What Happened at the 2019 Family Conference

Chicago proved to be a sweet home for our 38th Annual Family Conference! We welcomed the third largest gathering of families affected by ectodermal dysplasias in history on July 11-13 with 435 people from seven countries attending. It was an extraordinary event filled with new friendships, aha moments, laughter, hugs, and even tears.

Thank You, Jodi, Editing Queen of the NFED

Jodi Edgar Reinhardt has dedicated 25+ years to the ectodermal dysplasias community as a staffer at the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias.

Ongoing Research Into Skin Lesions In Patients Affected By AEC and EEC

By Maranke Koster, Ph.D. The long-term goal of our research is to design novel therapies for the treatment of skin and cornea lesions that occur in ankyloblepharon-ectodermal defects-cleft lip and/or palate (AEC) and ectrodactyly-ectodermal-dysplasia-clefting (EEC) patients. In the past, many of you have donated skin biopsies to support this research. These skin biopsies were used…

What does a smile mean to you?

For Rachel Nicksich, attending the NFED Kays’ Kids Camp was the best experience of her life. It inspired her to become an NFED Smile Maker and give monthly, despite her limited income.

Families Raise Awareness Around the World

Our community worldwide united online in February for Ectodermal Dysplasias Awareness Month! Our goal this year was to raise awareness about the symptoms, its impact on teeth and need for the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act to get coverage for treatment. And you helped us do that!

What’s going on at the NFED?

Find out what the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias recently published in research, will be announcing about the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act and is planning for 2019.