Past Activities


Annual ICC Meeting
Oedema and Compression

May 5, 2017 in Amsterdam
back to back with
EWMA in Amsterdam:

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Contributions at the meeting as kindly sent in by the presenters:

Chronic edema and lymphedema. The same?
Robert Damstra (NL)

Epidemiology-:Swollen legs, a new epidemic
Christine Moffatt (UK)

Subfascial oedema
Thomas Stumptner (Germany), Hugo Partsch (Austria)

Hydromechanics and ICG imaging of edema fluid flow in edematous tissues
Waldemar Olszewski (Poland)


Edema reduction visualized by ultrasound
Monika Gniadecka (Denmark)

New observations on visualization of movements and hydromechanics of tissue fluid in lymphedema during MLD, Linforoll massaging, IPC and bandaging
Marzanna Zaleska (Poland)

Stockings vs velcro devices in chronic edema
Giovanni Mosti (Italy)

Reduction of volume of a stasis edema: stiff compression or not stiff compression?
Jean Patrick Benigni, Jean-François Uhl, Florence Balet, Pascal Filori (France)

C3 & Superimposed MCS
André Cornu-Thenard (France)

Bandages s Velcro devices in lymphedema
Robert Damstra (The Netherlands)


Compression therapy in lipedema
Gyozo Szolnoky (Hungary)

Edema and its impact on functional mobility /function in general
Suzie Ehmann (USA)

New aspects of MLD
Lisbeth Vandermeeren (Belgium)

Which patients should receive MLD?
Nele Devoogdt (Belgium)

Prevention of BCRL after surgery
Katarzyna Ochalek (Poland)

Compression bra for dealing with breast edema
Nick Gebruers (Belgium)

Working Group Meetings
on May 5, 2017

Working Group IPC program

Working Group Compression Stockings program

How to improve compliance of medical compression stockings ?
Other innovations
ICC session of compression stockings group
May 5, 2017

Reasons for non compliance
Suzie Ehmann, USA

Compliance of compression stockings in Indian patients
RavulJindal, India

The smart medical stockings: an objective compliance monitoring.
F. Cros,France

Compression stocking materials and
K. Kröger, Germany

Improve coherence in patients to wear their garments
Robert Damstra, Netherlands

How to improve compliance of medical
compression stockings
The Japanese approach
Makoto Mo, Japan

Working Group Bandages program


ICC session at EWMA congress

May 4, 2017 in Amsterdam
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ICC session at EVC
March 5 and 6, 2017 in Maastricht

back to back with EVC
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ICC annual meeting in Florence/Italy
Sept 25, 2016

Innovations in compression therapy

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Contributions at the meeting as kindly sent in by the presenters:

Compression evaluated anno 2016                            
C. Wittens, Netherlands

Practical consequences of stiffness in treating venous diseases        
M. Neumann, Netherlands

Shape Memory Textiles for Functional Compression Management
B. Kumar, India

Innovations in compression based on interface pressure measurement:               
J. Hutchinson, UK

A new compression pressure measuring device:                               
W. Chi, USA

Thonic bandage, bridging a gap for self-bandaging and homecare
P. Gonon, France

Film compression bandage
JC. Ragg, Germany

An innovative compression system providing low, sustained resting pressure and high, efficient working pressure
J. Damm, T.Lundh, Sweden

Connected bandages: which could be the added value in lymphedema treatment
JP.Belgrado, JB Valsamis, S.Vankerckhove, L.Vandermeeren, Belgium

SMART wearable compression technology geared to improve circulation and muscle recovery
Polina Feldman, USA

A Compression Kit of a Stocking and Three Superimposed Leggings Is Easy to Don and Dose Adjustable
J.Hafner, C.Luder, M.Hübner, Switzerland

The PeriKit: an innovative portable device with hi level of accuracy and reliability in taking circumferential limb measurements
J.Harfouche, Belgium

Novel forms of compression
K. Harding, UK

Comparison of below knee with above knee stockings for the prevention of leg volume increase and symptoms that occur during prolonged standing
W. Blättler, HJ.Thomae, F.Amsler, Switzerland

Compression Therapy In Everyday Life: Let The Patients Have The Floor
P.Carpentier, France

Compression stockings with interface pressure fall and  rise from the ankle to the mid calf: clinical efficacy and hemodynamic effects in healthy volunteers and in patients with chronic venous insufficiency
M. Jünger, Wolfgang Konschake, Hermann Haase, Helene Riebe, Germany    

