Conference information



3e Katendrechtsehoofd 25
3072 AM Rotterdam
The Netherlands


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Social events

Welcome reception
On Wednesday 6 June at 17.30-19.00 the welcome reception will be held at Rotterdam’s City Hall, which is one of the few old buildings left in the centre of the city. It was built between 1914 and 1920 and miraculously survived the 1940 bombing raids. Here you can enjoy drinks and hors d´oeuvres while viewing the several sculptures used to express the history of world port Rotterdam from the outset.

Rotterdam City Hall is located right in the centre of the city so this will be a great opportunity as well to have a view of the city.

The reception is included in the registration fee.

Conference dinner and party / SOLD OUT

A Dutch Festive Evening will be held on 8 June at the SS Rotterdam.
More information about these events can be found HERE.

The conference dinner and party are sold out.

ILF Run Around the Globe

Support ILF, run with medi during ILF 2018.

Everyone knows how important exercise is in the treatment of Lymphoedema and Lipoedema and how great it is to move together in a fantastic environment!
Instead of organizing a scientific workshop medi (platinum sponsor) has decided to organize a sportive walk/run to promote exercise, on Saturday, the 9th of June, 2018.
The start is at 8:00am on Saturday morning. There will be three routes to choose from; 1 km for the youngest participants; and the choice between 3 or 5 km routes for all other participants. Running, walking, or both!

For those who are unable to participate or prefer other forms of exercise, medi can also offer the opportunity to take part in a group yoga session located on the top of the SS Rotterdam, on the deck in the sun (in the event of rainy weather we will go inside); a yoga master will offer a spiritual morning greet in a workshop to ensure you can start the last day relaxed and in optimum condition in both body and soul.


Fee for participation:
•  1 km- € 3;
•  3 km- € 5;
•  5 km- € 10;
•  Yoga- € 10;




Registration can be done when registering for the conference.

Click here to see more information about the run.


Funding of ILF Run Around the Globe

As an international organization – the ILF promotes participation in projects and conferences from Developing Countries.  To that end, we would like to develop a fund for the purpose of supporting delegates from developing countries to travel to and participate in ILF conferences.  The intent is to cover the majority of the costs associated with travelling to and attending an ILF conference and have the recipient or their sponsoring organization cover the balance.   

Click here for more information about funding of the run.


Please note that delegates participating in yoga sessions are advised not to take coffee or snacks before the session as yoga should not be done immediately after taking food.


About Rotterdam

Rotterdam is a dynamic global city with sparkling skyscrabers, an impressive port, trendy restaurants and food markets, many museums and remarkable architecture.

A great way to experience all these attractions is to take the many city tours either by bike, bus, boat or on foot.

The city of Rotterdam offers a variety of unique sightseeing possibilities, such as the city itself with all the modern architecture. Rotterdam is also situated close to the famous windmills of Kinderdijk, the oldest city of the Netherlands (Dordrecht) and the beautiful city of Delft. In other words, there is so much to see. Take your family and extend your trip with a great holiday.

Find more information about Rotterdam on the Rotterdam Tourist Information website here


Accreditation for the Dutch Physical therapy

Accreditation will be provided for NVH, NVFL and Keurmerk.
Kindly register at the registration desk to receive the accreditation points.


We are pleased to announce thatILF 2018 is compliant with the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice (EUCOMED).
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