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Join us for the 2017 NLN Conference!

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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 look forward to seeing you all there!

Program Director

Joseph L. Feldman, MD, CLT-LANA

Scientific Committee Chair

Jeannette Zucker, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA

Scientific Committee

Linda McGrath Boyle, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA

Joseph L. Feldman, MD, CLT-LANA

Jay W. Granzow, MD, MPH, FACS

Bryan Groleau, COTA/L, CLT-LANA, CLWT

Ronald Lee, PT, CLT-LANA-Foldi, WCC, CKTP, CSCS, CES, CAOPT

Maureen McBeth, PT, MPT, CLT-LANA

Steve Norton, CDT Clinical Instructor, CLT-LANA

Jeannette Zucker, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA

Patient Summit Chair

Joan White, LSAP

Patient Summit Committee

Elizabeth Blissett, LSAP

Sarah M. Bramblette, MSHL, LSAP

Candace Bridgewater, LSAP

Patricia Egan, MS, MBA, LSAP

Joan White, LSAP

Industry Sponsorship & Exhibit Hall

Michael Cannon, MBA

Local Coordinating Committee

Elizabeth Blissett, LSAP

Sarah M. Bramblette, MSHL, LSAP

Candace Bridgewater, LSAP

Conference Production

Karen St. Pierre, CMP

HighQMedia & Events, Inc.


For any questions or concerns, please call 800-541-3259 email nln [at] lymphnet.org