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.

Quality of life for cancer patients with nausea

Friday, September 20, 2019 at 12:00 pm | Lankenau Medical Center, Annenberg 101 ABC
Speakers: U. Margaretha Wallon, PhD, LIMR Associate Professor and David O. Holtz, MD, of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Main Line Health

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:

  • 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.

Understanding the anti-RhoB therapeutic approach for autoimmune disease and retinopathy

Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Lisa Laury-Kleintop, PhD, LIMR Associate Professor

Genetic variation, circadian rhythms and personalized approaches to metabolic disorders

Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Mitchell A. Lazar, MD, PhD, Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Novel therapeutic strategies for the treatment of wild-type melanoma

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Claudia Capparelli, PhD, Research Instructor in Cancer Biology, Sydney Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University

2018 notable speakers

LIMR hosted several notable speakers in 2018, including several from Thomas Jefferson University, University of Pennsylvania, Geisinger, as well as from other regions of the country and even from abroad.

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.

Population Health Day: Friday, October 18, 2019

Creating connections: Conversations to advance a healthy community for all

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 will include presentations from 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. For more information on this annual event, click on the links below:

Tor register, please email Meg Jones at by Friday, October 4.

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:

Stay tuned for the next LIMR Town Hall Meeting notice.

LIMR staff meeting

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