25th World Congress of Lymphology

San Francisco, CA US
September 7, 2015 to September 11, 2015

This year's conference promises to be the most exciting and rewarding one yet with an expected 1000 clinicians, basic and clinical scientists, therapy professionals and patient advocates as well as leading faculty and international guest speakers who will all join together in discussions and presentations about some of the latest advances and share their frontline knowledge and experiences in all the various fields of interest in Lymphology, the study of the integrated lymphatic system (lymphatics, lymph nodes and lymphoctyes) in health and diseases such as infection, HIV, cancer and others.

SPONSORED BY
Society of Lymphology (ISL)
National Lymphedema Network (NLN)
Sentinel Node Oncology Foundation/Sentinel Lymph Node Working Group

 

Target Audience

This activity has been planned for members of the International Society of Lymphology and other healthcare professionals, patients, and patient advocates interested in lymphedema and related disorders.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Understand and discuss the general anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the lymphatic system and its components (lymphatic vessels, lymph nodes, lymph, and lymphocytes);
  • Differentiate lymphedema from other types of peripheral edema and specifically venous edema and the different treatment options;
  • Highlight some of the latest basic and clinical research in the field of Lymphology;
  • Describe the genetics, diagnosis, and treatment options for hereditary and other primary lymphedemas;
  • Provide the opportunity to practice and enhance clinical skills related to lymphatic disorders;
  • Develop a fundamental appreciation of the burden, spectrum, and etiology of lymphatic disorders worldwide.
Additional information
ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Polly Rossi, CMP, CMM
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
219-465-1115
Summary
Available credit: 
  • 32.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 32.50 Participation
Event starts: 
09/07/2015 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
09/11/2015 - 12:30pm
Activity opens: 
09/11/2015
Activity expires: 
03/01/2017
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
333 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States


Program Director
Joseph L. Feldman, MD, CLT-LANA
 
Congress Co-Presidents
Stanley P.L. Leong, MD
Saskia R.J. Thiadens, RN
Marlys H.Witte, MD
  
Congress Coordinator
Michael J. Bernas, MS
 
Organizing Committee
Michael J. Bernas, MS
Lu Chen, MD, PhD
Michael Dellinger, PhD
Robert Erickson, MD
Joseph L. Feldman, MD, CLT-LANA
Mei R. Fu, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN
Jay Granzow, MD, MPH, FACS
Karen Herbst, MD, PhD
Stanley P.L.Leong, MD
Joseph Mills Sr., MD
Baldassarre Stea, MD
Saskia R.J.Thiadens, RN
Marlys H. Witte, MD
Russell Witte, PhD 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and National Lymphedema Network. The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement 

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 32.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

For complete activity information, visit the conference website.

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