Meeting point for medical multidisciplinary lipedema treatment

Saturday October 1, 2022
Auditorio AXA, Barcelona (Spain)

In person & Online
(Simultaneous translation)


Supported by

Sociedad Española de Cirugía Plástica Reparadora y Estética
Asociación Española de Cirugía Estética Plástica

Sponsored by


Hosted by

Instituto Dra. Ana Torres


Deep Slim
Ícaro Producciones
Stihler Electronics
Clínica Londres


Welcome to the second Spanish Lipedema Symposium ON-SITE and ON-LINE that will take place on
Saturday, October 1st at the AXA auditorium in Barcelona

Live surgery

The symposium will feature a live lipedema arms surgery that will be broadcast from Clinica Londres, Carrer Entença 321, few meters from the auditorium.

A safety place

The AXA auditorium complies with all the requirements for natural and mechanical ventilation so that the symposium can be held safely while fully respecting all the measures required by the CCAA. You can take a virtual tour of the Auditorium at the following link: https://www.axa.es/acerca-axa/auditorio-y-centro-de-convenciones-visita-virtual

II International Lipedema Symposium

1st October 2022 – AXA Auditorium – Barcelona (Spain)

Dra. Ana M. Torres Maczassek

Dra. Ana M. Torres Maczassek

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the second Spanish symposium on lipedema that will take place on October 1st 2022 at the AXA Auditorium 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.

Barcelona, December 4th, 2021


Director of the Symposium: Dra. Ana Torres
Moderator: Dra. Noemí González, Dra. Anna Agustí

Simultaneous translation English/Spanish
8.15 – 9.00 Check – in and accreditations
9.00 – 10.45 Live Surgery: Arm surgery + Bandage placement
Presentation and explanation of the surgery (Direct transmission concomitant to the lectures)
Dr. Michael Offerman (Essen | Germany)
10.45 – 11.15 Lipedema: ethiopathogeny
Dr. Anna-Theresa Lipp (Munich | Germany)
11.30 – 12.00 Lipedema live diagnosis
Questions and Answers
Dra. Cristina Puigdellívol (Barcelona | Spain)
12.00 – 12.30 Coffee Break
12.30 – 13.30 Round table discussion. Conservative treatment of lipedema
Moderation: Dr. Paulina Pérez Ramírez (Barcelona | Spain)

Compression stockings – Dra. Olivia San Martín (Madrid | Spain)
Exercise: aquagym as a liberating method – Lara Martín (San Sebastián | Spain)
Nutrition and lipedema: an anti-inflammatory look – Gabriela Pocovi (Venezuela – Spain)

Questions and answers
13.30 – 14.30 Lunch
Parallel, Stand on Nutritional Guidelines
14.30 – 15.00 In dubio pro reo: When not to operate
Dr. Michael Offerman (Essen | Germany)
15.30 – 17.00 Round table. Lipedema surgery: Surgeons
Moderation: Dr. Carmen Iglesias

When can full legs be done?
Treatment of knees
Treatment of ankles
Recovery guidelines

Dra. Noemí González (Barcelona | Spain)
Dra. Ana Martínez Padilla (Sevilla | Spain)
Dr. Michael Offerman (Esssen | Germany)
Dr. Enrique Burgos de la Obra (Madrid | Spain)
Dra. Ana Torres Maczassek (Barcelona | Spain)
Dr. Alexo Carballeira (Valencia | Spain)
Dr. Anna-Theresa Lipp (Munich | Germany)
17.00 – 18.00 Round table. Recovery and medical treatments: Innovating

Physiotherapy actions in Lipedema: Curro Millán – Physiotherapist (Madrid | Spain)

Cryosense®, Criotherapy: Dr. Daniel Cuadra Villar (Spain)

Deep Slim®, Multifocused Ultrasound: Román Rodríguez Cid – Physiotherapist (Spain)
18.00 – 18:30 Keynote lecture. Lipedema and microbiome: From biological plausibility to clinical practice
Dra. Sari Arponen (Finlandia – Spain)
18.30 – 19.00 Round table: Lipedema associations
19.00 Closing

Download the program in PDF

AXA Auditorium

Avd. Diagonal, 547 – Barcelona

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Early registration fees until 31/7/2022

Socios AECEP / SECPRE: 250 € — Residentes: 150 € — No Socios AECEP / SECPRE: 350 € — Asistencia on-line: 180 €

Fees as of 31/7/2022

AECEP / SECPRE members: 350 € — Residents: 180 € — Non AECEP / SECPRE members: 500 € — On-line attendance: 225 €

Registrations can be submitted on this page from 30 June 2022