2017 International Conference, The Future of Lymphedema Care: Patient Engagement & Clinical Collaboration

Miami, FL US
October 11, 2017 to October 14, 2017
The National Lymphedema Network (NLN) Board of Directors and Scientific Conference Committee invite you to attend our 2017 International Conference, The Future of Lymphedema Care: Patient Engagement & Clinical Collaboration. The Conference will be held Wednesday, October 11 through Saturday, October 14 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World ® Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
We are very excited this year's NLN conference will be held in tandem with a very special Patient Summit, which has been organized in partnership with the Lighthouse Lymphedema Network and will be held October 11-12, 2017. This collaboration offers an opportunity to connect with both colleagues and patients while learning the latest research and therapeutic approaches to lymphedema and lymphatic diseases. The Patient Summit will include topics such as healthy eating, exercise, skin care, and risk reduction.
Arrive early to join us on Wednesday for a pre-conference workshop on Advanced Wound Care lead by the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy and for a special "Stomp Out Lymphedema!" pre-dinner walk. The Pre-conference will take your clinical skills to the next level and the Walk will build community among patients and spread awareness about lymphedema. Be sure to register for both events!
Throughout all three days of the conference, attendees can look forward to educational sessions furthering clinical practice, plenary sessions presenting ground-breaking research, roundtables encouraging lively discussion, panel discussions delving into advanced topics, exhibitor workshops sharing the newest and latest products, and poster sessions presenting unique patient cases and innovations in lymphology. Our final day will include our time-honored tradition of Recognition and Awards luncheon and conclude with a much anticipated talk on The Future of Lymphedema Treatment.
For more information and the full welcome to the 2017 International Conference, The Future of Lymphedema Care: Patient Engagement & Clinical Collaboration conference, visit us here.

Target Audience

This educational program is intended for all medical professionals, including physicians, nurses, allied healthcare professionals and scientists interested or involved in the field of Lymphology. Program will focus on basic and clinical research in the field of lymphedema and related disorders. While this program will include the most current research and practice trends related to lymphedema care, we encourage professionals with limited knowledge of the lymphatic system to participate and expand their practice to include this exciting and under-recognized aspect of medicine.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Describe at least three of the latest basic and clinical research findings in the field of lymphology;
  • Incorporate at least three principles of wound care assessment and/or interventions into lymphedema management;
  • Recognize the importance of pelvic floor health and the role pelvic floor therapy plays in the setting of lymphedema;
  • Describe general anatomy, physiology, pathology, and possible variations of the lymphatic system;
  • Describe at least three surgical approaches to the treatment of Lymphedema;
  • Describe at least three challenges related to lipedema management;
  • Describe at least three recommended nutritional guidelines for patients with lymphedema and lipedema.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
NLN Conference Secretariat
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 25.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 25.25 Participation
Event starts: 
10/11/2017 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
10/14/2017 - 4:30pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
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Medical Professional Program

Patient Summit


Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
1000 West Buena Vista Drive
Miami, FL 32830
United States
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ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact our office at 800-541-3259 or via email at nlnlymphnet.org


  Joseph L. Feldman, MD, CLT-LANA
  Program Director, North Shore University Health System
  Evanston, IL

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with anycommercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Accreditation Statement
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 (NLN). The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credid Designation Statement
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 25.25 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. 
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