LIVE PROSECTION OF THE UPPER EXTREMITY LYMPHATICS
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Merck Research Lab

CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM
Friday, November 2 AND 
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Merck Research Laboratories
33 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 992-2000

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This Symposium is only open to Clinicians, patients are kindly invited to register for the Patient Symposium.

FEES

ATTENDING PHYSICIAN
Before September 1, 2018 $500 
After September 1, 2018...$600
HEALTH CARE AFFILIATES
Before September 1, 2018 $300  
After September 1, 2018 ..$400
RESIDENT
Before September 1, 2018 $100  
After September 1, 2018 ..$200

TEAM DISCOUNT 
Special discounted rates are available for a group of individuals (a team) registering from a single institution. In order to be eligible, the team must register at the same time (minimum of three (3) individuals, maximum five (5), needed from at least two (2) different specialties) and each will receive institutional discount of $50 off their registration fee. After the first registrant has been entered, additional registrants from the same institutions may be linked by clicking on 'Add People' button. You may register up to five (5) individuals from the same institution at one time. Click on 'Finish Adding People' when the last registrant has been entered. Individual email confirmations will be sent to each member of the linked registrations.

Cancellation Policy
After September 2, 2018 - less 50% of paid registration fee.
After October 2, 2018 - no refund available. 

2018 Agenda

All lectures will be didactic.

    • Friday, November 2, 2018
    •  

      33 Louis Pasteur Avenue, Boston, MA (Longwood Med)

      6:30 AM  -  7:40 AM
      Registration/Breakfast
      IMPORTANT:
      Please note that small groups of symposium registrants will be escorted to the BIDMC Pathology Department beginning on Friday afternoon, and throughout the day Saturday, to review the upper extremity lymphatic prosection with Dr. Hiroo Suami. Sign up for these small groups will occur on Friday at the registration desk.
       
      7:40 AM  -  8:00 AM
      Welcome Remarks
      Speakers: Bernard T Lee, MD, MBA, MPH
      and Program Committee
       

      Session 1

      8:00 AM  -  8:30 AM
      Session 1: THE MULTI-DISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO LYMPHATIC CARE
      Moderator:
      8:00 AM  -  8:10 AM
      The BIDMC Approach
      Speaker:
      8:10 AM  -  8:20 AM
      The ALERT Program
      8:20 AM  -  8:30 AM
      LE&RN and Centers of Excellence
      Speaker:
       

      Session 2

      8:30 AM  -  9:50 AM
      Session 2: INTRODUCTION TO THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM
      Moderator:
      8:30 AM  -  8:50 AM
      Anatomy of the Lymphatic system
      8:50 AM  -  9:10 AM
      Physiology of the Lymphatic System
      9:10 AM  -  9:30 AM
      Mechanisms of Primary Lymphedema
      Speaker:
      9:30 AM  -  9:50 AM
      Q&A
       
      9:50 AM  -  10:10 AM
      Morning Break
       

      Session 3

      10:10 AM  -  11:30 AM
      Session 3: LYMPHATIC MEDICINE - A PRIMER
      Moderator:
      10:10 AM  -  10:30 AM
      Overgrowth Syndromes Associated With Lymphedema
      Speaker:
      10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM
      Differential for Edema and Secondary Causes of Lymphedema
      Speaker:
      10:50 AM  -  11:10 AM
      Emerging Medical Treatments for Lymphedema
      11:10 AM  -  11:30 AM
      Q&A
       
      11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM
      Lunch
       

      Session 4

      12:30 PM  -  1:50 PM
      Session 4: NEW CONCEPTS IN LYMPHEDEMA THERAPY I
      12:30 PM  -  12:50 PM
      Surveillance and Early Intervention for BCRL: What is the evidence and how early should we treat?
      12:50 PM  -  1:10 PM
      Impact of BMI on Lymphedema : Rehab Evaluation & Intervention
      1:10 PM  -  1:30 PM
      The Role of Indoycyanine Green Lymphangiography to Guide Therapy
      1:30 PM  -  1:50 PM
      Q&A
       

