Early Stage Investigator (ESI) Symposium
Thursday, April 30 | 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
The purpose of the Early Stage Investigator (ESI) Symposium is to promote scientific exchange, networking, and collaboration in the next generation of scientists who will focus on understanding and curing LAM. This meeting for our scientists will showcase early-stage investigator research and facilitate interactions with senior investigators to highlight the translational potential of LAM basic research into the clinic. Discounted registration for the full conference will be offered to all ESI attendees.
Thursday, April 30 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us Thursday evening to share appetizers, experiences, friendship, and excitement for the upcoming weekend. All conference attendees are welcome, including speakers, professionals, patients, and family members.
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2020 International LAM Research Conference
Friday, May 1 | Sunday, May 3
Scientific presentations led by international LAM experts will provide a forum to discuss the molecular and cellular basis of LAM, review the clinical management of LAM, present cutting-edge research, integrate concepts, identify creative and innovative research directions, recruit promising junior investigators, and improve the health and quality of life for patients living with LAM.
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Wine & Cheese Poster Reception
Friday, May 1 | 4:15 pm – 5:45 pm
This energizing session for our professionals will highlight current LAM research projects, provide a platform for young investigators to present their work, and encourage networking. The most meritorious poster in the basic science, clinical, and translational fields will be announced at the Friday Awards Banquet, described below, and presented with a prize.
Friday Awards Banquet
Friday, May 1 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Celebrate the successes and advancements in LAM research achieved through the collaboration of scientists, clinicians, and patients. Frank McCormack, MD, Scientific Director of The LAM Foundation, will host as we recognize award recipients and welcome special guest speakers. All conference attendees are welcome. This dinner event is included with full conference registration.
Breath of Hope Gala & 25th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, May 2 | 6 pm - Midnight
Join us as we mark The LAM Foundation's 25th Anniversary with an evening of hope, inspiration, and generosity at the Breath of Hope Gala, the Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser. Be sure to don your dancing shoes and your Derby-day hat as we celebrate our LAM community on this festive first Saturday in May.
All conference attendees welcome. This dinner event is included with full conference registration. Tickets for family and friends not attending the conference are also available.
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Clinic Director Congress and Conference Debrief
Sunday, May 3 | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
This half-day session on Sunday morning will include a debrief of the 2020 International LAM Research Conference hosted by meeting Co-Chairs: Frank McCormack, MD; Lisa Henske, MD; Greg Downey, MD, and Nishant Gupta, MD; and Poster Session Chair, Vera Krymskaya, PhD.
The Clinic Director Congress will take place during the second half of the morning, and will be led by Nishant Gupta, MD, Director of the LAM Clinic Network. Topics on the agenda will include:
- A LAM Clinic & Research Network Strategy Session
- LAM Treatment and Diagnostic Guideline Discussion
- Challenging Cases
- Future Conference Planning