The Executive Committee of the European Society of Lymphology has kindly given me the opportunity to organize the next 40th ESL Congress. It is scheduled for September 25–27, 2014 in Genoa, with the Honorary Presidency of my Mentor Prof. Corradino Campisi. I am pleased and honored to have this prestigious task. I would like to focalize the Congress on the key subject of ‘Lymphedema Primary and Secondary Prevention’. All fields of interest, from basic research to clinics, are involved: from genetics and molecular biology to anatomic aspects and epidemiological studies; from pathophysiological mechanisms and pathological findings to diagnostic and therapeutic options, also in pediatrics. I am sure that the contributions of prestigious scientists devoted to Lymphology and fruitful discussion among them and all participants in the congress will bring to the development of new strategies for primary and secondary lymphedema prevention, searching for better lymphedema patients’ quality of life. Sessions will include lectures, oral presentations, videos, posters and panel discussions.
I would like to invite you all to Genoa and also enjoy the beautiful ‘Riviera Ligure’. Genoa is called ‘La Superba’ (The Superb One) due to its glorious past and impressive landmarks. Genoa’s rich art, music, gastronomy, architecture and history allowed it to become the European Capital of Culture in 2004. Part of the old town was inscribed on the World Heritage List (UNESCO) in 2006.
I hope that the 40th ESL Congress will be an interesting meeting for all general physicians and specialists of all basic, medical and surgical areas, residents, physiotherapists, nurses and all sanitary persons interested in Lymphology.
On behalf of the European Society of Lymphology, I look forward to welcoming you to Genoa for the 40th ESL Congress.
With best regards,
Francesco Boccardo, MD, PhD