The Lymphology Association of North America (LANA) objectives and purpose shall be to promote standards for management of individuals with lymphedema and/or related disorders, to establish and maintain certification for healthcare professionals who provide such services and to promote lymphedema awareness and the science of lymphology.
LANA is a non-profit corporation comprised of healthcare professionals experienced in the management of lymphedema. Having recognized the need for a national certification examination for lymphedema therapists, LANA tests 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.
To learn more about LANA, visit their website at http://www.clt-lana.org/.