The LAM Foundation and the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance welcomed researchers, clinicians, patients, family and friends to the 2017 International Research Conference on TSC and LAM: Innovating through Partnerships. For three days in June, LAM and TSC experts set future research priorities and forged vital partnerships. The weekend offered many opportunities for scientists and fellows to meet patients and families affected by both TSC and LAM. These personal interactions generated hope for patients and inspiration for scientists. A series of events were planned around the conference in Washington, D.C. including a Patient-Focuses Drug Development meeting with the FDA, LAM Day on Capitol Hill, LAMposium DC, the Breath of Hope Gala and the Step Forward to Cure TSC walk.

LAMposium DC 2017 Highlights

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Patient & Family Session Presentations

Even if you weren't able join us for LAMposium DC 2017, you can still learn by checking out the presentations below that were given at the conference.

LAM 101
Presenter: Charlie Strange, MD
LAM Clinic Director, Medical University of South Carolina
LAM and Lung Collapses: Diagnosis and Management Options for Optimal Outcomes
Presenter: Nishant Gupta, MD
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Roadmap for Successful LAM Clinic Visits
Presenter: Lisa Young, MD
LAM Clinic Director, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Integrative Health and Medicine
Presenters: Leonard Wisneski, MD
Clinical Instructor, University of Colorado Department of Medicine
Nancy Harazduk, MEd, MSW
Assistant Professor at Georgetown University, School of Medicine
Oxygen Workshop
Presenters: Beverly Jackson, LAM Liaison
Susan Jacobs, RN, MS
LAM Clinic Coordinator, Stanford University Medical Center
Drug Therapy for LAM
Presenter: Maryl Kreider, MD
LAM Clinic Director, University of Pennsylvania
Lung Transplant: Things to Consider on Your Journey
Presenters: Cathy Cantilena, MD, LAM Patient
Marla Hamlin, LAM Liaison
Anyone Can Be a Major Fundraiser
Presenter: Katie Jensen, MPA
Development Manager, The LAM Foundation
Patient and Scientist Collaboration through Clinical Trials
Presenter: Francis X. McCormack, MD
Scientific Director, The LAM Foundation
Exercise: What are the Important Questions to Ask?
Rebecca Crouch, PT, DPT, MS, CCS
Campbell University and Duke University Medical Center