The Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN) is an internationally recognized non-profit organization founded in 1998 to fight lymphatic diseases through education, research and advocacy. With chapters throughout the world, LE&RN seeks to accelerate the prevention, treatment and cure of these diseases while bringing patients and medical professionals together to address the unmet needs surrounding lymphatic diseases, which include lymphedema and lipedema.
To accomplish these goals, LE&RN sponsors research fellowship grants, an international patient registry and biorepository, live-stream symposiums, the peer-reviewed journal Lymphatic Research & Biology, weekly e-newsletters, scholarship grants to lymphedema therapists, conference travel awards to young researchers, and a vibrant website. LE&RN has State Chapters in the USA, as well as International Chapters.
LE&RN’s website provides a wealth of information about lymphedema, lipedema and lymphatic disorders, including but not limited to:
- Informative blog post
- Support groups
- Clinical studies
- Ways to get involved and volunteer to bring more awareness to lymphatic disorders
- Ways to lobby congress to help get more insurance coverage
- And much more
LE&RN is a great place to start if you’re looking for more information and the latest in research about lymphatic disorders. Check out their website.