Greetings from the New ESL President

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Dear Colleagues and Friends,

The 40th ESL Congress was held in September 25–27, 2014 in Genoa.

I would like to thank once again the Executive Committee of the European Society of Lymphology that had kindly given me the opportunity to organize this Congress. I was very pleased and honored to have this prestigious task.

As you well know, I wanted to focalize the Congress on the key subject of ‘Lymphedema Primary and Secondary Prevention’. All fields of interest were involved: from basic researches to clinical studies.

Thanks to the contributions of all the distinguished Colleagues that kindly wanted to participate in the Meeting and share their experience with all of us through their highly scientific Lectures, oral presentations and posters and also very fruitful discussions, the event reached a great success contributing to the development of new strategies for primary and secondary lymphedema prevention, in the continuous attempt to give lymphedema patients a better’ quality of life.

I seize the opportunity to thank also all the firms that wanted to support the event with their important contributions indispensable for the organization of such a meeting. They all did their utmost to be present and show updated diagnostic and therapeutic tools and items in the field of Lymphology.

Last but not least, I would like to thank the Organizing Secretariat “Rosa d’Eventi”, Giulia Servadei and her team, for their high professional qualities and hard work.

At the end of the Congress, I had also the great honor to be elected President of ESL by the newly elected Executive Committee. I wish to thank all members of the ESL-EC for this prestigious election. It is for me a great honor and I will do my best to continue the very positive and fruitful Presidency of our friend Sandro Michelini. I know that I can rely on his help and on the support of the Society.

Please, consider me at complete disposal for anything I can do for the ESL and its Members.

With gratitude and friendship,

boccardoFrancesco Boccardo