TUESDAY 6th OCTOBER 2020

Online

12.30 – 13.00h:

Welcome words by our Chairs
D. Chang / M.H. Cheng / I. Koshima / J. Masià

13.00 – 13.30h:

OPENING KEYNOTE LECTURE:
Mapping scientific evidence in lymphatic surgery – J. Masià / A. Auladell

13.30 – 15.30h:

EDUCATIONAL SESSION: The fundamentals
Moderators: J. Masià / K. Van Landuyt

  • Updating the lymphatic anatomy: the essence for an effective surgical approach – M. Amore

Imaging of the lymphatic diseases:
Sponsored by Hamamatsu

  • Current indications of lymphoscintigraphy – J. Dayan
  • SPECT CT: what is different? – D. Dionyssiou
  • ICG lymphography: is it mandatory? – T. Yamamoto. Sponsored by Fluoptics.
  • Lymph MRI – P. Neligan
  • High definition ultrasonography: is it reliable? – J.P. Hong
  • Elasto-sonography and moisturemetry – S. Suominen

New technology on lymphedema surgery: 

  • High resolution microscopy: where is the limit? – D. Chang. Sponsored by Mitaka.
  • 3D visualization microscopy – I. Koshima. Sponsored by Olympus.
  • Super-microsurgical instruments – T. Yamamoto. Sponsored by S&T.
  • Robotics in super-microsurgery: making a more reliable and reproducible surgery – M. Innocenti
  • Scaffolds, biological matrix and cell based therapies – S. Rockson

15.30 – 16.30h:

COLLABORATIVE SESSION:
A multidisciplinary approach for developing clinically-relevant lymphedema practice guidelines

Moderators: D. Chang / G. Pons

  • Normal and abnormal patterns of lymphatic drainage – M. Amore
  • The aging of lymphatic vessels: its role in lypmhedema development – R. Vilchis
  • The pathophysiology of adipose tissue in lymphedema and the complete reduction with suction assisted lipectomy – H. Brorson
  • Lymphedema, lipoedema and obesity in clinical practice: differences and interconnections – A. Rovnaya
  • Lymphological liposculpture for secondary lymphedema after breast cancer and gynaecological tumours: longterm results after 15 years – M.E. Cornely
  • My current protocol for preoperative management of the surgical patients: why, how and when? – M. Amore / H. Brorson / A. Rovnaya / R. Vilchis / M.E. Cornely

16.30 – 16.45h:

PATIENT ADVOCACY LECTURE:
Vision and missions of Lymphatic Education and Research Network (LE&RN) – W. Repicci


WEDNESDAY 7th OCTOBER 2020


7.00 – 8.00h:

Registration 9th WSLS

8.00 – 8.15h:

OPENING KEYNOTE LECTURE:
The new frontiers on lymphedema surgery – I. Koshima

8.15 – 10.30h:

EDUCATIONAL SESSION:
Improving the current surgical techniques

Moderators: J. Masià / S. Suominen

  • Intraoperative real-time indocyanine green video-lymphography navigation for LVA – Y. Seki
  • Current indications of the deep LVA in advanced stages of peripheral lymphedema – C. Campisi
  • Advanced LVA techniques: how to perform LVA under challenging situations W.F. Chen
  • Deep epigastric inferior lymphatic transfer: a new potential donor site – K. Van Landuyt
  • The importance of groin efferent lymphatic venous anastomosis (ELVA) for treatment of early stage lower limbs lymphedema – J.P. Hong
  • The dynamic lymphaticovenular anastomosis method for breast cancer treatment related lymphedema without compression therapy – Y. Seki
  • Microsurgical cutaneous lymph cyst removal in genital lymphedema. A combined therapy concept – G. Felmerer
  • How to make LVA reliable and more effective – T. Yamamoto / Y. Seki / I. Koshima

Vascularized lymph node flap: How and when?

