The Canadian Lymphedema Framework (CLF) is an academic and patient stakeholder collaboration, which is part of an international initiative to promote research, best practices and lymphedema clinical development worldwide.
CLF was officially launched on February 6th, 2009. It is modeled on and aligned with the International Lymphoedema Framework (ILF), which began in 2002 as a collaboration between health professionals, community-based organizations, patients and industry partners, to improve the standards of lymphedema management in the United Kingdom. The CLF collaborates with the ILF, national frameworks in other parts of the world, and provincial associations across Canada, to advocate for lymphedema research and educate Canadian patients and health care professionals.
To improve the management of lymphedema and related disorders in Canada. In collaboration with the International Lymphoedema Framework (ILF) and other national frameworks, we will contribute to the global advancement of lymphedema care.
Comprehensive treatment for lymphedema and related disorders will be accessible to all persons across Canada.
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