The European Society of Lymphology

In 1978, at a scientific meeting organized at the University Hospital of Grenoble, Albert Leduc and Alexandre Pissas, after having made each other’s acquaintance, evoked the possible creation of a French-speaking association for the study of lymphatics.
The International Society of Lymphology (I.S.L.) had been existing for several years at that time but it organized its congresses every two years in regions often far away from Europe. Moreover, English was its exclusive working language.
These two reasons contributed to our deciding to found a European society.The working language of which should be French but open to the use of other languages such as English, Spanish or Italian if authors wanted to present their papers in their native language.
It was in 1978 that a first preparatory meeting was organized with some colleagues and friends at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
We had taken the opportunity of a passing through Europe of Isidoro Caplan to invite several colleagues who might have been interested by this initiative.
Following persons were present: Pierre Bourgeois, Isidoro Caplan, Geneviève Hidden,Albert Leduc, Pierre Lievens, Joseph Pflug, Alexandre Pissas, Sabine Godart and Serge Theys.
The by-laws had been drafted by Albert Leduc.
After having been discussed they were adopted unanimously.
The by-laws of the society, which have remained unchanged until today, are particular in so far as they distinguish between full and associate-members, the latter having the possibility to be appointed as full-members after submitting and presenting a scientific work for evaluation by full-members.

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  1. by Prof. Moriya Ohkuma on 14 January 2017  21:28 Reply

    I would like to attend and present papers at the ESL congress tat Stuttgart, 2017.

  2. by Prof. Moriya Ohkuma on 15 January 2017  03:28 Reply

    For my abstract sendig What is E-mail adress and how?

  3. by Raquel Reinaldos on 7 February 2017  23:51 Reply

    I would like to receive information about activities

  4. by Raquel reinaldos on 8 February 2017  07:55 Reply

    I would like to recive información about next News.

  5. by Slawomir PYSZNIAK on 7 April 2017  18:18 Reply

    Dear All,
    I am in charge of Compressiontherapy Center in Warsaw, which is private lymphology clinic.
    I am interested in participation in 43rd European Congress of Lymphology.
    Would you be so kind and send me some details including fee, please ?
    Thank you very much in advance.
    Kind regards,
    Slawomir Pyszniak

  6. by A.W.Abu-Ghanim on 30 November 2017  17:36 Reply

    Dear sir/madam
    My wife(46 years old) has used to be treated for lipedema and right leg lymphedema at the Foldi Klinik in Freiburg-Germany where she used to receive treatments for one month annually since 2018 until 2014 upon which, we observed a remarkable improvement.

    We used to benefit from the healthcare service of my jop which borne the cost and expenses of the treatment,Unfortunately, post 2014, her treatment discontinued as we are living in Yemen and have been severely suffering because of the war and clashes in our country which led to a very difficult situation, as I (as many others) have lost our jobs and all types of insurance.
    As a result of discontinuing her treatment, the health case of my wife is deteriorating particularly in her right leg.

    I would appreciate if you can help me finding related medical body that can support my wife treatment.

    Best regards.

    Note:medical reports can be provided if required

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