The Canadian Lymphedema Framework (CLF) is calling for abstracts for presentation at their next national lymphedema conference, being held on November 1-2, 2019 at the Toronto Airport Marriott hotel in Toronto, Ontario.

The CLF provides 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 in all stages of the research process including study protocols, feasibility and pilot studies, and clinical case series. Suggested topics related to lymphedema and chronic edema include:

  • Populations
    • Pediatric lymphedema
    • Primary lymphedema
    • Cancer related lymphedema
    • Chronic edema & wound care
    • Chronic venous insufficiency
    • Obesity and lymphedema
  • Interventions
    • Prospective surveillance and risk reduction
    • Education and self-management
    • Exercise
    • Nutrition
    • Surgical procedures
    • Innovation in lymphedema therapy
  • Health Research
    • Biomedical research
    • Measurement & evaluation
    • Interdisciplinary care
    • Lymphedema service development
    • Community-based initiatives
    • Knowledge translation

• Abstracts must be submitted in English.
• All abstracts will be considered for poster presentations – with a few selected for oral presentations. Oral presentations will be 8 minutes in length, with 2 minutes for discussion. There will also be dedicated poster sessions with awards announced during Saturday’s closing session.
• All accepted abstracts will be published exactly as submitted, within the abstract booklet.
• Names (initials and family name) and affiliation addresses of all authors must be noted.
• Please note on your submission if the project is complete or in progress.
• Please verify that your email address (submitter and presenting author) is correct as it will be used for contacting you after the review process.
• All successful abstract authors (both oral and poster) must be registered to attend the conference.
• Limit abstract to 300 words – not including title and authors.

The deadline is April 01, 2019

Download the Abstract Submission Guidelines HERE.