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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.

Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  • When: November 2020
  • Where: Everywhere

Lung Cancer Awareness Month is observed every November. Lung cancer is one of the most common diagnoses in men and women in the United States. The month is an opportunity to educate about the signs and symptoms of lung cancer, preventive measures and more. Organizations also use the month to raise awareness for other cancers that impact the lungs, such as pleural mesothelioma. People can get involved all month long in opportunities to help fundraise for research and raise awareness.

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15th Annual New York Lung Cancers Symposium®
  • When: November 7, 2020
  • Where: Anywhere (virtual event)

This annual event will feature a comprehensive overview of cancers that impact the lungs. Lung cancer experts will share the latest research in diagnostic techniques and treatment strategies. Attendees will learn about multidisciplinary approaches to care, immunotherapy options for late-stage lung cancer and the latest advances in treatment.

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Personalized Therapies in Thoracic Oncology
  • When: November 20 – November 21, 2020
  • Where: Anywhere (virtual event)

For its 25th event year, the conference formerly known as Perspectives in Thoracic Oncology is updating its format and experience. This year’s event will feature an expanded agenda to cover more topics of interest for thoracic oncology. The Personalized Therapies in Thoracic Oncology virtual event will feature presentations on testing for biomarkers, targeted therapies, immunotherapy, precision medicine and more.

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Rare Disease Innovation and Partnership Summit 2020
  • When: December 1 – December 4, 2020
  • Where: Anywhere (virtual event)

Patients, industry leaders, policymakers and other stakeholders will come together to discuss the latest innovations for rare diseases. This year’s keynote presentations include a patient perspective on searching for a cure, how AI may help discover new treatments sooner and innovative funding methods to boost research. In addition to these live presentations, attendees will also be able to interact with more than 20 on-demand sessions, attend various Q&A sessions and participate in virtual networking.

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

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

Rare Disease Day is an opportunity to educate the public on these rare conditions and fundraise for needed research.

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International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma
  • When: TBD
  • Where: TBD

Each year, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation hosts the International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma. The event brings together patients and their loved ones, advocates and mesothelioma experts. The two-day conference covers the latest treatment options, clinical trial research, support for patients and more.

The event was originally scheduled for April 2019. Due to the novel coronavirus, the event has been postponed until further notice.

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

Mesothelioma Awareness Day is an annual event on September 26. Around the country, the public can get involved with various events to raise awareness, fundraise for research and much more. Awareness is crucial to helping people understand mesothelioma and push for change to ban the known carcinogen, asbestos.

Every annual Mesothelioma Awareness Day brings together patients, survivors, loved ones, supporters, doctors and organizations. This day highlights the rare cancer and emphasizes the need to ban asbestos.

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