Congress ESL 2019

Congress ESL 2019


45th Meeting of the European Society of Lymphology


1st Meeting of the Group R&D Clinical Application Fluorescence Imaging

3rd and 4th of May 2019

Brussels, The Marriott Hotel



 Acta Medica Belgica (Mrs A. Hirsch ; Royal Belgian Association of Medical Scientific Societies)

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Presidential Welcome                                                                                                         page 2

Organization-Committees                                                                                                   page 3

Provisional (20/03/2019) program at a glance…                                                             page 4

Program                                                                                                                               page 5-21

Contact (Congress Secretariat), Venue                                                                            page 22

Registration form                                                                                                               page 23-24

Registration fee                                                                                                                  page 25-26

Sessions pour les Médecins généralistes et les Physiothérapeutes Francophones       page 27-28

Sessies voor de Nederlanstalige huisartsen and Fysiotherapeuten                                page 29-30

Exhibitors and Sponsors                                                                                                    page 31



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Presidental Welcome

Dear Colleagues,

The members of the Organizing and Scientific Committees of the Belgian Society of Lymphology (BeSL) and of the Group R&D Clinical Applications of Fluorescence Imagings (GCAFI) are pleased to invite you to the 45th congress of the European Society of Lymphology (ESL) and to the 1rst GCAFI Meeting taking place in Brussels on 3rd and 4th May 2019.

In the framework of 8 oral sessions, diagnostics, screenings, evaluation methods and conservative as well as surgical treatments of lymphedemas and of other lymphatic complications will be presented and discussed. Issues related to genetics, sport, infections/inflammations and the fatty tissues, anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the Lymphatic System will be raised during other sessions.

Due to its growing interest for the surgeons and for the lymphologists, clinical applications (some well-established –such as for the identification of the Sentinel Lymph Nodes, for the evaluation of the vascularization of tissues to be grafted and/or anastomosed- and some in development -such as the identification-delineation of tumoral remnants, of lymph-node invasion,...) of Near Infra-Red Fluorescence Imaging will also be presented and discussed in the framework of 4 sessions on 3rd May.

Specific sessions for the French and Dutch speaking physical therapists and general practitioners are also organized on 4th May from 10h00 to 16h00!

We are looking forward to seeing you at the congress.

In the name of the Organizing and Scientific Committees


Prof. Pierre BOURGEOIS, MD, PhD, MCU-PH,

ESL Congress President

BeSL President




European Society of Lymphology           

                                                     Belgian Society of Lymphology     


These meetings are endorsed by the following societies

La Fondation contre le Cancer – De Stichting Tegen Kanker

The European Society of Molecular Imaging (ESMI)

The Royal Belgian Society for Surgery (RBSS)

The Royal Belgian Society for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (RBSPS)

The Belgian Society for Vascular surgery (BSVS)

The Spanish Group of Lymphology (Grupo Espanol de Linfologia, GEL)

The Swedish Lymphology Association (SLA)

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Honorary President:

Professor Albert LEDUC (PT)

Organizing Committee


Prof. Pierre BOURGEOIS (MD)


Mr Mikel EZQUER (PT)



Prof. Olivier LEDUC (PT)

Prof. Steven PROVYN  (PT)

Dr Mirela Mariana ROMAN (MD)

Prof. Assaf ZELTZER (MD)


National Scientific Committee

Belgian Society of Lymphology :


Prof. Pierre BOURGEOIS (MD)


Mr Mikel EZQUER (PT)

Prof. Mieke FLOUR (MD)

Prof. Nick GEBRUERS (PT)



Prof. Olivier LEDUC (MD)

Prof. Gabriel LIBERALE (GCAFI)

Prof. Pierre LIEVENS (PT)

Prof. Steven PROVYN (PT)

Dr Mirela Mariana ROMAN (MD)

Doctor Serge THEYS (PT)

Prof. Mikka VIKKULA (MD)

Prof. Assaf ZELTZER (MD)




Prof. Pierre BOURGEOIS


Prof. Maxime FASTREZ

Prof. Gabriel LIBERALE

Dr Mirela Mariana ROMAN


European Society of Lymphology


Executive Committee

Honorary President:

Albert LEDUC, Belgium

Congress President:

Pierre BOURGEOIS, Belgium


Francesco BOCCARDO, Italy


Ruediger BAUMEISTER, Germany

Vice-President: Etelka FÖLDI; Germany

Scientific Secretary:

Olivier LEDUC, Belgium

Treasurer: to be nominated

Chair of the Scientific Committee:

Pierre BOURGEOIS, Belgium

Vice-Chair of the Scientific Committee:

Evangelos DIMAKAKOS, Greece



Jean-Paul Belgrado, Belgium, Hakan Brorson, Sweden Jean Patrice Brun, France, Corradino Campisi, Italy, Marina Cestari, Italy, Oldřich Eliška, Czech Republic, Isabel Forner-Cordero, Spain, Amer Hamadé, France Joseph Harfouche, Belgium, Karin Johansson, Sweden, Albert Leduc, Belgium Sandro Michelini, Italy Gianni Moneta, Italy Waldemar Olszewski, Poland, Cristobal Papendieck, Argentina, Alexandre Pissas, France, Marc Riquet, France, Gilbert Thibaut, France, Martin Wald, Czech Republic


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(see page 9) !