      Session 5

      1:50 PM  -  3:10 PM
      Session 5: NEW CONCEPTS IN LYMPHEDEMA THERAPY II
      1:50 PM  -  2:10 PM
      Therapy before and after LVB and VLNT
      2:10 PM  -  2:30 PM
      Controlled Compression Therapy after Liposuction for Lymphedema – How To Maintain Control Over Time
      2:30 PM  -  2:50 PM
      Integrative Medicine for the Management of Lymphedema
      2:50 PM  -  3:10 PM
      Q&A
       
      3:10 PM  -  3:30 PM
      Afternoon Break
       

      Session 6

      3:30 PM  -  4:50 PM
      Session 6: CUTTING EDGE LYMPHEDEMA IMAGING CONCEPTS
      3:30 PM  -  3:50 PM
      MRI for Lymphedema Evaluation
      3:50 PM  -  4:10 PM
      MR Lymphangiography
      4:10 PM  -  4:30 PM
      Emerging MRI Techniques in Lymphedema Diagnosis
      Speaker:
      4:30 PM  -  4:50 PM
      Taiwan Lymphoscintigraphy Staging
      4:50 PM  -  5:10 PM
      Q&A
       
      5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM
      WELCOME RECEPTION
      Please join us for complimentary Hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine.
    • Saturday, November 3, 2018
    •  

      33 Louis Pasteur Avenue, Boston, MA (Longwood Med)

      7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM
      Registration/Breakfast
       

      Session 7

      8:00 AM  -  9:20 AM
      Session 7: BREAST SURGERY TO PREVENT LYMPHEDEMA
      Moderator:
      8:00 AM  -  8:20 AM
      Current Management of the Node Positive Axilla
      Speaker:
      8:20 AM  -  8:40 AM
      Axillary Reverse Mapping
      8:40 AM  -  9:00 AM
      Immediate Lymphatic Reconstruction (LYMPHA)
      Speaker:
      9:00 AM  -  9:20 AM
      Q&A
       
      9:20 AM  -  9:40 AM
      BREAK
       

      Session 8

      9:40 AM  -  11:20 AM
      Session 8: LYMPHATIC SURGERY: A PRIMER
      Moderator:
      9:40 AM  -  10:00 AM
      Lymphovenous Bypass
      Speaker:
      10:00 AM  -  10:20 AM
      Lymph Node Transplantation
      10:20 AM  -  10:40 AM
      Suction Assisted Lipectomy
      10:40 AM  -  11:00 AM
      The Barcelona Cocktail
      11:00 AM  -  11:20 AM
      Q&A
       
      11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM
      LUNCH
      1:15 PM  -  2:15 PM
      Living with Lymphedema
      LE&RN Spokesperson and Academy Award-winning Actress Kathy Bates will give the keynote address at the 2018 Lymphedema Symposium!
      Joint Patient and Clinical Symposium session
      2:15 PM  -  2:45 PM
      BREAK

      All Clinical Attendees to return back to the Merck Research Laboratories to continue with the afternoon sessions.

       

      Session 9

      2:45 PM  -  4:00 PM
      Session 9: LYMPHEDEMA RESEARCH SESSION
      Moderator:
      2:45 PM  -  3:05 PM
      The Current State of Lymphedema Research
      Speaker:
      3:05 PM  -  4:00 PM
      Podium Abstract Presentations
       

      Session 10

      4:00 PM  -  5:20 PM
      Session 10: UNDERSTANDING RADIATION DELIVERY AND LYMPHEDEMA
      4:00 PM  -  4:20 PM
      Brief Overview of Radiation Delivery
      4:20 PM  -  4:40 PM
      Radiation and BCRL
      4:40 PM  -  5:00 PM
      Breast Lymphedema
      5:00 PM  -  5:20 PM
      Q&A
       
      5:20 PM  -  5:30 PM
      Concluding Remarks and Adjourn
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