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Lipedema and Dercum's: Goals for the Future and Tools for Today

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Hilton Salt Lake City Center

255 South West Temple

Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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Lipedema and Dercum's: Goals for the Future and Tools for Today is April 28-30, 2017 at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Keynote speaker is world renowned Fat Disorder expert, Karen L. 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!

Hotel information

FDRS room block rate is $109 per night (single / double), $124 per night (triple), or $139 per night (quad). Click here to book your room. The hotel has 11 handicap accessible rooms and they are in the FDRS room block.

The FDRS room block is valid for Thursday, April 27 through Sunday, April 30, 2017. Should you wish to come early or stay late, rooms at this rate are subject to availability. (Note: on the hotel booking page, the dates of the conference are incorrectly stated in order to offer group rates during our conference. The conference event itself is Friday, April 28 through Sunday, April 30).

Book your hotel room today before the room block is sold out!

Conference Schedule

Click here for the conference schedule.


The first of its kind, patients and non-patients can participate in research conducted by the University of Arizona and Vanderbilt Univesity Medical Center. Click here to sign up to participate in the research studies.


Will meals be provided?

Registration includes a light reception on Friday evening, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday and lunch on Saturday. Details regarding the meals will be posted closer to the conference. In order to keep costs down, beverages will include water, iced tea, hot tea and coffee. There is a coffee shop and restaurant located in the hotel. The hotel is within walking distance of a variety of restaurants.

What's nearby?

The hotel is located in the heart of the City Center, one block from the light rail system. There are a variety of restaurants nearby and a drugstore is 2 blocks from the hotel.

While staying at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center hotel, be sure to enjoy all the local attractions the city has to offer, many located on the Salt Lake light rail system. Check out the exhibits or an IMAX show at the Clark Planetarium, catch a sporting event such as the NBA's Utah Jazz game at the EnergySolutions Arena.

Visit the Utah Museum of Natural History or get in touch with your wild side at Utah's Hogle Zoo where you will find over 1,000 animals from around the world. Enjoy an evening out at the Utah Symphony and Orchestra or shop the afternoon away at two major shopping malls nearby.

Marvel at the world famous Tabernacle Choir at the historic Temple Square and enjoy a part of Salt Lake City's impressive history. For snow lovers, you will find eight world-class ski resorts close by.

Can I bring a friend/spouse/family member?

Absolutely! This meeting is open to all who are interested in Lipedema and Dercum's Disease. Registration fees apply to all guests.

What are my transportation/parking options getting to the event?

1) TRAX – above ground public transportation that is at Terminal One at the airport and will drop off at Gallivan Plaza stop, which is a block from the hotel. It is $2.50 per person each way

2) Haroon Transportation – Hotel shuttle that will pick up at the airport (must make a reservation for pick up but not to return) and bring directly to the hotel. It is $12.00 per person each way

3) Taxi – It is approximately $25 each way (up to 3 people, each additional is extra)

4) Uber - check for pricing

5) Lyft - check for pricing!

Hotel parking information: Self parking: $16.00, Valet: $20.00 Check the Hilton's website for up to date pricing:

Can I pay by check?

Please make your check payable to FDRS and mail to:

P.O. Box 3014

Ridgefield,‎ NJ‎ 07657

Checks must be received by December 31,2016 in order to receive the early bird rate.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No need to bring a printed ticket. We will have your registration information. However, we do suggest you print a copy for your records.

What is the refund policy?

Ticket sales are nonrefundable. If you are unable to attend, please consider donating your ticket back to FDRS. We have a waiting list for those who are unable to attend due to financial reasons. Please e-mail to donate your ticket.

May I record the meeting?

The conference will be professionally videotaped and be available at no charge for conference attendees. As such, no video or audio taping (including but not limited to phones, video cameras, or any other recording devices) is permitted during the conference.

What if the registration fee is out of my budget?

FDRS does not want financial hardship to keep anyone from attending our annual conference. As such, we are pleased to announce a limited number of financial hardship scholarships to offset registration fees for the 2017 FDRS conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. To apply, please complete the following document: Financial Hardship Application and e-mail the completed application to The application is designed to complete electronically, save to your computer, and attach it to an e-mail.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

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Hilton Salt Lake City Center

255 South West Temple

Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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