Conference Overview

April 30 - May 3, 2020
The Summit, A Dolce Hotel
5345 Medpace Way
Cincinnati, OH 45227

The 2020 International LAM Research Conference & LAMposium will be The LAM Foundation's 23rd annual meeting. Having evolved from a dedicated family/patient conference to a state of-the-art scientific meeting, this year’s event in Cincinnati will continue the highly successful format of blending patient and family participation with leading edge discussions about basic and translational advances in LAM research. This year’s event will also celebrate the 25th Anniversary of The LAM Foundation. We look forward to welcoming attendees from around the world to this momentous event that will celebrate the courage, resilience and excellence of the LAM Community, as we strive to find better treatments and ultimately a cure for LAM.

The aims of the 2020 International LAM Research Conference are:

  • To review exciting advances in advanced lung imaging, single-cell RNA sequencing, estrogen/uterine signaling, immunotherapy, and metabolic processes that are relevant to LAM.
  • Provide a forum for LAM Clinic Directors to promote best practices and refine LAM Clinical Practice Guidelines, discuss difficult cases, and set priorities for the LAM Clinic Network.
  • To set the stage for another 25 years of scientific progress by launching the first annual Early Stage Investigator (ESI) Symposium. 
  • Full immersion and integration of patients, families, and friends into all facets of the conference including the research that will favorably impact the health of individuals with LAM.

*New in 2020 will be our exclusive occupancy of the entire Summit Hotel, a newly constructed Cincinnati hotel and conference center, as the venue for the research conference and 25th Anniversary Celebration.

Conference Highlights:

ESI Symposium:
          Thursday, April 30: 1 pm – 5 pm
The purpose of the Early Stage Investigator (ESI) Symposium is to promote scientific exchange, networking, and collaboration in the next generation of scientists who will focus on understanding and curing LAM. The meeting will showcase early stage investigator research and provide concrete advice from established investigators. Discounted registration for the full conference will be offered to all ESI attendees.

      

Welcome Mixer:
 
      Thursday, April 30: 6 pm – 9 pm
All conference attendees are welcome at this mixer to share appetizers, experiences, friendship and plans for the upcoming weekend. 

 
LAMposium Patient and Family Educational Conference:

               Friday, May 1 – Saturday, May 2
Two fully programmed days will be filled with education sessions that cover a broad range of interests to patients and families affected by LAM. To encourage communication and collaboration between all conference attendees (researchers, clinicians and patients), all participants will dine together and are welcome to attend all sessions.

       International LAM Research Conference: 
            Friday, May 1 – Saturday, May 2 

Scientific discussions led by international experts will provide a forum for leading experts to discuss the molecular and cellular basis of LAM, review the clinical management of LAM, present cutting edge research, integrate concepts, identify creative and innovative research directions, recruit promising junior investigators, and improve the health and quality of life of patients with LAM. 

CLICK HERE for preliminary agenda.

Wine and Cheese Poster Reception:

            Friday, May 1:  4 pm – 5:30 pm

This energizing session will highlight current LAM research projects, provide a platform for young investigators to present their work, and encourage networking. Best poster awards will be distributed.

        Friday Awards Banquet: 
           Friday, May 1:  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Celebrate the successes achieved through the collaboration of scientists, clinicians, and patients toward advancing LAM research. Frank McCormack, MD, will host as we recognize award recipients and welcome special guest speakers to be named.


Breath of Hope Gala & 25th Anniversary Celebration:

            Saturday, May 2:  6:00 pm - Midnight

Join us Saturday evening to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of The LAM Foundation. This event is The LAM Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser and is attended by individuals with LAM, their families and friends, along with the scientific and medical LAM community. More details to come!


LAM Clinic Director Congress:
           Sunday, May 3: 8 a.m. - Noon
A half-day LAM Clinic Directors meeting will be convened to discuss challenging cases and clinical practice guidelines, and to set priorities for the LAM Clinic Network. Time will be allocated to review conference outcomes and set goals for the next annual conference.