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  • All abstract submissions must be made electronically through the 2019 NLN Conference mobile app.

  • Submissions will be accepted 5/7/19 through 7/13/19.

  • At least one author must be an active member of the National Lymphedema Network.

  • The NLN member must be the one to submit and provide the NLN Member ID number.

  • There is room for 12 oral presentations and the first author of accepted abstracts will serve as the presenter and be offered complimentary conference registration.

  • The abstract registration rate of $249 will serve as the conference registration for authors of poster presentations.

  • Authors of abstracts not chosen for either oral or poster presentations who do not intend to join the conference will be offered a refund minus a $75 administrative fee up until 8/30/19 - no refunds thereafter.

  • Authors must waive any and all claims against the National Lymphedema Network and any reviewer arising out of or relating to the abstract submission and review process, including but not limited to peer review and the grading of abstracts.

  • The abstract must address scientific questions, detail clinical observations, or contain primary scientific data.

  • Accepted abstracts will be published to attendees of the 2019 National Lymphedema Network Conference.

  • A compendium of accepted abstracts will be also be virtually published for members of the National Lymphedema Network.

  • Abstracts may not be withdrawn.

  • The presentation at the 2019 National Lymphedema Network Conference must reflect the submitted abstract. In particular, the abstract title, authorship, and scientific content of the presentation at the annual meeting must match the submitted abstract, although updates on results may be added.

  • Abstracts should be written in clear and concise English, so that reviewers are able to focus solely on the scientific merits of the submission.

Abstract Submission

  • Enter promo code “ABSTRACT” to reveal a hidden ticket for Abstract Presenter.

  • After registering as “Abstract Presenter” via the Abstract Portal below, you will receive access to the conference mobile app.

  • Complete the Abstract survey available on the conference mobile app home page in the section “Call for Abstracts”.

  • Please review carefully before submitting as changes cannot be made after submission.

  • Submissions will be accepted 5/7/19 through 7/13/19.


  • Data is publicly available via major search engines (such as PubMed, Google Scholar, etc.)

  • Data has been accepted for publication before the abstract submission closing date.

  • Data has been presented at a meeting of 250 or more participants before the 2019 NLN Conference.

  • Incomplete abstract submissions.


  • Notifications will be sent by 8/11/19.

  • Confirmation of oral presentations must be received by 8/18/19.

  • The first author listed for each abstract serves as the presenting author. Otherwise, the presenting author must be one of the co-authors listed on the submitted abstract.

  • Confirmation of poster presentations must be received by 8/25/19.