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

Our Mission:
LE&RN's mission is to fight lymphatic diseases through education, research, and advocacy. We seek to accelerate the prevention, treatments and cures for lymphedema, lipedema, lymphatic anomalies, and the continuum of 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, and lymphatic 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 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


The Lymphatic Education & Research Network is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our Identification Number (EIN) is 58-2404527