASSOCIATIONS INFORMATION / EXHIBITION POINT

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 27th (Wed)
……………………………..08:00 – 18:00

ROOM:   Marenostrum 3

PHYSICAL TREATMENT FOR LYMPHATIC DISORDERS (I)

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 27th (Wed)
……………………………..08:00 – 10:00

ROOM:   Marenostrum 1

CHAIRS:   M. Ohkuma
…………………..E. Iker

  • The added value of a connected multicomponent bandage in the treatment of BCRL - J-P. Belgrado
  • Obstructive sleep apnea in patients with lower extremity lymphedema. Effects of complex decongestive therapy - A. Szuba
  • Decongestive lymphatic therapy for treatment of lymphoedema: compression is the deciding component  - N. Devoogdt
  • Analysis of the sensitivity of various methods of oedema measurement - O. Leduc
  • Obstructive lymphedema of limbs can be simply treated by silicone tube implant drainage -six-years follow-up - W. Olszewski
  • Exercise for lymphedema patients - evidence and practice - K. Johansson
  • Potential possibility to control therapeutic results of conservative lymphedema treatment -  E. Földi
  • Conservative management of lymphedema: Compression is the key - H. Partsch
  • Physical treatment in lower limb elderly oedema and cardiac Implications - S. Michelini

SURGICAL TREATMENT FOR LYMPHATIC DISORDERS (I)

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 27th (Wed)
……………………………..08:00 – 10:00

ROOM:   Terral

CHAIRS:   F. Boccardo
…………………..H. Brorson

  • Treatment of breast cancer related lymphedema: CPT and microsurgery – N. Adriaenssens
  • Abdominoplasty with lymphatic microsurgery for patients with secondary lower extremity lymphedema – S. Akita
  • Treatment of limb lymphoedema with liposuction and postoperative compression. A 12 year retrospective cohort analysis of a single surgeon experience - C. West
  • Choice of lymphatic microsurgery procedure guided by pathological transport index on lymphoscintigraphy – C. Campisi
  • Lymphatic vessels injuries as a complication in varicose veins surgery – J. Čepl
  • Vascularized lymph node transfer and modified Charles Procedure for advanced lower extremity lymphedema – P. Ciudad
  • Vascularized lymph node transfer combined with fat-augmented latissimus dorsi flap: an alternative option for simultaneous breast and lymphedema reco – E. Demiri
  • How to prevent lymphatic injuries in venous surgery – S. Dessalvi
  • Heterogeneous phenotypes of primary lymphoedema treated with lymphatic microsurgery - D.Dionyssiou
  • Surgical treatment of recidivist lymphedema - C Eretta
  • The effect of lymphaticovenous anastomosis in breast cancer-related lymphedema: A review of the literature - L. Ewalds
  • Super-microsurgical lymphaticovenous anastomosis for breast lymphedema secondary to breast cancer treatment - G. Giacalone
  • SF-36 shows increased quality of life following complete reduction of postmastectomy lymphedema with liposuction – M. Hoffner
  • The submental versus groin vascularized lymph node transfer flaps: A head-to-head comparison of surgical outcomes following treatment for upper limb - O. Ho
  • Phlebogenic lymphedema of lower extremity-experience of intraluminal management - W.H. Hsu

WORKSHOP: LYMPHEDEMA BY ECOGRAPH DIAGNOSIS

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 27th (Wed)
……………………………..08:00 – 10:00

ROOM:   Yazmin

CHAIR:   E. Bascuñana

ABOUT LYMPMHOEDEMA AND LIPEDEMA: LECTURE SESSION

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 27th (Wed)
……………………………..08:00 – 09:30

ROOM:   Marenostrum 2

CHAIR:   J. Masià

  • Research in primary lymphedema – M. Vikkula
  • Rehabilitating approach of the lymphedema in Spain – V. Pujol
  • Paediatric lymphoedema: diagnosis and treatment – C. Papendieck
  • Lipoedema: diagnosis and therapy - F.J. Schingale
  • Lymphedema surgical treatment: current approach – J. Masià
  • Physiotherapy treatment: current approach – F. Millán
  • Discussion time (30 minutes)

EXERCISE AND NUTRITION FOR LYMPHEDEMA AND LIPEDEMA PATIENTS

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 27th (Wed)
……………………………..09:30 – 10:00

