Mission

Our Vision is a world without lymphatic disease (LD).

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ur Mission: To fight lymphatic diseases (LD) through education, research, and advocacy. LE&RN seeks to accelerate the prevention, treatment and cure of lymphatic diseases while bringing patients and medical professionals together to address the unmet needs surrounding lymphatic diseases.

About LE&RN

The Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN) is an internationally recognized non-profit organization founded in 1998 to fight lymphatic disease (LD) through education, research, and advocacy. Lymphatic diseases include lymphedema (LE), lipedema, lymphatic malformations (LM), and vascular anomalies. LE&RN is equally committed to investigating preventive and therapeutic benefits for a broad array of diseases that are impacted by lymphatic function, such as heart disease, obesity, AIDS, Rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and cancer metastasis.

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 Chapters and Centers of Excellence globally. 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