Strategy and Vision

The International Lipoedema Association (ILA) works dedicated to the following statements:

Ourworldwide VISION is to improve the quality of life among our lipoedema patients’ by offering them evidence based holistic treatment according to their individual needs.

 

Our MISSION:

We are dedicated to creating the best possible treatment for our lipoedema patients by collaborating in an international, diverse, inclusive, and multidisciplinary team approach which is based on clinical evidence, long-standing experience, and a passion for improved therapy outcomes.

 

Our values and beliefs

  • Courage & Change
  • Care & Collaboration
  • Passion & Compassion
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Teamwork & Loyality

 

Our goals:

  • Increase knowledge about lipoedema by initiating and/or contributing to research programmes
  • Building the bridge between Healthcare Professionals and patients and valuing their knowledge and experience
  • Increase an understanding of lipoedema, and its holistic management by creating and/or contributing to the development of education programmes towards Healthcare Professionals and patients
  • Work closely with the International Lymphoedema Framework (ILF) and promote international collaboration 
  • Provide a cross-cultural networking platform through an annual international event
  • Help the Health Care Industry understand the underlying needs of lipoedema patients and their healthcare professionals
  • Further promote and document best practice with the development of an international minimum dataset
  • Facilitate and/or contribute to better access to treatment for patients worldwide
  • Promote and support initiatives whose goals are to improve the regional/national/global management of lipoedema anywhere in the world.
  • Communicate evidence-based knowledge on lipoedema by implementing and promoting an international, not-for-profit publications strategy