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4th International Lymphoedema Symposium

Multidisciplinary Management of Lymphoedema and Lipoedema

17.07.2021 - London, England

Dear Colleague, 

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on our professional, social and private lives is omnipresent. It does not shy away from in-service training courses either, which is why our Lymphoedema Symposium, planned for May 2020, needed to be postponed to 2021. We at first decided to postpone the date and now we have agreed to hold this Symposium as an online event.

We have planned an interdisciplinary and interprofessional knowledge exchange on lymphological issues for you. As part of our Symposium we will focus on causes of primary and secondary lymphoedema. We will cover the topics of diagnostic and imaging as well as optimal therapy and management of lymphoedema. In the course of the event best practice and cases will be discussed.

As part of the online-symposium, each participant can follow the lectures, ask questions online and also have the opportunity to re-watch the lectures in the media library after the event has taken place.

You can expect top-class speakers and practical demonstrations with a focus on medicine, therapy and ideal treatments. There will also be plenty of time for individual questions.

Let us use this platform to openly exchange ideas and update standards.


Sincerely yours, 
Dr. Kristiana Gordon 
Scientific Lead


Jean Paul Belgrado, MHSc, PhD

Coordinator, Scientific Advisor, Physical Treatment, 
Research and Development 
Lymphology Clinic of Brussels 
Brussels, Belgium

Dr. med. Tobias Bertsch

Senior Physician 
Földiklinik GmbH & Co. KG 
Hinterzarten, Germany

Aaron Knowles Tissue Viability Consultant, Lymphoedema 

Healogics Wound Healing and Lymphoedema 
Eastbourne, England


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Rebecca Elwell, MSc 

Macmillan Lymphoedema Advanced Nurse 
Practitioner and Team Leader 
Lymphoedema Clinic 
Cancer Centre 
Royal Stoke University Hospital 
University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust 
Stoke-on-Trent, England

Dr. Kristiana Gordon,  MBBS,FRCP, MD(Res),CLT 

Associate Professor and Consultant in Dermatology and Lymphovascular Medicine 
St George‘s Hospital 
London, England

Denise Hardy, RGN, BSc (Hons-Palliative Care)

Lymphoedema Nurse Consultant 
Kendal Lymphology Centre 
Cumbria, England

Stefan Meng, MD

Radiology, HKH Hospital, 
Center for Anatomy and Cell Biology 
Medical University of Vienna, 
Private Office 
Vienna, Austria

Prof. Christine Moffatt, CBE

Professor of International Clinical Nursing Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham University Hospitals 
Emeritus Professor at the University of Nottingham
Nottingham, England

Prof. Giovanni Mosti

Head Angiology Department MD Barbantini Clinic 
Lucca, Italy

Dr. Pia Ostergaard

Professor of Human Genetics & Head of 
Genetics Research Centre 
Molecular and Clinical Sciences Research 
St George’s University of London 
London, England


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Dr. Lakshmi Arumugam Ratnam

Consultant Diagnostic and Interventional 
St George‘s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 
London, England

Dr. med. Anett Reißhauer

Head of Physical Medicine and
Rehabilitation Division 
Charité-Universitätsmedizin, Berlin 
Berlin, Germany

Dr. Melanie Thomas, MBE, DProf, FCSP

National Clinical Lead for Lymphoedema in Wales 
Lymphoedema Network Wales Cimla Health & Social Care Centre 
Neath, Wales

Chieh-Han John Tzou, Assoc.-Prof. MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Plastic, Aesthetic and 
Reconstructive Surgery
Sigmund Freud University, 
Director of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Clinic, 
Hospital of Divine Savior
TZOU MEDICAL. Lymphoedema Center 
Vienna, Austria

Justine C. Whitaker, MSc, RN

Director and Nurse Consultant Northern Lymphology Ltd, 
Senior Lecturer School of Sport & Health Sciences, University of Central Lancashire 
Lancashire, England