Frequently Asked Questions

NOVEMBER 9 - 12, 2017
The Westin Los Angeles Airport
5400 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 216-5858

Have questions about the conference? See the answers to some frequently asked questions below. If you still have questions, please contact The LAM Foundation at info@thelamfoundation.org or give us a call at (877) 287-3526.

I need to order oxygen in Los Angeles. How should I handle it with the hotel? plus

If you need to use supplemental oxygen while attending LAMposium LA, be sure to pre-order your oxygen through your standard oxygen supplier. Make certain they deliver your oxygen to the front desk of the Westin Los Angeles Airport with your name on the order. When you make your hotel reservation, please alert the hotel staff of the date oxygen will arrive.

What should I wear to LAMposium LA and the Breath of Hope Gala?plus

Casual and comfortable clothing is recommended. All presentations will take place within the hotel’s conference center so bring along a sweatshirt, sweater or a pashmina if you tend to get chilly. You may also want to bring along comfortable clothing for the exercise session, if you plan on attending. Don’t forget your dancing shoes and cocktail attire for the Breath of Hope Gala!

What’s happening on Friday night?plus

The LAM Foundation is hosting a Friday evening mixer where you can connect with those attending the Patient Benefit Research Conference. Stop by for a snack and offer some insight into the challenges that affect LAM patients every day.

Not interested in attending the mixer? Enjoy some unscheduled time to reconnect with friends, or make new friends! The Westin Los Angeles Airport is located near the beautiful Pacific coast, with easy access to Santa Monica, Venice, Anaheim and the Forum.

The Ocean Express Trolley runs every hour, on the hour, and travels to downtown Manhattan Beach and the Manhattan Village Shopping Center. Lyft, Uber or taxis are available to explore the city. Contact the hotel’s concierge team if you need assistance making plans to local attractions. CLICK HERE to review a list of local attractions.

Why are there so many questions on the registration form? plus

In order to receive financial grants for the conference, The National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute requires we ask questions on gender, ethnic origin, age and education. Additional questions within the registration process help us to plan a weekend that is comfortable for everyone.

I want to attend the conference but need financial assistance. Are there options available to help me?plus

If you are a woman with LAM and want to attend LAMposium LA but have limited finances, you can apply for a LAM Family Network (LFN) Travel Grant. CLICK HERE to learn more about the grant and how to apply. Applications must be received by September 15, 2017. If you need assistance, please contact Anne McKenna at AMCKENNA@THELAMFOUNDATION.ORG.

How can I donate to the silent auction?plus

If you would like to make a donation to the Breath of Hope Gala Silent Auction, please download THIS FORM for ideas on donations, a solicitation letter from The LAM Foundation and information about submitting your donations. If you have any further questions or ideas about donations for the silent auction, please contact Katie Jensen at KJENSEN@THELAMFOUNDATION.ORG.