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 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.

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, Dr. Anna Agustí

Simultaneous translation English/Spanish
8.30 – 9.00 Check-in and acreditations
9.00 – 10.30 Live surgery: leg surgery
Dr. Michael Offermann
10.30 –11.00 Lipedema: clinics and diagnosis
Dr. Isabel Forner-Cordero
11.00 – 11.20 Ethiopathogenesis and venous pathology associated to lipedema
Dr. Cristina Puigdellívol
11.20 – 11.40 Diet, exercise and care of the lipedema
Dr. Noemí González
11.40 – 12.00 Coffee Break
12.00 – 12.30 New lipedema pathophysiological hypothesis. New diagnostic algorithms. MSE lipomesoplasty treatment
Dr. José Luís Simarro

12.30 – 14.00 Round table: Lipedema surgery
Beyond the surgery: keys in the whole approach of lipedema patients
Dr. Burgos de la Obra

Our method in the treatment of lipedema
Dr. Stefan Welss

The complexity of the lipedema in pre, intra and postoperative: how to optimize results
Dr. Ana Torres
14.00 – 15.00 Lunch
15.00 – 16.00 Round table: Problems around the lipedema
Psychology in lipedema patients
Dr. Cristina Teixidó (Psychiatric)
Dr. Vanesa Renau

Problems around lipedema rehabilitation
Dra. Isabel Forner-Cordero
16.00 – 17.00 Lipedema video-surgery (arms) and questions
Dr. Michael Offermann
17.00 – 17.30 postoperative care of the lipedema (Lymph drain versus Indiba)
Susana Márquez (Instituto Dra. Ana Torres)
Virtudes Molina García (Limfoclinic)
17.30 – 18.00 Round table: Acvel, Adalipe, Limfacall
18.00-18.30 Surgical groups discussion

AXA Auditorium

Avd. Diagonal, 547 – Barcelona

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AC Hotel Diagonal L’Illa
AC Hotel

NH Collection Barcelona Constanza
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Registration fees

AECEP / SECPRE members: 300 € — Residents: 180 € — AECEP / SECPRE non-members: 500 € — Online event registration: 150 €

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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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