3rd May 2019








ESL (1)

ESL (2)




NIRFI in Breast Cancers and Melanomas

Lymphatic System: anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology

Secondary Lymphatic Complications: Diagnosis and Prevention


coffee break


NIRFI in Gynecologic and urologic cancers

Lymphatic system Imagings in lymphedemas

Secondary Lymphatic Complications: Diagnosis and Prevention




NIRFI in Head and Neck Cancers

Surgery for the prevention and/or treament of lymphatic complications

The Physical Treatments of Lymphedemas


Coffee Break


NIRFI in Intra-abdominal cancers

Surgery for the prevention and/or treament of lymphatic complications

The Physical Treatments of Lymphedemas


Round table: Plastic Surgery and Lymphatic Microsurgeries in the Per and Post-Operative Management of Patients At Risk Of and/or With Limbedema


Gala Dinner


4rth May 2019







ESL (3)

ESL (1)

ESL (2)


Lymphatic System and sport

Lymphedemas evaluation

Genetics and/in Lymphedemas


Coffee Break


Infections and inflammation in lymphedemas  

Session for French-speaking Physio-Therapists and General Practioners

Session for Dutch-speaking Physio-Therapists and General Practioners




Fatty tissues, Lipedemas and Lymphatic System

Session for French-speaking Physio-Therapists and General Practioners

Session for Dutch-speaking Physio-Therapists and General Practioners


Coffee Break



ESL General assembly



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1rst meeting of the Group R&D Clinical Applications Fluorescence Imagings Brussels, 3rd May 2019

PROGRAM (tittles and speakers)

There is a growing interest for the Near Infra-Red Fluorescence Imaging techniques. Some clinical applications may be said now as well established, such as for the identification of the Sentinel Lymph Nodes and/or of the lymphatic vessels, for the evaluation of the vascularization of tissues to be grafted and/or anastomosed and for the parathyroids imaging. However, their use remains limited. Some are also in development and remain in field of the clinical research, such as the identification-delineation of tumoral remnants, of lymph-node invasion,… In the framework of the following sessions, these techniques and their applications will be presented and discussed.

Session 1 : « Opto-Acoustic and Near-Infra-Red-Fluorescence Imagings (ICG) in Breast Cancers and in Melanomas »

« Preclinical ICG applications in optoacoustics »

Dr Sardella (Germany)

« Lymphatic Mapping and SLN biopsy: multi-spectral optoacoustic tomography based tri-modal imaging can replace technetium »

Pr Klode (Germany)

« Near-Infra-Red-Fluorescence Imagings for Breast cancers and their nodal metastases ? »

Pr Bourgeois (Belgium)


Session 2 : « Near-Infra-Red-Fluorescence Imagings in Gynecologic and Urologic Cancers »

« ICG-targeted template lymph node dissection in prostate cancer : the evolution »

Pr Janetschek (Austria)

« Clinical application of fluorescence imaging in robotic urologic surgery »

Dr De Naeyer (Belgium)

« NIRFI of SLN in cervical and endometrial cancers » (tittle TBC)

Pr Mathevet (Switzerland)


Session 3 : « Near-Infra-Red-Fluorescence Imagings in Head and Neck Cancers and Parathyroid »

« NIRFI in combination with radio-guided surgery for SLN in head and neck cancers »

Pr F Van Leeuwen (The Netherlands)

« ICG and autofluoresence for parathyroid detection and imaging »

Dr JV Fortuny (Switezrland)

« ICG Near-Infra-Red-Fluorescence Imagings for Head and Neck cancers and their nodal metastases ? »

Dr Digonnet (Belgium)


Session 4 : « Near-Infra-Red-Fluorescence Imagings in Intra-Abdominal Cancers »

« Decreasing leak rate in colorectal anastomosis using near infra fred technology »

Pr Ris (Switzerland)

« NIRFI imaging of endometriosis after IV injection of ICG » (tittle TBC)

Pr Fastrez (Belgium)

« Clinical applications of ICG-Fluorescence imagings in digestive surgical oncology»

Pr Liberale (Belgium)


We draw the attention of the GCAFI participants to the sessions organized in the framework of the ESL meeting…

Warning ! These sessions will be cancelled if there are less than 30 participants on 14th May !


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45th meeting of the European Society of Lymphology

Brussels, 3rd and 4th May 2019


 « Comments about the Scientific Program… »

Pr Bourgeois (Belgium)


The following program needs some comments :


  • Some abstracts are in session other than proposed by the authors because the Organizing Committee feels that the other session was most suitable due to the content of the abstract…


  • Some abstracts (proposed as poster) were ranked so high that they were proposed as oral presentation…
  • The authors remain free not to follow this proposal…


  • Proposed timings for oral presentations have been « calculated » on the basis of the abstract…
  • If timing is considered too short by the authors, they are invited to present part of their methods and/or materials as poster… (what Pr P Bourgeois will do for his lecture)


  • The speakers must respect the proposed timings !


08h00-08h15 :


ESL President Welcome Speech : Pr Boccardo (Italy)


Congress President Welcome Speech : Pr Bourgeois (Belgium)


In Memoriam « Michael Foeldi » : Pr Leduc (Belgium)



08h15-10h00 : Oral presentation 

Lymphatic system : anatomy, phyisiology and patho-physiology.

