Professor Sergio Gianesini, internationally renowned phlebologist and President of the vWIN Foundation (Venous-lymphatics World International Network) and the Lindsay Leg Club Foundation© have formed a working partnership with the aim of helping patients with lower limb conditions to achieve a better quality of life.
The Lindsay Leg Club Foundation is to form a working partnership with Professor Sergio Gianesini, internationally renowned phlebologist and President of the vWIN Foundation (Venous-lymphatics World International Network) with the aim of helping patients with lower limb conditions to achieve a better quality of life.
As well as being the founder and president of the vWIN Foundation, Professor Sergio Gianesini is vice president of the International Union of Phlebology, on the American College of Phlebology board of directors, adjunct professor at the University of Ferrara and an associate fellow member of the American College of Surgeons.
Ellie Lindsay OBE, founder and lifetime president of the Lindsay Leg Club Foundation introduced the concept of community-based lower limb care, which has grown into a network of evidence-based clinics, known as Leg Clubs. Leg Clubs provide community-based treatment, health promotion, education and ongoing care for people of all ages who are experiencing lower limb conditions.
Ellie said: “We are delighted to form this collaborative partnership with Professor Sergio Gianesini and the vWIN Foundation. Over the past two years Professor Gianesini has become a fantastic advocate of the Leg Club model of care and takes every opportunity to profile and promote both the model and our third sector charity. I’m sure that we can accomplish a great deal by working closely with the vWIN Foundation.”
Ellie recently had the opportunity to present the work of the psychosocial Leg Club model for lower limb care to an audience of phlebologists at the vWIN Foundation vWINter Days event held in January 2019 in the Italian Alps. The not-for-profit meeting aimed to raise awareness of current phlebology and lymphology guidelines and related scientific advancements in the field of venous treatment and surgical interventions.
Professor Gianesini has been invited to attend the 2019 Leg Club conference this September in Worcester and will be an active participant for the big celebration of 20 years of Leg Clubs and the LLCF at the 2020 conference.