ROOM:   Marenostrum 2

CHAIR:   G. Pons

  • Benefits of the Nordic walking – J. Cuartero
  • Nutrition in lymphedema patients - Ch. Ehrlich

COFFEE BREAK (10:00 – 10:30)

PHYSICAL TREATMENT FOR LYMPHATIC DISORDERS (II)

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 27th (Wed)
……………………………..10:30 – 12:30

ROOM:   Marenostrum 1

CHAIRS:   K. Johansson
…………………..T. Bertsch

  • Non-surgical treatment of lymphedema: evidence based approach - H. Bascuñana
  • The ICC compression questionnaire to assess compression material and devices in patients with lymphoedema and chronic venous disease - N. Devoogdt
  • Early detection of secondary lymphedema after cancer treatments - J-P. Belgrado
  • Compression and containmntent: from the Patient's framing to the new aproaches - G. Moneta
  • Oncological versus lymphologic rehabilitation for lymphedema patients after head-neck cancer treatment - Ch. Ure
  • The importance of additive plastic surgery procedures in severe cases of chronic lymphedema – N. Torio-Padró
  • Management of complicated lymphedema patients - E. Iker

SURGICAL TREATMENT FOR LYMPHATIC DISORDERS (II)

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 27th (Wed)
……………………………..10:30 – 12:30

ROOM:   Terral

CHAIRS:   S.P.L. Leong
…………………..G. Felmerer

  • Lymphedema leads to fat deposition in muscle and possible decreased muscle volume after liposuction - M. Hoffner
  • New surgical options for the treatment of advanced stages of peripheral lymphedema - C.C. Campisi
  • The gastroepiploic and others intra-abdominal vascularized lymph nodes transfer for the treatment of extremity lymphedema - P. Ciudad
  • Free lymph node transfer (LNT) use as a Bridge and not Detour. Long term outcomes of treating stage-II lymphedema patients – D.Dionyssiou
  • Efficacy of lymphaticovenular anastomoisis in posterior side for primary lower extremity lymphedema – A. Hayashi
  • A prospective 2 year review of lymphedema rates in breast cancer patients following mastectomy, axillary clearance and immediate free flap reconstruction - J. Stallard
  • Intraoperative prevention of sustained lymphorrhea after radical surgery (or after lymphadenectomy) in patients with breast cancer - I. Reshetov
  • Lymphatic venous anastomosis for pediatric lymphangioma - M. Kato
  • Lymphaticovenous anastomosis releases the lower extremity lymphedema-associated pain - Y. Kawakami
  • Optimising positive outcomes for those at risk of or living with lymphoedema through a multidisciplinary and comprehensive education, research and treatment program - H. Suami
  • Targeting reflux-free vein with vein visualizer to identify ideal recipient vein preoperatively for optimal lymphatico-venous anastomosis - J.C.-S. Yang
  • Postmastectomy lymphedema is successfully treated by silicone tube implantation bypassing the axillary pit - W. Olszewski
  • The impact of Dynamic-LVA (D-LVA) for upper extremity lymphedema: A new reliable lymphaticovenular anastomosis - I. Seki
  • Lymphatico-venous anastomosis as treatment for breast cancer-related lymphedema: a prospective study on quality of life - S.S.Q. Shao
  • A novel animal model for the surgical prevention of lymphedema: the power of molecular imaging - B.N.N. Tran
  • Perfusion of the lymph nodes by the microbal suspension during the experiment - I. Yarema

PATIENT EDUCATION IN LYMPHOLOGY

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 27th (Wed)
……………………………..10:30-12.30

ROOM:   Yazmin

CHAIRS:   R. Baumeister
…………………..S. Vignes

  • The most important treatment goals and achievements of Turkish lymphedema and lipedema patients - Y. Bakar
  • Are proprioception and sensation affected in patients with unilateral lymphedema? - S. S. Keklik
  • Weight management - neglected aspect of lymphedema treatment – K. Schmidt
  • Exploring education, self-care activities and mood states of women with breast cancer therapy related lymphedema – Z. Dçeveci
  • Patient’s home care for lymphedema-related acute dermatitis (bacterial complication) – M. Ohkuma
  • Lymphedema-related acute dermatitis:terminology and its differentiation from cellulitis, erysipelas and acute lymphangitis – M. Ohkuma
  • Tinea: diagnosis, occurrence rate, relation to lymphedema-related acute dermatitis and a perfect prophylaxis – M. Ohkuma
  • Italian guidelines on lymphedema: new national low 2017 - S. Michelini

