LAM Australia President’s Report: Louise Lloyd

It’s been a very busy start to the year, I hope you are all keeping healthy and now enjoying the break from the humidity.

As you aware, last year we established a jointly funded PhD Scholarship with the Lung Foundation Australia and the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand. Just recently I attended the Thoracic Society Conference where I had the pleasure of awarding the joint scholarship to a promising young PhD student who will spend the next 3 years focused on researching LAM. I was also given the opportunity to address the conference delegates, all respiratory researchers, scientists, clinicians, and professionals, shedding light on LAM and the associated challenges we face. On the following night I had the pleasure of attending the Lung Foundation Gala dinner where I was once again invited to talk about LAM. Raising the awareness of LAM among researchers and medical professionals is a crucial step towards early identification of LAM in patients and exploring the underlying causes, which in turn may lead to the development of effective treatment options or improved quality of life for those of us living with LAM……

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