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Lymph Clinic Day 6.1 Wolfsberg

Options for Surgical Treatment of Lymphoedema

23.04.2021 - 24.04.2021 - Wolfsberg, Austria

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 Sir or Madam, 
Dear Colleagues, 

I was very much looking forward to welcoming you to the 6th Lymph Clinic Day in Wolfsberg in April 2020. Sadly, the coronavirus pandemic put an end to those plans. However, we have since been liaising with our speakers to postpone the conference to April 2021.

As ever, our aim for this series of events is to discuss various topics relevant to the treatment of patients suffering from lymphoedema. Today we are discussing the topic of the “Options for Surgical Treatment of Lymphoedema”, focussing on patient selection and long-term results. As more and more patient questions concern this topic, we hope to provide you with useful information and suggestions for everyday practice.

Due to the international participants and speakers, English / German simultaneous interpretation will be offered.

We have scheduled the event for Friday evening and Saturday morning only, to avoid putting any strain on your limited time. There will, however, be enough time for personal networking and sharing experiences.

I look forward to all of the interesting presentations and animated discussions.

Dr. Christian Ure

Prim. Dr. Christian Ure 
Conference Chair

All information at a glance

Conference chair

  • Prim. Dr. Christian Ure

Scientific manager

  • em. Prim. Dr. Walter Döller

Congress coordinator

  • Prim. Dr. Gert Apich



LKH-Wolfsberg, KABEG
Paul Hackhoferstraße 9
9400 Wolfsberg, Austria

in collaboration with
Juzo Academy
Julius Zorn GmbH
Juliusplatz 1
86551 Aichach, Germany


23rd April 2021
5 p.m. to 8.15 p.m.: Lectures

24th April 2021
9 a.m. to 1 p.m: Lectures

Congress language

  • German with simultaneous interpreting into English

Registration fee

  • EUR 49 incl. statutory VAT

Please transfer the registration fee in advance to the following account. 
Bank details: Austrian Anadi Bank 
Receiver: Landeskrankenhaus Wolfsberg 
IBAN: AT87 5200 0000 0134 0034 
Code: name of the attendee, Lymph Clinic Day 6.1

Conference office

Contact Lymph Clinic 
Mrs. Silvia Bojer 
Phone +43 (0)4352 533 76903 
Fax +43 (0)4352 533 76909 
E-Mail: info@lymphklinik.at


Emergency contact on the day of the event  

If you have problems registering for the livestream on the day of the event, please contact Tel. +49 (0) 151 571 572 68 

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

Programme for the 6th Lymph Clinic Day Wolfsberg

Friday, 23rd April 2021 
5.00 p.m.Opening and greeting

Prim. Dr. Christian Ure, em. Prim. Dr. Walter Döller, 
Prim. Dr. Gert Apich, Wolfsberg

Chairmen: Assoc.-Prof. PD Dr. Chieh-Han John Tzou, Vienna 
em. Prim. Dr. Walter Döller, Wolfsberg

5.30 p.m.Lymph node surgery – patient selection in relation to 
the stage of lymphoedema
Prof. Dr. Dr. Rüdiger G. H. Baumeister, Munich
6.00 p.m.Intraoperative fluorescence angiography in lymph 
node surgery, a long-term study using 3D volumetry
Priv. Doz. Dr. Christian Taeger, Regensburg
6.30 p.m.Patient selection for supermicrosurgery procedures 
and long-term data
Dr. med. Johannes Steinbacher, Vienna
7.00 p.m.Perioperative treatment in case of surgical proceduresDott. Alberto Onorato , MD, PhD, Udine
7.30 p.m.Lymphological liposculpture in the case of secondary 
lymphoedema after breast cancer and gynaecological 
tumours. Results after up to 15 years
Prof. Hon. Dr. med. Manuel E. Cornely, Düsseldorf
7.50 pmThe hidden truths of the iceberg- lymphedema and the curative role 
of a rational lymphatic microsurgery
Prof. Drs. Corradino Campisi & Corrado Cesare Campisi, Genoa
Saturday, 24th April 2021 
ChairmenProf. Dr. Dr. Rüdiger G. H. Baumeister, Munich
Dr. Dr. med. Michael Arvanitakis, FEBOPRAS, Linz
9.00 a.m.Synopsis of the different procedures in lymph node 
Dr. med. Julia Roka-Palkovits, Vienna
9.30 a.m.Minimally invasive lymph node surgery procedures: 
selection and results
Prof. Dr. med. Gunther Felmerer, Göttingen
10.00 a.m.Strategy in lymphoedema treatment, lymphnode 
transfer – indications and combining with other 
procedures, selection of candidates
Corinne Becker, MD, Paris
10.30 a.m.Coffee break Chairmen: Jean-Paul Belgrado, PhD, Brussels 
Prim. Dr. Christian Ure, Wolfsberg
11.00 a.m.From Ultrasonography-assisted LVA to Lymphatic System 
Transfer: Our Surgical Armamentarium for 
Lymphedema Treatment
Hidehiko Yoshimatsu, MD, Tokio
11.30 a.m.Project studying the combination of conservative and 
surgical treatment of lymph nodes
Dr. med. Peter Mallinger, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee
11.50 a.m.Lipofilling of the axilla in the treatment of breast cancer 
related lymphoedema, Outcome-Data
Liesbeth Vandermeeren, MD, Brussels
12.10 p.m.Lymphoedema-patient selection for different surgical 
techniques in Italy, long-term results
Dott. Alessandro Busetto, MD, Venice
12.30 p.m.ICG-guided decisions in conservative and surgical 
treatment of Lymphoedema – what`s new?
Jean-Paul Belgrado, PhD, Brussels
12.55 p.m.Summary and discussion 
1.10 p.m.End of the conference 


