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Organizations hold events to raise awareness about mesothelioma and asbestos. Some events may help fundraise for cancer research and share support for impacted families. Conferences also enable healthcare providers to share the latest research. This curated list includes events for the public and healthcare providers.

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Upcoming Events

20th Annual Winter Lung Cancer Conference®

Logo for the 20th Annual Winter Lung Cancer Conference®

The 20th Annual Winter Lung Cancer Conference allows healthcare professionals to gather and learn from some of the top thoracic oncologists. Attendees will learn from these specialists as they share the latest research and practical information for treating patients. This event will focus on immunotherapy, targeted agents and multidisciplinary approaches.

When: 2/3/2023 – 2/5/2023
Where: The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, FL
Who: Healthcare professionals
What: Educational conference
More Info: Event Page

Lung Leavin’ Day

Lung Leavin' Day
The 17th annual Lung Leavin’ Day marks the anniversary of mesothelioma survivor Heather Von St. James’ lung removal surgery. Heather’s sister nicknamed the surgery Lung Leavin’ Day to help lighten the mood. Every year since, Heather and her family celebrate the anniversary of the successful surgery and fundraise for mesothelioma research. All proceeds from the event go to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation. Individuals can donate directly to the foundation here.

When: 2/4/2023
Where: Everywhere
Who: Everyone
What: Fundraising and awareness day
More Info: Event Page

World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day logo

World Cancer Day is a global initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). The annual event raises awareness for all types of cancer, educates the public on prevention and highlights the importance of continued research for life-saving treatments. This year’s theme is “Close the Care Gap.” The focus for this year’s portion of the three-year campaign is uniting our voices and taking action to reduce the global impact of cancer.

When: 2/4/2023
Where: Everywhere
Who: Everyone
What: Awareness day
More Info: Event Page

IASLC 2023 Targeted Therapies of Lung Cancer Meeting

Logo for IASLC 2023 Targeted Therapies of Lung Cancer Meeting.

The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) is hosting an in-person event with some virtual elements. The program will focus on the latest therapies and clinical trials for lung cancer treatment. Presenters will share preclinical and early clinical data of emerging immunotherapy approaches and more.

When: 2/22/2023 – 2/25/2023
Where: Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica, CA
Who: Healthcare professionals
What: Educational conference
More Info: Event Page

Rare Disease Day®

Logo for Rare Disease Day®

Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February each year. The main objective of the annual event is to raise awareness for rare diseases like mesothelioma. The public can get involved by sharing information or personal stories on social media, participating in virtual events and helping to fundraise for research.

When: 2/28/2023
Where: Everywhere
Who: Everyone
What: Awareness day
More Info: Event Page

ESMO Targeted Anticancer Therapies Congress 2023

Logo for ESMO Targeted Anticancer Therapies Congress 2023

The European Society for Medical Oncology (EMSO) will host the 2023 Targeted Anticancer Therapies Conference. This conference will focus on promising new anticancer targets and agents. Experts will focus on improving patient care and early phase clinical trial development. Attendees will gain valuable information on innovation in phase 1 clinical trials and developments in cell therapy, including CRISPR, CAR-T and TILs.

When: 3/6/2023 – 3/8/2023
Where: Palais des Congrès de Paris in Paris, France
Who: Healthcare professionals
What: Educational conference
More Info: Event Page

European Lung Cancer Congress (ELCC 2023)

Logo for European Lung Cancer Congress (ELCC 2023)

The 2023 European Lung Cancer Congress meeting will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark. Professionals in a variety of fields, like oncology and surgery, are invited to attend. The conference will discuss state-of-the-art treatment for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), small cell lung cancer (SCLC), mesothelioma and mediastinal tumors. Attendees will also learn about the changing role of multimodality and multidisciplinary decisions in lung cancer treatment.

When: 3/29/2023 – 4/1/2023
Where: Hybrid virtual and in-person event at the Bella Center in Copenhagen, Denmark
Who: Healthcare professionals
What: Educational conference
More Info: Event Page