Who are we ?
The Belgian Lymphoedema Framework or BeLymph is a sub-organisation under the recognised International Lymphoedema Framework.
The purpose of BeLymph is to educate patients with lymphoedema and their health care providers about the optimal treatment of lymphoedema. This information is based on most recent scientific, clinical and technical knowledge in the domain of lymphology.
It speaks for itself that safety, health and quality of life of the patients are central.
For an extended explanation of BeLymph: see charter of BeLymph.
Organigram of BeLymph
BeLymph consists of the Board of Directors and four Advisory Boards and has two types of members, i.e. full members and supporting members.
The Board of Directors consists of a president, vice-president, treasurer, secretary and the presidents of the four Advisory Boards. They meet at least six times a year.
The four advisory Boards are the patient board, scientific board, clinical board and technical board. The patient, scientific and clinical board consists each of a president, vice-president, secretary and a maximum of four members. The technical board consist of a president, vice-president, a secretary and a non-limited number of members. They meet at least four times a year.
The full members have an executive function in the Board of Directors and/ or in one of the four Advisory Boards. The supporting members of BeLymph are patients, medical doctors, physical therapists, nurses and other health professionals or persons / parties interested in lymphology. Supporting members do not have an executive function in BeLymph. They receive information about diagnosis, evaluation, prevention and treatment of lymphoedema. All persons with interest in the goals of BeLymph and which have paid their contribution may become supporting member.
The General Assembly consists of all full and supporting members and meets at least once a year.