Prim. Dr. Gert Apich

Head of the Institute for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 
Klinikum Klagenfurt am Wörthersee 
Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria

Head of Physical Medicine 
LKH Wolfsberg 
Rehabilitation Clinic for Lymphangiology 
with Acute Care Unit 
Wolfsberg, Austria

Dr. Dr. med. Michael Arvanitakis FEBOPRAS

Department of Plastic, Cosmetic and 
Reconstructive Surgery 
Ordensklinikum Linz, Barmherzige Schwester 
Linz, Austria

Prof. Dr. Dr. Rüdiger G. H. Baumeister

Professor of surgery, specialising in microsurgery 
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München 
Consultant for lymphology: Urology Clinic, Munich Planegg, Surgical Clinic, Munich Bogenhausen 
Munich, Germany

Prof. JP Belgrado, PhD

Lymphology Research and Rehabilitation Unit 
Univerité libre de Bruxelles 
Brussels, Belgium 

em. Prim. Dr. Walter Döller

Specialist in Surgery 
Senior Consultant emeritus Center of Lymphology 
Wolfsberg, Austria

Assoc.-Prof. PD Dr. Chieh-Han John Tzou

Associate Professor at Sigmund Freud Universität Wien 
Head of the Outpatient Clinic for Plastic and 
Reconstructive Surgery 
Krankenhaus Göttlicher Heiland Wien 
TZOU MEDICAL. Plastic, Reconstructive and 
Cosmetic Surgery, Lymphology Centre 
Vienna, Austria

Prim. Dr. Christian Ure

Specialist in Internal Medicine and Angiology 
Head of Department 
Lymphklinik Wolfsberg im LKH Wolfsberg 
Rehabilitationsklinik für Lymphangiologie 
mit Akutstation 
Wolfsberg, Austria


Corinne Becker, MD

Service de Chirurgie Thoraciques Générale, 
Oncologique et Transplantations Pulmonaires 
Hôpital Européen Georges-Pompidou 
Paris, France

Dott. Alessandro Busetto, MD

Dirigente Medico, Referente di attività di Chirurgia Linfatica, UOC Chirurgia Vascolare 
Ospedale dell'Angelo 
Azienda Ulss n.3 Serenissima 
Venice, Italy

Prof. Dr. Corradino Campisi, MD, PhD, FACS

Specialist in General, Vascular & Emergency Surgery. 
Full Professor of General Surgery, 
Dpt. of Surgical Sciences and Integrated Diagnostics – DISC 
Research Center & Scientific Section of Clinical Lymphology, Lymphatic Surgery & Microsurgery,  
School of Medical Sciences & Pharmaceutics, University of Genoa 
Clinic of Lymphatic Surgery 
Genoa, Italy

Prof. Dr. Corrado Cesare Campisi, MD, PhD, MRM (Master of Reconstr. Micr. – European School)

Specialist in Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, 
Adjunct Prof. of Plast., Reconstr. & Aesth. Surg. at University of Catania. 
Consultant for Lymphatic Surgery & Microsurgery:  
GVM & Care Research (ICLAS Rapallo; Villa Serena-Genoa; Salus Hospital – Reggio Emilia) 
Gruppo San Donato, Milano - Villa Montallegro, Genoa 
Burns Center & Plastic Surgery, Villa Scassi Hospital, ASL3, Genoa 
Clinic of Lymphatic Surgery 
Genoa, Italy

Prof. Hon. Dr. med. Manuel E. Cornely

Specialist for Dermatology and Venereology, Dr. Cornely Lymphology Medical Treatment Centre Düsseldorf, Germany

Prof. Dr. med. Gunther Felmerer

Senior Physician 
Specialist for plastic and cosmetic surgery 
Clinic for Accident Surgery, Orthopaedics 
and Plastic Surgery 
University Medical Centre Göttingen 
Göttingen, Germany

Dr. med. Peter Mallinger

Senior Physician 
Department of Plastic, Cosmetic and 
Reconstructive Surgery 
Klagenfurt am Wörthersee Clinic 
Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria

Dott. Alberto Onorato, MD, PhD

Specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 
Linfamed Srl 
Udine, Italy

Dr. med. Julia Roka-Palkovits

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 
Medical University of Vienna 
Vienna, Austria

Dr. med. Johannes Steinbacher

Plastic and reconstructive surgery 
Department of Surgery 
Krankenhaus Göttlicher Heiland Wien, 
Vienna, Austria

Priv. Doz. Dr. med. Christian Taeger

Managing Senior Physician 
Specialist for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, 
Hand Surgeon 
Dpt. of Plastic-, Hand- and Reconstructive Surgery 
University Hospital Regensburg 
Regensburg, Germany

Liesbeth Vandermeeren, MD

Plastic Surgeon 
University Medical Center Sint Pieter 
Brussels, Belgium

Hidehiko Yoshimatsu, MD

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 
Cancer Institute Hospital of Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research 
Tokyo, Japan

Impressions from the 5th Lymph Clinic Day in Wolfsberg

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