LIMR holds many events throughout the year that are geared to medical and research audiences as well as the general public. Our goals are to educate individuals about our research advances in cancer, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disorders, regenerative medicine, gastroenterology diseases and population health; and to raise funds to continue to support all of our research initiatives.

Dynamic Duo seminar series

LIMR collaborates with the Main Line Health Annenberg Center for Medical Education in the Dynamic Duo seminars. Each seminar pairs a research scientist (clinical or basic) with a clinician or nurse practitioner to jointly discuss timely health care topics selected by the Main Line Health Chief Academic Office and the LIMR seminar committee chair. Continuing medical education credits are available for clinical attendees.

The RAGE of diabetic complications

Friday, January 24, 2020. Lankenau Medical Center, Annenberg 101 ABC. Lunch begins at 11:45 am, talk begins sharply at 12:00 pm. All are welcome!
Speakers: Deebeanne M. Tavani, DO, PhD, FACE, System Chief of the Division of Endocrinology for Main Line Health and Mel Reichman, PhD, Senior Investigator at LIMR and Director of LIMR Chemical Genomics Center

Videos of past Dynamic Duo seminars are available for Main Line Health clinicians and staff members to view. Please contact Donna Loyle at loyled@mlhs.org for a link and instructions on accessing any of the following previous Dynamic Duo talks:

  • Can cannabidiol (CBD) reduce peripheral neuropathy, a common difficult side effect of chemotherapy? November 19, 2019
  • Quality of life for cancer patients with nausea, September 20, 2019
  • Main Line Health genetic screening and counseling in cardiology, April 12, 2019
  • Lung cancer immunology and immunotherapy, January 18, 2019
  • Novel Targeted Therapies for Metastatic Breast Cancer, November 12, 2018
  • Microbiome in health and disease, September 21, 2018
  • Regulation of drugs vs. dietary supplements: Can the Twain meet again? March 22, 2018
  • The opioid crisis: Public and behavioral health aspects, January 25, 2018
  • Preeclampsia: Immunologic involvement with possible ties to cancer, November 17, 2017
  • Vaccinations: Public health and medical challenges, September 15, 2017
  • Pre-diabetes/metabolic syndrome: The perfect storm. A medical and public health concern, March 29, 2017
  • Cancer therapeutics: The journey to targeted treatments, January 18, 2017

LIMR seminar series

Throughout the fall, winter and spring, LIMR’s weekly seminars offer lectures by biomedical scientists and clinical researchers. The seminars cover a wide range of topics in biomedicine and health care, including in basic, preclinical, translational, clinical and population health science.

Unless otherwise noted, LIMR seminars are held in McLean Conference Room, Annenberg Center, Lankenau Medical Center. All clinical and research staff are welcome.

IDO1 in colitis and colon cancer: mechanisms, phenotypes and opportunities

Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Speaker: Matthew Ciorba, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Topic to be determined

Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Speaker: Syun-Ru Yeh, PhD, Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York

Topic to be determined

Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Speaker: Gan-Xin Yan, MD, PhD, Professor, LIMR

Topic to be determined

Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Speaker: My Mahoney, PhD, Jefferson College of Life Sciences, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia

Topic to be determined

Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Speaker: Michael D. Hogarty, MD, Attending Physician, Division of Oncology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Topic to be determined

Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Speaker: Kurt Amsler, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Sciences, New York Institute of Technology

Topic to be determined

Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Speaker: Derek A. Wainwright, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Medicine and Microbiology-Immunology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago

Topic to be determined

Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Speaker: Igor Efimov, PhD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Biomedical Engineering, George Washington University, Washington, DC

Topic to be determined

Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Speaker: Lucie Parent, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Montreal Medical School

Topic to be determined

Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Speaker: Andrew Tafford, University of Manchester

Topic to be determined

Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Speaker: Scott E. Hensley, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Pennsylvania

2019 notable speakers

LIMR’s Seminar Series hosted several notable speakers in 2019, including those from the University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown University, Penn State, University of Florida, and Thomas Jefferson University, among other institutions.

View the list of notable speakers


Conferences and workshops

With our close proximity to Lankenau Medical Center, our researchers are able to attend and participate in conferences with clinicians in several disciplines.

2020 Population Health Day

Save the date: Friday, October 23, 2020. Stay tuned here for more details as they become available.

This annual day-long workshop focuses on issues raised by the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) in the areas served by Main Line Health. This work is guided by the Main Line Health Center for Population Health Research at LIMR (CPHR). The workshop includes presentations from population health scientists and others, with extensive time for questions and discussion in breakout sessions. The goal of the workshop is to define important areas for research and collaboration to address patient health care needs.

For more information on the 2019 Population Health Day, click on the links below:

For questions about the upcoming 2020 event, contact Kyle McGregor at mcgregork@mlhs.org.


Online events

Community members can learn more about timely health care and research topics by tuning in to one of LIMR's Facebook Live online talks.

Upcoming Facebook Live events

Stay tuned here for announcements of our next Facebook Live events!

Previous Facebook Lives

Is a clinical trial right for you? Two of Main Line Health's clinical trials professionals gave a Facebook Live on July 18, 2019. They discussed questions to ask your doctor about clinical trial participation, how patient safety and privacy are protected, what types of trials are available, eligibility criteria and much more. This event is available to view at watch: Is a clinical trial right for you?

What prompts cancers to spread? On Tuesday, February 12, 2019, cancer researcher Susan Gilmour, PhD, LIMR professor and deputy director, spoke about the mechanisms that cause cancer to metastasize and what those living with cancer should know. This event is available to view at Main Line Health: What prompts cancers to spread?

What is the microbiome? George Prendergast, PhD, LIMR president and CEO, spoke on September 19, 2018, about how the trillions of microorganisms that call you their home can impact your immunity, digestion, metabolism and overall health. This event is available to view at watch: What is the Microbiome?

What is Immunotherapy? Dr. Prendergast talked about the advent of new and exciting developments in cancer therapies that can harness the human immune system to fight tumor microenvironments. This event was held May 17, 2018, and is available to view at watch: What is Immunotherapy?


Staff events

The following are meetings and events that take place exclusively for LIMR faculty and staff. Please refer to these listings for event times, locations, and frequency.

LIMR Town Hall Meeting

This biannual meeting, chaired by LIMR President and CEO George C. Prendergast, PhD, updates LIMR faculty and staff on what has been happening at the institute and answers any questions individuals may have:

LIMR staff meeting

Held the first Tuesday of each month at 3:00 pm in the Stone Conference Room.