Control of Lower Extremity Edema in Persons with Diabetes: Double-Blind Randomized Controlled    Trial Assessing Safety and Efficacy of Mild Compression Diabetic Socks  
St.Wu, USA

Improving compliance of compression stockings by sending SMS to patients: results of a randomized controlled study
JP.Benigni, JF Uhl, Dr Maxime Chahim, France

Hysteresis in MCS, Interest and pratical Implications            
A Cornu-Thénard, France

Biomechanical study of pressure applied on the lower leg by elastic compression bandages  
Fanette Chassagne ,P Badel ,R. Convert , P. Giraux , J Molimard , France

Adjustable Velcro devices
J. Caprini, USA

Compression with a non-elastic Velcro compression device in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty
A.Hendrickx, Netherlands

Needing more: the case for extra high compression for tall men in leg ulcer management
A.Hopkins, F.Worboys, RH.Bull, UK

How can near-infrared ICG fluorescence imaging optimize compression therapy?
Sarah Thomis, Belgium

Medical interest of 3D reconstructed limb to build  a custom multi-layer bandage for the treatment of a lower  limb lymphedema with partially amputated calf. Case report   
F.Pastouret, Belgium

ICC Compression Questionnaire: An update
Nele Devoogdt, Belgium

ICC - Internation Compression Choir


ICC Session in Bremen/Germany
May 11, 2015

Compression therapy: complications and

embedded in EWMA 2016 in Bremen/Germany

Conference dates 11-13 May 2016
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ICC Educational Meeting in Maastricht/Netherlands
March 6-8, 2016

Sunday, March 6, 2016 supported by Lohmann&Rauscher and
Monday, March 7, 2016 supported by medi
14h00 - 17h00, both days with hands-on-training
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At the 20th European Vascular Course
March 6-8, 2016
Maastricht, Netherlands

ICC annual meeting in Bari/Italy
Oct 9, 2015

Cinderella indications for compression

The presentations from the ICC conference in Bari; September 2015
are published in Veins and Lymphatics 2016, Vol.5, Nr 1:

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Contributions at the meeting as kindly sent in by the presenters:

G. Mosti, Italy
Compression in mixed ulcers

R.Jelnes, Denmark
Compression after trauma

H. Brorson, Sweden
Role of compression before and after liposuction

H. Partsch, Austria
Compression and Deep vein thrombosis

JP. Benigni, France
Compression and Sport

Dean Bender, USA
Compression in Restless legs

ICC Session in London/UK
May 14, 2015

embedded in the 25th Conference of the European Wound Management Association

May 13 – 15, 2015 at the Excel, London

Program for download

Contributions at the meeting as kindly sent in by the presenters:

Materials, pressure and stiffness J.SCHUREN
Elastic stockings or inelastic bandages for ulcer treatment G.MOSTI
Tricks to increase local pressure A.HOPKINS
Compression in concomitant arterial occlusive disease H.PARTSCH
Ready made compression stockings. Do they fit? F.GOTTRUP

Self management with compression J.CAPRINI
Patients’ concordance with compression therapy C.MOFFATT
Checking compliance of compression stockings JP.BENIGNI, JF.UHL
Patients acceptance of compression- A questionnaire N.DEVOOGDT
Dogmas revisited M.FLOUR
The benefits of a deep clean and effective compression S. ELVIN


ICC annual meeting in Maastricht/Netherlands
May 13, 2014

Patient orientated compression

back to back with the European Vascular Course 
organized by Cees Wittens

Final Program

Contributions at the meeting as kindly sent in by the presenters:

Christine Moffatt, UK QOL and compression therapy
Nele Devoogdt, BE International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and compression
Hafner Jurg, Lessons learned from a Swiss stocking study
Paper accepted for publication in the EJVES
J.P Benigni, F Criteria for non-compliance of MCS
R. Damstra, NL ICF orientated clinimetrics for compression trials in lymphoedema

Els Brouwer, NL Self-management in compression from different perspectives; the professional and the patient
J. Schuren, NL The effectiveness of comfort
M. Kloeppels, D Comparison of compression devices from the perspective of a bandage producer
M. Chauveau, G. Thiney, F Cros, F Donning of graduated compression stockings: Complex process but easy assessment?

