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Living well with lipedema and lymphedema: Transform your life!

Join us for three days full of immersive learning and discover cutting-edge holistic strategies that would help to drastically improve your health... and your quality of life.

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Lipedema and Lymphedema are two chronic disorders that can be debilitating. 

But you can LIVE WELL with these disorders:

You can be a work in progress and still love yourself.

In fact, we are all a work in progress… and we love ourselves for it!

 

So together, we'll...

  • Explore what the worldwide community has learned about the causes of these disorders and how to optimize symptom management by using a holistic approach;
  • Envision the possibilities of living our best life;
  • Define our next steps to actualize a plan for health;
  • Celebrate, love, live with, and accept our bodies the way they are…
  • And more!

You will finally get answers and gain a deeper understanding of lipedema, lymphedema, and other fat/lymphatic disorders!


Let's Learn Together

The Lipedema Project and Lipedema Simplified have partnered with LE&RN (Lymphatic Education & Research Network) to bring you this one-of-a-kind event.

Our understanding of lipedema, lymphedema and lipo-lymphedema has revolutionized over the last decade through research and clinical experience, but most especially by the awakening of patients themselves to the realities of lymphatic/fat disorders.

Explore what the worldwide community of researchers, healthcare providers, caregivers as well as those with these disorders have learned about the causes and optimal symptom management through a holistic approach.

Join us for this highly interactive and collaborative event. ♡

Envision the possibilities of living your best life!

Our Holistic Approach for Patients

Physical

Ease the pain of living with constant fatigue, serious illnesses, body disfigurement, or immobility caused by lipedema/lymphedema.

We'll uncover the secrets of the foods and diet that are best to reduce inflammation, as well as various exercise and treatment strategies to help you improve your overall health.


Emotional

Explore your own emotional map and begin to heal your wounds, many caused by disappointment, failed efforts and disconnection from self and others.

We dive deeply so you can rediscover yourself, your passion, and your life's purpose beyond your chronic condition.

Mental / Psychological

Mindset can pave the way for you to become mentally strong and gain the self-confidence that is there for you.

We'll explore ways to improve your cognitive function and get a new perspective on where your inner abilities come from despite the challenges that lipedema/lymphedema bring.

Social

Connect or reconnect with your friends, family, colleagues, and others that you love.

We are a supportive community of women with lipedema and lymphedema that will provide you with positive reinforcement and help you explore opportunities on how to live your life more fully engaged and present for yourself and others.

Spiritual

Experience quiet and even stillness while allowing your soul to rejuvenate. You will learn about the various mindfulness techniques on meditation and connecting with your inner Self.

"Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen - that stillness becomes a radiance." ~Morgan Freeman

What Our Attendees Say

"Thank you so much for all of the wonderful information. I had never heard of lipedema until a couple of months ago when I came upon your site via Google. It's nice to finally have a name for what I have let give me a negative body image for most of my life."
~ Kristin A.
"Many thanks!! This is truly outstanding what you have created. While I am just starting this journey, I would be totally lost without your group and these resources. You really gave me the confidence to seek out care. To say, I am worth it! I care for others but now I need to find a way to care for myself."
~ Christina K.
"We can compile all our individual stories with what helps with all our data, and take some control of this disease to help each other and those new cases. Thank you Dr. Carmody for inspiring us to leap forward and try to address lipedema on a new level."
~ Desi C.

Why you should join our event now...

  • Become an active participant in the learning experience
  • Eliminate the fear of making a mistake and interact with your fellow participants within a safe learning environment
  • Receive immediate feedback from our expert speakers
  • Build the confidence you've always wanted
  • Use what you've learned immediately in your current day-to-day activities
  • Get drastic improvements as a result of holistic treatments

General Access

 $297

  • Live access to the 3-day virtual event platform
  • Access to resources and downloadable materials
  • Participation in reward points to earn free giveaways
  • Exclusive access to our private online community

  • Free access to a bonus offer: The Trifecta Approach to Lymphatic Diseases (valued at $297)
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Heart to Heart Event All-In Special Offer

$494.00 USD
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During our time together we’ll focus on:

Day 1

Realize

The Basics

  • Improve your understanding of lymphatic/fat disorders
  • Share the realities of living with lipedema and lymphedema with others  
  • Explore the foundations of conservative treatments for lipedema and lymphedema
  • Learn about state of the art surgical Interventions for lipedema
  • Understand nutrition essentials for optimizing outcomes

Day 2

Strategize

How You Can Live Well

  • Learn about cutting edge lipedema management strategies
  • Find the intrinsic worth of the body that you live in
  • Explore the future of lymphatic/fat disorder research and what it means for you
  • Identify the power of belonging and strategies for becoming a part of a supportive community

Day 3

Actualize

Together is Better

  • Take action to live your best life with a chronic disorder
  • Meet the “Who’s Who” in the lipedema and lymphedema world
  • Create opportunities from life’s challenges
  • Take steps in your personal action plan
  • Be part of a celebration while learning to live your best life!

