Category Archives: Conferences

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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ATS-PAR Meet the Expert – San Diego

If you’re in the San Diego area Saturday, May 17, 2014, make plans to stop by the International Conference of the American Thoracic Society and visit with representatives of the Lymphangiomatosis & Gorham’s Disease Alliance at its booth on PAR Row. This year’s event will focus on “Living Your Best Life with Lung Disease” and will be from 10 a.m. to 2

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Meeting Report

1st International Conference on Generalized Lymphatic Anomaly (lymphangiomatosis) and Gorham-Stout Syndrome The Lymphangiomatosis and Gorham’s Disease Alliance (LGDA) and the Lymphatic Malformation Institute (LMI) are pleased to share the publication of the Conference Report on the Proceedings of the First International Conference on Generalized Lymphatic Anomaly (lymphangiomatosis) and Gorham-Stout Syndrome. The conference was hosted by the LMI and the LGDA

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LGDA @ ATS International Conference

The American Thoracic Society International Conference – Meet the Experts session in Philadelphia on Saturday, May 18, 2013, was a great success for the lymphangiomatosis and Gorham’s disease community. In attendance were 3 patients, 4 parents of patients, 2 spouses of patients, 1 friend of a patient, and 3 physicians (pulmonologist, endocrinologist, and orthopedic surgeon)! For two and a half

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1st International Conference on Generalized Lymphatic Anomaly and Gorham-Stout Syndrome

The Lymphatic Malformation Institute (LMI) and the Lymphangiomatosis and Gorham’s Disease Alliance (LGDA) are proud to host the 1st International Conference on Generalized Lymphatic Anomaly and Gorham-Stout Syndrome. The meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Bethesda, MD from June 7-8, 2013. The conference will be chaired by Dr. Bjorn Olsen (Harvard School of Dental Medicine), and Dr. Mike

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