ROUND TABLE SESSION: REHABILITATION METHODS

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 27th (Wed)
……………………………..10:30 – 12:30

ROOM:   Marenostrum 2

CHAIR:   V. Pujol

  • Foeldi Method - E. Földi
  • Godoy Method – J. M. Godoy
  • Leduc Method – O. Leduc
  • Vodder Method – T. Decock (BeNevolution)
  • Discussion time (30 minutes)

LUNCH BREAK (12:30 – 13:30)

LYMPHATIC MALFORMATION AND GENETICS

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 27th (Wed)
……………………………..13:30 – 14:45

ROOM:   Marenostrum 1

CHAIRS:   R. Baumeister
…………………..C. Papendieck

  • Genetic mutations and clinical phenotype in primary lymphedema - N-F. Liu
  • Lymphedema genetics implications - S. Michelini
  • Yellow nail syndrome, a rare unknown disease - S. Vignes
  • ADAMTS3 mutations cause Hennekam lymphangiectasia – Lymphedema symdrome 3 – M. Vikkula
  • Primary intestinal lymphangiectasia (Waldmann’s disease) – S. Vignes

SURGICAL TREATMENT FOR LYMPHATIC DISORDERS (III)

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 27th (Wed)
……………………………..14:00 – 15:30

ROOM:   Terral

CHAIRS:   M. Bernas
…………………..Y. Demirtas

  • Complete reduction of breast cancer related arm lymphedema in 105 patients following liposuction – a five-year follow-up – M. Hoffner
  • Terminate chylothorax/ abdomen by minimum invasive pediatrics lymph surgery. - M. Kato
  • Breast oedema following DIEP flap breast reconstruction – J. Stallard
  • Long-term follow-up procedures following liposuction of arm and leg lymphedema - B. Svensson
  • Pathophysiological characterization of rat hind-limb lymphedema model and drainage of excess fluid with an implanted drainage device – V. Triacca
  • A novel device for robotic-assisted lymphatico-venous anastomosis (LVA): first results of preclinical and clinical validation – R. Cau
  • Role of lymphaticovenular anastomosis for treatment of Stewart–Treves syndrome: what we learned from three cases that regressed after LVA – J. Wang
  • Lymphatic collateral route establishment in lower limb lymphedema - A. Sasaki
  • Critical ischemia time of lymph nodes: the assessment of the lymphatic drainage efficiency of vascularized lymph node flaps in relation to ischemia T – C.-Y. Yang
  • Early results in preventing lymphedema: a potential paradigm shift in lymphatic surgery - B.N.N. Tran
  • Quality of life assessment in patients undergoing liposuction for lower limb lymphoedema using the Lymphoedema Quality of Life Inventory (LyQLi) - C. West
  • Development and clinical use of small diameter wire for lymphatic vessels - Y. Yabuki
  • Suction assisted lipectomy plus distal LVA for advanced stage lower extremity lymphedema – K. Yamada
  • Outcome analysis of supermicrosurgical lymphaticovenular anastomosis in 454 limbs – T. Yamamoto
  • Lymphaticovenous anastomosis for secondary pelvic lymphocele - S. Yoshida
  • Secondary lymphedema complicated with intractable lymphorrhea and infection treated successfully with lymphatico-venous anastomosis - J. C.-S. Yang

CARDIAC AND PULMONARY LYMPHOLOGY

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 27th (Wed)
……………………………..13:30 – 15:30

ROOM:   Yazmin

CHAIRS:   M.H. Witte / Y. Dori
…………………  M. Bernas / E. Földi

  • Lymphatic System of the Heart and Lung in Health and Disease Lymphocardiology / Cardiovascular lymphology and Lymphopulmonology / Pulmonolymphology: Past, Present and Future - M.H. Witte
  • Lymphatic system, the heart, and heart disease: The scope of “lymphocardiology / cardiolymphology” - S. Behan
  • Lymphatic system, the lung, and lung disease: the scope of “lymphopulmonology / pulmonolymphology” - S. Daley / N. Tanoue
  • Panel discussion and research agenda

