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Lymphedema & Lymphatic Disease Matters, News from LERN, 2.5.16

Support World Lymphedema Day

Lymphedema and lymphatic disease advocates from around the world are joining together to establish the first annual World Lymphedema Day, March 6th -- a day to raise awareness, take action, and celebrate our solidarity. To take part, watch the video, sign the petition, and spread the word.

LE&RN/FDRS Fellowship Awardees Announced

We are pleased to announce that a total of four postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded through the inaugural 2015 LE&RN/FDRS Fellowship Program. The recipients will include three LE&RN/FDRS Postdoctoral Fellowship Awardees and, due to the generosity of the new Lipedema Foundation, one Lipedema Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Awardee.

FDRS 2016 Conference

The FDRS 2016 Conference: Living with Lipedema and Dealing with Dercum's will be April 8-10, 2016 at the Marriott St. Louis Airport hotel in St. Louis, MO. The keynote speaker is world renowned Fat Disorder expert, Karen L. Herbst, MD, PhD. Topics to include surgical and non-surgical treatment options in managing both Lipedema and Dercum's Disease.

Join LE&RN In Seeking Dedicated Lymphedema and Lymphatic Disease Funding

A few weeks ago, LE&RN issued a press release calling on Congress to allocate a portion of the increased NIH budget to lymphatic research. We asked all LE&RN members and supporters to reach out to Senator Chuck Schumer (pictured here standing between LE&RN Spokesperson Kathy Bates, center, and LE&RN Executive Director William Repicci, far right) and to their own representatives in Congress. Click here for contact information and for a sample letter.

Featured Expo Video: "Cracking the Compression Code"

Watch our featured Expo video from BSN Medical, "Cracking the Compression Code: Which Product is Right for Me?"

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