1st International Symposium on Lipedema Slideshow

We are excited to share the highlights of the Symposium on Lipedema held in New York City April 17-18, 2015. Top medical researchers, surgeons, physicians, therapists, patients, and advocates from around the world came together in support of finding a cure for this often misunderstood (and misdiagnosed) disease. There were 4 events: the CME course Setting the Research Agenda For Lipedema: Steps Towards a Cure, directed by Mark L. Smith, MD, FACS; a cocktail reception and film premiere for the lipedema documentary, The Disease They Call FAT, a film by filmmaker and patient Catherine Seo, PhD; a Think Tank with 36 professionals and advocates collaboratively setting a research agenda for lipedema; and a Forum for lipedema patients, their supporters and therapists with numerous sessions about lipedema diagnosis, treatment and care.

About The Friedman Center

The Friedman Center for Breast and Lymphatic Surgery at Northwell Health in New York was founded in 2013. Its focus has been on offering solutions for patients with lymphedema, a debilitating condition that occurs in many patients after cancer treatment.

The Friedman Center’s scope of care now includes treatment for lipedema, a condition that can also result in lymphedema. To that end, the Friedman Center has created the Lipedema Project, a comprehensive program to increase awareness and provide education, research and treatment for lipedema. The Friedman Center is proud to sponsor the lipedema documentary, The Disease They Call FAT, the 1st International Symposium on Lipedema, the Lipedema Think Tank, the Lipedema Solutions Forum for women with lipedema in April 2015 and this online CME eduring materials course for physicians.