SURGICAL TREATMENT FOR LYMPHATIC DISORDERS

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 27th (Wed)
……………………………..13:30 – 14:00

ROOM:   Marenostrum 2

  • KEYNOTE LECTURE HONORARY PRESIDENT: Present and future in lymphedema surgical treatment - Prof. I. Koshima

PATIENT LYMPHOEDEMA ORGANIZATIONS SEMINAR

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 27th (Wed)
……………………………..14:00 – 15:30

ROOM:   Marenostrum 2

CHAIR:   Z. Blasco

  • FEDEAL (Spain)
  • EUSKOADELPRISE (Spain)
  • LE&RN (USA)
  • ANDLINFA (Portugal)
  • ILF (Australia)
  • Discussion time (30 minutes)

QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUES

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 27th (Wed)
……………………………..14:45 – 15:30

ROOM:   Marenostrum 1

CHAIRS:   S. Michelini
…………………..C. Moffat

  • Lymphedema quality of life inventori (LYQLI) for evaluation of health related quality of life in lymphedema patients and by interventions - K. Johansson
  • How is the life with lymphedema. Phenomenological qualitative study of primary and secondary lymphedema - A. Río González
  • Primary and secondary Lymphoedema: Social costs - S. Michelini

COFFEE BREAK (15:30 – 16:00)

PATIENT EDUCATION IN LYMPHOLOGY

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 27th (Wed)
……………………………..16:00 – 16:30

ROOM:   Marenostrum 1

CHAIR:   C.C. Campisi

  • Have we lost the patient in the quest for good science? - N.B. Piller
  • Importance of patient education in lymphedema management - S. Vignes

MISCELLANEOUS “PHYSICAL TREATMENT FOR LYMPHATIC DISORDERS”

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 27th (Wed)
……………………………..16:00 – 17:15

ROOM:   Terral

CHAIR:   G. Pons

  • For all those papers under the topic «Physical treatments for lymphatic disorders» that cannot be presented on Thursday's sessions.
  • The efficacy of combined phase I complex decongestive therapy on - P. Borman
  • Stewart–Treves syndrome: a rare complication of breast cancer related-Lymphedema - P. Borman

PERSONAL EXPERIENCES IN PATIENTS

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 27th (Wed)
……………………………..16:00 – 17:00

ROOM:   Marenostrum 2

CHAIR:   Ch. Ehrlich
…………………E. Iker

  • Primary lymphedema
  • Secondary lymphedema
  • Lipoedema
  • Round table with patients (30 minutes)

WORKSHOP: DRESSING AND COMPRESSION STOCKING GARMENTS

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 27th (Wed)
……………………………..16:00 – 18:00

ROOM:   Yazmin

CHAIR:   A. Río
…………………P. Domingo

  • Upper limb compressive bandages. Materials . Pathology adjustment
  • Self-bandaging workshop

FUTURE RESEARCH

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 27th (Wed)
……………………………..16:30 – 18:00

ROOM:   Marenostrum 1

CHAIR:   P. Neligan

  • KEYNOTE LECTURE: Robot for supramicrosurgery first in man! – R. Van Der Hulst
  • ISL Innovations and new directions in the conservative treatment and management of lymphoedemas - N.B. Piller
  • Lingering questions in lymphology - M.H. Witte

FREE PAPER SESSION: SELECTION OF THE BEST ABSTRACTS FOR ORAL PRESENTATIONS (II)

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 27th (Wed)
……………………………..17:15 – 18:00

ROOM:   Marenostrum 2

CHAIRS:   G. Felmerer
…………………..H. Maegawa

  • Percutaneous sclerotherapy of lymphocele and lymphorrhea using povidone iodine’s foam – A. Hamadé (TOPIC: Surgical treatments for lymphatic disorders)
  • Effective and efficient lymphaticovenular anastomosis using preoperative ultrasonographic imaging of lymphatic vessel; Retrospective study in 55 lower – A. Hayashi (TOPIC: Surgical treatments for lymphatic disorders)
  • Chronic lymphatic skin ulcers and acute lymphangitis: a problem for a surgeon? - A. Macciò (TOPIC: Surgical treatments for lymphatic disorders)
  • Obstructive lymphedema of lower limbs can be successfully controlled by silicone tube implants replacing obliterated lymphatics-six-years follow-up - W. Olszewski (TOPIC: Surgical treatments for lymphatic disorders)

SURGICAL TREATMENT FOR LYMPHATIC DISORDERS

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 28th (Thu)
……………………………..08:00 – 18:00

ROOM:   Exhibition Area

  • The selected posters related with the topics of the day will be uploaded in interactive screens.

