By Alanna F. Bree, M.D., NFED Scientific Advisory Council

Attending the NFED Family Conferences are almost like a family reunion for me.  Even though I am not related to anyone who attends, the people I have met through the NFED have become like an extended family to me.  This includes babies, children & adults affected by ectodermal dysplasias, their family members, and also colleagues who are interested in learning more about the ectodermal dysplasias and helping those who are affected.

There is a great synergy between those who attend the conference with an energy and closeness you can feel.  We all learn from each other & leave better off for having attended.  As Abraham Lincoln once said “The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships.”  This is definitely true for me & my NFED friendships!

(In Photo: Dr. Bree (middle) with Mary Fete from the NFED Staff and Anil Vora)


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