Category Archives: Conferences

Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care

Representing the LGDA at the 10th Annual Health Care Transition Research Consortium Research Symposium and the 19th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care, in the Texas Medical Center were LGDA Director of Patient Programs, Lisa Klepper, and LGDA board member, Tiffany Ferry. The meetings were held October 24-26, 2018 and co-hosted by Baylor College

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Interventional Radiology – MR Lymphangiogram

Presented by Maxim Itkin, MD, Director, HUP/CHOP Center for Lymphatic Imaging and Interventions Abstract: Lymphatic malformations (LM) are conditions that are characterized by proliferation of the lymphatic tissue in multiple organs. The major cause of mortality and morbidity in patients with LM is deterioration of pulmonary function due to chronic chylous effusions and progressive interstitial lung disease. The etiology of

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Role of Imaging in Diagnosis and Management of GLA, KLA, and GSD

Presented by Matt Hawkins, MD, Director – Pediatric Interventional Radiology, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston; Medical Director – Vascular Anomalies Clinic, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; Assistant Professor – Emory University School of Medicine Dept of Radiology and Imaging Sciences Abstract: Diagnostic imaging has become the primary means by which a number of lymphatic anomalies are diagnosed. More specifically, recent

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Differentiating the Various Rare Lymphatic Anomalies: GLA, GSD, KLA

Presented by Ionela Iacobas, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and Medical Director, TCH Vascular Anomalies Center, Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine Abstract: A new diagnosis of lymphatic malformation presenting with a micro/macrocystic area AND an additional symptom may trigger very specific diagnostic studies for clear classification. This discussion will try to differentiate the 4 entities (Generalized Lymphatic

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2018 LGDA Patient and Family Conference Report

Over the last weekend of July 2018, the LGDA hosted its second International Patient and Family Conference in Dallas, Texas. Since its founding in 2007, the LGDA has had as a primary goal to bring together patients and their families, clinicians, and researchers to share experiences and knowledge that will help to improve understanding of generalized lymphatic anomaly (GLA), formerly

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2016 ASPHO-VA-SIG Fall Meeting

The American Society of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Vascular Anomalies Special Interest Group (ASPHO-VA-SIG) is composed of physicians and other health care professionals in North America who have interest in vascular anomalies, the large umbrella under which generalized lymphatic anomaly (GLA – previously known as lymphangiomatosis), kaposiform lymphangiomatosis (KLA), and Gorham-Stout disease (GSD) are classified. Representatives of advocacy groups such as the

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2nd International Conference on GLA & GSD

The Lymphangiomatosis and Gorham’s Disease Alliance (LGDA) and the Lymphatic Malformation Institute (LMI) were proud to host the 2nd International Conference on Generalized Lymphatic Anomaly and Gorham-Stout Disease. The conference was held at the W Hotel – Buckhead in Atlanta, GA from June 10-11, 2016. The conference was chaired by Dr. Ionela Iacobas (Texas Children’s Hospital) and Dr. Michael Dellinger (Research

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ASPHO-SIG Meeting

  At it’s meeting in May 2015, LGDA President Jack Kelly spoke to a group of about 100 participating oncologists in American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology’s (ASPHO) Vascular Anomalies Special Interest Group, many of whom treat our patients with lymphangiomatosis and Gorham-Stout disease (GSD).   Several of the vascular anomalies foundations were invited to speak at ASPHO this year.  

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ASBMR 2014 Annual Meeting

As a member of the Rare Bone Disease Patient Network (RBDPN), the Lymphangiomatosis & Gorham’s Disease Alliance (LGDA), and associate members of the RBDPN, participated in the National Bone Health Alliance/Rare Bone Disease Patient Network Workshop: Mechanistic and Therapeutic Insights into Skeletal Biology Learned from the Study of Rare Bone Diseases on September 11, 2014, in Houston, Texas. 

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Patient & Family Conference

With the registration at capacity, more than 110 patients and family members turned out for the very first Lymphangiomatosis & Gorham’s Disease Alliance Patient & Family Conference, held in Dallas, Texas, June 14-15, 2014. Attendees, including more than two dozen children, came from Europe, South America, and the United States and Canada. Five families attended who had lost a family

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