Lipoedema in the media:

East Anglian Daily Times – December 3, 2016:

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Lipoedema featured in new Daily Mail Article – 27 Sept, 2016













Announcing a generous $1.5 million dollar gift for Lipoedema Research

December 2015

Dr. Karen Herbst

Dr. Karen Herbst

The University of Arizona, Tucson, is pleased to announce that they have received a generous donation from Alumna Felicitie Daftaur, in order to aid the study of atypical fat tissue, including Lipoedema. Dr. Karen Herbst MD, PhD, is an internationally noted UA researcher and is an associate professor of medicine in the UA Division of Endocrinology. The gift will enable Dr. Herbst to expand her efforts to better understand, diagnose, and treat adipose tissue disorders (ATDs).

Read more about this exciting development here.


 1st International Symposium on Lipoedema

New York,  17th & 18th April 2015

The 1st International Symposium on Lipoedema, held in New York on Friday 17th & Saturday 18th April 2015 brought together Prof Etelka Foldi from the Foldi Clinic in Germany, Dr Mark Smith and Dr Bill Ripicci of the Friedman Center for Lymphoedema Research & Treatment, NY, Dr Stanley Rockson of Stamford University, Dr Karen Hebst, many experts from the field of lipoedema & lymphoedema plus researchers from the US and Europe and premiered Catherine Seo’s wonderful video The Disease they call Fat.

Day 2 was split into 2 separate events: a Think Tank attended by medical experts and researchers and a Solutions Forum for patients and their supporters.  Christine Wise, represented St George’s Hospital in the Think Tank and Sharie Fetzer of Lipoedema UK co-chaired the Solutions Forum. Nurse Consultant, Denise Wise gave a presentation on behalf of  UK Allied Health Care Professionals on Bandaging, Compression, MLD and CDT. 


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