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Save the date!  The upcoming Fat Disorders Resource Society Conference sponsored by Total Lipedema Care will feature its very own Karen Herbst as a keynote speaker and a roster of distinguished experts in the field of fat-related disorders.  Plus, patients can receive discounted tickets.  

Mark your calendar and get ready to learn, be inspired, and become empowered at the highly-anticipated Fat Disorders Resource Society Conference held at InterContinental Cleveland Clinic April 22-24.  Sponsored by Total Lipedema Care with special guest keynote speaker, leading lipedema specialist, and renowned endocrinologist Karen L. Herbst, MD, Ph.D., the education-packed conference will focus on discussions surrounding surgical and nonsurgical treatment options in the management of lipedema, Dercum’s Disease, and Madelung’s Disease.

Hear from the Most Valued Voices
Expect to be engrossed by some of the most prominent thought leaders in lipedema and other fat disorders plaguing millions, including two of TLC’s very own:

  • Karen L. Herbst, MD, Ph.D. – Keynote Speaker
    Recognized across the globe for her groundbreaking work in endocrinology, diabetes, metabolic disorders, Dercum’s Disease, and hormonal abnormalities, including extensive, leading research in lipedema, Dr. Karen Herbst famously headed a practice at the VA San Diego Hospital and led legendary lipedema research at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine in Tucson, earning her a Lifetime Achievement Award from Tucson Business in 2019.  A graduate of prominent Rush Medical College, Dr. Karen Herbst studied adipose tissue disorders (ATDs) before becoming an Associate Professor in The College of Medicine at the University of Arizona.  Totaling over 25 years of dedicated, progressive expertise in the ever-evolving medical field, Dr. Herbst continues to offer revolutionary lipedema nutritional plans, including her non-conventional approach to nutritional supplements as an integrated solution to the management and treatment of lipedema and other connective tissue irregularities.

A part-time medical director at Lymph Press, Herbst’s steadfast passion for helping people with debilitating fat disorders live full, enriched lives, replete with unbridled hope, health, and happiness is inspired by new research, noteworthy advancements, and treatment innovations that continually aim to move the needle on such under-diagnosed, misdiagnosed, and maligned disorders.  She continues to be committed to bringing global awareness and education of fat disorders and lymphatic and venous diseases through her illustrious medical background and ongoing work with pioneering partner Dr. Jaime Schwartz at Total Lipedema Care.

  • Dr. Jaime Schwartz – Prominent Speaker
    Recipient of a plethora of prestigious recognitions, including “Physician’s Choice” and “Compassionate Doctors,” and American Society of Plastic Surgeons member and a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Jaime Schwartz of Total Lipedema Care continues to advance his esteemed lipedema work. Through collaborative research, awareness, and educational efforts, Dr. Schwartz helps bring groundbreaking developments in lipedema treatment.  His exclusive Manual Lipedema Extraction surgical technique continues to attract lipedema patients from all over the world to his Beverly Hills practice.

Conference Schedule

  • Friday   4:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Saturday   7:00am – 6:15pm
  • Sunday    7:00am – 12:45pm  

Meet, Mix, Mingle, and More
This special event will be live-streamed for virtual guests. For tickets and to learn how patients can receive discounted passes, please visit or for more information.  Networking, Q & A sessions, and exhibitor access will be available for all attendees – virtual as well as in-person.  Videos/clips of general sessions and speaker presentations will be available post-conference for free at the YouTube channel for  Check their website for updates.  We hope you come join the conversation.

If you feel you may benefit from lipedema revision surgery and would like to book a consultation with Dr. Jamie Schwartz to evaluate your current physical situation, as well as your medical and lipedema surgical history, be sure to contact our office to speak with any one of our compassionate, highly-knowledgeable staff members.  We look forward to hearing from you and we’re always here to help.