Talk Lipoedema

Stakeholder Conference

Attendees at the Stakeholder Conference

Stakeholder Conference

Thank you to the delegates who joined us at the Stakeholder conference on 14th March 2023: Towards a pathway for the care and treatment of people with lipoedema in Scotland.

This conference brought together people with lipoedema, health and social care professionals, and industry partners. There were some excellent presentations and many good ideas and thoughts exchanged. We are now busy working on the next steps towards ensuring timely and effective diagnosis, care, and treatment of people with lipoedema in Scotland and beyond.

Below we have links to recordings and slides from speakers on the day, as permitted.

Isobel MacEwan, Chair, Talk Lipoedema: Welcome: our vision for people living with lipoedema.

Keynote address from Monica Lennon, MSP

Recorded address from Maree Todd, MSP, Minister for Public Health, Women’s Health and Sport

Dr Vaughan Keeley, Consultant Physician in Lymphoedema and Lipoedema, Current evidence on lipoedema development and management.

Recorded discussion with Dr James Torrens, GP, NHS Lanarkshire, and Anne Williams, Trustee Talk Lipoedema.

Lindsey Taylor, Challenges of living with lipoedema.

Yolande Borthwick and Connie Le Maitre, Scottish Lymphoedema Practitioners Network, Person-centred assessment of a person with lipoedema.

Dr Hannah Durand, Psychologist, University of Stirling, The role of health psychology in supporting people with lipoedema.

Lorna Taggart, Challenges of living with lipoedema.

Denise Hardy, Nurse Consultant, Kendal Lymphology Centre, Effective and creative use of compression for lipoedema.

Laurie Eyles, Dietetics Lead, NHS Lothian, and Scottish Government advisor, Evidence for health eating in lipoedema

Dr Anne Williams, Trustee/Nurse, Talk Lipoedema, Experiences from the Talk Lipoedema Living Well with Lipoedema group self-management support programme.

Mr Alex Munnoch, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Evidence and experiences from liposuction surgery in people with lipoedema.

The conference was supported by a grant from the Scottish Government and by MSPs with an interest in the Scottish Government Women’s Health Plan.