The International Society of Lymphology (ISL) was founded during the First International Symposium of Lymphology in Zurich, July, 1966. Now, in its 50th year of existence, the Society has some 350 members from 44 nations. Affiliated groups are: The Japanese Society of Lymphology, The North American Society of Lymphology, The German Speaking Section of Lymphology, The Groupement Europeen de Lymphologie, the Association de Lymphologie de Langue Fran�ais, the British Lymphology Interest Group, Club de Linfologia (Spain), Asociation Argentina de Linfologia, and the Latin-Mediterranean Chapter.


The object of the Society is the promotion of all activities which propose to:

  • Advance and disseminate knowledge in the field of lymphology and allied topics.
  • Stimulate and strengthen experimental and clinical investigation.
  • Establish relations between basic researchers and clinicians working in the field of lymphology.
  • Further personal contact and exchange of ideas among lymphologists.
  • Organize working groups (e.g., lymphology in filariasis, lymphedema treatment, lymphatic imaging, endolymphatic radiotherapy, AIDS-Kaposi sarcoma) or regional chapters.
  • Cooperate with other national and international organizations.
  • Organize international congresses and post-graduate courses.