Updated March 8, 2022
The LAM Foundation is actively following the emerging news and science around the COVID-19 pandemic and will continually review the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization, as well as industry best practices. We will update our policies accordingly as they relate to decisions that prioritize the health and safety of our community.
The following are required for all attendees on-site:
Full Covid-19 Vaccination Plus Booster Requirement
The LAM Foundation requires that all conference attendees provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination,* which consists of the full course of the primary vaccine (for example, two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the J&J vaccine), plus a booster. The vaccinations must be completed at least 14 days prior to attending LAMposium. In the interest of creating the safest environment possible, The LAM Foundation will not make exemptions for any reason, including religious or medical.
Face Masks are Encouraged but Optional
At this time, face masks will not be required at LAMposium. The LAM Foundation strongly encourages using face masks to limit the spread of COVID-19; however, we acknowledge that it is difficult for some patients with LAM to wear a mask for an extended time. We will continue to closely monitor the local jurisdiction and COVID-19 case numbers, as well as guidelines from the CDC, and update our mask policy to comply with the local rules and regulations. In addition, The LAM Foundation will provide KN95 (or equivalent) masks to any attendee at the event upon request.
As a reminder, these policies are subject to change at any time. We will communicate any changes with you here and via social media.
More information pertinent to the LAM community regarding COVID-19 and vaccines is available here.
* Accepted vaccinations include those authorized for use by the U.S. Food and Drug administration (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson (J&J/Janssen) COVID-19 vaccines, and COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use by the World Health Organization (for example, AstraZeneca/Oxford, Covishield, Sinopharm, and Sinovac). Additional vaccines are under development and the list of approved vaccines may change over time. Please check with the FDA and WHO via the links above for the latest list of approved vaccines.