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

Patient Benefit Conference & LAMposium LA

The LAM community, along with LAM researchers and clinicians, will gather in Southern California, November 9-12, 2017 at the Patient Benefit Conference and LAMposium LA. The Patient Benefit Conference is an innovative meeting where patients and experts will collaborate to identify science-driven solutions to the most important mental and physical health issues LAM patients face every day, and develop plans to tackle those that can potentially be solved in less than five years. The conference will offer funding opportunities to promising proposals that present solutions.

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

Click here to review the details of the Patient Benefit Grant Program.

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!