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
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
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)