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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

11th Annual Walk/Hike for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

The logo for the Pacific Mesothelioma Center.

The Pacific Mesothelioma Center (PMC) hosts an annual walk to help raise funds for mesothelioma research. Started in 2012, the PMC’s goal is to become the most innovative nonprofit research and treatment organization in the world for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. Individuals can attend the walk in person in Los Angeles or virtually join from anywhere.

When: 9/25/2022
Where: Kenneth Hahn Park in Los Angeles, CA or virtually
Who: Everyone
What: Fundraiser
More Info: Event Page

Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation

Mesothelioma Awareness Day will take place on 9/26. It was first established by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (the Meso Foundation) in 2004. Individuals can get involved by wearing blue and sharing pictures on social media to raise awareness for mesothelioma and show support for those affected by it. Fundraising events can also be found locally and virtually nationwide. The funds can go towards patient support, research, treatment and disease prevention. Informational resources are also available for further education about mesothelioma and asbestos.

When: 9/26/2022
Where: Everywhere
Who: Everyone
What: Awareness day
More Info: Event Page

Mayo Clinic Updates in CAR-T Cell Therapy 2022 - LIVESTREAM

Mayo Clinic logo

The Mayo Clinic is hosting a course dedicated to CAR-T cell therapy, a promising form of immunotherapy. The two-day course will teach interested physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals about the treatment and management of patients receiving CAR-T cell therapy and more.

When: 9/29/2022 – 9/30/2022
Where: Hybrid virtual and in-person course at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN
Who: Healthcare professionals
What: Educational conference
More Info: Event Page

International Cancer Education Conference

Logo for the International Cancer Education Conference

The International Cancer Education Conference meets annually to bring together members of the cancer community to share news and education from the oncology field. This year’s meeting has many workshops planned. Attendees can participate in “Advancing Social & Community Participation in Cancer Education,” “Integrating Patients as Educators in Training and Continuing Professional Development Programs” and other workshops.

When: 10/12/2022 – 10/14/2022
Where: The Hotel at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD
Who: Healthcare professionals
What: Educational conference
More Info: Event Page

34th Annual Fall Foliage Cancer Conference

Logo for the Annual Fall Foliage Cancer Conference

The focus of this year’s Fall Foliage Cancer Conference will be on lung cancers. The conference will provide practicing physicians with a review of current treatment practices. During the two-day event, lung cancer experts will cover surgical procedures, immunotherapy, targeted therapy for lung cancer and more.

When: 10/21/2022 – 10/22/2022
Where: Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC
Who: Healthcare professionals
What: Educational conference
More Info: Event Page

Atlanta Lung Cancer Symposium (ALCS) 2022

Logo for the 16th Annual Lung Cancer Symposium

The 16th Annual Atlanta Lung Cancer Symposium will be held at the Loews Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. The symposium is intended for clinicians and academics to exchange ideas and research on novel therapies, biomarkers and the latest clinical developments. Attendees will hear about immunotherapy for small cell lung cancer, liquid biopsy for treatment decisions and more.

When: 10/29/2022
Where: Loews Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, GA
Who: Healthcare professionals
What: Educational conference
More Info: Event Page

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Logo for the LCAM Coalition

Research and advocacy organizations from around the world partner each November for Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Their goal is to improve outcomes for lung cancer patients. Throughout the month, the public can get involved by bringing awareness to cancers impacting the lungs and participating in fundraising events for research.

When: November 2022
Where: Everywhere
Who: Everyone
What: Awareness
More Info: Event Page

Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer’s (SITC) 37th Annual Meeting and Pre-Conference Program

SITC logo

The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) is hosting its annual meeting at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Pre-conference events will be held at the Boston Omni Hotel. Experts from the National Cancer Institute, Stanford University and other organizations will share the latest research. Event topics include biomarkers, immunotherapy, cancer vaccines and more.

When: 11/8/2022 – 11/12/2022
Where: Hybrid virtual and in-person conference at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, MA
Who: Healthcare professionals
What: Educational conference
More Info: Event Page

17th Annual New York Lung Cancers Symposium®

Logo for the 17th Annual Lung Cancer Symposium

The 17th Annual New York Lung Cancers Symposium® will be a hybrid event with in-person and virtual options. The symposium is designed for oncologists, thoracic surgeons, pulmonologists, nurses and other health care professionals to discuss and share the latest research regarding the management and treatment of lung cancer patients. Experts will present new information on immunotherapy, targeted agents and other therapies for lung cancers.

When: 11/12/2022
Where: Hybrid virtual and in-person conference at the InterContinental New York Barclay in New York, NY
Who: Healthcare professionals
What: Educational conference
More Info: Event Page

The Great American Smokeout®

Logo for the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout

The American Cancer Society hosts the Great American Smokeout® annually on the third Thursday of November. The event challenges smokers to stop smoking for at least 24 hours. Organizers hope to lead smokers to completely quit smoking for good to help reduce the number of cancer cases tied to smoking. Tobacco smoke is a known risk factor for lung cancer and may make it difficult for the body to fight other cancers.

When: 11/17/2022
Where: Everywhere
Who: Everyone
What: Awareness
More Info: Event Page

Leading Edge of Cancer Research Symposium

Logo for the 2022 Leading Edge of Cancer Research Symposium

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is hosting this symposium virtually again this year. Experts from around the world will present the latest discoveries in translational research. Sessions of note include “Clonal Expansion in Normal and Pathological Tissues: It’s All a Matter of Fitness,” “Unleashing the Immune System to Develop Therapeutic Strategies” and “Integrated Immune-Microbiome Biomarker Discovery.”

When: 11/17/2022 – 11/18/2022
Where: Virtual event
Who: Healthcare professionals
What: Educational conference
More Info: Event Page

Second Annual Diamonds Are Forever Casino Evening

Diamonds Are Forever Casino Evening Logo

The Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute is hosting their second annual Diamonds Are Forever Casino Evening. The event will help raise funds for mesothelioma, lung, thymus and esophageal cancer research. Guests will be able to partake in cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, games and a silent auction.

When: 11/20/2022
Where: The Taglyan Complex in Los Angeles, CA
Who: Everyone
What: Fundraiser
More Info: Event Page

7th Annual International Congress on Immunotherapies in Cancer™: Focus on Practice-Changing Application

Logo for the 7th International Congress on Immunotherapies in Cancer

This one-day interactive program will provide oncology professionals with a comprehensive review of the latest clinical trial research and data. Topics of interest include new FDA immunotherapy indications, tailoring immunotherapy regimens and addressing immune resistance.

When: 12/10/2022
Where: Hybrid virtual and in-person at InterContinental New York Times Square in New York, NY
Who: Healthcare professionals
What: Educational conference
More Info: Event Page

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