Venous-Lymphatic Connection

This is a course offered for the professional seeking current information regarding the new era of the lymphatic system, which is no longer secondary to the blood vascular system. Venous and lymphatic systems are mutually interdependent. However, both systems are “mutually complimentary” ONLY when they are in normal condition and functioning appropriately. When one of these two systems should fail (e.g. chronic venous hypertension, lymphedema), the homeostasis between the two systems is threatened and such mutual interdependence generates a new problem (Lee, Laredo, and Nevill, 2015). Phlebolymphedema emerges as a new combined insufficiency requiring proper diagnosis and treatment.


  1. Identify the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the lymphatic  and  venoussystems and their relation to  chronic edema andlymphedema
  2. Summarize how the concept of Starlings Revised Principle effect our understanding of microvascular fluid exchange and edema formation
  3. Classify the variousdermatological issues occurring due to lymphovascular disease progression
  4. Summarizethe latestrecommendationsfor decongestive lymphatic therapy  based on literature search, expert  reviewandconsensus
Venous-Lymphatic Connection Course Outline
7:30-8:00 Sign in
8:00-9:00 Anatomy and Physiology of the Lymphovascular System
9:00-10:15 Dynamics of Microvascular Exchange
10:15-11:15 Current Perspective of Edema
11:15-12:00 Lymphatics and Veins: An Intimate Relationship
12:00-1:00 Lunch Break
1:00-1:30 Organization of the Venous System
1:30-2:30 Chronic Venous Disease
2:30-3:30 Morphology Circle in Chronic Venous Insufficiency
3:30-4:00 Epidermal and Dermal Lymphatics: Dermatological Manifestations
4:30-5:00 Venous Edema and Phlebolymphedema: Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy and a Review of the Current Evidence
5:00pm Attendee Sign-Out, Course Evaluations, Certificates of Attendance