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4th International Lymphoedema Symposium

Multidisciplinary Management of Lymphoedema and Lipoedema

17.07.2021 - London, England

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 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

All information at a glance

Scientific lead

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

Organiser / Conference office

Julius Zorn GmbH 
Juzo Academy 
Sonja Eham 
Juliusplatz 1 
86551 Aichach, Germany 

Phone +49 (0)8251 901 406 
E-Mail dace.zanker@juzo.de


Registration fee

Free of charge


applied for

Congress language



17th July 2021 
9.00 am to 5.25 pm GMT+1

Media library

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

We ask you to refrain from photo and video recordings. Thank you.

All organisational information and the invoice will be sent to you with your confirmation.

Learning outcomes and objectives:

Our aim is to build bridges on several different levels: between scientific evidence and experience, between health care providers from different disciplines and between people from different countries.

The lectures will have the most up to date information available and the attendees will see, hear and learn about diagnosis and professional lymphoedema treatment, hints and tips.

The attendees will gain practical skills that they can put into action the next clinic day by seeing, hearing and doing. In the breaks there are practical demonstrations that they can watch – giving further skills and knowledge in a more informal setting.

By listening to and engaging with the views of our fellow professionals, we will be able to understand one another better, work together more harmoniously and offer our patients better care.


Target audience:

  • Lymphoedema physicians 
  • Physicians with an interest in lymphoedema treatment 
  • Physicians in disciplines that overlap with lymphoedema 
  • Lymphoedema therapists and lymphoedema clinical nurses specialists 
  • Medical retail, healthcare professional and assistants 
  • Any other professional with an interest in lymphoedema


Programme for the 4th International Lymphoedema Symposium

9.00 amWelcome and introduction of topicsDr. Kristiana Gordon, MBBS, FRCP, MD(Res), 
CLT, London, England
 I. Causes and Complications 
9.15 amGenetics of Primary LymphoedemaProf. Pia Ostergaard, London, England
9.45 amCauses of Secondary Lymphoedema – 
Diagnostics, Therapy and Comorbidities
Dr. med. Anett Reißhauer, Berlin, Germany
10.15 amWounds and Oedema in ContextAaron Knowles, Eastbourne, England
10.40 amDifferential diagnosis in the management of Cellulitis in 
Rebecca Elwell, MSc, Stoke-on-Trent, England
10:50 UhrBreak, 
Practical demonstration
 II. Management of Oedema 
11.30 amNear Infrared Fluorescence Lymphatic Imaging, the 
Interest in Diagnosis of Primary and Secondary 
Jean Paul Belgrado, MHSc, PhD, Brussels, Belgium
11.55 amIntranodal MRL ImagingDr. Lakshmi Arumugam Ratnam, London, England
12.20 pmUltrasound Diagnostic of the Lymphatic SystemStefan Meng, MD, Vienna, Austria
12.45 pmBreak, 
Practical demonstration
1.45 pmMicrosurgical Therapy of LymphoedemaChieh-Han John Tzou, Assoc.-Prof., MD, PhD, Vienna, 
2.20 pmObesity-related LymphoedemaDr. med. Tobias Bertsch, Hinterzarten, Germany
2.45 pmLipoedema − The Patient FocusDenise Hardy, RGN, BSc, Cumbria, England
3.10 pmBreak, 
Practical demonstration
3.35 pmThe Importance of Bandaging, 
Developments and New Devices
Justine C. Whitaker, MSc, RN, Lancashire, England
4.00 pmSelf Management for Compression TherapyDr. Giovanni Mosti, Lucca, Italy
4.25 pmBest Practice and Self ManagementProf. Christine Moffatt, CBE, Notthingham, England 
Dr. Melanie Thomas, MBE, DProf, FCSP, Neath, Wales
5.00 pmAn Inside Look of the Treatment Philosophy of St. GeorgesDr. Kristiana Gordon, MBBS, FRCP, MD(Res), CLT, London, 
5.25 pmConclusion and closing wordsDr. Kristiana Gordon, MBBS, FRCP, MD(Res), CLT, London, 

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

Registration for attending online

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