The call for abstracts is now closed. We thank all the authors for their submissions – notification of selected abstracts will take place on June 01.

The Canadian Lymphedema Framework and Lymphedema Association of Québec are calling for abstracts for presentation at their joint lymphedema conference, being held in Montreal on October 27-28, 2017 at the Omni Mont- Royal Hotel.

We are particularly interested in providing a supportive conference environment for graduate students and lymphedema clinicians – encouraging both new and experienced presenters to submit an abstract that showcases the work being done across Canada in lymphedema research or clinical practice. We welcome abstracts on all stages of the research process including study protocols and including those only in the planning or developmental stages

Topics related to chronic edema and lymphedema – suggested topics include:

  • Obesity and lymphedema
  • Chronic edema & wound care
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Cancer related lymphedema
  • Pediatric lymphedema
  • Primary lymphedema
  • Educational programs
  • Community-based initiatives
  • Measurement & evaluation
  • Exercises
  • Patient support initiatives
  • Self-management
  • Clinical Case studies
  • Knowledge translation
  • Innovative developments in lymphedema therapy
  • Lymphedema services/program development
  • Qualitative Research

All abstracts will be considered for poster presentations – with a few selected for oral presentations. Oral presentations will be 10 minutes in length, with 5 minutes for discussion. There will also be a dedicated poster session.

Posters will be presented, with awards announced during a Friday evening reception and an additional opportunity to present posters the following day. All accepted abstracts will be published and posted on the CLF website and provided to all conference delegates in the conference program.

Limit abstract to 300 words. This does not include title and authors.