Meet Our Expert Speakers

Dr. Matthew Carmody, MD
Internist, Faculty, Harvard Medical School, USA 

EMERGENT STRATEGIES USING A HOLISTIC APPROACH FOR LIPEDEMA AND LYMPHEDEMA

 

Stanley G. Rockson, MD
Professor of Lymphatic Research & Medicine, Stanford Medical Center, USA

KEYNOTE
LIPEDEMA: PARADOXES AND POSSIBILITIES

Isabel Forner-Cordero, MD
Rehabilitation Specialist, Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe, Spain

UPDATE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF LIPEDEMA: THE VALUE OF COMMUNITY ADVOCACY

Emily Iker, MD
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist, Lymphedema Center, USA

THE BASICS OF LIPEDEMA & LYMPHEDEMA: CONNECTED BUT NOT THE SAME

Dr.med. Stefan Rapprich
Liposuction, Dermatologic, and Phlebologic Surgeon, Germany

LIPOSUCTION FOR LIPEDEMA:
HISTORY, DEVELOPMENT, & STATE OF THE ART SURGICAL APPROACHES

 

Roberto Cannataro, RDN
Director Nutrition, CSO at Galascreen, Vita VeganExcellence, and BLowC, Milan, Italia

THE LINK BETWEEN LIPEDEMA AND NUTRITION

Gabriele Faerber, MD, PhD
Vascular Specialist, Lipedema Clinician, Germany

THE NEW GERMAN GUIDELINES FOR LIPOEDEMA: WHAT DOES IT SAY ABOUT NUTRITION?

Jane Wigg, RGN, MSc
Founder, Director & Lead Trainer of Lymphoedema Training Academy Ltd (LTA), UK

EXPLORING THE LANDSCAPE OF CDT FOR LIPEDEMA

Leslyn Keith, OTD, CLT-LANA

Board President, Director of Research | The Lipedema Project, USA

MANUAL LYMPH DRAINAGE (MLD): A POWERFUL & SIMPLE TOOL FOR LIPEDEMA

Nina Manolson, MA, NBC-HWC
Body-Peace® Coach, USA

YOUR BODY IS YOUR HOME! LET'S MAKE IT A PEACEFUL PLACE TO LIVE

Lisa Duerre
High Performance & Leadership Advisor, USA

 ❤️ LIVING WELL WITH A CHRONIC DISORDER

Andrzej Stec, JDPSN & 
Kathy Park, JDPSN
ZEN Teachers, Kuan Um School of ZEN, South Korea

GREAT CHALLENGE INVITES
GREAT OPPORTUNITY

 


Meet Our Patient Panel

THE POWER OF BELONGING IN COMMUNITY

Christina Huhmann

I am retired from a career in Corporate Marketing and can now spend time with family, especially my 4 grandkids, participate in community theatre and singing in a choir. Joining the Lipedema Tribe has given me a boost to my health which makes doing all these things more possible.

"The hope I get is in this group has brightened my life.  It's motivating and energizing."

Mary Kay

I self-diagonosed myself two years ago. Lipedema Simplified has been a lifesaver for me as far as learning everything I know about the disorder from this group. Having a group of like minded individuals to turn to is invaluable.

"I don't know how my story will end. But nowhere will it ever say 'She Gave Up'."

Sharon Nobuhle Williams

After being diagnosed with Stage 3/4 Lipedema in 2018, I joined the Masterclass, and so began my journey to understanding, wholeness, and healing. Today, I feel healthier, and better equipped to carry out my purpose.

"I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security."  ~ Jeremiah 33:6b

Our Heart to Heart Hosts

Catherine Seo, PhD

Founder & CEO
Lipedema Simplified | The Lipedema Project

Catherine is a professor of psychology with a concentration in Media. She has developed online courses on lipedema for patients and healthcare professionals as well as multi-media learning tools since 2013 and is the Director of the MasterClass Program, courses, and webinars.

