Creating a better everyday life for people living with lymphoedema and related disorders

10th International Conference

18 - 20 November 2021, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Hangar at the Comfort Hotel in Copenhagen Airport provides the setting for this three days international conference on lymphoedema. We are also offering the possibility of online participation! The conference will be co-hosted by the Danish Lymphoedema Framework in collaboration with the Danish Wound Healing Society.

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Chronic Oedema Supplement now online

This new Chronic Oedema Supplement explores in three papers the relationship between wounds and chronic oedema, ILF’s international survey to explore outcome measures in chronic oedema and lymphoedema, and finally an international study to explore the challenges faced by the medical device industry in the development of compression products and reimbursement.

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Genital Oedema Supplement now online

The Genital Oedema Supplement includes three new papers on genital oedema written by authors from five different parts of the world and presenting research from different professions working in varied specialist areas.

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LIMPRINT Special Edition Part 2

LIMPRINT Special Edition Part 2 published by Lymphatic Research and Biology is now online with nine new open access papers on ILF’s international study on chronic oedema.

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Free Webinar Series

26 May 2021

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Dr S.R. Narahari, MD, DVD, Director, Institute of Applied Dermatology, Kasaragod, Kerala, India: Lymphatic filariasis and lower leg wounds in resource limited settings.
Dr David Keast, BSc(hon), MSc, DipEd, MD, CCFP, FCFP(LM), St. Joseph’s Parkwood Institute, London, Ontario, Canada: Chronic oedema/Lymphoedema of the lower extremity: A diagnostic and therapeutic challenge.

28 April 2021

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Tonny Karlsmark MD and Ewa Anna Burian MD, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen, DK

Why is cellulitis a frequent condition in patients with swollen legs? This important topic will be discussed by Tonny Karlsmark and Ewa Anna Burian, DK, including the clinical manifestation of cellulitis, diagnostic pitfalls, and the current evidence on the treatment and prevention of cellulitis.

24 February 2021

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International presenters Drs. Melanie Thomas and Rhian Noble-Jones will discuss some of the issues in assessing and managing genital oedema in both men and women, using film clips, case studies and examples of the new documentation they have developed for their patients in Wales.

There will be an opportunity for questions.

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