NEWSLETTER for October 2021

Introducing our new President – Louise Lloyd Louise is living with LAM and has been for many years. Following a pleurodesis in 2004 Louise was misdiagnosed, however following a decline of lung function went through a series of additional tests and has now been correctly diagnosed with LAM. A senior leader with over 20 years’

Read More

LAM Foundation Statement – Additional Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

Extract…… On August 12, 2021 the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) modified the Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) for the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) to allow for the administration of an additional dose (i.e., a third dose) after an initial two-dose primary mRNA COVID-19 vaccine series for certain immunocompromised people. This amendment

Read More

Covid-19 and LAM FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID19 and LAM. October 2021. Dr Jeffrey Lindenmayer, GP, Melbourne Heather Telford, Past President, LAM Australia, Melbourne What is SARS-CoV-2 virus and how is it related to COVID-19? SARS-CoV-2 is a virus. The name is short for ‘Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2’. COVID19 is the illness caused by the virus.

Read More

Mother of Three Advances LAM Research

Meet Carol Webber. Carol is always on the move as a mom of three. She was diagnosed with LAM in 2018 and was concerned she wouldn’t be able to keep up with her energetic children. In 2018, she needed a hysterectomy and donated her uterus for LAM research. Carol’s tissue donation proved helpful to scientists

Read More