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Mesothelioma Events

If you’re interested in getting involved in the community, check back often for updated events around the country dedicated to raising awareness, discussing the latest in research and more.

Getting involved in a mesothelioma or other related event is a great way to show your support for the cause, connect with others and raise awareness. Learn more about events that you or a loved one may be interested in below.

Immuno-Oncology Summit
  • When: August 5 – August 9, 2019
  • Where: Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston, MA

Over 675 cancer researchers, clinicians and thought leaders of the field will gather at the annual Immuno-Oncology Summit in Boston. The 5-day conference will feature more than 175 presentations with insights around personalized cancer care like immunotherapy and adoptive cell therapy. Attendees will also get the opportunity to participate in training seminars and active workshops, working together with world-renowned experts to maximize their learning from the summit.

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Advanced Practice Providers (APP) Oncology Summit
  • When: August 16 – August 17, 2019
  • Where: New York, NY

The two-day oncology summit focuses on improving oncology care for patients and providers. Attendees will work with their peers to learn solutions for improving real-life care situations, such as managing oncologic emergencies, managing treatment side effects and more. Guests will also have access to the latest research around treatment methods, including the latest FDA approved cancer drugs, multimodal treatments and palliative treatment.

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Next Generation Dx Summit
  • When: August 20 – August 22, 2019
  • Where: Washington, D.C.

The Next Generation Dx Summit offers a conference program spanning the latest research in a variety of areas of cancer research. The latest information on diagnosing cancer, including liquid biopsies, digital pathology and companion diagnostics, will be presented in several panels, as well as the latest clinical trials on immunotherapy and biomarkers aiding immuno-oncology.

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Kayaking 4 Meso
  • When: September 7, 2019
  • Where: Waterford, NY

In honor of Mesothelioma Awareness Day, the annual Kayaking 4 Meso even will be held in the town of Halfmoon. Attendees will help raise awareness and donations for mesothelioma in support of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation. The goal of the event is to promote research for the rare cancer in the hopes of finding a cure. The event takes place across 7.5 miles of the Hudson River.

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2019 International Cancer Education Conference (ICEC)
  • When: September 18 – September 20, 2019
  • Where: Salt Lake City, UT

The 2019 ICEC is co-organized by the American Association for Cancer Education (AACE), the Cancer Patient Education Network (CPEN) and the European Association for Cancer Education (EACE). The conference will bring together more than 250 people in the cancer care community, including doctors, nurses, medical students and cancer patients. Attendees have the opportunity to earn hands-on experience for improving cancer education and cancer care through various panels and discussions.

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World Cancer Research and Biomarkers Conference
  • When: September 25 – September 26, 2019
  • Where: Toronto, Canada

The World Cancer Research and Biomarkers Conference 2019 features a robust agenda, encapsulating many sessions on the latest biomarker research and how they are being used for diagnosis and treatment. Researchers from around the world will gather to share their expertise and the most up-to-date clinical trials and studies available.

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Featured Annual Event
Mesothelioma Awareness Day
  • When: September 26, 2019
  • Where: Everywhere

Around the country, events will branch off of this day for groups to show their support for raising awareness, money for research and much more. Awareness is crucial to helping people understand mesothelioma and push for change to ban the known carcinogen, asbestos. Homes, buildings and schools are continuing to put people at risk for developing asbestos-related diseases.

This year marks the 15th annual Mesothelioma Awareness Day. Bringing together patients, survivors, loved ones, supporters, doctors and organizations, this day highlights the disease and emphasizes the need to ban asbestos.

Join the cause, look at events held around the country, not just on this day, but throughout the year to push for an asbestos ban and cure for mesothelioma.

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The 11th Annual Alton Miles for Meso 5K
  • When: September 28, 2019
  • Where: Alton, IL

The 11th Annual Miles for Meso race celebrating Mesothelioma Awareness Day will take place on September 28th. Racers can participate in a 5k race or 3k fun run, as well as virtually participate from anywhere in the world. The event is focused on raising awareness for the rare disease, the dangers of asbestos and promoting the need for more funds for mesothelioma research.

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2nd Annual Advances in Immuno-Oncology USA Congress
  • When: October 8 – October 9, 2019
  • Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, San Diego, USA

Over 200 people in the oncology field are expected to attend the 2nd Annual Advances in Immuno-Oncology Congress in San Diego. The event will feature 40+ panel discussions around the emerging innovations in oncology, clinical applications and research. Participants also have the opportunity to partake in one-on-one meetings with renowned experts.

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IASLC 2019 North America Conference on Lung Cancer
  • When: October 10 – October 12, 2019
  • Where: Chicago, IL

The 2019 North American Conference on Lung Cancer hosted by the IASLC will offer more than 700 attendants lectures, poster presentations and abstracts filled with the latest findings in lung cancer and thoracic conditions like mesothelioma. Some of the highlighted presentations include diagnostic techniques, advancements in pathology advanced radiation therapies and immunotherapy.

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Summit for Cancer Immunotherapy
  • When: October 20 – October 23, 2019
  • Where: Victoria, British Columbia

This year marks the fourth annual Summit for Cancer Immunotherapy with presentations, discussions and workshop opportunities for over 300 leaders in the medical field. The summit will teach attendees about the ongoing efforts in immunotherapy drug development, gene editing, biomarkers and more. The conference will also feature clinician and patient perspectives for each panel.

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IV International Conference on Cancer Research & Drug Development
  • When: October 21 – October 23, 2019
  • Where: Radisson Hotel Baltimore Downtown-Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD

Cancer R&D 2019 will host more than 200 global oncologists, researchers, translational scientists and more to discuss the latest in cancer research. Discussions will focus on cancer biology, new treatments and technologies and cancer metastasis, as well as sessions devoted to specific kinds of cancer.

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AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics
  • When: October 26 – October 30, 2019
  • Where: Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA

This international conference, hosted by the American Association for Cancer Research, is centered around the latest findings and clinical trials on cancer treatments and targets, like biomarkers, for these emerging therapies. Some discussions will include immunology, CAR-T cell therapy and DNA repair.

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Featured Annual Event
Rare Disease Day
  • When: February 28, 2020
  • Where: Everywhere

Held on the last day of February each year, Rare Disease Day raises support and awareness for over 7,000 rare diseases and disorders, including mesothelioma, that affect around 30 million Americans. As of today, 95% of rare diseases don’t have any available treatments, stressing the importance of research.

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