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LAMS is a non-profit group whose purpose is to foster and expand the understanding and appreciation of mycology (that is the study of mushrooms and fungi).

We create and sponsor fun mushroom related events and help people learn about and identify mushrooms they find in the greater Los Angeles area.


Excellent article (March 23) about LAMS in the Los Angeles Times--read it here.

If this is your first LAMS meeting please see the Directions page for instructions on the access route to the Times-Mirror Meeting Room.


April 17 (Monday) 7:30 PM LAMS General Meeting, Times-Mirror Meeting Room, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Speaker: Cornelia Cho, pediatrician, president of the Mushroom Club of Georgia

Program: "Mushroom Poisoning Syndromes in Pets"

Description: Because our four-legged companions also enjoy savoring wild foods, they can get into trouble when consuming fungi.  This talk will cover different mushroom poisoning syndromes through a practical clinical lens, i.e. "what does this pet look like and how do we proceed from here?"  And then, "is there anything else this could be?" Also, what kinds of resources are available, and some newer and experimental, possibly life-saving treatments.  Dogs are the primary focus, though cats and others are mentioned as well.  This talk will be useful to pet lovers, veterinarians and anyone interested in aspects of mushroom poisoning.

Also, among your circle of friends and acquaintances, YOU are likely to be the one that knows the most about mushrooms.  Who are they going to call first when something happens to their 'best friend'?

Cornelia Cho

More information about LAMS events, including a biography of the speaker, is available on the Calendar page.


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