Friday, April 8

5:00 - 7:00p Welcome Registration/Icebreakers and Mixer
7:00 - 7:30p Introductions  
7:30 - 8:30p Fashion Show

Saturday, April 9

7:00 - 7:45a Lymphatic Yoga for Everyone* Edely Wallace,  E-RYT, CYT, CDT, MLD, MT
7:45 - 8:25a  < Breakfast >  
8:25 - 8:30a Morning Announcements  
8:30 - 9:45a

Diagnosis and Treatment of Lipedema

and Dercum's Disease

Panel Discussion

Karen Herbst, MD, PhD

John Bartholomew, MD

Margarita Correa, MD

Karen Beltran

9:45 - 10:15a Living with Stage 3/4 Lipedema Linnie Hardin
10:15 - 10:40a  < Break with Vendors >  
10:40 - 11:10a Eat Nutritiously to Reduce Inflammation Emily Iker, MD
11:10 - 11:40a Update on Medical Research 

Gwen Randolph, PhD

Eva Sevick-Muraca, PhD 

11:40 - 12:20p  < Lunch >  
12:20 - 1:05p Compression Show and Tell

Yvonne Russell, RN, CLT

Sonja Maul, PT, CLT-LANA

1:05 - 1:15p Deep Breathing Demonstration Edely Wallace, E-RYT, CYT, CDT, MLD, MT
1:15 - 1:45p How to Perform Self Manual Lymphatic Drainage Molly Nettles, OTR/L, CLT-LANA, STAR/C
1:45 - 2:15p Lipedema and Dercum's Disease:  Developing an Exercise Program for You Sonja Maul, PT, CLT-LANA
2:15 - 2:45p  < Break with Vendors >  
2:45 - 3:15p Dealing with Dercum's: A Patient's Perspective Tina Tranfaglia
3:15 - 3:45p Supplements and Medications for Lipedema and Dercum's Disease Karen Herbst, MD, PhD
3:45 - 4:00p

Lipedema Can Be Life-Threatening: Increased Rates of Suicide Attempts, Depression and Eating Disorders Among Women With Lipedema

Dr. med. Josef Stutz

4:00 - 5:30p

Liposuction Panel

Moderator: Karen Herbst, MD, PhD

David Amron, MD

Donald Buck, MD

Marcia Byrd, MD

Dr. med. Stefan Rapprich

Dr. med. Josef Stutz


Sunday, April 10

6:45 - 7:30a Lymphatic Yoga for Everyone* Edely Wallace, E-RYT, CYT, CDT, MLD, MT
7:30 - 8:00a  < Breakfast >  
8:00 - 8:20a A Day in the life of a Lipedema Patient

Karen Herbst, MD, PhD

Yvonne Russelll, RN, CLT

8:20 - 8:50a Pumps, Vibration, Dry Brushing, Oh My! Molly Nettles, OTR/L, CLT-LANA, STAR/C
8:50 - 9:00a Deep Breathing Edely Wallace, E-RYT, CYT, CDT, MLD, MT
9:00 - 9:30a Living with Stage 1/2 Lipedema  Briana Garrott
9:30 - 10:15a

Should I get Surgery?

A discussion of bariatric surgery, vein surgery and other

considerations for patients with lipedema and Dercum's Disease

Karen Herbst, MD, PhD

Thomas Wright, MD

J. Stephen Scott, MD

10:15 - 10:45a  < break with Vendors >  
10:45 - 11:15a Stem Cell Therapy and Adipose Disorders Jeffrey Lee, NMD
11:15 - 11:45a Your Gut and Fat Disorders Linda-Anne Kahn, CLT-LANA, NCBTMB
11:45 - 12:15a Final Q&A with the Speakers  
12:15 - 12:30p Closing Ceremonies  


NOTE: There will be a stand and stretch at least hourly

*This is not your typical Yoga! It's Designed for everyone, regardless of your mobility! Sitting in a chair is part of the exercise.

The conference will be professionally videotaped and be available at no charge for conference attendees. As such, no video or audio taping (including but not limited to phones, video cameras, or any other recording devices) is permitted during the conference.

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