Why You Should Join
- We are the only professional medical society focused on CLI and advanced PAD.
- We contribute to the scientific study, literature, education, and advocacy on the treatment of CLI.
- We serve as the source for the development and governance of professional standards, guidelines, and requirements for the prevention and treatment of CLI.
- Physician – United States: $300
- Physician – International: $50
- Fellow/Resident/Student: $50
- Allied Health Professional: $50
- Industry: $350
- Subscription to CLI Global, the official publication of the CLI Global Society, with educational articles, case studies, and news led by experts and key opinion leaders in the field of CLI and amputation prevention.
- Access to online education including a 10-hour CME/CPME/CNE/CE accredited course and a CLI tutorial series
- Discounts to partner educational conferences.
- Member-only invitations to Society networking events and meetings.
- Opportunities to get involved and lend your voice to a strong unified community of leaders focused on the treatment and prevention of critical limb ischemia and the prevention of unnecessary amputations.
WHY IS CLI A PROBLEM?
The CLI Global Society recognizes the following contributing factors to the challenge of CLI:
- Lack of consensus on the definition of CLI
- Lack of awareness within the healthcare community and general public
- CLI morbidity and mortality are akin to the most aggressive cancer diagnoses
- Limited evidence-based research
- Lack of consensus on best methods to prevent, diagnosis, treat, and rehabilitate
- Limited number of dedicated CLI specialists
- No diagnosis code for CLI
- Costs for the treatment of CLI are among the greatest health care expenditure challenges today1
- Amputation often remains a first line treatment and results in major disability, loss of work productivity, and burdens to family and colleagues
1. Goodney PP, Tarulli M, Faerber AE, Schanzer A, Zwolak RM. Fifteen-year trends in lower limb amputation, revascularization and preventive measures among Medicare patients. JAMA Surg.2015;150:84-86.
HOW CAN WE ADDRESS THE PROBLEM?
The CLI Global Society recognizes and supports a concerted effort to create change by:
- Creating and facilitating a new definition of CLI
- Amplifying public and health professional awareness of CLI
- Creating a public and professional effort to prevent CLI
- Increasing clinical cooperation and information sharing in the management of CLI
- Improving the CLI standard of care for prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation
- Reducing time from symptom onset to provision of definitive care for CLI
- Reducing variability in delivery of care that promotes preventable amputations
- Identifying strategies to correct disparities in access and treatment to quality CLI care
- Advocating for team-based programs that simultaneously address awareness, management, and treatment of CLI
- Advocating for coverage and reimbursement for CLI therapy
- Partnering with clinicians, hospitals, patients, and industry to have immediate impact
- Preventing amputations and death due to critical limb ischemia