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Lymphedema & Lymphatic Disease Matters, News from LE&RN, April 2018

Lymphedema & Lymphatic Disease Matters
News from LE&RN April 2018

Join the fight in D.C. May 11 and 12

In April, LE&RN Supporting Members received an invitation from LE&RN Spokesperson Kathy Bates, asking them to join her on Capitol Hill for a Lobby Day on May 11 and to participate in the inaugural DC/VA Walk to Fight Lymphedema & Lymphatic Diseases on May 12. Get the FAQs on the Lobby Day at Registering for the Lobby Day is as easy as sending your name, address, and email to And registering for this historic #DCLymphWalk can be done at Don't miss these world-changing events.


LE&RN at The Chicago Breast Symposium & 7th World Symposium on Lymphedema Surgery

LE&RN President & CEO William Repicci (pictured here with Ming-Huei Cheng, M.D.) spoke on "Lymphedema Awareness" at The Chicago Breast Symposium & 7th World Symposium on Lymphedema Surgery April 26 to 28. The Conference, hosted by Dr. David Chang of the University of Chicago, explored LE/LD surgical procedures.


Harvard Lymphedema Symposium

Video of the inaugural Harvard Lymphedema Symposium (November 3-4, 2017) is now available on LE&RN's website. This series is made possible by LE&RN Supporting Members


LE & LD talk given at Google campus in California 

Kathy Bates, Dr. Stan Rockson, and LE&RN President & CEO William Repicci spoke about LD and LE on the Google campus in Sunnyvale, CA on April 11. Many thanks to Duane Howard at Google who arranged the event and to his son Grayson who inspired this. And thanks to Dave McDowell who hosted a post-event reception for friends at AOL/Oath in honor of his daughter Colette.


Welcome LE&RN Israel!

This month, the LE&RN Israel Chapter, headed by Chairs Ayelet Albala and Julie Levy, launched. You can read their welcome message here, contact them at, and find them on LE&RN's website


BIDMC acupuncture for breast cancer-related lymphedema study

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA are conducting a study to demonstrate the feasibility and effectiveness of acupuncture for patients with breast cancer-related lymphedema. You may be eligible for this study if you have a single arm affected by lymphedema following breast cancer treatment. Participants will be paid $50 for their time and will receive acupuncture treatments free of charge. Details available on LE&RN's website.


USC Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Lymphedema and Related Disorders Symposium, June 9

This Symposium will be held June 9, 2018 at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows in Santa Monica, CA. 


Visit LE&RN's Virtual Expo

LE&RN's Virtual Expo brings together companies that offer products and services to the lymphedema, lipedema, and lymphatic disease communities. These companies offer videos on a variety of topics. Check out Virtual Expo today.   


Become a LE&RN Supporting Member

LE&RN's programs to fight LE and LD through education, research, and advocacy are only possible because of Supporting Members and corporate sponsors (below). If you are a Supporting Member, thank you. If you have not yet joined, please join the fight today.