India Chapter Events

This page is to provide information on the India Chapter events as well as to list important events going on in the lymphatic community in India and around the world relevant to our chapter. If you would like to submit your event or support group, please contact us. Email:

2 DAY CAMP targeting Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) January 24-25, 2017

2 DAY CAMP targeting Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) January 24-25, 2017

Lymphatic filariasis (LF) appears to be a significant problem in Pisawan block. A multi-pronged intervention is needed to prevent the transmission of LF. Additional efforts to provide therapy for those affected may promote utilization of MDA. The WHO-supported Mass Drug Administration (MDA) programme has resulted in fall of incidence of LF, but it is expected that problems like Lymphedema and Hydrocele will take more time.  Discussions revealed low awareness about treatment possibilities of ill effects of LF and also about MDA. A multi-pronged intervention is needed to prevent the transmission of LF. On 24 and 25 January 2017, A community based LF diagnosis and self treatment camp was organized by LE&RN India Chapter in association with local NGO  Sangtin and technical consultant SATHI, in Pisawan Dist. Of UP State in India.

* Total 110 number of patients, were screened and diagnosed by Dr Gogia and later trained in self treatment with CDT protocol.

* In two days of training patients could already see the difference and were enthusiastic about self- management.

* A follow up review visit is scheduled for 22 February.

An Awareness Talk Jan 23, 2017

An Awareness Talk Jan 23, 2017

Rajkumari Amrit Kaur College of Nursing is a pioneer institute for nursing education in India and South East Asian region offering basic and higher education programs. The college is also in process of being established as center of excellence in nursing by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. On January 23rd, the LE&RN India Chapter in association with the Rotary Club Of Delhi Safdarjung, conducted an awareness talk on Women Cancer & Breast cancer related Lymphedema. There were about a hundred of nursing students. Arun Rekha, Chapter Chair LE&RN India, surgeon Drs. Piyush Ranjan from the Dept. of Surgery AIIMS, and, Dr. Abhishek Shankar HOD, Department of Preventive Oncology, Dr B R Ambedkar Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital, All India Institute of Medical Sciences were the speakers. It was an educative and interactive session as participants from both sides were equally enthusiastic. The session lasted for 2 hours with both sides asking for more such opportunities.

Lymphedema Awareness Seminar in New Dehli Jan 18, 2017

Lymphedema Awareness Seminar in New Dehli Jan 18, 2017

On 18 January 2017, Rotary Club OF Delhi Safdarjung and LE&RN India, conducted an awareness seminar on Breast Cancer & Lymphedema Awareness in Jesus and Mary College, New Delhi. The event was attended by more than 100 girls. Jesus and Mary College is a premiere women-only college affiliated to the University of Delhi. The college awards bachelor's degrees in commerce, arts and mathematics. The resource team was lead by Prof. Anurag Srivastava, Head, Department of Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi-110029 (INDIA Arun Rekha LE&RN India, Delivered an introduction to BCRL and other forms of Lymphedema

Asia Pacific Electronic Health Record Conference

6 & 7 July 2016, Wednesday &Thursday

Convention Centre 3, Hong Kong Science Park, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong

This Conference aims to:

  1. Promote the territory-wide patient-oriented eHR Sharing System in Hong Kong to enhance the continuity of care as well as better integration of different healthcare services for the benefits of individual patients
  2. Foster a better development in the technology for different healthcare IT systems to interoperate and interconnect through the eHR sharing infrastructure,.....
  3. Help IT/Healthcare sector become more knowledgeable for advice, design, implementation and quality assurance of eHealth systems adopting various standards

LE&RN India Chapter Chair, Ms Arun Rekha will speaker at the
APAMI Session:  Tele support for Lymphoedema care in a remote area  in India

1st World Lymphoedema Day

1st World Lymphoedema Day, an initiative of US based LE&RN -­‐Lymphatic Education and Research Network was celebrated at AIIMS ON 6th March 2016

This was organized by the Department of Surgical Disciplines, AIIMS in partnership with NGO SATHI (Society for Administration of Telemedicine and Healthcare Informatics), the India Chapter of LE&RN with support from NVBDCP (National Vector Borne Disease Control