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3rd Swiss Lymphology Symposium

04.09.2021 - Zurich, Switzerland

On 04 September 2021, the Swiss Lymph Symposium took place in Zurich for the 3rd time as a hybrid event. Under the scientific direction of Stephan Wagner, MD, the focus this year was on secondary lymhphoedema. 

In cooperation with Berro AG, the Julius Zorn GmbH Academy once again provided space and time for an interdisciplinary and interprofessional exchange of knowledge on the topic of lymphoedema. 

Secondary lymphoedema can occur in a wide variety of medical specialties and often accompany patients throughout their lives as a secondary condition, such as after curative cancer therapy. It is important to have an understanding of why and where lymph nodes need to be removed as part of tumor therapy, Dr. Wagner said. 

Current and future therapeutic approaches, imaging options, and the status of drug therapy were also addressed. Complex wounds and the indication for inpatient decongestive therapy were also discussed. 

In addition to theoretical knowledge, hands-on demonstrations related to conservative oedema treatment were offered to participants both on-site and via livestream. 

The Lymph Symposium impressed with its top-class line-up of speakers and participants. Aimed at physicians interested in lymphology, therapists or medical professionals, the event provides a space for discussion, networking and knowledge transfer.


a.o. Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. univ. Erich Brenner

Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology 
Institute for Clinical and Functional Anatomy 
6020 Innsbruck, Austria

Dr. med. Meinolf Dorka

Swiss Medical Association, Surgeon 
Swiss Society of Phlebology, Phlebologist 
Vascular Surgeon, Lymphologist, Specialist in Endoluminal Thermoablation 
Haut. Venen. Allergie. 
Zentrum Brunnehof 
8610 Uster, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Hans Heinzer

Senior Consultant 
Martini-Klinik am UKE GmbH 
Prostate Cancer Centre 
20246 Hamburg, Germany

Dr. med. Thomas H. Hess

Head Physician, Senior Consultant 
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 
Kantonsspital Winterthur 
8401 Winterthur, Switzerland

Dr. Michael Jeltsch

Associate Professor in Pharmaceutical Protein Drug Research 
Drug Research Program (Faculty of Pharmacy) & IndiviDrug Research Program (Faculty of Medicine) 
University of Helsinki & Wihuri Research Institute 
00014 Helsinki, Finland 

Prof. Dr. med. Gerd Rudolf Lulay

Head Physician 
Surgical Clinic II, Vascular Centre, 
Klinikum Rheine - Mathias-Spital 
48431 Rheine, Germany

Dr. med. David Muggli

Senior Physician, Dermatological Clinic 
Specialist areas: Skin Surgery, Inpatient Dermatology 
Swiss Medical Association, Dermatologiy and Venereologiy 
Swiss Medical Association, Internal Medicine 
Universitätsspital Zurich 
Dermatological Clinic 
8091 Zurich, Switzerland

Dr. med. Michael Oberlin

Medical Specialist in Internal Medicine, 
Medical Specialist Teacher for MLD/CDT 
Head Physician 
Földiklinik GmbH & Co. KG 
79856 Hinterzarten, Germany

PD Dr. med. Gilbert D. Puippe, EBIR

Senior Attending Physician, Interventional Radiology 
Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology 
Universitätsspital Zurich 
8091 Zurich, Switzerland

PD Dr. med. Dimitri Sarlos

Head Physician and Women’s Clinic Director 
Gynaecology & Gynaecological Oncology 
Head of Breast Centre and 
Gynaecological Tumour Centre 
Kantonsspital Aarau AG 
5001 Aarau, Switzerland

Dr. med. Stephan Wagner

Swiss Medical Association, Specialist in Angiology and Internal Medicine 
Swiss Society of Phlebology, Phlebologist 
Senior Consultant, Angiology 
5330 Bad Zurzach, Switzerland

Review 2021 - Impressions of the 3rd Swiss Lymphology Symposium

In our impressions we have provided a selection of pictures of the event for you.