Chair : Pr Papendieck (Argentina), Pr Olszewski (Czech Rep), Pr Pissas (France)


08h15-08h25 :

Reassessment of anti-podoplastin antibody (DE-40) immunohistochemistry for lymphatic vessels: study of the immunohistochemical reactivties to histological components other than lymphatic endothelium.  

Okada E (Japan)


08h25-08h35 :

The importance of the posterior gastric trunk in the lymphatic drainage of the lymphatic splenic territory of the stomach  

Pissas A, Gras O, Scarratto M, Canovas F (France)


08h35-08h43 :

Comparison in the axillary distribution of the Lymph nodes draining respectively the breast and the arm; preliminary results based on SPECT-CT lymphoscintigraphic investigations  

Westerby T, Roman MM, Bourgeois P (Belgium)


08h43-08h53 :

Spect-CT assessment of unexpected lymphatic drainages in patients with secondary lower limb lymphedema  

Barbieux R, Roman MM, Leduc O, Leduc A, Bourgeois P (Belgium)


08h53-09h01 :

Lymphoscintigraphic observations in a series of 7 patients with non secundary edema at the level of the face  

Giacalone G, Zeltzer A, Bourgeois P (Belgium)


09h01-09h11 :

Venous Hypertension and Lymphedema of Lower Limbs: the key role of lymph nodes veins  

Amore M, Papendieck CM, Salvia S (Argentina)


09h11-09h21 :

Human lower limb lymphatic pulse insufficiency  

Olszewski WL, Zaleska MT (Poland)


09h21-09h31 :

Aligned Nanofibrillar Collagen Scaffolds Can Prevent and Treat Lymphedema in Rats.  

Nguyen D, Dionysiou D, Zaitseva T, Montenegro C, Sue G, Deptula P, Wan D, Rochlin D, Paukshto M, Rockson S (USA).


09h31-10h00 :




08h15-10h00 : Oral Presentations


Secondary Lymphatic Complications : Diagnosis and Prevention. (Part 1)

Chair : Pr Amore (Argentina), Pr Eliska (Czech Rep), Pr Leduc (Belgium)


08h15-08h25 :

Secondary Malignant lymphedema: different scenarios 

Forner-Cordero I, Martinez-Amoros P, Herrero-Manley L, Munoz-Langa J (Spain)


08h25-08h35 :

Lymphatic cord following axillary node dissection 

Johansson K (Sweden), Chong H, Mortimer P (UK)


08h35-08h45 :

Influence of breast cancer surgery on the development of axillary web syndrom.

Beranuy Rodriguez M (Spain)


08h45-08h55 :

Early detection of secondary lymphedema after cancer treatments

Belgrado J.P., Vandermeeren L., Vankerckhove S., Valsamis J.B., Carly B., Hertens D., Beier B., Etbaz S., Carly B., Liebens F.  (Belgium)


08h55-09h05 :

Lymphatic system and silicone implants of the breast  

Eliska O, Benes J (Czech Rep)


09h05-09h15 :

Sirolimus induced lymphedema  

Amore M (Argentina)


09h15-09h25 :

Associated factors of axillary web syndrome in patients affected by breast cancer: a retrospective study

Vázquez Gallego S (Spain)


09h25-10h00 :




10h30-12h30 : Oral Presentations


Lymphatic system imagings in Lymphedemas

Chair : Pr Bourgeois (Belgium), Pr Ningfei Liu (China), Prof Yamamoto (Japan), Pr Wald (Czech Republic)


10h30-10h40 :

The 4 phase SPECT-CT lymphoscintigraphic investigation in the classification of lymphatic disorders

Bourgeois P (Belgium)


10h40-11h00 :

MRI lymph angiography in classification of lymphatic disorders

Ningfei Liu (China)


11h00-11h20 :

ICG NIRFI lymphnography in the classification (evaluation and management) of lymphedematous patients

Yamamoto T (Japan)


11h20-11h30 :

Ultra high-frequency ultrasound: a new tool for vizualisation of lymphatic vessels?

Giacalone G, Yamamoto T, Belva F, Hayashi A


11h30-11h40 :

The lymphoscintigraphic study of the deep lymphatic circulation for the differential diagnosis of lower limbs edema

Povolato M, Onorato A, Busetto A (Italy)


11h40-11h50 :

Non-standard lymphoscintigraphy in primary lymphoedema of lower limb: is it meaningful?

Wald M, Svobodova J (Czech Rep)


11h50-12h00 :

MRL and clinical evaluation of free lymph node transfer in management of lymphoedema of extremities

Atta AT (Egypt)



“MR lymphography in the planning of lymphedema surgery: the Brussels protocol.”

