ILF Webinars

ILF Webinars is a series of free webinars on lymphoedema and related topics. The webinars focus on selected key ILF topics, such as compression, children with lymphoedema, genital oedema, cellulitis, wounds, COVID-19 and climate changes

The webinars are produced by the ILF. Speakers are members of the ILF Board of Directors and other international lymphoedema experts. They include presentations and live Q&A sessions. After the live sessions, full recordings will be available on-demand. The programme will be regularly updated as details are confirmed.

Please notice: The ILF Webinars are expected to continue with new webinars in 2022.

Please note that a Certificate of Attendance is available if you participate in at least 70% of the webinar (live or on-demand).

Please contact the ILF Secretariat for further information at

Topic: "COVID-19 Impact on Lymphoedema Clinics", 22 June 2021



The COVID-19 pandemic caused a world-wide health crisis and has affected clinics throughout the world. How did lymphoedema services and wound clinics function during corona lockdown? This question will be discussed at the next ILF Webinar from a Welsh and a French perspective. Drs Melanie Thomas and Rhian Noble-Jones will present the research they have done over COVID-19 in Wales and how they changed format using LYMPROM and virtual means to ensure patients were supported. Furthermore, Dr Sandrine Mestre Godin will talk about how the COVID-19 situation in France has affected the centres in lymphology in regard to access to diagnosis and treatment, request for vaccination and impact on education programmes.

Topic: "Wounds and lymphoedema", 26 May 2021

Wounds and Lymphoedema

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.

Topic: "Cellulitis in chronic oedema", 28 April 2021

Cellulitis in chronic oedema

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

Description: 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.

Topic: "Let's Talk about Genital Oedema", 24 February 2021

Let’s Talk about Genital Oedema

Speakers: Dr Melanie Thomas and Dr Rhian Noble-Jones, Wales, UK

Description: 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.