Thank you for your interest in attending Lipodystrophy 2018: A Global Call to Action in Orlando, Florida on June 26th and 27th. Lipodystrophy United is committed to providing financial assistance to attend this important meeting for as many patients as we can. We strongly believe the patient voice is the most important part of the lipodystrophy story and sharing these stories and meeting in person can and will make an impact on improving the lives of those living with Lipodystrophy. We recognize that travel is expensive and can be taxing on the lipodystrophy body. We also recognize that our stipend will not cover all of your expenses and for that we apologize. Spreading the funding out to more patients allows us to make a greater impact at the meeting.
We anticipate more applications than we have stipends. Stipend awards will be spread across all types of lipodystrophy, ages, time since diagnosis, and other factors to provide as much variety as possible. Stipends will be distributed in the form of a check on June 27th at the end of the second day of the meeting. You must be on site and in attendance for the full meeting in order to receive the check. Stipends will likely be also limited to one person per immediate family. We will have to make such determinations after we review all applications weighted with available funding. We will take all applications seriously and will be diligent in our decision making.