Zeltzer A, Brussaard C, Adriaenssens N, Hamdi M (Belgium)


12h10-12h30 :




10h30-12h30 : Oral Presentations


Secondary Lymphatic Complications : Diagnosis and Prevention. (part 2)

Chair : Pr Adriaenssens (Belgium), Pr Johansson (Sweden), Pr Michelini (Italy)


10h30-10h42 :

Lymphedema Prophylaxis recommendations after breast cancer surgery: a systematic literature review

Rogan S, Taeymans J, Sidler S, Sturzenegger T, Luginbuehl H (Switzerland)


10h42-11h00 :

Implementation of early lymphedema diagnosis for prevention  

Johansson K (Sweden)


11h00-11h12 :

Early prevention of 2ary lymphedema and its complications after breast cancer treatment: integrated approach and advisability

Rovnaya A (Russia)


11h12-11h24 :

Calf circumscribed lymphedema proceeds to whole body lymphedema if not early diagnosed and treated-early diagnosis  

Olszewski WL, Zaleska MT (Poland)


11h24-11h36 :

Perioperative conservative treatment for lymphedema patients with microsurgery (LVA and LNT)

Adriaenssens N, Zeltzer A, Hamdi M (Belgium)



Lymphedema after breast cancer treatment: primary prevention protocol study after a 5-year follow-up

Cestari M , Amati S, Appetecchi F, Curti L, De Marchi M, De Rebotti C, Tomassi C (Italy)


11h48-12h30 :




14h00-16h00 : Oral Presentations


Surgery for prevention and/or treatment of  Lymphatic Complications. (Part 1)

Chair : Pr Hamdi (Belgium), Pr Olszewski (Poland), Pr Yamamoto (Japan)


14h00-14h20 :

Management of female genital Lymphoedema by a new technique

Manokaram G (India)


14h20-14h35 :

System of Complete and Effective Staging-guided Treatment for Peripheral Lymphedema:  The Genoa Protocol

Campisi CC ( Italy)


14h35-14h50 :

Decreasing donor site morbidity after groin vascularized lymph node transfer with lessons learned

over a 12-year experience and review of the literature.

Hamdi M, Ramaut L, De Baerdemaeker R, Zeltzer A (Belgium)


14h50-15h05 :

L.Y.M.P.H.A. technique for the prevention of early and late complications in melanoma treatment

Dessalvi S, Mascherini M, Cavelli M, De Cian F, Boccardo F (Italy)


15h05-15h17 :

How to treat intractable lymphorrea?

Giacalone G, Yamamoto T, Belva F, Wets R, Gysen M, Hayashi N, Yamamoto N, Hayashi A (Belgium – Japan)


15h17-15h29 :

Microsurgical treatment for recurrent lymphocele: does it work?

Giacalone G, Yamamoto T, Belva F, Wets R, Gysen M, Hayashi N, Yamamoto N, Hayashi A (Belgium – Japan)


15h29-16h00 :





14h00-16h00 : Oral Presentations


The Physical Treatments of Lymphedemas (Part 1)

Chair : Pr Adriaenssens (Belgium), Dr Cestari (Italy), Pr Forner-Cordero (Spain), Pr Leduc (Belgium)


14h00-14h20 :

Normobaric oxygen and lymphedemas

Balestra C (Belgium)


14h20-14h40 :

MLD by the facts

Barbieux R, Leduc A (Belgium)


14h40-14h50 :

Lymphoscintigraphic evaluation of the effects of manual lymphatic drainage at the root of the limb for patients with (upper or lower) limb lymphedema

Barbieux R, Roman MM, Doyenard S, Rivière F, Curnier A, Van De Putte L, Rodriguez Y Penafuerte D, Windels A, Saragoni F, Leduc O, Leduc A, Provyn S, Bourgeois P. (Belgium)


14h50-15h10 :

Self adjustable compression wraps: recent data

Flour M (Belgium)


15h10-15h20 :

Evaluation of different short-stretch compression systems treating patients with bilateral leg lymphoedema stage II

Rucigaj M, Vrecek M, Suhodolcan AB (Slovenia)


15h20-15h30 :

The effectiveness of edema fluid mobilisation and formation of flow "channels" by the tissue Mobiderm-like compressing blocks

Zaleska MT, Olszewski WL (Poland)


15h30-16h00 :




16h30-18h30 : Oral Presentations


Surgery for prevention and/or treatment of  Lymphatic Complications. (Part 2)

Chair : Dr Boccardo (Italy), Pr Campisi (Italy), Pr Zeltzer (Belgium)


16h30-16h50 :

Interdisciplinary Approach to the Prevention and Treatment of Secondary Lymphatic Complications.  

Boccardo F. (Italy)


16h50-17h02 :

Microsurgical planning for lymphedema guided by two-compartment lymphoscintigraphy

Campisi CC, Villa G, Ryan M, Boccardo F, Campisi C (Italy)



Single site multiple lymphatic venous anastomosis (SS-MLVA) for the staging guided peripheral lymphedema treatment and long-term clinical outcomes

Campisi CC (Italy)



Management of giant lymphoedema by a combined modality

Manokaram G (India)



Sequential selective Fibro-Lipo-Lymph aspiration for Lymph Vessel Sparing Procedure (FLVA-LSVP) for the effective treatment of Advanced stages of peripheral lymphedema

Campisi CC (Italy)


17h38-17h50 :

Advanced stage obstructive lymphedema of lower limbs can be successfully controlled by silicone tube implants replacing obliterated lymphatic collectors

Olszewski WL, Zaleska MT, (Poland) Hydrabadi R, Banker M, Kurkular P (India)


17h50-18h02 :

Lymphovenous shunts in pediatrics

Papendieck C, Amore M (Argentina)


18h02-18h30 :




16h30-18h00 : Oral Presentations


The Physical Treatments of Lymphedemas (Part 2)

Chair : Pr Foeldi (Germany), Pr Johansson (Sweden), Pr Michelini (Italy),


16h30-14h50 :

Pneumatic decongestion : out of the facts of fake-data

Theys S (Belgium)


16h50-17h02 :

Effectiveness of intermittent pneumatic compression in leg edema can be shown on ICG images

Zaleska MT, Olszewski WL, Hydrabadi R (Poland and India)


17h02-17h14 :

Early diagnosis and treatment of mild arm lymphedema: preliminary results

Johansson K, Karlsson K (Sweden)


17h14-17h26 :

Adapting conservative treatment to lymphedema surgery: what can the patient expect?

