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About The BLS

The British Lymphology Society (BLS) commenced in November of 1985, and was originally called the British Lymphology Interest Group (BLIG). Since 1985 BLS has celebrated its 30 year anniversary in 2015, and has grown in both member and its involvement in matters relating to lymphology. This has led BLS to commenting on a number of documents relating to lymphoedema, and was even part of a House of Lords debate on lymphoedema in September 2015.

BLS continues to be a thriving and innovative charity that has delivered education for over 30 years. Our main education event is the annual conference, which is supported by the society’s objectives:

  1. To advance education and knowledge in the field of lymphology and related subjects.
  2. To foster interest in and co-ordinate a strategy for improving the management of chronic oedema, particularly lymphoedema.
  3. To produce and maintain a register of specialist centres in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
  4. To benefit patients by improving the knowledge, expertise and skills of health care professionals treating them.

As a charity we rely on the support of our members and our sponsors to continue with the good work that started with BLIG and continues with BLS. If you are interested in becoming a member of the society please visit our membership area.

Patron: Professor Peter Mortimer

Registered Charity Number 1042561