Update - August 1, 2020

First and foremost, our primary thoughts and priority remain toward the health and welfare of our members and wider community as the COVID-19 pandemic persists.  

We want to provide an update to our initial March, 2020 announcement when we made the decision to postpone the 4th Annual Lymphatic Symposium originally planned for November 2020.  After significant deliberation prioritizing the safety of our Symposium attendees and faculty, the Chairs of all the Committees came to a unanimous decision to reschedule our 4th Annual Lymphatic Symposium until November, 2021.  A final decision regarding the format of the November 2021 symposium will be made by the New Year (January 1, 2021).  Please continue to check the website for more information.

I would personally like to extend my sincere thanks to all the Committee Chairpersons for their continued hard work during this time to ensure that our event remains of the highest caliber while ensuring the safety of the participants.  They have been working extra-ordinarily hard and will continue to help us navigate through the present situation. We also thank all our valued clinical and patient symposium attendees, conference faculty, guest speakers, sponsors and exhibitors for your patience and understanding.

Please stay safe and healthy during this difficult time.  We will be back in touch soon. 

Dhruv Singhal, Program Committee Chair
Director, BIDMC Lymphatic Center

November 13-14, 2020 | Boston, MA

On behalf of the Lymphatic Center at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), welcome to the Lymphatic Symposium to be held November 13-14, 2020!  The Lymphatic Symposium is hosted by the Lymphatic Center at BIDMC, in partnership with the Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN), and is held at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School.

In 2018, the clinical focus of the symposium was upper extremity lymphedema. In 2020, the clinical focus of the symposium will be lower extremity lymphedema.  Along these lines, we will host a 1-hour small group cadaver lab at BIDMC free of charge to Symposium registrants on November 12th.  Dr. Hiroo Suami will be traveling to the United States to perform a cadaveric dissection of the lower extremity which will be reviewed during the laboratory.  Similarly, as gynecologic oncology is one of the leading causes of lower extremity lymphedema in the United States, we will have a special session on this topic during the Symposium.  Dr. Leslie Garrett, Chief of Gynecologic Oncology at BIDMC, will moderate a session where the current nodal management of gynecologic cancers will be reviewed as well as lymphedema risk and opportunities for prevention.    

In partnership with LE&RN, we will interweave an administrative focus on the Centers of Excellence (COE) Designation.  Specifically, utilizing feedback from the LE&RN organization on the first round of COE applications and “What worked ... and what did not”, we will provide feedback throughout the symposium specific to each session focus (e.g. therapy, surgery, medicine….) to guide potential future applicants. 

Finally, we are excited to hold a special session on an exciting and relatively new technology in non-invasive lymphatic visualization – high frequency ultrasound.  This technology may one day impact all individuals providing care to patients with lymphatic disorders.  World leaders in this technology including Dr. JP Hong (South Korea), Dr. Giuseppe Visconti (Italy), and Dr. Akitatsu Hayashi (Japan) will lead a session on how this technology can be incorporated into a lymphatic practice. 

As is true every year, the core of the symposium will be the world-renowned international and domestic faculty that kindly provide their time and expertise throughout the symposium.  Moreover, our engaged attendees have always led to insightful conversation and debate in this burgeoning field!  More information to follow shortly on other exciting events including cocktail receptions and a lymphatic specific art exhibit!

We thank you for your interest in the Symposium.  All videos of lectures from our prior symposia are provided free of charge by LE&RN and can be found on this website.  Over the past 3 years, we have had over 27,000 views of these lectures! 

On behalf of everyone at our Center, we look forward to hosting you in Boston later this year!  This website will continue to be updated as the Symposium approaches.  Please note our early bird special registration date deadline of June1, 2020. 

Dhruv Singhal, MD
Director, BIDMC Lymphatic Center
March 8, 2020

November 13-14, 2020

at the Joseph B Martin Conference Center

77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115

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FREE parking provided directly beneath the Joseph B Martin Conference Center itself with elevator access directly to the conference center. The Conference Center is ADA accessible.



Registration TypeEarly Registration - until 6/1/20Regular Registration - until 10/31/20Late Registration - after 10/31/20
Attending Physician$ 650$ 725$ 850
Affiliated & Allied Health$ 450$ 525$ 650
Resident$ 100$ 200$ 300

Cancellation Policy:
Before September 12, 2020:  Cancellations are fully refundable less a $100 administrative fee.
September 13, 2020 – October 12, 2020:  Cancellations are penalized 50% of the registration fee.
After October 12, 2020:  No refunds will be issued.