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.

Genetic screening for sudden death syndromes

Speakers: Charles Antzelevitch, PhD, professor and executive director of cardiovascular research at LIMR, and Rachael Brandt, PhD, manager, Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetics Program at Main Line Health
Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 12:00 pm in Annenberg 101ABC, Lankenau Medical Center

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

  • 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 nationally recognized 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.

Depression surveillance and care pathways

Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 2:00 pm in the McLean Conference Room, Lankenau Medical Center
Speaker: Sharon Larson, PhD, Professor and Executive Director, MLH Center for Population Health Research at LIMR; Professor, Jefferson University College of Population Health.

STING signaling in innate immune regulation of infectious disease, inflammation and cancer

Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm in the McLean Conference Room, Lankenau Medical Center
Speaker: Glen Barber, PhD, Chairman and Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Miller School of Medicine/Sylvester Cancer Center, University of Miami

Topic to be determined

Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 2:00 pm in the McLean Conference Room, Lankenau Medical Center
Speaker: Servio Ramirez, PhD, Associate Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University.

Medical conferences

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

Population Health Workshop

This annual day-long workshop focuses on issues raised by the Community Health Needs Assessment 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 will include presentations from clinicians, nurses, population health scientists and others, with extensive time for questions and discussion in specific breakout sessions. The goal of the workshop is to define important areas for research and collaboration to address patient health care needs. Check back in early 2019 for the date and agenda for this exciting event!

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

Join us for the talk What prompts cancers to spread? Cancer researcher Susan Gilmour, PhD, LIMR professor and deputy director, will discuss the mechanisms that cause cancer to metastasize and what those living with cancer should know. On Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 12:15 pm tune in to this discussion at

Previous Facebook Live events

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 Main Line Health: 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 Main Line Health: 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 staff on what has been happening at the Institute and answers any questions individuals may have.

2019 meeting date to be announced

LIMR staff meeting

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