The scientific meetings and conferences organized by the Alpha-1 Foundation generate interest and discussion on Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1). These highly scientific, evidenced-based gatherings often identify innovative pathways to explore and result in actionable strategic initiatives, reinforcing the Foundation’s credibility within the rare disease community.
The Foundation’s scientific 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.
GORDON L. SNIDER (GLS) CRITICAL ISSUES WORKSHOPS
These single-topic workshops facilitate exchange between experts to answer important questions or stimulate additional investigation and often result in collaborative, field advancing initiatives.
The Alpha-1 Foundation Investigators Meeting takes place every two years to encourage productive dialogues between the Alpha-1 Foundation research grant recipients and the broader scientific community.
INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCES
Research focused conferences hosted outside of the United States every two years, bringing together International Alpha-1 experts.
INTERNATIONAL INVESTIGATOR & PHYSICIAN FORUMS
Forums created to explore the global network of Alpha-1 investigators and clinicians, with the intent to advance Alpha-1 research and quality patient care worldwide.
CLINICAL RESOURCE CENTER (CRC) FORUMS
Forums that bring together CRCs (Clinical Resource Center) from across the country to foster Alpha-1 awareness and engagement in patient outreach and support programs.
ALPHA-1 GRANT AWARDS RECEPTION
In addition to its participation in the exhibits at the American Thoracic Society International Conference, the Foundation hosts an annual Grant Awards Reception to highlight a new chapter for the Foundation’s research program. This reception allows the Foundation to officially announce and acknowledge the newly awarded grantees.
In addition to the Alpha-1 derived and sponsored meetings and conferences, we also 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.