Lipedema Symposium

19th September 2020 – AXA Auditorium – Barcelona (Spain)

International Lipedema Symposium

19th September 2020 – AXA Auditorium – Barcelona (Spain)

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the first Spanish symposium on lipedema that will take place on September 19th 2020 at the Teknon Medical Center in the city of Barcelona.

Lipedema is a little known disorder of the distribution of fatty tissue, which almost exclusively affects women, and mainly involves the lower extremities. Lipedema is a disease that must be approached in a multidisciplinary way, since there are many professionals in the field of medicine who must participate: from the general practitioner, who needs to have the right knowledge of what is a lipedema to be able to prevent the development of this disease in its highest degrees and stages, passing through the vascular surgeon who will make the diagnosis and rule out a concomitant venous pathology, not forgetting the plastic surgeon who wants to help achieve a good result that reduces their clinical pain and heaviness they have been dragging for years. Likewise to physiotherapists who will take care of the patient’s postoperative period and are as important as everything else.

In this Symposium we will have the presence of great professionals in the field of diagnosis, treatment and all those areas that impact on Lipedema, such as: nutrition, physiotherapy, liposuction and postoperative.

I hope you like the program we have made thanks to the Upviser and Humanmed (body-jet®) companies, the main sponsors of this Symposium.

Following the inclusion of this disease in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD 11) by the World Health Organization (WHO) in May 2018, we want this meeting to be a forum for debate and knowledge for those professionals dedicated to the treatment of Lipedema.

Dra. Ana M. Torres Maczassek

Dra. Ana M. Torres Maczassek
Barcelona, December 4th, 2019


Director of the Symposium: Dr. Ana Torres
Moderator: Dr. Noemí González

Simultaneous translation English/Spanish
8.30 – 9.00 Check-in and acreditations
Live surgery: WAL Liposuction, Body-Jet®

Dr. Cenk Cetegen
8.50 – 9.00 Introduction and Welcome
Dr. Monica Isart (Medical Director of the Teknon Medical Center)
9.00 – 9.30 Lipedema
Clinics and Diagnosis of the Lipedema
Dr. Isabel Forner-Cordero
9.30 – 10.00 “Believe it or not… facts, Figures and background of details you might not have heard of up to now”
Dr. Michael Offermann
10.00 – 10.30 Ethiopathogenesis and venous pathology associated to lipedema
Dr. Cristina Puigdellívol
10.30 – 11.00 Diet, exercise and care of the lipedema
Dr. Noemí González
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break
11.30 – 12.00 New pathophysiological theory of lipedema, new diagnostic criteria, its importance in surgical treatment. Non-surgical treatment of lipedema.
Dr. José Luís Simarro

12.00 – 13.00 Surgical treatment
Principles, technique and experience
Dr. Vasu Karri
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 14.30 Our evolution in the lipedema treatment
Dr. Ana Torres
14.30 – 15.30 Round table: Problems around the lipedema
Psychology, rehabilitation, complications – Dr. Cristina Teixidó (Psychiatric)
Rehabilitation – Dr. Isabel Forner-Cordero
15:30 – 16.00 Beyond the surgery: keys in the whole approach of lipedema patients
Dr. Burgos de la Obra
16.00 – 16.30 Master Conference
Perspectives of lipedema in Germany
Professor Dr. E. M. Noah
16.30 – 17.00 Postoperative care of the lipedema
Susana Márquez (Instituto Dra. Ana Torres)
Virtudes Molina García (Limfoclinic Barcelona)
17.00 Presentation Adalipe, Acvel and Limfacall

AXA Auditorium

Avd. Diagonal, 547 – Barcelona

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AECEP / SECPRE members: 300 € — Residents: 180 € — AECEP / SECPRE non-members: 500 €

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International Lipedema Symposium

Comunicado de cambio de fecha
Date change notice

De acuerdo con las instrucciones de prevención que se están dando desde las autoridades sanitarias, la jornada sobre Lipedema ha cambiado de fecha.
In accordance with the prevention instructions given by the health authorities, the Lipedema Symposium has been rescheduled.

La nueva fecha del congreso és el 19 de septiembre de 2020
The new date of the congress is September 19, 2020

La organización pone a su disposición un documento que puede serle útil en el caso de que su compañía de transporte o su hotel le solicite una justificación oficial.
The organization provides a document that can be useful in case your transportation company or hotel asks for an official explanation.

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