Zeltzer A, Adriaenssens N, Jacobs K, Hamdi M (Belgium)


17h26-17h38 :

Synergic treatment and clinical results

Michelini S (Italy)


17h38-17h50 :

Lymphedema and venous ulcers

Harfouche J, Van den Bulck R, Matabisi I, Ceulemans S (Belgium)


17h50-18h02 :

Lymphatic ulcers: traditional bandage and new aspect of advance wound care: photobiomodulation  

Maccio A (Italy)


18h02-18h30 :




08h00-10h00: Oral Presentation


Lymphatic system and sport

Chair : Pr Hamadé (France), Dr Engels (Belgium)


08h00-08h10 :

Sport and lymphedema: a reality or a contradiction ?

Hamadé A (France)


08h10-08h25 :

Lymphatic system and sport : why exercice for lymphedema declined and then came back in favor.

Johansson K (Sweden)


08h25-08h45 :

Cyclist's vulvar edemas

Engels S, Baeyens Y (Belgium)


08h45-08h55 :

Damages of the lymphatic system in other sports ?

Bourgeois P (Belgium)


08h55-09h07 :

Insufficient lymphatic transport of excess capillary filtrate from subuctaneous tissue may be cause of delayed onset muscular soreness (DOMS) in marathon runners

Zaleska MT, Olszewski WL, Ziemba AW, Mikulski T (Poland)


09h07-09h19 :

The benefit of graduate degressive compression garnment in running in athletics affected by lymphedema of lower limbs

Hamadé A, Bensalah N, Woehl B, Jambert L, Michel P, Obringer G, Lehn-Hogg M, Buschenrieder N (France)


09h19-09h29 :

Evaluation of physical activity, exercice capacity, physical performance, balance and fear of movement in lower extremity lymphedema patients

Pehlivan B, Erdoganoglu Y, Tüzün S (Turkey)


09h29-09h39 :

Upper limb functional capacity and peripheral muscle strength in patients with lymphedema after breast cancer

Selin Of N, Tuzun S (Turkey)


09h39-10h00 :






08h30-10h00: Oral Presentation


Lymphedema Evaluation

Chair : Dr Harfouche (Belgium), Pr Johansson (Sweden), Pr Leduc (Belgium)


08h30-08h50 :

Means and steps for a better response in the lymphedema therapy

Harfouche J (Belgium)


08h50-09h02 :

Diagnosing early mild arm lymphoedema using tissue dielectric constant (TDC) and water displacement method (WDM).

Karlsson K, Nilsson-Wikmar L, Brogardg C, Johansson K (Sweden)


09h02-09h14 :

Reliability test of measurements of lower limb volume and local tissue water in healthy subjects

Jönsson C, Bjurberg M, Brogardh C, Johansson K (Sweden)


09h14-09h26 :

Psychological research study on the effect of global treatment in patients with lymphedema

Lebois M, Leone A (Italy)


09h36-10h00 :





08h30-10h00: Oral Presentation


Genetics and/in Lymphedemas

Chair : Pr Michelini (Italy), Pr Vikkula M (Belgium)


08h30-08h50 :

Genetics in Primary lymphedemas

Vikkula M (Belgium)


08h50-09h10 :

Post-therapeutic limb lymphedema: Primary and/or Secondary?

Roman MM (Belgium)


09h10-09h25 :

CCBE1 mutation study in primary lymphedema

Michelini S (Italy)


09h25-09h40 :

Lymphoscintigraphic evolution of primary lower limb lymphedema

Bourgeois P, Roman MM (Belgium)


09h40-10h00 :




10h30-12h30: Oral Presentation


Fatty tissues and lymphatic system

Chair : Dr Horra (Spain), Pr Michelini (Italy), Pr Provyn (Belgium)


10h30-10h50 :

Lymphatic obstruction and fat deposition

Andrade M. (Brasil)


10h50-11h10 :

Fatty tissues as cause and consequence of the interstitial lymphatic drainage deficiency.

Horra A (Spain)


11h10-11h25 :

New stadiation of lipedema

Michelini S, Fiorentino A., Moneta G., Cardone M., Fantegrossi M.R., Romaldini F  (Italy)


11h25-11h37 :

Quantitative evaluation of leg soft tissue volume increase in lymphedema (fluid and increased cell and matrix mass) measurement before and after compression

Olszewski w, Zaleska MT (Poland)


11h37-11h50 :

Prevalence of joint hypermobility in lipedema

Vazquez-Diez J, Forner-Cordero I, Munoz-Langa J (Spain)


11h50-12h30 :




14h00-16h00 : Oral Presentations


Lymphatic System infection and/or inflammation

Chair : Pr Flour (Belgium), Pr Manokaram (India)


14h00-14h20 :

Skin infection/inflammation in lymphoedema

Flour M (Belgium)


14h20-14h40 :

