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

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

Above photo (l-r): LE&RN President & CEO William Repicci, NY State Senator Martin Golden; NY Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal; and LE&RN Board Member Philip Braginsky

Get involved with the 3rd annual World Lymphedema Day
March 6

Visit the newly launched World Lymphedema Day website. Find out how you can participate in this year's event on March 6 and see what is happening around the world.


Upcoming Walks to Fight Lymphedema & Lymphatic Diseases

The first #LymphWalk of 2018 will be in Houston, TX, on March 4. Find a Run/Walk near you and Join the Fight!


A message from LE&RN Spokesperson Kathy Bates

The current issue of Rehabilitation Oncology focuses on lymphedema after cancer and features a letter from LE&RN Spokesperson Kathy Bates. That letter has been made freely available from the publisher at LE&RN's request. We thank them for providing this open access.


Welcome LE&RN Sudan Chapter

A LE&RN Chapter for Sudan launched this month. Please welcome Chapter Chair Rowan Elmustafa (read Rowan's welcome message here) and the entire Chapter to our growing community by finding them on Facebook and following their page. You can reach them at


LE&RN-GRC Lifetime & Career Achievement Awards in Lymphatic Research, Nomination Deadline 2/9/18

Nominations for the LE&RN-GRC Lifetime & Career Achievement Awards in Lymphatic Research are due by February 9, 2018. These awards are intended to recognize those individuals who have made a significant contribution to the promotion and support of lymphatic research, to advancing lymphatic research and/or finding improved treatments and cures for lymphatic diseases, lymphedema, lipedema, and related disorders.


Gordon Research Conference

The Gordon Research Conference (GRC) will be held March 11-16, 2018 in Lucca (Barga), Italy. The 2018 Lymphatics Gordon Research Conference (GRC) will present state-of the-art research on the lymphatic vascular system. Applications for this meeting must be submitted by February 11, 2018. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline.


Applications for 2018 Travel Awards to the 20th IVBM being accepted now

The 20th International Vascular Biology Meeting will be held in Helsinki, Finland, from June 3-7, 2018. LE&RN is offering a limited number of travel awards (10 total of $600 USD) for young investigators who are LE&RN members (PhD students, medical students, and postdoctoral students) to defray registration and travel costs associated with attending. Visit our website for more information and to apply. Applications are due March 19.


ASRM LE&RN Combined Pilot Lymphedema Research Grant applications now being accepted

LE&RN announces Combined Pilot Lymphedema Research Grant with American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM). Applications Due: February 15, 2018.


Second edition of Lymphedema: A Concise Compendium of Theory and Practice published in January

This second edition serves as a central source of theoretical and practical knowledge to optimize the evaluation and treatment of patients with lymphedema. It covers all aspects of the disease from anatomical and histological features to diagnosis as well as physical/medical and surgical management of the disease. Edited by Byung Boong Lee, Stanley G. Rockson, and John Bergan and available from Springer publishers.  


Visit LE&RN's Virtual Expo

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. If you are a Supporting Member, thank you. If you have not yet joined, please join the fight today.