On behalf of the BIDMC Lymphatic Center, I would like to extend my hearty congratulations to Ms. Theresa Whiting, Chair of the 2019 Patient Lymphedema Symposium, and her Planning Committee co-chairs, Ms. Catherine Holley and Ms. Lisa Palin, on running an extra-ordinary event this past September!  The event was sold out and highlighted the theme “It’s All About You!”.  Responding to feedback from patient attendees from prior years, the event was pre-dominantly focused on speakers from the New England area who spoke on topics from cellulitis and wound care to addressing the emotional stress of living with chronic disease.  We were fortunate to have Mr. Chuck Ehrlich, author of the Lymphedema and Lipedema Nutrition Guide, travel from California to speak about nutrition.  Mr. Cam Ayala, Bachelorette Contestant and LE&RN Ambassador, was our keynote speaker and gave a heartfelt and riveting talk regarding his own personal journey with lymphedema. We would like to invite everyone to click on the “Prior Symposia” tab above to watch any or all of the lectures from any of our previous symposia.  To date, our lectures have received over 27,000 views and, we hope, provide a valuable resource for clinicians and patients alike.  We thank the LE&RN organization for their partnership with our symposia including the filming and dissemination of these lectures!

Our committee met this past weekend whilst snow fell outside – winter is upon us and we are gearing up for 2020!  Please SAVE THE DATE November 13-14, 2020 for a 2-day clinical symposium and 1 day (November 14, 2020) patient symposium.  The symposium will be held at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School.  While in 2018 we focused on upper extremity and breast cancer related lymphedema, our focus this coming year will be on the lower extremity.  As in past years, we anticipate a nationally and internationally renowned faculty!  In the coming months, we will begin updating this site in preparation for 2020.

Until then, please check in periodically.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Dhruv Singhal, MD
Director, BIDMC Lymphatic Center
November 10, 2019

November 14, 2020

at the Joseph B Martin Conference Center

77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115

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There is FREE parking provided directly beneath the Joseph B Martin Conference Center itself with elevator access
directly to the conference center. The Conference Center is all ADA accessible.

Who should attend our annual meeting?

Patient Symposium:

  • Patients with all types of lymphedema
  • Family and friends
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapists
Registration TypePatient SymposiumEarly Bird Special (by 6/1/2020)
Patient | Family/Friend | Other$ 100$ 75

Cancellation Policy: Due to limited seating, we request any cancellations be made before September 12th as this will give us the opportunity to fill the seat.  Cancellations made before this date will receive a 100% refund.  Cancellations made after this date will not be refundable but you may donate your seat to another fellow participant.

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