November 13-14, 2020 | Boston, MA

On behalf of the BIDMC Lymphatic Center, I would like to extend my hearty congratulations to Ms. Theresa Whiting, Chair of the 2019 Patient Lymphedema Symposium, and her Planning Committee co-chairs, Ms. Catherine Holley and Ms. Lisa Palin, on running an extra-ordinary event this past September!  The event was sold out and highlighted the theme “It’s All About You!”.  Responding to feedback from patient attendees from prior years, the event was predominantly focused on speakers from the New England area who spoke on topics from cellulitis and wound care to address the emotional stress of living with chronic disease.  We were fortunate to have Mr. Chuck Ehrlich, author of the Lymphedema and Lipedema Nutrition Guide, travel from California to speak about nutrition.  Mr. Cam Ayala, Bachelorette Contestant and LE&RN Ambassador was our keynote speaker and gave a heartfelt and riveting talk regarding his own personal journey with lymphedema.  We would like to invite everyone to click on the “Prior Symposia” tab above to watch any or all of the lectures from any of our previous symposia.  To date, our lectures have received over 27,000 views and, we hope, provide a valuable resource for clinicians and patients alike. We thank the LE&RN organization for their partnership with our symposia including the filming and dissemination of these lectures!

Our committee met this past weekend whilst snow fell outside – winter is upon us and we are gearing up for 2020!  Please SAVE THE DATE November 13-14, 2020 for a 2-day clinical symposium and 1 day (November 14, 2020) patient symposium.  The symposium will be held at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School.  While in 2018 we focused on upper extremity and breast cancer related lymphedema, our focus this coming year will be on the lower extremity.  As in past years, we anticipate a nationally and internationally renowned faculty!  In the coming months, we will begin updating this site in preparation for 2020.

Until then, please check in periodically.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Dhruv Singhal, MD
Director, BIDMC Lymphatic Center
November 10, 2019

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.