LAMposium 2015

In March of 2015 The LAM Foundation celebrated 20 years of advancing LAM research and awareness at the Breath of Hope Gala Platinum Anniversary Celebration. When Sue Byrnes founded The LAM Foundation in 1995, she knew that hope starts with a conversation, because of her courage and perseverance, today we are stronger together. 

Stronger Together was the theme of the 2015 International Research Conference and LAMposium where the interaction among patients, families, scientist and clinicians facilitates greater understanding, and ultimately, one day, a cure for LAM.


LAMposium 2015 by the Numbers

Patient & Family Session Videos

For those who were not able to attend LAMposium 2015, below are PowerPoint presentations and recorded video sessions from the educational sessions.

Incorporating Patient–Centered Outcomes into LAM Research
Presenter(s): Jeffrey Swigris, DO, MS
Diagnosed with LAM in 2014
Presenter(s): Melaney Parrish
LAM 101
Presenter(s): George Pappas, MD
Emerging Treatments: mTOR Inhibitors and Beyond
Presenter(s): Elizabeth Henske, MD
Lung Transplantation: From Referral through Recovery
Presenter(s): Dan Dilling, MD
LAM Clinical Research Update: We are Stronger Together
Panel: Frank McCormack, MD - Tony Eissa, MD - Vera Krymskaya PhD, MBA - Thomas - Lowder, PhD - Joel Moss, MD, PhD - Lisa Young, MD
Planning for Social Security
Presenter(s): Andrew Salata
Risks and Benefits of Drug Therapy for LAM
Presenter(s): Robert Kotloff, MD
Awards Banquet Address: Twenty Years of Progress in LAM – What’s Next?
Presenter(s): Frank McCormack, MD
Nutrition Intervention in Pulmonary Disease: Optimizing the LAM Patient
Presenter(s): Rachel Dunn, RD, LDN
Chest Pain and LAM: Who, When and Why
Presenter(s): Stephen Ruoss, MD
Access to Treatment: Barriers and Strategies
Presenter(s): David Schweighoefer, Esq.
Knowing How My Lungs Work Will Allow Me to Breathe Better
Presenter(s): Barbara Rife, BS, RCP
What Do Your Test Results Mean to You and Your Doctor
Presenter(s): Emily Gilbert, MD
LAM, Menopause and Intimacy
Presenter(s): Lisa Larkin, MD
Integrative Medicine: A Holistic Approach For You
Presenter(s): Ni-Cheng Liang, MD
Facing Fertility When Estrogen is Not an Ally: Minimizing Estrogen Exposure in Fertility Treatments
Presenter(s): Kathleen Hoeger, MD
Joint Session: Women’s Health Forum: Hormones and LAM Across a Lifetime
Moderator: Geraldine Findlay, MD
Panel: Lisa Larkin, MD - MeiLan Han, MD - Kathleen Hoeger, MD, MPH - Steven Hammes, MD, PhD
Complications Related to Pneumothorax and Chylous Fluid Accumulation
Presenter(s): Jay Ryu, MD
Research Conference Summary and Panel Discussion
Panel: Frank McCormack, MD - Vera Krymskaya, PhD, MBA - Jeffrey Swigris, DO, MS