Mission

Our Vision is a world without lymphatic disease and lymphedema.

Our Mission: The Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN) is an internationally recognized non-profit organization founded in 1998 to fight lymphatic diseases and lymphedema through education, research and advocacy. With chapters throughout the world, LE&RN seeks to accelerate the prevention, treatment and cure of these diseases while bringing patients and medical professionals together to address the unmet needs surrounding lymphatic diseases, which include lymphedema and lipedema.

To accomplish these goals, LE&RN sponsors research fellowship grants, an international patient registry and biorepository, live-stream symposiums, the peer-reviewed journal Lymphatic Research & Biology, weekly e-newsletters, scholarship grants to lymphedema therapists, conference travel awards to young researchers, and a vibrant website with features such as Ask the Experts, connecting patients with the field’s more renowned practitioners. LE&RN has State Chapters in the USA, as well as International Chapters. Visit our website at: LymphaticNetwork.org. In 2016, LE&RN created World Lymphedema Day on March 6th, which was established by unanimous vote of the United States Senate.

Our Values
• Empathetic
• Care-oriented
• Research focused
• Evidenced based
• Community connected
• Restless knowledge seekers