We hold many different events throughout the year that are geared to both medical and research audiences as well as the general public. Our goal is to educate individuals about our work in cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes; other biomedical research advances; as well as raise funds to continue to support all of our endeavors.

Dynamic Duo seminar series

In the fall and winter, we host a seminar series. Each talk pairs a LIMR researcher with a clinician or other health care professional from Main Line Health to discuss timely topics of the day. CMEs are available for attendees.

Microbiome in health and disease

Speakers: Sunil Thomas, PhD, assistant research professor at LIMR, and Fredy Chaparro-Rojas, MD, of the division of infectious disease, Main Line Health.
Friday, September 21, 2018, at 12:00 pm in Annenberg 101ABC, Lankenau Medical Center


LIMR seminar series

Throughout the winter, spring and fall, LIMR faculty host speakers from other institutions, colleges, and universities. They give talks on a variety of research topics related to cancer, cardiovascular disease, and other areas.

Mechanistically-based Assessment of Drug-induced Proarrhythmia Using Rabbit Ventricular Wedge Assay

Speaker: Gan-Xin Yan, MD, PhD, Professor, LIMR
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, at 2:00 pm in McLean Conference Room, Lankenau Medical Center

Recent Successes in the Treatment of Lung Cancer

Speaker: Tracey Evans, MD, Director, Thoracic Oncology Research, LIMR; Co-Director, Thoracic Oncology Program, Main Line Health; and Associate Program Director, Hematology and Oncology Fellowship Program, Lankenau Medical Center
Thursday, October 4, 2018, at 2:00 pm in McLean Conference Room, Lankenau Medical Center

Immunological responses to cancer cell stress and cell death

Speaker: Lorenzo Galluzzi, PhD, assistant professor of cell biology in Radiation Oncology at Weill Cornell Medical College
Thursday, October 25, 2018, at 2:00 pm in McLean Conference Room, Lankenau Medical Center

Population research in emergency medicine

Speaker: Priya Mammen, MD, MPH, clinical assistant professor, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Ethical, social and legal implications of genome testing

Jennifer Wagner, JD, PhD, associate director of bioethics research, Geisinger
Thursday, November 15, 2018, at 2:00 pm in McLean Conference Room, Lankenau Medical Center

Immunological targeting of intestinal receptor GUCY2C to treat colorectal cancer

Adam Snook, PhD, assistant professor, Thomas Jefferson University
Thursday, November 29, 2018


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.


Online events

Upcoming Facebook Live event: What is the Microbiome?

George Prendergast, PhD, LIMR president and CEO, will answer questions on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at 12:30 pm. Focus: Immunity, digestion, metabolism and more: How the trillions of microbes that call you their home can determine your overall health.

To view the event on September 19, log in to facebook.com/mainlinehealth.

Previous Facebook Live event: What is immunotherapy?

The speaker was George Prendergast, PhD, LIMR president and CEO. 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 State of the Institute

Date and time TBD

Biannual meeting from LIMR President George C. Prendergast, PhD to update staff on what has been happening at LIMR and to answer any questions that individuals may have.

LIMR staff meeting

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