The complications of lymphoedema and their management

Manokaram G (India)


14h40-14h52 :

Treatment by external application for lymphedema (part 2)

Okhuma M (Japan)


14h52-15h04 :

Early diagnosis of lower limb inflammation foci prior to overt clinical lymphedema using ICG soft tissue visualization

Zaleska MT, Olszewski WL (Poland)


15h04-15h16 :

Dermatolymphangioadenitis (DLA, cellulitis) in obstructive lymphedema type of bacteria and effects of slowly-absorbed penicillin 2019 state of knowledge

Zaleska MT, Olszewski WL (Poland)


15h16-15h28 :

Advanced lymphedema of lower limbs: ICG NIRFI and isotopic lymphographies detect sites of predilection for inflammation: hints for prevention therapy

Olszewski WL, Zaleska MT, Hydrabadi R, Banker M, Kurkular P (Poland and India)


15h28-16h00 :




Poster Session 1:


Presence of at least one author during coffee breaks and from 13h30 to 14h00


Discussion: 18h30-19h00

Chair: Dr Belgrado (Belgium)


Changes in the status of our primary lymphoedema patients: focus on compliance, adherence, and persistence

Nemes-Told, Boros E (Turkey)


The psycho-socio-economic impact of severe primary lower limb lymphedema. A case report

Takacs E, Nemes-Toldi J, Boros E (Hungary)


Reimbursed inpatient treatment for lymphedema: an Italian experience

Dorigo E, Ausbergher S, Onorato A (Italy)


Infiltration of Botulinum Toxin A in patients with post-mastectomy syndrome: impact on quality of life

Maitin Noguera V, Crespo Cobo MP, Gil Hernandez MS (Spain)


Possible new methods for measuring the effectiveness of lymphedema rehabilitation

Boros E, Miklody-Trasy E, Nemes-Toldi J, Takacs (Hungary)


Lower Limb Lymphedema In A Patient With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Kostanoglu A, Kaya M, Tepe H (Turkey)


The effect of trunk stabilization exercises on postural stability at lipoedema patients

Demircan G, Kostanoglu A (Turkey)


The effects of repeated intensive phase treatment upper and lower limb lymphedema

Kaya M, Kostanoglu A (Turkey)


Complexe decongestive therapy: transition from intensive phase to maintenance phase

Maccio A (Italy)


The patient with primary left lower extremity lymphedema : a case study.

Yudur C (Turkey)




Poster Session 2:


Presence of at least one author during coffee breaks and from 13h30 to 14h00


Discussion: 18h30-19h00

Chair: Pr Leduc (Belgium), Mrs Dubois (Belgium)


Effects of Neuromuscular Tape on signs and symptoms of Axillary Web Syndrome: a pilot study

Ausbergher S, Dorigo E, Onorato A (Italy)


Lymphoscintigraphy in Ehlers Danloss syndrom with Lower LImb Lymphedema in one adult patient

Moutschen M, Bourgeois P (Belgium)


Upper limb Klippel-trenaunay syndrome associated with breast cancer related lymphedema

Vazquez-Diez J, Forner-Cordero I, Bermejo-Marin A, Rel-Monzo P (Italy)


Retro-peritoneal cystic lymphangioma treated by Sildenafil: case report

Holemans C, Honore P, Defraigne JO (Belgium)


Lympho-venous anastomosis for gluteal lymphedema

Yamamoto T, Belva F, Hayashi N, Yamamoto N, Hayashi A (Japan)


Microsurgical treatment for breast lymphedema

Giacalone G (Belgium), Yamamoto T (Japan)


Complete reduction of breast cancer related arm lymphedema in 105 patients following liposuction: a five-year follow-up.

Hoffner T, Brörson H (Sweden)


Axillary Web Syndrome: post-surgery incidence in 18 month follow-up 

Gil Hernanez MS, Crespo Cobo MP, Cid Bassaletti C, Martinez Serrno S (Spain)


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DATE : May 3rd to 4th – 2019



Brussels Marriott Hotel Grand Place

Rue A.Orts, 3-7, 1000 Brussels


The Brussels Marriott Hotel Grand Place is in the center of Brussels within walking distance (1.1 km…) of the Brussels Central (Railway) Station, (2.2 km) of the Midi Station (Brussels South Station: terminus of the Thalys from Paris).

Quite every 20 minutes, you will find one train departing from Railway stations to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem and from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Railway Stations.

45th Meeting of the European Society Of Lymphology (ESL)


1st Meeting of the Group R&D Clinical Application of the Fluorescence Imagings (GCAFI)

Start Date: Friday, May 3, 2019

End Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019




Acta Medica Belgica

(Mrs A. Hirsch ; Royal Belgian Association of Medical Scientific Societies)        

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Fax : 003223749628


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Registration form (to be sent by mail or fax to the congress secretariat):






first name (ex: Paul)

Last name (ex: Dubois)


Who are you?





OCP (bandagist)




MD in training


MD specialist



General Practitioner


Internal Medicine










areas of specialisation?

Plastic Surgery


Vascular Surgery










Digestive tract


Head and Neck





Company Name








Fax Number:




will participate in

the ESL meeting

the GCAFI meeting


will be present on


3rd May 2019

4th May 2019

3rd and 4th of May

At the Gala Dinner


will submit, has submitted one abstract


only for oral

only for poster

for oral and/or poster


as 1st author

as co-author



CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE: Certificates of attendance will be available for congress participants on Saturday, May 4th, 2019.They will be given only upon reception by the congress secretariat of the meeting’s evaluation form.

