About LANA

The objective and purposes of the organization shall be to promote standards for management of individuals with Lymphedema and or related disorders, to establish and maintain certification for medical professionals who provide such services and to promote the awareness and science of lymphology.

The Lymphology Association of North America (LANA) is a non-profit corporation composed of healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, massage therapists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists experienced in the field of Lymphology and lymphedema. They have acknowledged the need for a national certification examination for lymphedema therapists, to test knowledge considered fundamental in the treatment of lymphedema.

To serve this need, the LANA Board has initiated a fund-raising campaign for the purpose of developing and administering the certification examination. The estimated cost of exam development and initial administration by a professional testing organization is approximately $100,000. LANA board members have personally made substantial contributions to this project and are asking patients, therapists, manufacturers of lymphedema products, and all those who will benefit from a national certification examination, for financial support.

All sponsors will be listed on this Web site, in the order of donation amount, and any contributor donating $1,000 or more will also be listed as a sponsor on the exam materials.

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