The Lipedema Project & Lymphatic Research & Education Network (LE&RN)
broadcast from Germany (from the heart of the Black Forest) and New York City
Catherine Seo, PhD
CoDirector, The Lipedema Project
Executive Director, LE&RN
45+ Experts - Physicians, Surgeons, Researchers, Therapists, Coaches, Advocates, and Lipedema Ladies
LEARN FROM THESE VISIONARY SPEAKERS
45+ Speakers including physicians, surgeons, therapists, advocates, lipedema ladies, and other experts in the field of lipedema and lymphatics.
Interviewed by Catherine Seo, PhD - CoDirector of The Lipedema Project at The Friedman Center and Producer / Director of the documentary The Disease They Call FAT and cohosted by William Repicci, Executive Director, LE&RN.
Prof Etelka Földi, MD
Medical Director, Földiklinik, Hinterzarten, Germany
Lipedema Special Guest Speakers
Tobias Bertsch, MD, PhD
Internal Medicine, Specialist in Obesity Medicine, Földiklinik, Hinterzarten Germany
Stanley Rockson, MD
Professor of Lymphatic Research and Medicine, Stanford Medicine, CA USA
Young Ki Shim, MD, D.M.Sc.
President, Yonsei S Hospital, Stem Cell Therapy, Seoul, Korea
Mark L. Smith, MD, FACS
Director, The Friedman Center for Lymphedema Research & Treatment, CoDirector, The Lipedema Project, NYC USA
Lipedema Medical Experts/Physicians & Surgeons
David Amron, MD
The Roxbury Institute
Beverly Hills, CA USA
Donald Buck, MD
Plastic Surgery, Washington University, St. Louis, MO USA
Matthew Carmody, MD
Mt Auburn Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Cambridge, MA USA
Robert Damstra, MD, PhD
Nij Smellinghe Hospital, Dermatology, Phlebology and Lympho-Vascular Medicine, Netherlands
Erez Dayan, MD
Harvard Plastic Surgery Program
Boston, MA USA
Jason Emer, MD
The Roxbury Institute
Beverly Hills, CA USA
Falk Christian Heck, MD
Praxis für Lipödem-Chirurgie, Germany
Emily Iker, MD
Lymphedema Center, Santa Monica, CA USA
Vasu Karri, MD
The Karri Clinic, UK
Frank Labschies, MD
Lipedema Liposuction Specialist, Berlin, Germany
Todd Malan, MD
Medical Director, Center for Regenerative Cell Medicine and Innovative Cosmetic Surgery Center & Roxbury Regenerative, AZ & CA USA
Ketan Patel, MD
Specialized Lymphatic Surgery, Keck Medical Center of USC
LA, CA USA
Stefan Rapprich, MD
Lipedema Liposuction Specialist, Bad Soden, Germany
Prof Wilfried Schmeller, MD
Lipedema Liposuction Specialist, Hanse-Klinik, Lübeck, Germany
Josef Stutz, MD
Lipedema Liposuction Specialist, Vascular Surgeon, Schwarzenbach am Wald, Germany
Scott Tapper, MD, FACS
Symmetry Vascular Center, Stuart, FL USA
Lipedema Therapists & Advocates
Linda Anne Kahn, CLT Lana
Conservative therapy & nutrition, San Diego, CA USA
Leslyn Keith, OD
Lymphedema & Obesity Therapist, Morro Bay, CA USA
Guenter Klose, MLD/CDT, CLT Lana
Director, Klose Training & Consulting, Lafayette, CO USA
Mark Ravis, MD, JD
Law Office of Mark Ravis & Associates, LA, CA USA
Executive Director, LE&RN, NYC USA
Lipedema Quality of Life Coaching & Support
Lipoletic: holistic motion system and medical fitness, Frankfurt, Germany
Joanna Dudek, PhDc
Quality of Life for Lipedema Ladies, Warsaw Poland
Releasing Method, Arizona USA
Coaching for Lipedema Ladies, Presseck, Germany
PreCare and AfterCare for Lipedema Surgery, Schwarzenbach am Wald, Germany
Lipedema Ladies & Advocates
Stage 1 - New York, USA
Linda Clark Beneke
Stage 2 - Massachusetts, USA
Stage 1 - Stockholm, Sweden
Stage 3 - New Zealand
Stage 3 - Virginia, USA
Stage 3 - South Carolina, USA
Stage 3 - Alberta, Canada
Linnie Moon Hardin
Stage 4 - Illinois, USA
Katrina Slagle Harris
Stage 2 - Georgia, USA
Stage 1 - Adelaide, Australia
Stage 3 - Arizona, USA
Stage 4 - New Jersey, USA
Stage 3 - Nottingham, UK
Stage 3 - California, USA
Stage 4 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Stage 3/4 - California, USA
BONUS Interviews from Lipoedema UK Congress June 24-26 in Reading
Dutch Multidisciplinary Team
Robert Damstra, MD, Els Brouwer, Harry Voesten, MD, Ad Hendrickx
Axel Baumgartner, MD, Prof Wilfried Schmeller, MD, Yvonne Frambach, MD
Vaughan Keeley, MD
Royal Derby Lymphoedema Service, UK
Jane Wigg, RGN, MSc
Catherine Seo, PhD & William Repicci - Your Summit Hosts
Catherine Seo, PhD, CoDirector of the Lipedema Project & Research Associate at the Földiklinik in Hinterzarten Germany has collaborated with Mark L. Smith, MD, FACS to bring together healthcare professional and patient populations to identify and solve the issues presented by this little-known fat disorder. This unique and cutting-edge approach has led to the documentary film, The Disease They Call FAT, the First International Symposium on Lipedema, CME courses live and online, a global community of patients supporting one another, and an upcoming ebook on lipedema for clinicians authored by leading experts.
William Repicci, Executive Director of Lymphatic Research & Education Network (LE&RN) has been on the forefront of the current movement in awareness and research for lymphatic disorders. Signature programs include the awarding of research fellowships, the journal Lymphatic Research & Biology, the International Patient Registry & Tissue Bank, Lymphedema Therapist Scholarships, Investigator Travel Awards, Symposium Series, “Ask the Experts” program, State & International Chapters, weekly e-news outreach and LE&RN’s Virtual Expo.
The Lipedema Summit is for you if ...
>> You are a woman, and have thinner upper body and larger, disproportionate lower body.
>> You experienced swelling that seemed to last and resulting in weight gain in your lower body during puberty, pregnancy and/or menopause.
>> You have pain, tingling or numbness in your legs.
>> Your legs bruise easily.
>> You have been unsuccessful at weight loss despite sincere efforts.
>> Your mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, or some other relatives seem to have the same condition.
>> Your upper arms might also be disproportionate with excessive fat.
GET THE LATEST INFORMATION ABOUT LIPEDEMA
Lipedema is a relatively common fat disorder that is often mistaken for simple obesity. Its clinical diagnosis is an adipose tissue disorder or a lipid metabolism disorder. A typical lipedema patient is a woman who struggles with large hips and legs, usually out of proportion to the rest of her body. Lipedema also appears in the upper arms. One of the hallmarks of the disease is that lipedema fat is relatively unresponsive to diet and exercise. These measures may lead to weight loss in other areas, but the size of the hips and legs remains disproportionately large. All of this and more will be discussed during The Lipedema Worldwide Summit 2016.
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~ Catherine & Bill