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In order to finalize the timings of the program and to organize the occupation of the Conference Rooms, it is requested from the attendees that they mark their choice-s of session(s) they wish to attend


GCAFI Meeting


O       In Breast Cancers and Melanoma

O       In Gynecologic and Urologic Cancers: SLN

O       In Head and Neck Cancers (including Parathyroid)

O       In Intra-abdominal Cancers

O       And Opto-Acoustics

ESL Meeting


O       Lymphatic System: anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology

O       Lymphatic Imaging System Imagings in Lymphedemas

O       The Physiotherapeutic Treatments of Lymphedemas

O       Surgery for the prevention  and/or treament of lymphatic complications


O       Round table: plastic surgery and lymphatic microsurgeries in the per and post operative management of patients at risk and with limbedema


O       Lymphedemas evaluation

O       Genetics in lymphedema

O       Infections and inflammation in lymphedemas        

O       Fatty tissues, Lipedemas and Lymphatic System                            

O       Lymphatic System and Sport




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Registration fee:

The total registration price includes one admission fee and one (mandatory) catering fee (lunch and two coffee breaks per day), entrance to extensive Exhibit Hall and all poster presentations, admittance to all plenary and concurrent sessions, standard certificate of attendance, conference program and tote bag.

The prices (VAT-TVA included) can be found hereafter.


Congress Gala dinner is not included in the fee


it may be booked via the registration form!


ESL members not having paid their 2019 membership’s fee by the 1st of March 2019 will have thereafter to pay one registration fee


The inscription fees will increase after 14th April 2019


Payment terms

Payment is solely possible by bank transfer (with the name(s) of the participant(s) being clearly mentioned!).

Account name: BESL ASBL (Av Winston Churchill, 11/30, 1180, Brussels, Belgium)

(Bank address: 3, Place de Baudour, 7331, Baudour, Belgium) IBAN:  BE36001786389281 BIC: GEBEBEBB

Communication (MANDATORY): ESL/GCAFI Participant name….

Upon reception by the conference secretariat of the registration and payment, a confirmation will be sent by mail!

It is your responsibility to forward the invoice to the correct place for immediate payment and you must ensure that the correct VAT number and invoice address is entered during the registration process.

Cancellation terms

Registered participants who are unable to attend the conference must forward a written cancellation by mail to the ESL 2019 Meeting Secretariat :This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Refund of the registration and catering fee and of Gala Dinner event (minus 40 Euros administration costs) will be granted if notification of cancellation reaches the conference secretariat in writing before and on 1rst of April 2019. Beyond this date, cancellations will not be refunded. Refunds by bank transfer will be processed after the conference. No refunds will be granted in case of no show.

Refunded fee in case of cancellation         By 1/04/2019: 40% fee

If, for reasons beyond the control of the organizer, the conference is cancelled, the registration fee will be refunded after deduction of expenses incurred by the conference.


In registering for the congress, participants agree that neither the congress committees, nor the organizers assume any liability whatsoever. Participant and sponsors should therefore organize their own health and personal insurances.

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Sessions pour les Médecins généralistes et les Physiothérapeutes Francophones

Dans le cadre du 45ème congrès de l’European Society of Lymphology, la Société Belge de Lymphologie (Belgian Society of Lymphology) propose aux Médecins Généralistes et aux Physiothérapeutes Francophones de participer ce 4 mai prochain à deux sessions (en français) de 2 heures autour de la thématique de la prise en charge des oedèmes d’origine lymphatique.

Ces sessions se tiendront à l’Hotel Marriott à Bruxelles (3-7, rue A.Orts : en face de la Bourse) de 10h30 à 16h00 (elles seront également précédées de 8h00 à 10h00 de sessions scientifiques -en anglais- sur des thèmes qui peuvent vous intéresser et différents posters également d’intérêt seront visibles avec leur résumé en français).


Le traitement de l’insuffisance lympho-veineuse

Traitement de l’insuffisance lympho-veineuse : décongestion-décompression. F. Pastouret

Lymphoedème et ulcères veineux. J. Harfouche

Lymphoedème et activité physique

Analyse lymphoscintigraphique de la fonction lymphatique lors de l’activité physique. R. Barbieux

Les lymphatiques chez le sportif. P. Bourgeois ou O. Leduc

Cas cliniques : O. Leduc  et J. Harfouche

Les mesures du lymphoedème

Analyse de la sensibilité des appareils de mesures de l’œdème. O. Leduc

Analyse comparative de l’aisance d’utilisation et de reproductibilité de techniques de mesure. J. Harfouche

Drainage lymphatique dans le traitement physique de l’oedème

Analyse lymphoscintigraphique de l’effet du DLM sur les voies de collatéralisation des membres inférieur et supérieur. R. Barbieux

Efficacité du DLM dans le traitement du  lymphoedème. J. Harfouche

Limite du traitement physique et intervention de la chirurgie

Critères décisionnels pour la chirurgie du lymphoedème. A. Zeltzer- R. Mirela



Le nombre° de participants est limité°°!

Le principe “Premiers inscrits°°°, premiers servis” est d’application!