SURGICAL TREATMENT FOR LYMPHATIC DISORDERS (I)

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 28th (Thu)
……………………………..08:00 – 10:00

ROOM:   Marenostrum 1+2

CHAIR:   C. Papendieck
……………….I. Koshima

  • Lipofilling of the axilla in BCRL results on 53 patients - J.P. Belgrado
  • Indication criteria for reconstructive lymphatic surgery - K. Seidenstuecker
  • Application of navigation lymphatic supermicrosurgery in lymph node transfer - T. Yamamoto
  • Donor site and recipient site selection in vascularized lymph node transfer - J. Dayan
  • 10 years experience on microlymphatic surgery: clarification of my practice - Y. Demirtas
  • Surgical treatment of lymphedema with vascularized mesenteric lymph node transfer - A. Chao
  • The lymphatic network of the hand - M. Amore
  • Prevention of complications in lymphatic microsurgery - G. Felmerer

PHYSICAL TREATMENT FOR LYMPHATIC DISORDERS (I)

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 28th (Thu)
……………………………..08:00 – 10:00

ROOM:   Terral

CHAIRS:   J.P. Belgrado
…………………..M. Andrade

  • A New Paradigm for Pneumatic Compression in the Continuum of Care for Breast Cancer Patients - K. Ashforth
  • Development of a new instrument: Female sexual impact questionnaire in lower limb lymphedema (FSIQ-LLL) – Y. Bakar
  • Lymphoscintigraphic assessment as a therapeutic guidance for lymphedema treatment - P. Bourgeois
  • Protocol of lymphoedema prevention after breast cancer surgery – M. Cestari
  • Upper limb lymphedema: the treatment combined shoulder girdle mobilisation and axilar fascia with Global Lymphatic Therapy. Grade I, II y III. Case series - P. Domingo
  • Treatment of lymphoedema with a pneumatic compression device - results and considerations for experiment design - L. Dykes
  • How foods affect lymphedema – C. Ehrlich
  • Beyond lymphedema, the superfamily of poor lymph disorders: A phenomenal change of patient populations manageable by a lymphologist – W. Ekataksin
  • Effects of aqua-lymphatic therapy on lower extremity lymphedema: randomised controlled study – G. Ergin
  • Complex decongestive therapy in combination of chronic venous insufficiency, uterine excision, breast cancer and breast reconstruction: case report - B. Erturk
  • Pressure readings of a compression bra in healthy women: from concept to reality - N. Gebruers
  • Godoy method in the treatment of lymphedema after breast cancer – M.F. Guerreiro Godoy
  • Psychometric evaluation of the Persian version of the lymphedema life impact scale (LLIS, Version 1) in breast cancer patients – S. Haghighat
  • How a lymphologist can cure series V. Osteoarthritis, a poor lymph disorder orginated from ankle arthropathy - W. Ekataksin

LYMPHEDEMA MANAGEMENT CERTIICATION COURSE

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 28th (Thu)
……………………………..08:00 – 17:30

ROOM:   Yazmin

CHAIR:   E. Iker

08:00 – 10:00:

10:00 – 10:30:

10:30 – 12:30:

12:30 – 13:30:

13:30 – 15:30:
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15:30 – 16:00:

16:00 – 17:30:

Anatomy of lymphatic system review.

Coffee break.

Manual lymph drainage of upper extremity: Demonstration and practical application.

Lunch break.

Manual lymph drainage of lower extremity: Demonstration and practical application.
Review of manual lymph drainage of upper extremity/ lower extremity, bilateral UE and LE lymphedema and complicated cases.

Coffee break.

Review and questions.

