Welcome to the 7th International Conference of the International Lymphoedema Framework

Dear colleagues,

We look forward to welcoming you to the 7th International Conference of the International Lymphoedema Framework (ILF) which is co-hosted by the Italian Lymphoedema Framework (ITALF). The conference will take place on 21-24 June 2017 in the beautiful city Syracuse on Sicily, Italy. You can look forward to visiting the historical municipal theatre which is the venue for the conference. It has very recently been beautifully refurbished.

This year, the conference will start with a pre-conference, held on 21 June, where there will be an ILF-ITALF Joint session. Representatives from both frameworks will present during this session.
From 22-24 June, the scientific programme will be provided with keynote lectures, free paper sessions, industry symposia and posters. Thanks to eminent experts and speakers, the programme offers a number of excellent sessions on children’s lymphoedema, heart failure and chronic lymphedema, LIMPRINT project, and there will be a specific session with updates from the national frameworks.


We hope you will join us for ILF 2017 and look forward to welcoming you in beautiful Siracusa.

Best regards, on behalf of the ILF and the ITALF.

Organising Committee:

Anna Kennedy (Toronto, CA) - ILF Director
Neil Piller (Adelaide, AUS) - ILF Director
Margaret Sneddon (Glasgow, UK) - ILF Director
Concettina Vinci (Siracusa) - Member of Town Council
Francesco Forestiere (Siracusa) - Member of ITALF
Silvia Spataro (Siracusa) - Local Organising Secretary

Scientific Committee:

Christine Moffatt (Nottingham, UK) - ILF Director
Isabelle Quére (Montpellier, France) - ILF Director
Vaughan Keeley (Derby, UK) - ILF Director
Alfredo Leone (Catania) - Member of ITALF
Giuseppe Botta (Siena) - Coordinator of ITALF Tuscany
Maurizio Ricci (Ancona) - Member of ITALF




Teatro Massimo Comunale
Via del Teatro
Syracusa, Sicily

Conference dates
21-24 June 2017