Creating a better everyday life for people living with lymphoedema and related disorders

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11th International Lymphoedema Framework Conference in Nottingham

11th International Lymphoedema Framework Conference took place on 13 – 15 June 2023 in Nottingham, UK. 

The conference was organised in collaboration with the Welsh framework, Lymphoedema Wales.

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Virtual Conference

If you were unable to join us in Nottingham, you can still register as a virtual conference attendee and catch up on all of the presentations streamed live from the main conference theatre.

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Latest ILF News

Lymphedema Treatment Act
15 December 2023
A report from the US Lymphedema Advocacy Group

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Press Release: Ugandan Framework
08 December 2023
From: Professor Christine Moffatt CBE
Chairman, International Lymphoedema Framework

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Compression 360 degrees – Danish Lymphoedema Framework Seminar 2023 – with international speakers
4 September 2023
12 October in Copenhagen, Compression therapy is essential for the management of lymphoedema and can help reducing and controlling chronic oedema.

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Free Webinar Series

Webinar - Wounds and Lymphoedema
26 May 2021
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Dr S.R. Narahari, MD, DVD, Director, Institute of Applied Dermatology, Kasaragod, Kerala, India: Lymphatic filariasis and lower leg wounds in resource limited settings.
Dr David Keast, BSc(hon), MSc, DipEd, MD, CCFP, FCFP(LM), St. Joseph’s Parkwood Institute, London, Ontario, Canada: Chronic oedema/Lymphoedema of the lower extremity: A diagnostic and therapeutic challenge.
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Webinar - Cellulitis in Chronic Oedema
28 April 2021
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Tonny Karlsmark MD and Ewa Anna Burian MD, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen, DK

Why is cellulitis a frequent condition in patients with swollen legs? This important topic will be discussed by Tonny Karlsmark and Ewa Anna Burian, DK, including the clinical manifestation of cellulitis, diagnostic pitfalls, and the current evidence on the treatment and prevention of cellulitis.
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Webinar - Let's talk about Genital Lymphoedema
24 February 2021
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International presenters Drs. Melanie Thomas and Rhian Noble-Jones will discuss some of the issues in assessing and managing genital oedema in both men and women, using film clips, case studies and examples of the new documentation they have developed for their patients in Wales.
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A series of films for the support of lymphoedema patients


Our films are designed to help people understand what is happening to them and how they can start to work with their clinicians to play a greater role in self-managing their health. They consist of peer-to-peer sharing of experiences, along with explanations from medical experts.

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Ground-breaking and practical research

View ILF Projects


LIMPRINT is an international study aimed at capturing the size and impact of chronicoedema in different countries and health services across the world.

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Lymphoedema is a very rare disease in children and young people that can make the young person feel that they are ‘alone in the world’.

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The ILF has identified a number of key priority areas that are inhibiting the recognition of chronic oedema as a major, emerging public health care problem.

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Read our Publications

Please download these free resources to stay up-to-date on a wide range of issues regarding living with and caring for lymphoedema
Lymphatic Research and Biology
Lymphoedema, chronic wounds, LIMPRINT, reimbursement, lymphoedema services


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Lymphoedema Frameworks - The Way Forward
Partnership approach, development initatives, innovation, frequently asked questions
Best Practice for The management of Lymphoedema
Assessment, treatment decisions, skin care, massage, compression garments, surgery