FDRS Conference, September 5-6th 2014, Washington DC





Day One    Friday, September 5:    4:30 – 9:00

Hosted by Flexi Touch

Light Meal Provided

4:30 – 5:00    Registration

5:00 – 5:30    Meet and Greet 

5:30 – 5:50    Introductions:  FDRS President, Board and Special Guests

6:20 – 6:40    Linda Anne Kahn, CLT:  Healthy living and Nutrition    

6:40 – 7:35    Mixer (with Vendors present at their booths)

7:35 – 8:55    Fashion Show

8:55 – 9:00    Review of Day 2 Schedule/Questions


Day TwoSaturday, September 6:  7:30 – 5:45

Light Lunch Provided

7:30 – 8:00     Registration

8:00 – 8:10     Introductions

8:10 – 8:20     Jeanneane Palczewski, Patient and Bob Cornute, Fitness Trainer: Morning Music/Stretch

8:20 – 8:40     Yvonne Russell, RN, CLT:  A Day in the Life of a Lipedema Patient

8:40 – 9:40     Dr. Stutz:  Liposuction in Lipedema Patients

9:40 – 10:00   Questions and Handouts 

10:00 – 10:15  Break/Vendor Visits

10:15 – 10:45  Patricia and Bob Cornute, Patient and Fitness Trainer:  Making Exercise Work for You 

10:45 – 11:40  Yvonne Russell, RN, CLT:  Compression and Product Overview

11:40 – 12:40  Steve Norton, Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy:  Managing Lipedema Safely

12:40 – 1:40    Lunch/Vendor Visits

1:40 – 2:40     Dr. Karen Herbst, MD, PhD: The Four Fat Disorders; Focus on Lipedema and Dercum’s Disease

2:40 – 2:55     Dr. David Amron, MD and Dr. Jason Emer, MD:  Liposuction on Lipedema Patients

2:55 – 3:15     Laura Sunstein-Murphy, PhD, Esquire: Insurance and Appeals

3:15 – 3:20     Questions and Handouts

3:20 – 3:35     Break/Vendor Visits

3:35 – 3:45    Jeanneane Palczewski, Patient / Bob Cornute, Trainer: Afternoon Music/Stretch

3:45 – 5:00    Panel Discussion:  Q & A 

5:00 – 5:30    Dr. Karen Herbst, MD, PhD:  Outlook for the Future/Patient Survey/Wrap Up/Evaluation

5:30 – 5:45    Recognitions and Thank You 

6:00 – 6:45    Pool Time!  Everyone is welcome!  Let’s Splash and Have Some Fun after sitting all day! 

7:00pm Professionals' Dinner - By invitation only



YOU! we are truly thankful that you were able to join us in person for our first conference! It was a long journey and a jam-packed 24 hours. We had just about 100 attendees and have been amazed at the shared laughter, tears and knowledge.
All the wonderful SPEAKERS:
* Yvonne Russell
* Dr Karen Herbst
* Linda Ann Kahn
* Jeanneane Palczewski
* Patricia and Bob Cornute
* Dr Joseph Stutz
* Steve Norton
* Dr David Amron and Dr Jason Emer
* Laura Sunstein-Murphy
* Nancy Lazarus
* and our additional panelists Sarah Bramblette and Dr Marcia Byrd.
And of course, all of the VOLUNTEERS. There were so many that we lost track, but especially Leisa Stieneker and Melissa Ross who were in it for the long haul, and the Fashion Show MODELS. We could not have done it without you!


We will be editing the VIDEO for the next 1-2 months (there is a lot of it and it's a slow process). We will post links to the videos from our website on our Events page http://fatdisorders.org/society/events/fdrs-events and announce their availability on the FDRS Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FatDisorders. We will post the videos by speaker for the speakers who give us permission to post. 
We will post the Powerpoint PRESENTATIONS of the speakers who allow us to post in the Literature Repository section of our website found http://fatdisorders.org/research/literature-repository .
As we get permission from the people in photos, photos from the NLN conference and the FDRS conference will be uploaded here: http://fatdisorders.org/fat-disorders/photo-gallery then click on the Photo Gallery of interest to you. 


Dry Brushing kits, T-shirts, coffee mugs, binders about lipedema, and many other items will be available for purchase on both our Store http://fatdisorders.org/store and Yvonne's company store http://lipedemaproducts.com/ in the coming weeks.
Donations are always appreciated. We have a lot of work to do! http://fatdisorders.org/research/donate-to 


Visit us at www.fatdisorders.org 
Like our Page on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/FatDisorders



Washington Hilton

1919 Connecticut Ave., NW,

Washington, District of Columbia, 20009 USA

1-202-483-3000 or 1-800-HILTONS

Room block code “LIP” – Rooms booked under this rate are $119.00 


FLOORPLAN Click here to view Washington Hilton Stacked Floorplan



Friday night - taco salad bar and water provided

Saturday lunch - Choice of chicken Cobb salad or Greek salad with chicken, oil and vinegar and other dressings on the side. A few fish options and a few veg options are available for those that don't eat chicken or salad. Tea, iced tea, water, coffee.

The hotel has a large coffee shop and a bar on the main floor



There is a charge for parking at the hotel. Normally garage parking is $36 /day and valet is $46/day.

Offsite parking:

LAZ Parking 2001 S Street NW (20th Street NW & Connecticut Avenue NW). 202-667-3030. The charge will be $16.

PMI Universal South Garage 2001 Florida Avenue NW 202-785-9191. The charge is $9.


Registration fee of $150  can be paid for in one of the following ways:

1.      PayPal – Send your registration fee via PayPal – our PayPal address is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2.      To pay by credit card or check, contact our Treasurer Nancy Lazarus for details.