LAM Action Annual Meeting 2017

Saturday June 17th 2017, Registration 9:30am, Meeting 10am to 4pm

Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport, Coventry Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B26 3QW

With not long to go now until the first ever LAM Action Annual Meeting outside of Nottingham we invite you to book your places and come and join us for what is always a very uplifting and enjoyable day.

We have taken the step of moving the meeting to Birmingham to encourage as many people as possible to come along and join in – the venue will offer improved transport links and accommodation all on the same site as the meeting itself, with ease of access and well-being for attendees at the top of the priority list.

There are 120 car parking spaces on-site and the hotel offers a complimentary shuttle bus from Birmingham International Railway Station for people travelling by train.

With everything on the same site, there will also be even more opportunity to socialise which will give newcomers a good opportunity to meet people with similar concerns to them and for old friends to catch up on the evening before the meeting.

The programme will include:

  • The “Business”, including election of LAM Action’s Trustees and Executive Committee members
  • The Year in Review
  • What is a collapsed lung and what should I do about it? Presentation on Pneumothoraces and the options available to women with LAM who suffer from them (Mr Maninder Kalkat, Cardiothoracic Surgeon Birmingham)
  • Perspectives from women with LAM on their experiences of collapsed lungs
  • Lunch Break – in addition to lunch, there will be the chance to catch up with old friends and meet new ones, purchase cakes, and other LAM Action merchandise, participate in our raffle, talk to the experts and more
  • Interactive group discussions on 3 key LAM related topics – spend some valuable time discussing an area of LAM that most affects you or your family member/friend with LAM amongst other likeminded people and the medical experts
  • Update on Research Worldwide – Dr. Debbie Clements and Arundhati Dongre
  • Q&A with Professor Simon Johnson

We have reserved a private function room at the hotel on the evening of Friday June 16th 2017 for anyone wishing to join us for a catch up with friends over dinner which starts at 7.30pm.  The cost to attend will be £25 per head for a 3-course meal and menu choices can be pre-booked via the registration form (see below).

The hotel staff are aware that some attendees will need O2 concentrators and LOX dewars in bedrooms, and that some attendees have limited mobility and require a bedroom near the lift. Attendees should advise the hotel at the point of booking their bedroom what their requirements are to ensure that their needs are met.  LAM Action will aim to provide oxygen in the meeting room for top-up purposes but cannot guarantee that this will be possible. LAM Action therefore cannot be held responsible for people’s oxygen provisions; attendees need to ensure that they make all necessary oxygen arrangements to suit their needs.

Why not make a weekend of it and make use of the hotel’s leisure facilities during your stay? The hotel has a large indoor pool with jacuzzi and steam room and there is also Peridot Beauty on-site offering a range of treatments including massages, facials and manicures.

Annual Meeting:

  • £10.00 for LAM Action Members 
  • £25.00 for non-Members

The Annual Meeting costs have been subsidised by LAM Action from £33.00 – to confirm your attendance please complete the registration form which can be downloaded by clicking here.

Please come along and join us in Birmingham!