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National Commission on Lymphatic Diseases – June 2024 meeting

9:35 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET.


The quarterly meeting of the National Commission on Lymphatic Diseases (NCLD) will be a virtual gathering of NCLD members. The meeting will bring together a multidisciplinary panel of stakeholders and experts who are at the forefront of their respective fields. The planned discussions will play a crucial role in shaping the conversation to improve fundamental knowledge, implementation of practice guidelines, and addressing gaps and disparities in the diagnosis, therapeutics, and access to care for lymphatic disease (LD). The NCLD will explore with the panelists the best strategies to promote innovative strategies among healthcare professionals, educators, and researchers, to address the challenges and opportunities in lymphatic disease LD management and education.

The meeting is open to the public via the NIH VideoCast and a recording will be available in that platform.

Panel A Discussion

  • American Heart Association, AHA - Mark A. Creager, M.D., FAHA, FACC
  • American Cancer Society, ACS - Robert Smith, Ph.D.
  • North American Vascular Biology Organization, NAVBO - Jan Kitajewski, Ph.D. and Carrie Shawber, Ph.D.
  • International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies, ISSVA - Miikka Viikkula, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Microcirculatory Society, MCS - Pooneh Bagher, Ph.D. and Jerome Breslin, Ph.D.
  • Lymphangiomatosis & Gorham’s Disease Alliance, LGDA - Michael Kelly, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Gordon Research Conferences, GRC - Benjamin Hogan, Ph.D.
  • International Society of Lymphology, ISL - Evangelos P. Dimakakos, M.D., Ph.D.
  • American Venous Forum, AVF - Fedor Lurie, M.D.
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Division of Intramural Research – Joel Moss, M.D., Ph.D.

Panel B Discussion

  • Lymphology Association of North America, LANA - Elizabeth Campione, PT, DPT, EdD, CLT-LANA
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, AAP - Hillary Haftel, M.D., MHPE, FAAP
  • American Association of Medical Colleges, AAMC - Lisa Howley, Ph.D., M.Ed.
  • American Physical Therapy Association, APTA - Claire Davis, PT, Ph.D. and Chris Wilson, DSCPT, DPT, GCS
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons, ASBrS - Sarah McLaughlin, M.D. and ASBrS Foundation - Beth Boyd, RN
  • American Board of Family Medicine, ABFM – Carlos R. Gonzales, M.D. FAAAP
  • Society for Interventional Radiology, SIR - Vivian L. Bishay, M.D.
  • De Duve Institute and UCLouvain - Miikka Viikkula, M.D., Ph.D.
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Division of Intramural Research – Joel Moss, M.D., Ph.D.


NCLD June 24 2024 Meeting Agenda

Videocast link

Send questions and requests for additional information to: Selen Catania, Ph.D.