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 email@example.com
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
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
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
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.
Topic: "Living with lymphoedema and looking to the future: A patient and clinician perspective", 17 December 2020
Speakers: Isabelle Quéré, (Prof, MD, PhD), University of Montpellier, France; Ellen Collard (primary lymphoedema patient, medical student), Cardiff University, UK
Isabelle Quéré, FR, and Ellen Collard, UK, discuss the implications of living with lymphoedema and look to the future from a patient as well as a clinician perspective.
Ellen is presenting her story as a child growing up with primary lymphoedema, and her experience about how to learn to deal with the psychosocial aspects. Isabelle presents new therapeutic options for treatment of lymphoedema and lymphatic malfunctions, and what these may mean for the future of a child living with lymphoedema today.
Sous titres en français: "Vivre avec un lymphoedème au quotidien tout en étant tourné vers son avenir : point de vue du patient et du clinicien", 17 Decembre 2020
Orateurs: Isabelle Quéré, (Prof, MD, PhD), University of Montpellier, France; Ellen Collard (primary lymphoedema patient, medical student), Cardiff University, UK
L’International Lymphœdema Framework (ILF) a réalisé en décembre 2020 un Webinar avec la participation de Ellen, patiente atteinte d’un lymphoedème primaire, et celle du professeur Isabelle Quéré, toutes deux membres du conseil d’administration de l’ILF.
Cette conversation aborde les différents aspects du retentissement du lymphoedème primaire sur le quotidien et les ressources qu’on a en nous et qu’on peut mobiliser pour rester positif.
Ce webinar, suivi par plus de 500 personnes, est aujourd’hui accessible avec un sous-titrage en français.
Topic: "Lymphoedema: Does climate change matter?”, 12 November 2020
Speakers: Sue Gordon, Australia; Neil Piller, Australia
Have you wondered how climate change might alter the likelihood of developing lymphoedema? And what might be the likely implications for those people who already have lymphoedema? Professor Sue Gordon and Professor Neil Piller will discuss with insights based on current knowledge and personal inference.
Topic: "Problem-solving in complex chronic oedema/lymphoedema and wounds: The case of compression” 6 October 2020
Speakers: Christine Moffatt, UK; Susan Nørregaard, DK
Through real life videos we are presenting cases of patients who are requiring compression bandaging for different presentations of chronic oedema/lymphoedema. Different approaches and solutions to manage these patients will be discussed.