COFFEE BREAK (10:00 – 10:30)

SURGICAL TREATMENT FOR LYMPHATIC DISORDERS (II)

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 28th (Thu)
……………………………..10:30 – 12:30

ROOM:   Marenostrum 1+2

CHAIRS:   C. Becker
…………………..J. Granzow

  • KEYNOTE LECTURE: From lymph to fat: The background for liposuction of lymphedema – rationale for successful long-term outcomes after more than two decades - H. Brorson
  • The abdomen as donor site for vascularized lymph nodes: mesentery, omentum and mesoappendix - A. Chao
  • Vascular lymph node transfer (VLNT) and water assisted lipektomie (WAL) in one procedure for lymphedema stadium II- III with fat cell hypertrophy and fibrotic alte - K. Seidenstuecker
  • Best results for upper congenital lymphoedema with combinations of techniques - C. Becker
  • Treatments for elephantiasis - I. Koshima
  • Mid- and long-term results of side-to-end anastomosis - J. Maegawa
  • An algorithm for the surgical treatment of Lymphedema - P. Neligan

PHYSICAL TREATMENT FOR LYMPHATIC DISORDERS (II)

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 28th (Thu)
……………………………..10:30 – 12:30

ROOM:   Terral

CHAIR:   A. Szuba
…………………..J.P. Belgrado

  • How a lymphologist can cure series: VI. Systemic lupus erythematosus and other autoimmune diseases – W. Ekataksin
  • Investigating the balance differences in patients with unilateral leg lymphedema: pilot study - B. Erturk
  • Effect of relaxation technique on edema, anxiety and depression in post mastectomy lymphedema undergoing comprehensive decongestive therapy, a clinica - S. Haghighat
  • Effects of kinesiologic taping on arm volume and QOL – A. Kostanoglu
  • Automated leg lymphedema assessment using the Kinect system - I.M. Lu
  • Description of the axillary web syndrome by clinical signs and US images before and after rehabilitation - E. Martín Castillo
  • 4° Foro kinefsiológico latinoamericano para el tratamiento del linedema, “Guia de tratamiento” - A.L. Mendoza
  • Five-years of intermittent pneumatic compression in postinflammatory, posttraumatic and post-cancer-therapy edema of lower limbs – M. Zaleska
  • Importance of the lymphoscintigraphic study of the deep lymphatic circulation in the differential diagnosis of edema of the lower limbs - A. Onorato
  • The lymphedema onset after modified radical mastectomy – K. Ozdemir
  • Does complex decongestive physiotherapy change the functionality of patients with lower limb lymphedema – A. Tuğral
  • Effect of physical activity on the lymphatic system of patients with breast cancer related upper limb lymphedema – P. Bourgeois
  • Bacteria are present in subcutaneous tissue in obstructive lymphedema – long-term penicillin prevents their proliferation and subsequent host response - W. Olszewski

LUNCH BREAK (12:30 – 13:30)

SURGICAL TREATMENT FOR LYMPHATIC DISORDERS (III)

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 28th (Thu)
……………………………..13:30 – 15:30

ROOM:   Marenostrum 1+2

CHAIRS:   J. Dayan
…………………..T. Yamamoto

  • KEYNOTE LECTURE: Surgical Treatments for Lethal Lymphatic Diseases - I. Koshima
  • Lymphatic microsurgery for an early and effective treatment of peripheral lymphedema - C. Campisi
  • Lymphatic anatomy is not damaged by suction assisted protein lipectomy (SAPL) Surgery - J. Granzow
  • Lymph-lymphatic transfer - principles, results and the question of additional treatment - R. Baumeister
  • Last refinements - C. Becker
  • LY.M.P.H.A. technique for primary prevention of upper and lower limb lymphedema - F. Boccardo

PHYSICAL TREATMENT FOR LYMPHATIC DISORDERS (III)

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 28th (Thu)
……………………………..14:00 – 15:30

