Keynote Speakers

  • Professor Marlys WitteUSA
    Basic and clinical lymphology, lymphoedema research and medical ignorance
    Marlys Witte, MD is Professor of Surgery at the University of Arizona and attending physician at University Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona. With her late husband Charles, she established the University of Arizona Lymphology Laboratories in 1969 and soon after the Comprehensive Lymphedema-Angiodysplasia Diagnostic and Treatment Centre at the Arizona Health Sciences Centre/HealthSouth Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson. She is past President and current Secretary General of the ISL as well as serving as Editor of Lymphology. She also directs the NIH-sponsored Student Research Programs and the curriculum on Medical Ignorance at the University of Arizona. Her research spans the translational spectrum of lymphology from molecules to man.
  • Professor Terence RyanUK
    Management of lymphoedema and elimination of lymphatic filariasis
    Knight of the Order of St John. Emeritus Professor of Dermatology Oxford University and Oxford Brookes University. Professorial Titles held at Universities of Beijing, Nanjing in China, Jefferson Philadelphia, USA, Martin Luther at Wittenburg/Halle Germany, Limerick in Eire. Gold medals and Life Time achievement Awards from Many Dermatology, Wound healing and Lymphoedema Societies. Gold Medal of Brasilian Academy of Medicine, Amico Di Venuezuela, Distinguished Service Award of International League of Dermatological Societies. Honorary Member of many National Dermatology Associations. Read more...

    Past: Chairman International Foundation for Dermatology. President International Society of Dermatology, Member of International Committee of Dermatology, President British Association of Dermatology.

    Early career focused on Blood supply and Lymphatic drainage of the skin and included Presidency of World congresses in the field of microcirculation. Later career mainly focuses on Public Health relevant to Dermatology, Wound Healing, Lymphoedema and Neglected Tropical Diseases. Founder of Community dermatology skincare for all www.skincareforall.org with a focus on Africa, India and China.

    Publications exceed 600 in number.

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Key Dates

  • Online Registration Closes
    16 May 2016
  • Conference dates
    26 - 28 May 2016