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Welcome! We hope you are enjoying this quick return to cooler weather and are able to get out for some nice fall walks.

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FDRS Conference Dates Confirmed - April 8-10!
FDRS 2016 Conference:  Living with Lipedema and Dealing with Dercum's.   April 8-10, 2016  at the Marriott St. Louis Airport hotel in St. Louis, MO.  Keynote speaker is world renowned Fat Disorder expert, Karen A. Herbst, MD, PhD. Topics to include surgical and non-surgical treatment options in managing both Lipedema and Dercum's Disease. Stay tuned for more exciting details!

FDRS was represented at the 25th World Congress of Lymphology (WCOL) / National Lymphedema Network (NLN) / International Society of Lymphology (ISL) September 7-11 in San Francisco 

5 days were spent educating others about lipedema and learning about cutting-edge research.
  • Good news: exercise is good for us (of course)! 
  • Interesting news: using pumps and MLD in succession is much more beneficial than doing only one.
  • More interesting news: "Wrap-Move-Wrap again" is much more effective than wrapping once.
  • What to watch for in 2016: a device that can diagnose lipedema.
FDRS attended the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Conference THE THIRD CIRCULATION: LYMPHATICS AS REGULATORS IN HEALTH AND DISEASE Sept 29-30 Highlights
Watch the footage on the NIH site here videocast.nih.gov/PastEvents.asp when it's ready.
  • Good news: The NIH is interested in lymphatics research and new technologies. 
  • Bad news: The lymphatic system as a whole does not have a home at the NIH, and therefore funding is inconsistent. 
  • What to watch for: Your eyes and circadian rhythms may be involved in controlling your lymphatic system.
Board Addition
Cheyenne Brinson is the brand new President of FDRS. She has been instrumental in keeping the operations running over the past 9 months and we are proud to say she has joined our team. Her get-it-done attitude and unending optimism are appreciated. Welcome Cheyenne! 

16 applications were received, so
16 research lab teams are not only aware of
lipedema and Dercum's Disease, but feel their research directly relates to the disorders! We are quite pleased!

We are  eagerly anticipating the grant application review process.

We have our irons in the fire for four additional research projects. Stay tuned....
We will see you soon!

Laura, Nancy, Yvonne, Cheyenne, Danielle, Shannon & Felicitie