The National Fabry Disease Foundation’s Annual Fabry Family Education Conference


The National Fabry Disease Foundation‘s 2019 Fabry Family Education Conference is held just prior to their annual Fabry Family Camp (see below). All individuals with Fabry disease and family members are welcome to attend. Attendees do not have to be attending Fabry Family Camp to attend the Fabry Family Education Conference. The Conference will convene at Embassy Suites by Hilton Greensboro Airport, 204 Centreport Drive, Greensboro, North Carolina, 27409 (situated 10 minutes from Piedmont Triad International Airport, with an airport shuttle).

The Conference’s informal activities are held on Thursday, Sept. 5th, including exhibit tables, research study and survey opportunities, a welcome dinner, and other activities. Educational talks by experienced Fabry physicians and others are provided all day Friday, Sept. 6th. While adults are attending the educational talks, kids and teens are engaged in activities facilitated by a team of contracted nannies and tutors, as well as a chat session facilitated by an awesome team of genetic counselors, nurses and social workers, holding age-appropriate discussions about living with Fabry disease. The groups are divided by age, and by affected or non-affected status. The unaffected sibling chat sessions are equally as important as the chat sessions for affected children. (These chat sessions are reportedly a highlight of the Conference, especially for teens!)

For individuals who need assistance to attend, the National Fabry Disease Foundation (NFDF) may be able to provide airfare, lodging and most meals, depending on available financial resources. There is a multi-step application process to be completed, for those who wish to attend. Phase 1 of the application process has already started. The starting point (application process Phase 1) is the same whether you are a family applying to attend both the Fabry Family Camp and Fabry Family Education Conference; a family or individual applying to attend the Fabry Family Education Conference only; or you are an individual submitting an application to support Fabry Family Camp as one of their awesome volunteers. Don’t delay, contact Jerry Walter at 800-651-9131 or by e-mail: Jerry Walter at The National Fabry Disease Foundation.