We are delighted to announce the #BLS2021 Virtual Conference on 4th & 5th October 2021. The UK's ONLY dedicated, scientific, 2-day lymphoedema conference.
The conference will go live on Sunday 3rd October when you will be able to watch updates from our partners and industry, take part in live events and view the poster presentations. We have a packed programme of internationally renowned speakers to follow on Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th October.
Last year we held our first virtual conference and it was a great success. #BLS2021 will be bigger and better with more opportunities for interaction, Q&A and break-out events.
The BLS would like to thank the following for their Sponsorship of the #BLS2021 Conference
Platinum Sponsor - Haddenham Healthcare
Gold Sponsor - Essity
Silver Sponsor - L&R
Watch videos from our Sponsors, Corporate Partners and other exhibitors, Dr Kristiana Gordon's 2020 Conference presentations and many more. You will also be able to view this year's posters.This is also a great chance to get set up ready for the main event on Monday & Tuesday and to find your way around the conference portal.
Trisha Goddard - BLS Patron: Welcome and launch of BLS 2021 Virtual Conference.Margaret Sneddon, Chair of BLS: Welcome.Tom Wright, Director, Haddenham Healthcare: Introduction to Platinum Sponsors Haddenham Healthcare.Professor James Moore: Pumping characteristics of the system and the transport of nitric oxide, antigens, and chemokines in lymphatic tissues.Professor Vaughan Keeley: Lymphoedema and Heart Failure
A chance to check out Exhibitor Information and Posters
Dr. Catherine O'Leary: Fellowship UpdateCaitriona O'Neil & Lorraine Brown: BLS Cost CalculatorAbstract 1 - Marie Gabe-Walters: New PROM on the block: Introducing the Lymphoedema-specific Patient Reported Outcome Measure (LYMPROM©) for adults with lymphoedema. Development and preliminary validation.Abstract 2 - Janet Ulman: Understanding women’s experiences of living with breast (or chest wall or trunk) lymphoedema after treatment for breast cancer: a qualitative study.Abstract 3 - Fiona Sanderson: The development of a document to support the assessment and management of lymphoedema in end of life care.
Abstract 4 - Mary Warrilow: An investigation into the impact of diet and lifestyle on the management of lipoedema.Abstract 5 - Chantelle Clarke: The impact of lipoedema on psychological well-being: A cross-sectional study.Abstract 6 - Julian Pearce: Noonan syndrome associated central conducting lymphatic abnormality treated with MEK inhibition.Daniyal Jafree: Using emerging technologies to study human lymphatic diseases: lessons from the kidney.
Abstract 7 & 8 - Cheryl Pike: Exploring the Effectiveness of Lymphoedema Assessment Methods and Exploring Patient Perceptions of the Lymphoedema Assessment Methods.Abstract 9 - Garry Cooper-Stanton: The experiences of men diagnosed with chronic oedema and lymphoedema: A systematic qualitative meta-aggregation approach.Abstract 10 - Susan Witt: Climate change and climatic variation impact on chronic oedemas: a systematic review.Abstract 11 - Karl Hocking: Evaluation of a Specialist Lymphoedema Service for Children and Young People.
Marie Todd: CLSIG UpdateIna Farrelly (TVS): Pressure area care for legs and feet.Abstract 12 - Melanie Thomas: Altering the Process of Providing Lymphoedema Compression Garments from Prescribing to Procuring: A Service Evaluation.Debra Allcock: Macmillan Project in Manchester
Kay Morris & Jane Rankin: National Lymphoedema Partnership (NLP) Update & Clinical Audit of Caseload using the Minimum Data Sheet (MDS) developed by National Lymphoedema Framework (NLP) allowing comparison across different aspects of the service and to assess the practicalities of the form for reporting data.Abstract 13 - Malou van Zanten: Collecting a minimum dataset to describe patients referred to London-based lymphoedema services.Abstract 14 - Caitriona O'Neill: Exploration of the outputs from an automated lymphoedema minimum data set across an Integrated Care Service footprint.Yolande Borthwick: MDSAbstract 15 - Ffion Arnall: The value of an On the Ground Clinical Community Lymphoedema Educator (OGEP) within community services.
Margaret Sneddon: Closing remarks
A great chance to catch up with colleagues and to ask questions
Margaret Sneddon, Chair of BLS: Opening of Day 2Dr. Katie Riches: Cancer related Lymphoedema Update.Professor James Moore: Developing technologies for preventing and resolving secondary lymphedema subsequent to cancer surgery.Rebecca Elwell & Leanne Atkin: DVT Pathway
Professor Stanley Rockson: Chief of Consultative Cardiology and the Director of the Stanford Center for Lymphatic and Venous Disorders, Stanford University USA
Naseer Ahmad: MARS ProjectPaul Thiruchelvam: Lymphatic Microsurgical Preventative Healing Approach (LYMPHA)” for prevention of breast cancer related lymphoedema. Rachael Lee: National Wound Care Strategy (NWCS) Update.Margaret Sneddon, Chair of BLS: NWCS Lower Limb Workstream Update.Leanne Atkin: Legs Matter Update.
Professor Peter Mortimer: Official opening of half day co-badged educational event with the British Association of Dermatologists.Professor Peter Mortimer: Lymphoedema and the lymphatics in relation to infection.Professor Vaughan Keeley: Lymphoedema Cellulitis Consensus Document BLS / LSN
Tamara Griffiths: An overview and update of the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) and their objectives.Bernard Ho: General Dermatology for the Lymphoedema TherapistBritish Dermatological Nursing Group (BDNG): Overview of BDNG, and a view of Lymphoedema from BDNG members.
Dina Ismail: Malignant conditions of the skin, with a focus on the lower limb.Heulwen Wyatt: General Paediatric Skin ConditionsProfessor Peter Mortimer: Close of Co-Badged Event.
Margaret Sneddon, Chair of BLS: Close of the 2021 Conference.
A chance to chat with collegues and ask questions
"The BLS Conference always inspires me, every year- reignites a spark of passion!"
"I love the virtual conference - live and on demand without having to fund hotels and transport."
"It was great! Excellent speakers very useful to be able to hear international speakers as well as from UK. The sessions were very informative and there was a great deal to think about and take back to clinical practice. I really enjoyed the virtual aspect of it as it enabled me to go back over some of the more detailed talks and consider them more carefully and take notes."
"It was great being able to dip in and out of the live sessions and the recordings around other work commitments and no need to miss out on sessions. I have even watched some bits twice, so the ability to pause and re watch has been useful."
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