G. Mosti, I Proposals for a patients questionnaire to assess patients acceptance of compression devices

ICC annual meeting in Boston/USA
Sept 8, 2013

Intermittent pneumatic compression / Innovative inelastic compression

Final Program

Sept 8, 2013 Boston, USA
Sheraton Boston, 39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02199
Back to back with the IUP World Meeting on Phlebology Sept 8-13, 2013 

Report from the 2013 ICC meeting in Boston

ICC annual meeting in Copenhagen/Denmark
May 17, 2013

Classification of compression stockings

Back to back with the 23rd conference of the European Wound  Management Association
See publication:

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Download: RAL-Statement (Uwe Schettler) (submitted before the meeting, not presented)

Contributions at the meeting as kindly sent in by the presenters:

M.Neumann: Classification experiences with the CEN group
G. Mosti: Pressure of Compression Stockings matters
A.Cornu-Thénard: Classes of Compression Stockings. International ReviewExplanations
T.Morrison: American classification
H. Partsch: Proposals for an International Classification
M.Jünger: Fibres and constituents of stockings
U. Meyer, medi: Change of classification: pro and con
R. Bot, Varitex: Change of classification: con and pro
M. Abel, Lohmann&Rauscher: Classification for elastic tubes and medical socks
J.Bauer, BSN: Double stockings (kits)
M.Neumann: Clinical importance of stiffness
F. Girmond, Hohenstein: How is pressure and stiffness measured in the Hohenstein laboratory (RAL)
B. Lun, Sigvaris France: Stiffness index and product construction
H.J.Thomä: Ranges of stiffness

ICC annual meeting in Vienna/Austria
May 25, 2012

Stiffness of Compression Devices

Back to back with the EWMA conference, 23-25 May, 2012
EWMA 2012

Download Publication in Veins and Lymphatics
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ICC Seminar in Bratislava, Vienna, Budapest
Oct 11-13, 2011

Leg Ulcer & Compression Seminar

Final Program

Conference Report

in cooperation with EWMA

ICC annual meeting in Brussels/Belgium
May 27, 2011

Dogmas in Compression Therapy

ICC meeting back to back with the 21st Conference of the European Wound Managment Association (EWMA)

Final Program

Dogmas and controversies in compression therapy:

Report of an International Compression Club (ICC) meeting
Brussels, May 2011

Publication: Int Wound J 2013;10:516-26

ICC annual meeting in Brighton/UK
March 26, 2010

Compression therapy in chronic oedema of the lower limbs

ICC meeting in cooperation with the International Lymphoedema Framework (Christine Moffatt)

Publication: Int Angiology 2012,31:316-29

Union International de Phlebologie

World Congress in Monaco

Grimaldi Forum - Principality of Monaco, August 31st - September 4th, 2009

ICC annual meeting in Ponzano/Italy
June 12, 2009

New methods to evaluate compression therapy
Breast cancer related lymphoedema. New concepts of compression therapy.

Final Program: icc program 7 veneto 09

Publication: Int Angiology 2010;29:442-53

ICC annual meeting in Lucca/Italy
Sept 13, 2008

Experimental proof of compression treatment

List of Content

Publication: Int Angiology 2010; 29: October issue

ICC annual meeting in Paris/France
Nov 24, 2007

Description of Medical Compression Stockings
How to describe Medical Compression Stockings in Future Clinical Trials

Publication: Int Angiol 2008;27:193-219

ICC annual meeting in Vienna/Austria
May 19, 2007

Indications for Compression Therapy

ICC Compression School in Lucca/Italy
Oct 20-21, 2006

International Compression School

ICC annual meeting in Rostock/Germany
Oct 4, 2006

Classification of compession bandages
Publication: Dermatol Surg 2008;34:600-09

ICC Compression School in Lucca/Italy
May 26-27, 2006

International Compression School

ICC meeting in Mona Lani/Hawaii
Jan 19, 2006

Compression pressure adjusted to the indication

ICC joint meeting in Rio de Janeiro/Brasil
Oct 7, 2005

Joint Meeting with GIC (Grupo Internacional de Compression) at the World Meetingof the International Union of Phlebology

ICC annual meeting in Cologne/Germany
Sept 17, 2005

Testing of compression devices
Publication: EJVES 2008 ;35 :494-500

ICC annual meeting in Maastrich/Netherlands
June 3, 2005

Education and Publicity
Publication: Phlébologie 2006;59:179-86 

ICC annual meeting in Vienna/Austria
Jan 28-29, 2005

Compression Pressure and Stiffness

Publication: Dermatol Surg 2006;32:224-33

April 4, 2004 in Baden/Austria

Inaugural meeting


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