Annual Meeting

LAM Action holds an annual meeting each June, at which all those with LAM and their families and others with an interest are welcome. Among other things, the meeting is a wonderful way to learn about scientific research taking place, hear about LAM Action’s fundraising and other activities and meet others with LAM. Historically the meeting has always been held in Nottingham, but for 2017 we will be holding it at the Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport on Saturday June 17th.

The new venue will offer improved transport links and accommodation on the same site as the meeting itself. For those who will be unable to attend we are hoping to stream the meeting online, and we will be posting edited clips of the meeting on YouTube in the weeks afterwards. 

Frequently asked questions about the Annual Meeting:

I will need to stay overnight. Is there a special room rate at the hotel?

We have arranged a discounted room rate for those attending the meeting. We will send out information about room rates and other lodging options closer to the date of the Annual Meeting.

I hate to come on my own. May I bring someone with me?

You are welcome to bring as many guests as you would like! However, even if you’re unable to bring a guest, you won’t feel as though you’re on your own. You’ll be greeted by other women with LAM and the atmosphere of the day is very friendly and casual.

 Can’t I just watch the meeting on the Internet?

We do stream the meeting live over the Internet and we post edited clips of the meeting on YouTube. We think that it’s important to make the meeting available to people who find it too difficult to travel. However, we genuinely believe that people get far more out of the day if they attend the meeting in person. Much of the meeting’s value comes from meeting and talking to other women with LAM, as well as to the researchers and clinicians who are there. Also, we encourage people to attend in person as it is important that we have a good audience to support and continue to attract speakers.

How far is the Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport from the nearest railway station?

The hotel is a very short taxi journey from Birmingham International railway station and there is also a regular shuttle bus available. The shuttle bus runs every 30 minutes from the taxi rank outside the station and is complimentary.  If arriving from the airport, take the monorail to the main railway station.

Please see this link for details on station facilities and mobility access.

What is the best way to get to the hotel by car?

For people travelling by car, exit the M42 motorway at Junction 6, then follow the A45/Birmingham for approx. 1 mile.  The hotel is located on the right, at the first set of traffic lights.  Parking is complimentary.