° minimum = 70 et maximum - 200…

°° au delà d’un certain nombre, les retardataires seront informés des prochaines activités de la BeSL les concernant (si intéressés: à mentionner dans votre bulletin de réponse!)

°°° et ayant payé leur inscription…

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Les prix renseignés en Euros incluent le repas de midi!


Paiements: ne sont acceptés que par transfert bancaire (le nom doit être clairement mentionné!)

Nom du compte bancaire: BESL ASBL (Av Winston Churchill, 11/30, 1180, Brussels, Belgium)

(Bank address: 3, Place de Baudour, 7331, Baudour, Belgium) IBAN:  BE36001786389281 BIC: GEBABEBB


Adresser votre bulletin d’inscription au Secrétariat du Congrès:

Acta Medica Belgica

(Mrs A. Hirsch ; Royal Belgian Association of Medical Scientific Societies)

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Bulletin d’inscription:





Adresse postale:


Code postal et ville:




Frais de participation (repas inclus)

Membre de la BeSL

Non-membre de la BeSL */**




Médecin Généraliste






Autre profession




*Celle-s ou celui-ceux qui souhaitent devenir membre de la BeSL peuvent s’inscrire sur le site de la BeSL. Les inscriptions à taux réduit ne s’appliquent qu’aux membres en règle de cotisation à la société.

** Signaler ici si vous souhaitez recevoir à l’avenir les informations concernant nos activités! OUI / NON

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Sessies voor de Nederlanstalige huisartsen and Fysiotherapeuten

Geachte Dames en Heren,

In het kader van het 45ste congres van de Europese Vereniging voor Lymfologie nodigt de Belgische Vereniging voor Lymfologie Nederlandstalige huisartsen en fysiotherapeuten uit om deel te nemen aan twee sessies van twee uur elk (in het Nederlands) over het thema van het beheer van de lymfatische oedemen op 4 mei.

Deze sessies worden gehouden in het Hotel Marriott te Brussel (3-7, A. Ortsstraat: tegenover de Beurs) van 10u30 tot 16u00 (ze worden ook voorafgegaan door wetenschappelijke sessies - in het Engels - over thema's die u kunnen interesseren en verschillende interessante posters zullen tentoongesteld worden met een Nederlandstalige samenvatting).

Van harte en tot uw dienst!

Voor het Organiserend Comité,


Prof. P. Bourgeois, MD, PhD,

Voorzitter van de Belgische Vereniging voor Lymfologie

Belgian Society of Lymphology (BeSL)


Preliminary programma 

9:30 - 10:30 Onthaal en registratie van de deelnemer(s)

Sessie 1 : 10:30 - 12:30 

Inleiding Vodderschool interdisciplinariteit (dhr Tim Decock)

Beeldvorming / lichaamssamenstelling

  • MR lymfografie (Dr Carola Brussaard)
  • Medische beeldvorming en oedeem (dra. An Tassenoy, to be confirmed)
  • Lichaamssamenstelling: borstkanker gerelateerd lymfoedeem, Sozo – Impedimed, (dra. Ellen Vandyck)

Conservatieve behandeling

  • Lymfoedeem en veneuze ulcers / bandages (wondkliniek UZ Brussel, to be confirmed)
  • Zin en onzin van MLD (prof dr Nele Adriaenssens)
  • De fluoroscopie en MLD of over conservatieve aanpak of diagnostiek binnen de kinesitherapie (Sofie Vanheukelom, topic to be confirmed)
  • Sport en oedeem (to be confirmed)

Sessie 2: 14:00 – 16:00


  • Decision making and/or innovation (prof dr Assaf Zeltzer of dr Guido Giacolone, to be confirmed)
  • Data lymfekliniek onderzoek / MLD peri operatief (dra. Ellen Vandyck)
  • Shockwave na LLS (dr Ina Vultureanu)


- Taxanen en oedeem (dra Christel Fontaine)

- Preventie van oedeem als nevenwerking van de (borst)kankerbehandeling (to be confirmed)

Opgelet ! Het aantal deelnemers is beperkt (min 70 en max 200…) !

Het principe "Eerst geregistreerd = eerst bediend" is van toepassing!

Laatkomers (indien geïnteresseerd: te vermelden in uw antwoordformulier!) zullen op de hoogte worden gebracht van de volgende BeSL-activiteiten die hen betreffen.

Deze vergadering is geaccrediteerd!

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De prijzen in euro's zijn inclusief de lunch.

Betalingen: enkel via overschrijving (naam duidelijk vermelden a.u.b.!).

Naam van de bankrekening: BESL ASBL (Winston Churchilllaan 11/30, 1180 Brussel, België)

(Bankadres: 3, Place de Baudour, 7331 Baudour, België)

IBAN: BE36 0017 8638 9281


Gelieve uw inschrijvingsformulier naar het secretariaat van het Congres te sturen:

Acta Medica Belgica

(Mevrouw A. Hirsch - Koninklijke Vereniging van de Belgische Medisch-Wetenschappelijke Genootschappen)

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Postcode en stad:




Deelnamekosten (inclusief maaltijden)

Lid van BeSL

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Ander beroep




*Wie lid wil worden van BeSL kan zich registreren op de BeSL-website. Registraties met verlaagde tarief zijn alleen van toepassing voor leden die hun bijdrage betaald hebben.

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