The Lymphoma Forum of Ireland (LFI) is a not for profit organisation that is all about promoting best practice in the treatment of Lymphoma. It first met in October 2002 and outlined its aims as:
The promotion of a high standard of care and the development of all aspects of lymphoma diagnosis and treatment in Ireland and Northern Ireland, development and fostering of research initiatives relating to malignant lymphomas and interaction with other relevant bodies towards achieving these aims.
Members of the LFI include medical oncologists, haematologists, pathologists and radiation oncologists involved in the diagnosis and management of malignant lymphomas.
After a number of exploratory meetings, it was agreed that the initial step required was the development of management guidelines for these diseases in line with the WHO classification and best international treatment practices.
Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of 22 diseases were developed and are updated regularly to reflect best thinking and practice.
To minimise the impact of Lymphoma across the island of Ireland
LFI’s mission is that through continued research and promoting best practice it will deliver to its membership information and guidelines that will allow for efficient and successful treatment of Lymphoma.
Members of the LFI include medical oncologists, haematologists, pathologists, radiation oncologists and Nurses involved in the diagnosis and management of malignant lymphomas.
The management committee of the LFI is made up of 12 medical professionals with interests in specific areas of the research into and treatment of Lymphoma.