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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!

Thursday will bring together patients, therapists, clinicians, and exhibitors for the commencement of the Medical Provider Conference. We welcome Dr. Stanley G. Rockson as the conference Keynote Speaker who will elaborate on Research Breakthroughs in Lymphology. Dr. Rockson is an Allan and Tina Neill Professor of Lymphatic Research and Medicine, Professor of Medicine, and Director at Center for Lymphatic and Venous Disorders, Stanford University School of Medicine, and Falk Cardiovascular Research Center, and we are honored to have him.

A redesigned exhibit hall will offer attendees an enhanced experience in learning about the designs, tools, and technology. 

On Thursday evening, there will be a grand Welcome Reception jointly sponsored by Tactile Medical and Juzo.  A special thank you to these two industry leaders for hosting this wonderful evening event.  Also in the evening, there is the Marilyn Westbrook Garment Fund fashion show to look forward to.  It is an event that will honor all the vendors that have generously contributed to the fund over the years. This runway event is for all patients, medical providers, researchers, and exhibitors to enjoy together.  We are so grateful to all industry providers for your support and for making our conference possible.

On Friday, there are several educational sessions to enhance your clinical knowledge and a plenary season to present current research.  JOBST and Medi-Circaid will offer focused workshops to provide an in-depth exploration and discussion of their products and measurement techniques. The day will end with a Networking Dinner, open to all faculty, exhibitors, and attendees at the Living Seas Restaurant at the renowned Epcot Center.

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.


We invite you to stay for an afternoon of post-conference courses, provisionally slated as Physicians' Intensive, Complex Patient Cases, Oncology for the Lymphedema Therapist, and Management of Obesity-related Lymphedema. These sessions will provide an in-depth presentation and expand your knowledge on key topics.
Online Registration is now OPEN


We look forward to seeing you all there!

Event Properties

Event date: 10-12-2017 7:00 am
Event End Date: 10-14-2017 6:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
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