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Travel Grant Information

FOR PATIENTS

Individuals with LAM may be eligible for travel assistance to attend LAMposium. Applications are welcome from US and internationally-based patients. See below for more information on how you can apply to receive travel assistance. 

The Shellie Owens First-Time Attendee (SOFTA) Travel Award

The LAM Foundation has funding available to support travel expenses (hotel, airfare, and/or mileage) for first-time attendees to the International LAM Research Conference & LAMposium.

These funds are specifically designated for patients attending the conference for the first time and can also support one additional person accompanying them. We hope to welcome as many newly diagnosed and first-time attendees as possible.

Patients and their support person will each be responsible for paying the conference registration fee of $50. Any support person traveling with the patient to the conference using these funds will receive a discount code and pay a conference registration fee of $50.

If you are considering joining us at LAMposium for the first time and are interested in applying for a travel award, please click on the application button below. Applications must be received by Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at 11:59 PM (EST). Additional travel grant applications will be accepted after the April deadline and will be processed on a rolling basis until funds run out. Any travel grants submitted after the initial due date of April 19th will receive a notification within two weeks of submitting their request.

SOFTA TRAVEL AWARD GUIDELINES

LAM Family Network (LFN) Travel Grant

Thanks to generous donors, The LAM Foundation is again able to offer the LAM Family Network (LFN) Travel Grant. The LAM Family Network (LFN) Travel Grant provides financial assistance to individuals with LAM for the specific purpose of assisting with travel expenses related to attending LAMposium.

Applications for the LFN Travel Grant must be received by Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at 11:59 PM (EST). Additional travel grant applications will be accepted after the April deadline and will be processed on a rolling basis until funds run out. Any travel grants submitted after the initial due date of April 19th will receive a notification within two weeks of submitting their request.

LFN TRAVEL GRANT GUIDELINES

 

 

FOR PROFESSIONALS

Platform Presenter Travel Grant - Frances G. Byrnes Awards

Based on the review of the 2022 submitted abstracts, outstanding junior investigators will be awarded travel grants based on merit and will be given the opportunity to present their research in platform and poster formats.  

The Poster Chair and Conference Chairs will review all abstracts and up to eight will be selected for a $1,200 award. The award can be used to cover registration, hotel and/or travel expenses related to attending the 2022 International LAM Research Conference.

Call for Abstracts:

Studies on basic, translational, and clinical aspects of lymphangioleiomyomatosis are welcomed. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Organizing Committee to evaluate significance, innovation, and impact, then selected for platform, one-minute presentation, and/or poster presentation opportunities. The 2022 Poster and Abstract Chair is Vera Krymskaya, PhD, MBA, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

Abstracts must be received by June 10, 2022, at 11:59 PM (EST). 

 

 

If you have been notified that you are a recipient of a Francis G. Byrnes Travel Award or have any questions about the programs, please contact the Foundation at 877-CURE-LAM (287-3526) or email finance@thelamfoundation.org

 

Introducing the LAM Clinic MToR (Meeting Travel Reimbursement)

The LAM Foundation will provide reimbursement for travel costs (hotel, airfare, and/or mileage) for LAM Clinic staff to attend the conference in Chicago. MToR applicants must have direct patient care responsibilities. LAM Clinic attendees will be reimbursed up to $1,200 for U.S. clinics and $1,500 for international clinics. Once your application is processed and approved, we will notify you with instructions for reimbursement. Conference registration is not included.

Join us for the LAM Clinic Director Congress, chaired by Srihari Veeraraghaven, MD, from Emory University Medical Center, on Friday, September 9. LAM Clinic Directors will meet for dinner, case presentations, review of clinical practice guidelines, and planning for the LAM Clinic Network. Please join us for this unique evening of clinical collaboration.

Applications must be received by June 30, 2022, at 11:59 PM (EST). 

 

 

A Note on Health and Safety

Please visit our COVID-19 page for further details and answers to the frequently asked questions pertaining to COVID-19 safety and precautions for the conference.