Lymphedema: What Do Patients Experience
in the Healthcare System?


About the speaker: Dr. Stanley G. Rockson is the Allan and Tina Neill Professor of Lymphatic Research and Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, a LE&RN Comprehensive Center of Excellence. He completed his internship, residency, and fellowship training at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Rockson has been involved in numerous clinical trials researching various aspects of lymphatic disease and is the Editor-in-Chief of Lymphatic Research and Biology, the official journal of LE&RN. Dr. Rockson is a co-founder of LE&RN, works closely with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance the agenda for lymphatic research, and has authored more than 250 publications devoted to various aspects of lymphatic biology and disease, vascular biology, and cardiovascular medicine. Catharine Bowman is a master's student in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health at Stanford University and an MD student at the University of Calgary. Inspired by her mother's lymphedema (LE) diagnosis and the promise to one day develop a pharmacological treatment for this disease, at the age of only fifteen Catharine founded a national team of clinicians and scientists to pursue this work. Today, Catharine's research focuses on the epidemiology of lymphatic disease (LD), LE therapeutics, psychosocial manifestations, and surgical treatment of LE. Through her speaking campaign, Let's Talk Lymphedema, Catharine has presented internationally on LE. In 2022, Catharine was awarded the Knight-Hennessy Scholarship to pursue graduate studies at Stanford University.