  • Groin – J. Masià
  • Supraclavicular – D. Chang
  • Submental – M.H. Cheng
  • Omental – J. Dayan
  • Enhancing lymphatic regeneration with aligned nanofibrillar collagen scaffolds – D.H. Nguyen
  • Lymph-Interpositional Flap Transfer (LIFT): a new lymphatic reconstruction without lymph node nor supermicrosurgery – T. Yamamoto
  • Management of post cancer lower limb lymphedema: a multimodal approach – G. Manokaran
  • Current approach in genital lymphedema – C. Iglesias

10.30 – 11.00h:

Coffee break


SIDE SYMPOSIUM BY LUXONUS
Photoacoustic 3D visualization system for high-resolution imaging of human vessels – Y. Asao
(Sala 1)

MORE DETAILS HERE

11.00 – 12.00h:

CONTROVERSY SESSION:
Postoperative management

Moderators: K. Van Landuyt / I. Koshima

  • Volume measurements and follow-up in lymphedema surgery: searching a reliable protocol to compare the results – H. Brorson
  • What is my protocol – D. Chang / J. Dayan / C.H. Tzou / P. Neligan / D.H. Nguyen / Y. Seki / A. Ramsden / G. Pons / J.P. Hong / M.H. Cheng

12.00 – 13.00h:

CONTROVERSY SESSION:
Prevention as the most effective lymphedema treatment

Moderators: J. Dayan / G. Pons

  • The Oxford lymphedema screening programme – A. Ramsden
  • Enhancing lymph regeneration: combining lymph node transfer with VGFC – S. Suominen
  • Role of microsurgery in the prevention and early treatment of lymphedema – F. Boccardo
  • Immediate lymphatic reconstruction – D. Singhal
  • Risk reduction lymphedema surgery: from TBAR to TLAR – J. Masià

13.00 – 14.00h:

Lunch break

14.00 – 15.30h:

VIDEO-SURGERY SESSION:
Tricks and tips for an efficient surgery – Y. Seki / T. Yamamoto / J.P. Hong / C.H. Tzou / W.F. Chen / D. Kosutic / C. Campisi / H. Brorson

Moderators: H. Brorson / J. Masià

15.00 – 17.00h:

SIDE SYMPOSIUM BY MITAKA
Sewing with the Masters

(Sala 1)

MORE DETAILS HERE

15.30-17.00h:

SESSION IN INNOVATIVE IDEAS AND CREATIVE CONTRIBUTIONS
Best free-papers

Moderators: J.P. Hong / P. Neligan

  • The role of extracellular matrix in endothelial cell organization and functions – M.V. Paukshto
  • The triple surgical treatment method for chronic lymphedema using aligned nanofibrillar collagen scaffolds – Y. Choi
  • Prophylactic lymphaticovenous anastomoses for resection of soft tissue tumors of the thigh – M. Dadras
  • Evaluation of outcome measurement tools in patients with Lymphedema – S. Ng
  • Treatment of breast cancer-related lymphedema with adipose-derived regenerative cells and fat grafting. An ongoing randomized, placebo-controlled and double-blinded clinical trial – M.G. Jørgensen
  • How to predict the sites of target vessels visualized with photoacoustic lymphangiography – H. Kajita
  • The Lymphatic Flow-Through (LyFT) flap: proof of concept of an original approach – P. di Summa
  • D. Chang / I. Koshima / J. Masià. The use of shave therapy in the surgical treatment of a patient with lymphedema of the lower extremities (clinical case – P. Myshentsev
  • Correlation between patency and clinical improvement after lymphaticovenous anastomosis (LVA) in breast cancer-related lymphedema: 12-month follow-up – J. Wolfs
  • Analysis for cases with upper arm edema over 8 years after LVA – T. Mese
MORE DETAILS HERE

17.00 – 17.30h:

Coffee break

17.30-18.30h:

CHALLENGE THE EXPERTS:
Moderators: D. Chang / D. Singhal

  • Which operation for which patient? Single or combined techniques? Answering the final question in 10’… – P. Neligan / J.P. Hong
  • Open discussion session with practical case assessment – T. Yamamoto / J. Dayan / W.F. Chen / Y. Seki / G. Manokaran / J Tzou / S. Suominen vs. audience

18.30 – 19.00h:

9th WSLS conclusions and adjourn