National Education Conference

Join us in Orange County, California July 24-26, 2015 for the largest gathering of Alphas and families in the world! Don't miss the chance to meet Alphas and to speak to the leading experts on Alpha-1. The conference encourages you to network with other Alphas, take charge of your health and to get involved in the Alpha-1 Community through local support groups, research, awareness activities and advocacy. You also get to meet our exhibitors and learn about products and services that can improve your quality of life.

View the Conference Flyer.


Patients, Caregivers, Family Members and Healthcare Professionals

Registration for the National Conference is closed.

Exhibitors and Industry Representativesplus

All representatives of Alpha-1 industry partners must register as Exhibitors for the conference.

Registration for the National Conference is closed.

Hotel and Transportation Informationplus

Hotel Information

Conference Location

Hyatt Regency Orange County
11999 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92840
(714) 750-1234
(888) 421-1442

View the Hyatt Regency Orange County floorplan.

Transportation Information

There will be a complementary shuttle to and from the Hyatt Regency Orange County and John Wayne Airport, Orange County (SNA). The shuttle will run the following days and times, every hour: 

  • Wednesday, July 22nd - 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, July 23rd - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Friday, July 24th - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 26th - 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Monday, July 27th - 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

There is a shuttle loading zone at John Wayne Airport, Orange County (SNA) located near the taxi pick up zone. It’s a small airport and the loading zone is easy to locate. All passengers will need to walk to the shuttle loading zone to board the shuttle. The shuttle is a basic white shuttle and will have signage identifying Alpha-1 Foundation National Conference.

If you are flying into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), there will not be transportation provided to and from the Hyatt Regency Orange County. 

Suggested Airport
John Wayne Airport, Orange County (SNA)

Discounted self-parking will be available at the Hyatt Regency Orange County for $8.00 per day. You will need to validate your parking at the Conference Registration desk.

Conference Programplus

Don't miss the exciting general sessions and afternoon breakout sessions! All speakers have the ability to motivate, teach and inspire you to lead a healthy life. The sessions offer a large range of topics including Alpha-1 lung and liver, a research update, pulmonary rehab, advocacy and many more.

View the full Conference Agenda here.

FRIDAY, July 24   1:30 pm – 6:00 pm
SATURDAY, July 25  7:30 am – 5:00 pm


Sponsors and Exhibitorsplus

This conference is the world’s largest gathering of Alphas and is a great opportunity to market your products and services. Attendees are looking for information and services on a wide range of topics from medical updates and current research to support issues as well as information and products to improve health and enhance their lives living with COPD. The Foundation has built time in the agenda to ensure that all attendees can interact with all the exhibitors.

Thank you to our 2015 Presenting Sponsors:

  • AlphaNet
  • Baxalta
  • CSL Behring
  • Grifols

Thank you to our 2015 Lead Sponsor:

Dohmen Life Science Services

Thank you to our 2015 Exhibitors:

  • Accredo
  • BioRx
  • Coram

2015 Partner:

  • Advanced Aeromedical

2015 Non-profit Partners:

  • COPD Foundation
  • National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)
  • Patient Services, Inc.
  • Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association (PPTA)

Things You Need to Knowplus

Free Educational Program for Nurses - Nursing CEUs 
AlphaNet is pleased to offer a free educational program for nurses. Three (3) CEU credits will be offered for nurses participating in this program. 

Kids & Teenagers 
The Alpha-1 Kids program sponsors activities throughout the weekend for children and teens. More information to come!

Oxygen Travel Fund 
The Oxygen Travel Fund provides oxygen and equipment for Alphas in financial need to travel to Alpha-1 educational events. To apply, please call (877) 228-7321 ext 251 with at least 30 days notice

Participate in Research
Representatives of Alpha-1 research studies will be attending the conference and exhibiting to enroll those individuals interested in participating in Alpha-1 research.

Dress Code
Dress is casual for the meetings, sessions, and dinners. You may want to bring a sweater or light jacket, as the meeting rooms in the hotel can be cool.

Cell Phones and Electronic Devices
Please turn off cell phones and other electronic communications devices during the general and breakout sessions.

FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions 

  • Is there smoking at the hotel? All guest rooms are guaranteed to be smoke free. 
  • Will there be WIFI? Complimentary standard version internet is available in all guest rooms. 
  • How much is parking at the hotel? Discounted self-parking will be available at the Hyatt Regency Orange County for $8.00 per day.
  • Is there a free hotel shuttle? Yes, click on "hotel and transportation information" above to see more information about the complementary hotel shutte.

Have more questions? Email or contact us at (877) 228-7321 ext 331.


Presenting Sponsors


Lead Sponsors