First Montreal International Lymphedema Congress

Venue: Wyndham Hotel

Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Event Date/Time: May 28, 2003 End Date/Time: May 30, 2003
Registration Date: Apr 15, 2003
Early Registration Date: Jan 14, 2003
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 31, 2002
Paper Submission Date: Dec 31, 2002
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This International Congress will address the general topic of lymphedema and will cover subjects of importance to both health professionals and patients. The faculty will represent the international nature of the congress, comprising members from Europe, the United States and Canada. The plenary addresses and workshops will address subjects ranging from Lymphedema diagnosis and treatment to research and quality of life issues.


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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Keynote speaker: Dr. Horst Weissleder Dr. Weissleder, Professor of Radiology at the University of Frieburg, Germany, is a world-renowned lecturer, teacher and author in the field of lymphology. He is editor and co-author of the book, Lympedema: Diagnosis and Therapy, considered the authoritative resource for the treatment of lymphedema. Dr. Weissleder will discuss lymphedema – fundamentals, treatment strategies, results and perspectives. Other invited presenters include: Andrea Cheville, MD, Rehabilitation Medicine, Philadelphia David Donath, MD. Radiation-Oncologie, Centre Hopitalier de l’Université de Montreal Lawrence Hoffman, MD, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University Health Centre Christine Lambert, MD, Department of Oncology, McGill University Health Centre Antoine Loutfi, MD. Surgical Oncology, McGill University Health Centre John MacDonald, MD, Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Sarkis Meteressian, MD, Department of Surgery, McGill University Health Centre André Roussin, MD, Vascular Medicine, Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal Bruce Williams, MD, Department of Plastic Surgery, Montreal Children’s Hospital Prof. Hildegard Wittlinger, The Dr. Vodder School, Walschee, Austria Susan Harris, PhD, PT, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, UBC Stanley G. Rockson, MD, Stanford Center for Lymphatic and Venous Disorders Jean Buithieu, MD., Echocardiography, MUHC Plenary Topics Lymphedema fundamentals, treatment strategies, results and perspectives Lymphedema and palliative care Experience of the Dr. Vodder School, Austria Lymphedema and gynecological disorders Lymphedema: a health care problem? Surgical treatments for lymphedema Workshops will cover a variety of lymphedema-related topics such as risk factors, cancer and lymphedema, treatments, new research, Embryological perspectives on Lymphedema, clinical problems, measurement methodologies, wound healing and compression, pediatric lymphedema, complete decongestive therapy, manual lymph drainage, bandaging, nutrition, exercise, the use of compression garments, and quality of life issues. This 3-day medical conference includes a special 2-day program for lymphedema patients & their families