Scientific Meetings & Conferences

The LAM Foundation welcomes you to attend our annual International LAM Research Conferences and Patient & Family LAMposiums. Co-funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, our annual research conferences typically draw 350-400 attendees, including an average of 150 scientific investigators. Alongside our research conference, 200 LAM patients, their family and friends join us for LAMposium to learn the latest news in LAM research and clinical care from LAM experts from around the world.

Our unique model of bringing researchers and clinicians together with patients is a key factor in creating and sustaining interest, momentum and progress in the study of LAM.

Upcoming Meetings

2017 International Conference on TSC and LAM, LAMposium DC and Regional TSC Conference

The LAM Foundation and the TS Alliance welcome you to attend The 2017 International Research Conference on TSC and LAM, LAMposium DC and Regional TSC Conference. This multi-faceted event aims to foster the advancement of TSC and LAM research by enhancing communication between patients, researchers and clinicians.

June 22 – 25, 2017
Hyatt Regency Washington Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001

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Patient Benefit Research Conference & LAMposium LA

The LAM community, along with LAM researchers and clinicians, will gather in Southern California from November 9-12, 2017. Patient Benefit Research Conference and LAMposium LA will focus on finding new therapies or products that will offer benefit to women living with LAM in five years or less. The format will be modeled after the LAM Biomarker Innovation Summit, hosted in Atlanta in 2014, and will include discussions with LAM researchers and clinicians about new opportunities in the areas of imaging, diagnostics, biomarkers, exercise, quality of life and more. We will also host LAMposium patient and family educational sessions and celebrate together at the Breath of Hope Gala.

November 9 – 12, 2017
The Westin Los Angeles Airport
5400 West Century Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045

More information about the conference is coming soon!

2018 International Rare Lung Diseases Research Conference and LAMposium

Building off of the success of the 2016 International Rare Lung Diseases Research Conference and LAMposium, The LAM Foundation along with the Rare Lung Disease Consortium will again host the RLDC 2018 to further the goal of accelerating the advancement in rare lung disease research by establishing and enhancing communication among patients, clinicians, and scientists. This conference will assemble international leaders, trainees, practicing clinicians, investigators, patients and patient advocacy organizations interested in rare lung diseases and aims to:

  1. Provide clinicians with information on current state of diagnostics and treatments for rare lung diseases;
  2. Formulate effective communication platforms to increase connectivity of clinicians and scientists who focus on rare lung diseases;
  3. Build and enhance a network of rare lung disease clinicians, scientists and patient advocates to support transfer of successful strategies from mature programs to under-represented and less advanced programs;
  4. Discuss the next best steps for development of molecular pathway-based diagnostics and therapeutics to address the needs of patients with rare lung diseases.

September 6 - 9, 2018
Northern Kentucky Convention Center
1 W Rivercenter Blvd.
Covington, KY 41011

More information about the conference to come!