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The Big Meet 2012

The Lipoedema Ladies Big Meet was held on Saturday 10th November  2012, not only was it Lipoedema ladies first AGM it was The World’s First Lipoedema Conference.

The central UK venue where it was held was the Ramada Hotel in Cannock, just outside of Birmingham.
In Attendance were over fifty ladies with Lipoedema, demonstrators and speakers that joined us were from The LSN, Haddenham HealthCare, Mr Ross (plastic surgeon), Body Brilliant, Sharie Fetzer (author of the LipoedemaUK questionnaire), MLDUK and Catherine Seo introduced Dr.Karen Herbst’s very informative Q & A session.
The Big Meet started with the rather apt Queen song ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’ followed by a brief introduction from the Lipoedema Ladies admin team, Cara Ashley- Jones, Joanne Bird and Michelle Ellis. They thanked everyone for their participation and spoke of their joy at what had started as a Facebook page, then turned support group was now hosting the first Lipoedema Conference in the world, the first of what they hope will be numerous worldwide and nationally.

Please click the link behind each photo for the story behind the faces....


“It was such a treat to meet you all and I thought that the whole Big Meet was FANTASTIC.

Well done,  The presentations by Dr Ross and the interview with Dr Karen Herbst were incredible, so much technical information and knowledge,  BRILLIANT.  A unique opportunity to hear from the best. Thanks so much for including me."

Sharie Fetzer, Lipoedema UK & Lipoedema Lady

“You ladies are amazing and have done the hard work. I'm so grateful to have found your support and encouragement, all with a touch of fun and humor! This is my brand of healing.”

Catherine Seo, Vice President Fat Disorders Research Society, Inc & Lipoedema Lady

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