Offerings include an Online Course for Physicians and various courses about lipedema for patients, therapists, and other supporters of lipedema.
Note: CME credits are no longer offered.
Setting the Research Agenda for Lipedema
Setting the Research Agenda for Lipedema-Steps Towards a Cure online course reviews the diagnostic criteria, work up and differential diagnosis for patients with lipedema. Surgical and non-surgical treatment options are discussed. The physiology and pathophysiology of fat metabolism, lipedema research opportunities and obstacles to patient care are reviewed.
Lipedema 101: An Introduction
Lipedema is an adipose tissue disorder that affects up to 11% of women worldwide. This online course is an Introduction to Lipedema, including patient experiences, symptoms, possible causes, diagnosis, and treatment. It features patients, physicians, surgeons, researchers, and some of the world's top experts in their fields. If you know you have lipedema, it will give you a breadth of information about the disease. If you are wondering if you have lipedema, it will most probably offer you an answer.
Lipedema 102: A Solutions Forum
While little is known about lipedema, there are recommended options that can be taken to reduce the impact and stop the progression of the disorder. Lipedema Solutions Forum presents various methods to help in reducing the impact of lipedema on your quality of life. Topics include: How to advocate for yourself with your healthcare providers, Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) & Compression, Lymphatic yoga, exercise & meditation, Diet, nutrition & supplements, and Surgical Treatment.
“LE&RN's mission is to fight lymphatic disease and lymphedema through education, research and advocacy. They seek to accelerate the prevention, treatment and cure of the disease while bringing patients and medical professionals together to address the unmet needs surrounding lymphatic disorders.”
LE&RN - Lymphatic Education & Research Network
“CAREstream America began in 2013 and is the distributor of the innovative EVO products developed by human med. WAL, water-jet assisted liposuction technology was adapted for the special needs for lipedema treatment, specifically for lymph-sparing liposuction.”
“The Lymphedema Treatment Act (LTA) will improve coverage for the treatment of lymphedema from any cause by amending Medicare statute to allow for coverage of compression supplies. Although this legislation relates specifically to a change in Medicare law, it would set a precedent for Medicaid and private insurers to follow.”