Annual Meetings

The scientific meetings and conferences organized by the Alpha-1 Foundation generate interest in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1), identify new avenues to explore, and establish the Foundation’s credibility within the rare disease community as a resource for serious research.

The Foundation’s meetings and conferences focus on basic, translational and clinical science of Alpha-1. Meeting and conference participants include academic scientists, physicians, industry, government agencies, other voluntary health organizations and patients.

We reach thousands of physicians through our exhibitions at major national and international medical conferences and professional society meetings. Through these venues, we are able to create visibility and garner attention for our grants and awards program, and promote Alpha-1 awareness and education.

Meetings of interest to the Alpha-1 Foundation include the American Thoracic Society International Conference, the CHEST Annual Meeting, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Meeting, the American Association for Respiratory Care Congress, the NIH Rare Disease Day, the European Respiratory Society International Conference, and the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Annual Meeting.

Alpha-1 Biomarkers Consortium Meeting
May 20, 2023
Washington, DC

Alpha-1 Grant Awards Reception
May 22, 2023
Washington, DC

25th Gordon L. Snider Workshop: Z Variant Heterozygosity: Disease Risk and Treatment Implications
October 27, 2023
Washington, DC

MASAC Meeting 
October 28, 2023
Washington, DC

For information about the Alpha-1 Foundation’s Scientific Meeting and Conferences, please contact Adriana De Arce at or 1-877-228-7321, ext. 269