First Montreal International Lymphedema Congress

Last Modified: November 24, 2002

Conference Dates: May 28-30, 2003
Conference Location: Montreal, Canada

Sponsoring Group: McGill University Department of Oncology & Lymphedema Association of Quebec

Conference Web Page URL:

Topics Covered:

  • Lymphedema Fundamentals
  • Lymphedema and Palliative Care
  • Experience of the Dr. Vodder School, Austria
  • Lymphedema and gynecological disorders
  • Surgical treatments for lymphedema

Conference Objectives: To promote awareness, and improve knowledge regarding lymphodema diagnosis & treatment; To stimulate research in the area of lymphedema.

Who Should Attend: Physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, patients & their families

Conference Agenda: Keynote speaker: Dr. Horst Weissleder, Professor of Radiology, University of Freiburg. Plenary Speakers include:

  • Dr. Hildegard Wittlinger, Walschee, Austria
  • Dr. Andra Cheville, University of Pennsylvania
  • Dr. John M. MacDonald, University of Miami
  • Dr. Bruce Williams, McGill University Health Centre

Registration Information: Available online at

Conference Fees: CA$450 (US$300) for healthcare professionals; CA$55 (US$37) for patients and families

Continuing Education: Yes

Miscellany: Concurrent two-day conference for patients and their families

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