Lipoedema Members Conference & Workshop 2018

Lipoedema UK invites members to the Crowne Plaza, Reading, on the banks of the Thames for a relaxing and inspirational weekend from 29 June to 1 July 2018.

Friday Evening 29th June – Welcome Reception and AGM 6.30 p.m

Saturday 30th June – Day 1  Registration 9.00 a.m.   Programme 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.  £25

Saturday 30th June – Members Dinner  7.30 p.m.  – 10.00 p.m.  £25

Sunday 1st July – Day 2 Programme 10.00.a.m. –  3.30 p.m. £20


Activities will run from Friday night (no ticket required) through to Sunday afternoon, with a mix of expert speakers, both healthcare professionals and people living with lipoedema, discussion groups, workshops, exercise options from walks along the river to gym, pool and yoga and much more…

Join us on Friday night for social mixing (bar available) to start meeting our team, making more friends, finding out what Lipoedema UK is doing (includes AGM update) and getting settled in before the main conference on Saturday and Sunday. Full programme and speakers will follow nearer the time with both days incorporating:


  • Yoga (seated/chair and floor mat options)
  • Swimming pool access for swimming/walking/floating at your leisure or…
  • Aqua sessions – higher energy options and balance/relaxation including Aqua Stretch™UK
  • Gym tasters/tours – curious about gyms?  Talk to the friendly staff and try out equipment


  • Lipoedema UK compression research feedback
  • Compression 101 – garment combinations & styles suited to lipoedema, pros and cons, aids to get into and out of garments, newer options & compression manufacturer feedback
  • Nurse Advisor measuring sessions for those who need a personal recommendation for their GP to prescribe – (reservations will be available for  individual consultations approximately one month prior to the conference). 


  • Nutrition – basic recommendations on what to eat, challenges and concerns in planning out your personal choices
  • Psychology & eating – food is so much more than fuel!


  • Hear from several different people about their experiences of surgery & recovery
  • Post-surgery life – discussion groups on the impact of surgery on body image, emotions, physical changes, exercise… all post-surgery changes and experiences are up for discussion!
  • Lipoedema UK research results & new liposuction publication

Sharing & Fun

  • Laughter yoga – exercise some other muscles and feel great!
  • Lymphatic drainage – self lymphatic drainage techniques and the role of MLD therapists
  • Exhibition marketplace – handle compression garments, meet suppliers of garments, pumps, therapies etc
  • Making personal plans for optimising your lipoedema management

Meeting old friends and making new ones who understand living with lipoedema.


The Crown Plaza Hotel have a number of rooms available to our members at a special rate further details below.


We have a limited number of places available so the time to book is now!

Members are welcome to purchase up to  2 additional tickets for family members, friends or careers (who may not be members) to accompany them.  Cancellations available up to 7 days  before the start date of the conference.  Substitutions allowed at any time. If you have any further queries please contact:

Click on the button below to secure your place…






For more details of the accommodation available at the Crown Plaza and to take advantage of the special rates on offer to our members please contact Central Reservations TEL: 0800 890 410 and quote “LUK”. Alternatively during office hours you can call 0118 925 9929.

If you would prefer to reserve accomodation online please click HERE .

Crown Plaza Reading, Richfield Avenue, Caversham, Reading, RG1 8BD

Please be aware that there are a limited number of rooms available and that all accommodation is subject to the hotels terms and conditions.

There is also a wide range of hotels and  alternative accommodation nearby. 



































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