Information for Professional Attendees

September 6 - 9, 2018
Cincinnati Marriott at Rivercenter
10 W Rivercenter Boulevard
Covington, KY 41011
(859) 261-2900

Call for Abstracts

DEADLINE - June 1, 2018

The LAM Foundation and the NCATS/NIH Rare Lung Diseases Consortium hope you will join us for the 2018 International Rare Lung Diseases Research Conference, to be held in Cincinnati, Ohio, on September 6-9, 2018. RLDC·2018 is designed to advance rare lung disease research by fostering scientific communication and collaboration, improving clinician knowledge about new diagnostics and therapeutics, and increasing patient understanding about diseases affecting them. For 2018, the conference theme is “Bringing Cutting Edge Technologies to Rare Lung Disease Research”. 

Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by conference chairs and selected for platform or poster presentations based on scientific merit and alignment with session themes. The objective of the poster session is to provide a state-of-the-art overview of research progress in rare lung diseases including lymphangioleiomyomatosis, pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, Langerhans cell histiocytosis, generalized lymphatic anomalies, Hermansky Pudlak Syndrome, and Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, to name a few. Studies on basic and translational science, and clinical aspects of all rare lung diseases are welcome.

To submit an abstract, visit the UC Abstract Submission Portal at

SUBMISSION: The deadline for ABSTRACTS is midnight EDT on June 1, 2018. You will be asked to include a 300 word abstract, 100 word biography and a photo.

NOTIFICATION of ACCEPTANCE: On or before Tuesday, July 3, 2018.

Please contact Katy Marston at, if you have any questions or problems accessing the grant website.