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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 was always held in Nottingham, but since 2017 we have been holding it in different regional locations to enable those who wouldn’t normally be able to travel to Nottingham a chance to participate.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, our Annual Meetings have been held virtually, however we are hopeful that in 2022 we might be able to hold a physical meeting again as normal – watch this space!
Frequently asked questions about the Annual Meeting:
I will need to stay overnight. Is there a special room rate at the hotel?
We usually arrange 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?
Depending on the facilities available at the venue, we sometimes 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.