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

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

Above photo: Kathy Bates stands with the Maryland delegates at the 2018 LE&RN Lobby Days Rally and #LymphWalk.


Activists gathered for #DCLymphLobby and #DCLymphWalk

Nearly 100 activists visited members of Congress on May 11 to ensure that $70 million of the National Institutes of Health’s increased budget will be allocated to lymphatic research. They also advocated for the Department of Defense to include “lymphatic diseases” as a medical research area, and urged the passage of the Lymphedema Treatment Act (LTA), which would ensure Medicare coverage for medically necessary compression garments.

The inaugural DC/VA Walk to Fight Lymphedema & Lymphatic Diseases was held on the National Mall the next day. The event kicked off on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, with Spokesperson Kathy Bates addressing the crowd. Eric Ansart, President of Lympha Press USA, accepted the LE&RN Impact Award.


2nd annual Colorado Run/Walk to Fight Lymphedema & Lymphatic Diseases kicks off Sunday, June 3, 8am, Sloan's Lake Park, Denver

Read more about the Colorado Chapter's big plans for Sunday in this press release. You can sign up or donate at Pictured at right: Colorado Chapter Chairs Angela Marquez and Marie Apodaca.


4th annual California Run/Walk to Fight Lymphedema & Lymphatic Diseases, June 24, 8am, Oceanfront Walk, Santa Monica

LE&RN Spokesperson Kathy Bates will once again speak at this annual event, and host a cocktail reception for the Run/Walk's top fundraisers the night before. Sign up to participate or to support a team at


CME Seminars for Physicians to be held July 21 at The Harvard Club in Boston.

LE&RN, in association with Lymphedema Seminars, is pleased to present the CME Seminars for Physicians: Lymphatic-Vascular Disease: Diagnosis & Treatment. These courses are intended as an educational portal to understanding the interplay of lymphatic and vascular issues related to patient health. LE&RN would like to thank Lympha Press USA and Sigvaris for their sponsorships. 


Lymphatic Research and Biology, FREE ACCESS to select articles through June 4, 2018

LE&RN is pleased to share with you free article access to Lymphatic Research and Biology, the official journal of the Lymphatic Education & Research Network. Access is offered through the generosity of Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Access to these articles is available through June 4, 2018. 


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.


Upcoming Livestream Symposium

The next LE&RN Livestream Symposium, "Clinical Progress With Lymfactin®: Could Gene Therapy Cure Lymphedema?" will be June 13 at 10am EDT (9am CDT, 8am MDT, 7am PDT) with Pekka Simula, CEO, Herantis Pharma Plc.


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.   


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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.