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Schedule is subject to change!

Come early and stay late for pre- and post- conference networking and research opportunities. 

Friday April 28

4:00 – 6:00

Registration, Vendor Mixer and Welcome Reception

6:00 – 6:30

Opening Ceremonies

6:30 – 7:30

Keynote Address:  Karen Herbst, MD, PhD

7:30 – 7:45

Break

7:45 – 8:30

Outfitting the Lipedema and Dercum’s Patient: From Styles that Fit to Compression that Supports

Saturday April 29 

7:00 – 8:00

Breakfast and Vendor Time

8:00 – 8:30

Understanding the Lymphatic System:  Michael Bernas, MS

8:30 – 9:00

The Enigma of the Swollen Leg:  Scott Tapper, MD

9:00 – 9:15

Break

9:15 - 10:15

Treating Late Stage Patients with Lipo-Lymphedema:  Andrea Brennan, OTD, OTR/L, CLT-LANA, CI-CS, WCC with Laura Baker

Living 4XL: Finding a New Abnormal:  Sarah Bramblette

10:15 - 10:30

Break

10:30 - 11:40

 

Research Update:

§  Lipedema Foundation: Shannon Seeburg (10 Min)

§  Magnetic Resonance Imaging Reveals High Tissue Sodium and Fat Content in women with Lipedema:  Rachelle Crescenzi, PhD (10 Min)

§  Quadrivas Study:  Karen Herbst, MD, PhD (20 Min)

§  Correlation of Clinical Presentation and Ultrasound Study of Subcutaneous Tissue in Different Stages of Lipedema: Emily Iker, MD (20 Min)

§  Dercum’s Disease Research:  Karen Herbst, MD, PhD (10 Min)

11:40 - 11:45

Group Photo

11:45 - 12:30

Lunch and Vendor Time

12:30 – 1:30

Dercum’s Disease:  Karen Herbst, MD, PhD

1:30 – 1:45

Break

1:45 – 2:15

Breakout Session:  Movement Matters:  Peggy Merrill

Breakout Session:  Clinician to Clinician:  Clinical Challenges and Solutions for Treating Patients with Lipo-Lymphedema:  Andrea Brennan, OTD, OTR/L, CLT-LANA, CI-CS, WCC, Karen Herbst, MD, PhD

2:15 – 2:45

Breakout Session:  Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements for Lipedema and Dercum’s:  Chuck Ehrlich, MS, MBA & Karen Herbst, MD, PhD

2:45 – 3:00

Break

3:00 – 3:30

Breakout Session:  Quality of Life and Psychological Functioning of Patients with Lipedema and Dercum’s Disease:  Joanna Dudek

BreakoutSession:  Clinician to Clinician:   Practical Tips On Diagnosing Lipedema and Dercum’s Disease:  Karen Herbst, MD, PhD, Steven Dean, DO, FACP, RPVI

3:30 – 4:00

Breakout Session:  Managing Chronic Pain:  Jan Chambers

4:00 – 4:15

Break

4:15 – 6:15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breakout Session:

4:15 – 6:15

Liposuction for Lipedema and Dercum’s Disease

 

Breakout Session:

4:15 – 5:15

Complementary Care to Address the Challenges of the Lipedema and Dercum’s Patient:  Linda-Anne Kahn, CIDESCO HHP CLT-LANA NCTMB, CMT, CHNC

Breakout Session:

4:15 – 5:15

Roundtable Discussion for Family/Friends:  Preventing Caregiver Burnout:  Elizabeth McMahon, PhD

Liposuction Session: 

§  Insurance Coverage Tips and Tricks:  Mindy Smith (Patient) and Nadiv Shapira, MD (15 Min)

§  Getting Ready for Surgery:  Understanding the Different Types of Liposuction and Setting Realistic Expectations:  Polly Armour (20 Min)

§  The Importance of Using An Integrated System of Surgery and Therapy to Treat Lipedema:  Jay Granzow, MD, M.P.H., F.A.C.S. (15 Min)

§  Liposuction for Dercum’s Disease:  TBA (15 Min)

§  Liposuction to Improve Degenerative Joint Disease:  Thomas Wright, MD, FACP, RVT(15 Min)

§  Life After Liposuction:  Marcia Byrd, MD (15 Min)

§  Lymphatic Sparing Adjunct Plastic Surgical Procedures:  Jaime Schwartz, MD, FACS (15 Min)

§  Q&A (10 Min)

         

Sunday, April 30 

7:00 - 8:00

Breakfast and Vendor Time

8:00 - 8:30

Managing EDS:  Clair Francomano, MD

8:30 - 9:00

Lipedema Physical Exam:  Steven Dean, DO, FACP, RPVI

9:00 - 9:15

Break

9:15 - 9:45

Lymphatic Tissue Repair in Patients with Lipedema and Dercum’s Disease Using Adipose Derived Biopaste:  Todd Malan, MD

9:45 - 10:15

Navigating the Insurance Process:  Sarah Bramblette

10:15 - 10:30

Break

10:30 - 11:30

 

 

Breakout Session:  Eating to Reduce Inflammation:

§  Food Choices, Gut Microbes, and Lipedema/Dercum's:  Chuck Ehrlich, MS, MBA (20 Min)

§  Comparing Nutrition Plans for the Lipedema and Dercum’s Patient:  Linda-Anne Kahn, CIDESCO HHP CLT-LANA NCTMB, CMT, CHNC (20 Min)

§  Ketogenic Way of Eating: Leslyn Keith, OTD, CLT-LANA(20 Min)

Breakout Session:  Therapist Roundtable:  Hot Topics in the Treatment of Patients with Fat Disorders.  Moderator:  TBA

11:35 - 12:05

Overcoming Fat Bias From Your Doctors:  John Bartholomew, MD

12:05 - 12:35

The Emotional Challenges of a Fat Disorder:  Elizabeth McMahon, PhD

12:35 - 12:45

Closing Ceremonies