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.
Main Line Health genetic screening and counseling in cardiology
Friday, April 12 at 12:00 pm in Annenberg 101ABC, Lankenau Medical Center
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
Videos of past Dynamic Duo seminars are available for Main Line Health clinicians and staff members to view. Please contact Donna Loyle at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The design and synthesis of selective CDK4/6 targeted PROTACS
Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm in McLean Conference Room, Lankenau Medical Center
Speaker: Joseph Salvino, PhD, Professor, Molecular & Cellular Oncogenesis Program, Wistar Institute
Cancer promotes thrombogenesis but appears to reduce atherosclerosis
Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 2:00 pm in McLean Conference Room, Lankenau Medical Center
Speaker: Alexander Burashnikov, PhD, Research Associate Professor, LIMR
How does a shark help with Parkinson’s disease?
Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 2:00 pm in McLean Conference Room, Lankenau Medical Center
Speaker: Michael A. Zasloff, MD, PhD, Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Georgetown University Hospital, and Founder of Enterin
Cancer stem cell and its microenvironment
Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm in McLean Conference Room, Lankenau Medical Center
Speaker: Linheng Li, PhD, Investigator, Li Lab, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City
Topic to be determined
Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 2:00 pm in the McLean Conference Room, Lankenau Medical Center
Speaker: U. Margaretha Wallon, PhD, LIMR Assistant Professor, and Jonah Klein, MD, Surgical Resident
Cardiac surgery research: Update and future directions
Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm in the McLean Conference Room, Lankenau Medical Center
Speaker: Serge Sicouri, MD, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Cardiac Surgery Research, LIMR
Topic to be determined
Thursday, June 6 at 2:00 pm in the McLean Conference Room, Lankenau Medical Center
Speaker: Laurence Morel, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair for Research and Academic Affairs, Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Florida
Topic to be determined
Thursday, June 13 at 2:00 pm in the McLean Conference Room, Lankenau Medical Center
Speaker: Adam Glick, PhD, Professor of Molecular Toxicology and Carcinogenesis, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Penn State
Topic to be determined
Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm in the McLean Conference Room, Lankenau Medical Center
Speaker: Sudhir Nayak, PhD, Professor, School of Biology, The College of New Jersey
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.
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!
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
Keep an eye out for more upcoming Facebook Live events.
Previous Facebook Live events
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 facebook.com/mainlinehealth.
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?
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.