Know Before You Go: 2022 International LAM Research Conference & LAMposium

Posted on August 30, 2022   |   

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The LAM Foundation team looks forward to seeing you next week for the 2022 International LAM Research Conference & LAMposium, September 8-11 at the Hilton Rosemont in Chicago. An exciting and informative program is planned, with opportunities to meet and connect with scientists, clinicians, women with LAM and their families.

Getting Here
Hilton Rosemont
5550 N. River Road
Rosemont, Illinois

From O’Hare International Airport – the Hilton provides a complementary shuttle to and from the hotel and O’Hare Airport every 30 minutes. Hotel check-in is 3:00 PM and checkout is 12:00 PM. Visit our conference website for complete hotel and travel information.

Parking Information - Hilton parking is $29/day. There is an indoor parking garage structure and an additional lot on street level next to the hotel. We highly recommend you first look for a street level parking spot (labeled “Additional Parking”) and see if there are spots available. The walk from the parking garage may be a longer distance.

Chicago “El” Trains and Rosemont “Circulator”: the closest Chicago “el” stop to the Hilton Rosemont is Rosemont, on the blue line, however it is not walkable to the hotel due to surrounding highways. The Rosemont “Circulator” shuttle bus is a free service that connects the blue line Rosemont stop to the entertainment options around the Hilton, and runs every day until late in the evenings. Check here for the map and schedule (note: when viewing the map, the Hilton is located at the corner of Bryn Mawr and River Rd. The 2nd Circulator stop at the AMC Movie Theater is the closest dropoff to the Hilton – a 6-minute walk away).

BEFORE YOU TRAVEL
Attire and Packing for Chicago
The forecast is for 70s during the day and 60s at night. Be advised that rain has been predicted for portions of the weekend. Business casual is appropriate for attending conference sessions and evening receptions. We recommend that you dress in layers to assure your comfort during conference sessions. Cocktail attire is suggested, but not required, for the Breath of Hope Gala.

Don’t forget to leave room in your suitcases for silent auction bidding items at the Breath of
Hope Gala!

A Note about Perfumes and Colognes:
We respectfully request that attendees forego the use of perfumes and colognes while at the conference, and during the Breath of Hope Gala. Thank you.

COVID-19 Protocols
We highly recommend that you bring a few home COVID-19 testing kits, should you start to feel ill while in Chicago, as well as enough masks to last you for the conference. Mask-wearing is now a requirement for the conference when not eating or drinking indoors. The LAM Foundation will have an extra stock of masks as well, for those who request one. A reminder on vaccination + booster verification: if you haven’t yet, please upload your vaccine verification documentation here. This is a conference requirement and must be
completed and on file before you receive your badge at registration. If you are experiencing issues sending us your documents, please email events@thelamfoundation.org. If you start to experience COVID-19 symptoms and need support while onsite, or if you test
positive while at the conference, we ask that you remain in your guest room and until you can seek appropriate testing or medical treatment and send a detailed email to events@thelamfoundation.org.

Volunteer Opportunities and The LAM Merchandise Table
There are several volunteer opportunities available during the conference. To see the schedule and sign up, please visit the sign up page. Special shout out to the spouses who continue a grand tradition of staffing the LAM Merchandise table. Visit them in the lobby on
Friday and Saturday.

WHEN YOU ARRIVE
Conference Registration
Conference registration and badge pickup will be located on the lobby level, in the Lindbergh Foyer. Registration will be open Thursday from 4 PM to 9 PM, and Friday from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The conference kicks off on Thursday evening with a Welcome Reception in the Grand Ballroom, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Cash bar and appetizers will be available.

Research Conference & LAMposium Sessions
Please view the complete agendas here.

Social Media & Photos
The LAM Foundation will be taking photos and posting on social media throughout the event. Please use the hashtag #2022LAMposium for social media posts.



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