Leslyn Keith, OTD, CLT-LANA

Board President, Director of Research | The Lipedema Project

Dr. Keith has a Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy with an emphasis on lymphedema and obesity. She currently researches, consults, and lectures on lymphedema, lipedema, and obesity internationally. She is an instructor for Klose Training and Consulting and has been treating lymphatic disorders since 2000.

 William Repicci

President & CEO, LE&RN (Lymphatic Education & Research Network)

William Repicci is the architect of strategies for dramatic growth of LE&RN with global outreach to patient populations as well as clinicians and researchers in the area of lymphatic diseases. He is an acknowledged public speaker with impact and a writer passionate about issues related to social justice.

Gail Straker, BA Ed

Community Manager, Director of Coaching
Lipedema Simplified

 

Siobhan Huggins

Research Specialist, The Lipedema Project

 

 Benefactor for Lipedema

Mark L. Smith, MD, FACS

Professor & System Vice-Chair, Department of Surgery, Northwell Health System, NY USA
Executive Director, Friedman Center for Breast and Lymphatic Surgery

The Lipedema Project started as a collaborative partnership between Mark L. Smith, MD, FACS, Director of the The Friedman Center for Breast and Lymphatic Surgery at Northwell Health in NY, and Catherine Seo, PhD, founder of Lipedema Simplified, LLC, and a lipedema patient, advocate and filmmaker in Boston. They co-developed a comprehensive transmedia program to increase awareness and provide education, research, and treatment for lipedema.

Dr. Smith was director for the first International Symposium in New York City April 2015, "Setting the Research Agenda for Lipedema: Steps Towards a Cure" bringing together physicians, surgeons, researchers, therapists, advocates, and patients from all over the world. Dr. Smith's leading edge innovation and generosity launched the medical exploration and recognition of lipedema as an entity paving the pathway for breakthroughs in diagnosis and treatment.

Meet the Pioneers of Lipedema

Esther Ferrer Lopez, Spain

Ambassador, Lipedema Project, Spain

Fiona O'Brien, New Zealand

Patient Outreach

Ingmarie Bohmelin, Sweden

Patient & Government Outreach

Joanna Dudek, PhD, Poland

Researcher, Quality of Life for Lipedema Ladies

Michelle Ellis, UK

Founder, Lipoedema Ladies, UK

Nola Young, Australia

Founding Chair, Lipeoedema Australia

Pattie Cornute, USA

Founder, Lipedema Fitness

Sara Souther-Narramore, USA

Founder, Lipedema Sisters

Sharie Fetzer, UK

Chair, Lipoedema UK

Suzanne Evans, UK

Founder, Lipoedema UK

Tilly Smidt, Netherlands

First website on lipedema 2004-present

Valeria Giordano, Italia

Founder & Chair, LIO Lipedema Italia

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend this event?

Our aim is to provide useful and holistic strategies that would help treat lipedema, lymphedema, and lymphatic disorders. As a result, you will gain the opportunity to learn about, begin, enhance, or expand your holistic ad well-balanced lifestyle and positively impact your own healing.

Is this an in-person live event?

This is a virtual event. We normally host our conferences in-person, with a smaller group of attendees at a much higher cost. But due to current situations, we pivoted to make the conference be available to you online, from the comfort of your own home, and at a much more affordable price. We hope you take this opportunity while it's available.

Will there be a way to connect with other attendees?

Yes! Our Facebook group is included in your registration.

You will receive the link as soon as you register, and your request to join our Facebook group will be accepted within 24-48 hours.



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Three of our most popular webinars in one bonus:

  1. Obesity, Lipedema, Lymphedema: A Multi-System Approach with Dr. Matthew Carmody, Harvard Medical School, USA
  2. Lipedema is a Lymphatic Disease with Dr. Stanley Rockson, Stanford Medical Center, USA
  3. Carbohydrates and Lipedema - The Dose is the Poison with Dr. Gary Fettke, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Tasmania, Australia
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Lipedema & Lymphedema Heart to Heart:

A Collaborative 3-Day Learning Event

Improve overall health by uncovering not just why a holistic approach is the solution to lipedema/lymphedema, but more importantly, how to apply it to the daily practices in your life.

October 21-23, 2022

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