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3rd Swiss Lymphology Symposium

04.09.2021 - Zurich, Switzerland

This symposium will be held as an online event. You can therefore attend the event as an online participant (livestream and/or media library).

Dear Colleagues and friends of Lymphology, 

Today I have the honor to invite you to participate online in the 3rd Swiss Lymphology Symposium. 

While lymphoedema is not a medical specialism in its own right, it is not uncommon either and can often be encountered in a wide range of medical disciplines, assuming that we doctors actually think of it and interpret the clinical signs correctly. This particularly applies to secondary lymphoedema, which is often a lifelong sequela following curative cancer treatments, for example. We are looking to gain some insight from surgical specialists as to why and where lymph nodes have to be removed during cancer therapy. This should improve our understanding in cases where lymphoedema does eventually come into play, and help us to explain the facts in a way that the patient can readily understand. In addition, both current and potential future approaches to treatment will be addressed. Each talk will allow ample time for individual questions and discussions afterwards. 

This series of talks is aimed at doctors from a wide range of specialisms who are interested in lymphology. Events of this type also provide an opportunity for networking, whether with therapists or professionals from the medical retail sector. 

Please keep this day free in your diary and join us for this interdisciplinary and interprofessional knowledge exchange. 

I look forward to welcoming you to the Online-Symposium! 

Best wishes, 
Dr. med. Stephan Wagner

Dr. med. Stephan Wagner

All information at a glance

Scientific Lead and Organizer

  • Dr. med. Stephan Wagner 
    Senior Consultant, Angiology 
    ZURZACH Care 
    Quellenstrasse 34 
    5330 Bad Zurzach, Switzerland 



In co-operation with 

  • Berro AG
    Austrasse 7 
    9055 Bühler, Switzerland
  • Julius Zorn GmbH 
    Juzo Academy
    Juliusplatz 1 
    86551 Aichach, Germany

Conference office 

  • Julius Zorn GmbH 
    Juzo Academy 
    Mrs. Dace Zanker 
    Juliusplatz 1 
    86551 Aichach, Germany 
    Phone +49 (0)8251 901 406 
    E-mail dace.zanker@juzo.de


Registration fee 

CHF 220,- incl. statutory VAT

Congress language 

German with simultaneous interpreting to English


4th September 2021 
9 a.m. to approx. 6:20 p.m. CEST 

Media library 

The English media library will be available for 2 weeks from release date, which is going to be a couple of days after the Symposium.

Please do not make any video recording and / or take photographs during the lectures. Thank you.

Programme of the 3rd Swiss Lymphology Symposiums

08:00 amRegistration 
09:00 amWelcoming speech, introductionDr. med. Stephan Wagner, Bad Zurzach 
Dr. med. Meinolf Dorka, Uster
09:10 amFascination with the lymphatic systema.o. Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. univ. Erich Brenner, Innsbruck
09:45 amIncidence of secondary lymphoedema after urological surgeryProf. Dr. Hans Heinzer, Hamburg
10:25 amCoffee break  
11:00 amSecondary lymphoedema with a breast cancer diagnosis: Risks and surgical proceduresDr. med. Thomas H. Hess, Winterthur
11:40 amIncidence of secondary lymphoedema after gynaecological surgery in the lower abdomenPD Dr. med. Dimitri Sarlos, Aarau
12:20 pmLunch break 
1:15 pmLymphoedema in otorhinolaryngology: Head, face and throat lymphoedema – causes and treatment optionsDr. med. Michael Oberlin, Hinterzarten
1:55 pmLymphatic vessels in radiologyPD Dr. med. Gilbert D. Puippe, EBIR, Zurich
2:30 pmNot every inflammatory ulcer is pyoderma gangrenosum: Differential diagnosis of the inflamed leg ulcerDr. med. David Muggli, Zurich
3:05 pmCoffee break 
3:35 pmDrug therapy for lymphoedema, drug-induced lymphangiogenesisAssociate Prof. Dr. Michael Jeltsch, Helsinki
4:10 pmInpatient decongestion in CDT phase I: What are the advantages compared with outpatient decongestion?Prof. Dr. med. Gerd Rudolf Lulay, Rheine
4:45 pmSummary and closing wordsDr. med. Stephan Wagner, Bad Zurzach 
Dr. med. Meinolf Dorka, Uster


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

Registration for attending online 

If you’re interested in taking part at the online event, register now.