Lymphedema is a chronic condition that is under-studied, under-treated, and under-recognized.  Our province-wide program is aimed at increasing research, awareness and education about the lymphatic system and lymphatic diseases amongst basic researchers, clinicians and health care providers, as well as undergraduate, graduate and medical students.  The program will be open to interested parties in Edmonton, Calgary and across Alberta and would encompass course components (lymphatic system, lymphedema, treatment, patient care), training components (laboratory, clinical care) in Alberta.  Furthermore, to encourage interest in lymphatic research, a scholarship award would be offered each year to a student interested in pursuing this field of study.