ROOM:   Terral

CHAIR:   G. Moneta
…………………..S. Mansour

  • Evaluation of a new aesthetic arm sleeve for lymphedema patients – A. Onorato
  • Physiotherapy results with radiotherapy burn sequel in a patient with breast cancer: a case report – K. Ozdemir
  • Early postoperative arm swelling and manifestation of lymphedema can be prevented by compression sleeves after axillary lymph node interventions in B – H. Partsch
  • Godoy method in the normalization of elephantiasis of the lower limbs – J.M. Pereira de Godoy
  • The unit of treatment of edema in France and its place in the treatment of lymphedema – A. Pissas
  • The use of inspiratory muscle training in management of chylothorax sequelae - V. Pujol-Blaya
  • The new concept of starling equation. Does it influence in the treatment of lymphedema? - Y. Robledo
  • Development of non-invasive evaluation methods for skin fibrosis of lymphedema – M. Sano
  • Broadscale implementation of a standardized arm volume recording system in an electronic medical record - S.F. Shaitelman
  • Dermatographic urticaria: the hidden cause of compression garment intolerance – G. Szolnoky
  • Dielectric values of the extremities after breast cancer: a pilot study in patients without lymphedema with a paired measurement within two month – A. Tuğral

COFFEE BREAK (15:30 – 16:00)

VIDEO SURGERY SESSION

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 28th (Thu)
……………………………..16:00 – 17:15

ROOM:   Marenostrum 1+2

CHAIR:   N.B. Piller

QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUES

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 28th (Thu)
……………………………..16:00 – 17:15

ROOM:   Terral

CHAIRS:   F. Boccardo
…………………..M. Bernas

  • Lymphoedema functioning, disability and health questionnaire for lower limb lymphoedema: translation, reliability and validation study of the Turkish – A. Kostanoglu
  • The influence of multi-layer bandaging on overnight sleep quality - C. Oshima
  • Lipedema and obesity – F.-J. Schingale
  • Selfmanagement of lymphedema – F.-J. Schingale
  • Development of a questionnaire for breast edema: BreQ questionnaire – H. Verbelen
  • Australia New Zealand Lymphoedema Registry (ANZLoR) – H. Mackie
  • The effects of a complex rehabilitation program on edema status and quality of life in lower extremity lymphedema after gynecological cancer surgery – J. Do
  • Distress and self-compassion among women with cancer-related lymphoedema – M. Van Zanten
  • Adaptation of lymphoedema quality of life-arm in Turkish women with breast cancer related lymphedema – Z. Dçeveci
  • Impact of melanoma-related limb lymphoedema on health-related quality of life in melanoma survivors - C.A. Gjørup

FREE PAPER SESSION: SELECTION OF THE BEST ABSTRACTS FOR ORAL PRESENTATION (III)

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 28th (Thu)
……………………………..17:15 – 18:00

ROOM:   Marenostrum 1+2

CHAIRS:  G. Felmerer
…………………..H. Brorson

  • The prevalence of chronic lower limb oedema (CLLO) in multiple sclerosis (MS) – V. Keeley (TOPIC: Phisical treatments for lymphatic disorders)
  • The effect of diaphragmatic breathing exercises on the arm volume in patients with breast cancer related lymphedema – G.B. Mbata (TOPIC: Phisical treatments for lymphatic disorders)
  • Precast adjustable compression wrap vs Multilayer bandages in decongestive phase of lymphedema. A multicenter RCT – S. Salinas Huertas (TOPIC: Phisical treatments for lymphatic disorders)
  • Effect of two composite treatments on breast cancer related lymphedema, a multicenter, randomized, single-blind, equivalence trial – M. Tambour (TOPIC: Physical treatments for lymphatic disorders)
  • Prevalence, Incidence And Risk Factors Of Lymphoedema Following Gynaecological Cancer: Results From A Longitudinal Cohort Study – S. Hayes (TOPIC: Quality in live issues)

MISCELLANEOUS “SURGICAL TREATMENT FOR LYMPHATIC DISORDERS”

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 28th (Thu)
……………………………..17:15 – 18:00

ROOM:   Terral

CHAIR:  G. Pons

  • For all those papers under the topic «Surgical treatments for lymphatic disorders» that cannot be presented on Wednesday's sessions.

GALA DINNER at Hotel Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I Pool (21:00)

International Society of Lymphology consensus document

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 29th (Fri)
……………………………..09:00 – 10:00

ROOM:   Marenostrum 1+2

CHAIR:   M.J. Bernas

COFFEE BREAK (10:00 – 10:30)

International Society of Lymphology general assembly

DATE & TIME:   Sep. 29th (Fri)
……………………………..10:30 – 11:30

ROOM:   Marenostrum 1+2