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Lymphedema & Lymphatic Disease Matters, October 2021

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October 2021

From William Repicci, President & CEO

This weekend begins a busy period of online conferences for the LE and LD communities. The Boston Lymphatic Patient Symposium will be this Saturday, October 30, an NIH Clinical Pre-Conference will be held free of charge on November 4, and the Boston Lymphatic Patient Symposium will be held November 5-6. LE&RN's Lymphatic Summit will be held November 12-13 and registration is now open. The Canada National Lymphedema Conference takes place December 3-4; Kathy Bates will deliver their keynote address. All these informative conferences will include a showing of the play "Let's Talk Lymphedema."

This month LE&RN proudly announced five newly designated Centers of Excellence. We congratulate these institutions that are constantly striving to better serve our community.

LE&RN is already getting ready for World Lymphedema Day on March 6. If you live outside the United States, we could use your help. See below for more information.

As President & CEO of LE&RN, I thank you for your ongoing support, which makes our progress possible.

I am pleased to present you with the October edition of Lymphedema & Lymphatic Disease Matters.


Register Now: Lymphatic Summit 2021, 11/12-11/13

In November, LE&RN will present its second virtual Lymphatic Summit 2021: The Continuum from Evolving Research to State-of-the-Art Lymphatic Management; a forum for LE&RN’s Centers of Excellence and the Lymphatic Disease (LD) community.

The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

The event is organized and hosted by Dr. Stanley Rockson, Allan and Tina Neill Professor of Lymphatic Research and Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine and founding Chair of the LE&RN Scientific & Medical Advisory Council. Attendees will have the opportunity to find out more about LE&RN's Centers of Excellence and to view "Let's Talk Lymphedema," the first play ever written and produced about LE. The showing is sponsored by a grant from Fondation Ipsen.
Don't miss the 2021 virtual Lymphatic Summit; register now

Boston Lymphatic Symposium

The Boston Lymphatic Symposium (Patient Symposium: October 30; Clinical Symposium: November 5-6) is honored to offer this year’s registrants a unique bonus to the scheduled program: a virtual presentation of the play, Let’s Talk Lymphedema. This year's Boston Lymphatic Symposium will also offer a free NIH/NHLBI Pre-Conference Symposium. While primarily geared toward clinicians, basic scientists, and other experts in the field of lymphatics, all are welcome.

Please visit for more information regarding the speakers and agendas, and to register. The Patient Symposium will be held October 30, 2021. The Clinical Symposium will be held November 5-6, 2021. An NIH Clinical Pre-Conference will be offered free of charge on November 4.
Find out more about the Boston Lymphatic Symposium

Canada National Lymphedema Conference, 12/3-12/4

The Canada National Lymphedema Conference is geared primarily toward health care, industry, and related professionals with an interest in learning more about lymphedema. LE&RN Spokesperson Kathy Bates will deliver the keynote address and registrants will enjoy a viewing of "Let's Talk Lymphedema," the first-ever play about LE.
Canada National Lymphedema Conference

Newly designated Centers of Excellence

In October, five newly designated LE&RN Centers of Excellence in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Lymphatic Diseases were announced.
Read LE&RN's press release for complete details