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.
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...
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
During our time together we’ll focus on:
How You Can Live Well
Together is Better
Meet Our Expert Speakers
Matthew Carmody, MD
Internist, Faculty, Harvard Medical School, Diplomate, Obesity Medicine, USA
EMERGENT STRATEGIES USING A HOLISTIC APPROACH FOR LIPEDEMA AND LYMPHEDEMA
Stanley G. Rockson, MD
Allan and Tina Neill Professor of Lymphatic Research and Medicine, Stanford Medical Center, USA
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, Center for Vascular Medicine, Hamburg, 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, Nationally Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach, USA
YOUR BODY IS YOUR HOME! LET'S MAKE IT A PEACEFUL PLACE TO LIVE
CEO RLD Group, 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
Meet Our Patient Panel
THE POWER OF BELONGING IN COMMUNITY
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."
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.
Gail Straker, BA Ed
Community Manager, Director of Coaching
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.
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.
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
Ingmarie Bohmelin, Sweden
President, Lymf Sverige
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.
Sign on BONUS
The Trifecta Approach to Lymphatic Diseases FREE!
Three of our most popular webinars in one bonus:
- Obesity, Lipedema, Lymphedema: A Multi-System Approach with Dr. Matthew Carmody, Harvard Medical School, USA
- Lipedema is a Lymphatic Disease with Dr. Stanley Rockson, Stanford Medical Center, USA
- Carbohydrates and Lipedema - The Dose is the Poison with Dr. Gary Fettke, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Tasmania, Australia
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 21-22-23, 2022Join us Now