Speakers

Sharie Fetzer, Chairperson, Chair , Lipoedema UK

Sharie has been Chair of Lipoedema UK since 2014. She initiated the first patient survey in 2012 and co-authored Lipoedema UK’s Big Survey Research Report which has been instrumental in creating an impetus for better awareness of Lipoedema and referenced in numerous worldwide research projects. Lipoedema UK continue to play an important role in providing a voice for women with Lipoedema who have consistently been let down by conventional wisdom on weight management and the lack of knowledge of lipoedema throughout the medical profession.

Sharie, along with Mary Warrilow, Lipoedema UK Nurse Consultant and Dr Yannan (Jessica) Jin BSc (Hons) Ph.D FHEA RNutr (Nutrition Science), Senior Lecturer in Nutrition De Montfort University, is committed to a long term study on the effects of Diet and Lifestyle on Lipoedema. Sharie also co-authored ‘Women in dire need denied surgery and treatments: Compression Garments and Liposuction to Manage Lipoedema’ and is currently involved in Lipoedema UK’s latest survey ‘Living with Lipoedema - Liposuction and other treatments’ and the NICE review into Non-cosmetic liposuction in managing Lipoedema guidance’

Natalie Phillips, Clinical Manager , Haddenham Healthcare Ltd

Natalie qualified as a registered nurse in 2005 after 13 years working as a Health Care Assistant and developed a specialist interest in the management of lymphoedema as a community nurse where she trained in the management of lymphoedema and manual lymphatic drainage. She went on to work at a specialist Lymphoedema Clinic in 2009 where she developed her skills and passion for treating patients with lymphoedema and for delivering training to individuals with a specialist interest in Lymphoedema management, furthering her own development, becoming trained in the Leduc method of MLD. Natalie became a member of the team at Haddenham Healthcare in 2012 where she took on the role as Clinical Advisor, becoming Clinical Manager in 2016 and completing her Master of Science in Lymphoedema Care at Wolverhampton University during the same year. Natalie now oversees all aspects of clinical training, publications and research and as well as offering clinical support to clinicians globally. Natalie was a trustee for the British Lymphology Society from 2015-2018 and is currently a senior member of the training team at the Lymphoedema Training Academy. She is FG-MLD ® trained and continues her clinical practice privately as Clinical Director at Lymphatic Therapy Solutions.

Rachel Day, Advanced Lymphoedema Practitioner, Royal Marsden Foundation Trust

With a background in physiotherapy, Rachel has always had an interest in the management of long term conditions.  She joined the lymphoedema team at The Royal Marsden Hospital in 2008 and remains passionate to help improve the quality of life of those affected by cancer related lymphoedema.

Kerri Cooper

Sara Harding

Rebecca Elwell