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The team at Mesothelioma.com has compiled a comprehensive list of events related to mesothelioma and asbestos across the United States and around the world. Our goal in promoting these events is to raise awareness about mesothelioma and to generate support for research to find a cure. If you have an event that you would like posted on this page, please email us at [email protected].

The team at Mesothelioma.com has compiled a comprehensive list of events related to mesothelioma and asbestos across the United States and around the world. Our goal in promoting these events is to raise awareness about mesothelioma and to generate support for research to find a cure. If you have an event that you would like posted on this page, please email us at [email protected].

Upcoming Events

National Cancer Prevention Month

National Cancer Prevention Month

The American Association for Cancer Research spreads awareness about cancer research and cancer prevention throughout the month of February. Over 40% of all cancer diagnoses and deaths are linked to preventable causes. With greater awareness of how to prevent cancer, individuals may be able to change their behaviors or lifestyles to lessen their chance of developing a terminal illness.

When: February 2020

Where: Everywhere

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World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day is a global initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). The event raises awareness about cancer, improves education and encourages action towards preventing cancer and discovering new, life-saving treatments. This event unites individuals and groups from around the world and focuses on the theme “I Am and I Will” this year.

When: 2/4/2020

Where: Everywhere

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17th Annual Winter Lung Cancer Conference

17th Annual Lung Cancer Conference

Thoracic oncologists from medical centers such as the Smilow Cancer Hospital, Stanford University Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center will be leading the annual conference on the latest lung cancer research. Panels will include immunotherapy for metastatic cancer, molecular testing at diagnosis and current surgical treatment approaches for lung diseases.

When: 2/7/2020 – 2/9/2020

Where: Miami, FL

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IASLC 2020 Targeted Therapies of Lung Cancer Meeting

IASLC 2020 Targeted Therapies of Lung Cancer Meeting

The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer is hosting this conference focused on clinical trials and targets for new therapies. Participants can expect to learn and share the latest data on clinical and preclinical studies of new therapeutic targets, as well as learn about early predictive biomarkers. The conference will host numerous experts in oncology, including radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists and thoracic surgeons.

When: 2/19/2020 – 2/22/2020

Where: Santa Monica, CA

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Immuno-Oncology 360˚

Immuno-Oncology 360

IO360˚ brings together over 500 oncology experts. This year’s conference features keynote speakers from the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy and Stanford Cancer Institute, as well as leaders from numerous other cancer research institutes. Discussion topics will include translational science, emerging biomarkers, clinical developments, machine learning and more.

When: 2/26/2020 – 2/28/2020

Where: New York, NY

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Rare Disease Day

Rare Disease Day

Originally launched by The Voice of Rare Disease Patients in Europe (EURODIS), Rare Disease Day now takes place all around the world on the last day of February. One of every 20 people lives with a rare disease at some point during their lifetime, often without a cure and misdiagnosed. Rare Disease Day is meant to raise awareness for the public and key decision-makers about how these illnesses can affect patients.

When: 2/29/2020

Where: Everywhere

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8th Annual Lung Cancer Symposium

8th Annual Lung Cancer Symposium

Thomas Jefferson University’s Sidney Kimmel Medical College is hosting the 8th Annual Lung Cancer Symposium this year. Health professionals will gather for the two-day event to discuss, learn and share information on screening, diagnosis and treatment for lung cancers. This year’s course focuses particularly on immunotherapy and surgical treatments for the first day, with interactive activities on the second day.

When: 3/5/2020 – 3/6/2020

Where: Philadelphia, PA

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Cancer Research Institute Immunotherapy Patient Summit

Cancer Research Institute Immunotherapy Patient Summit

The Cancer Research Institute is hosting a free, half-day event for cancer patients, caregivers and advocates. The Summit will discuss breakthroughs in immunotherapy treatments through a variety of presentations, panel discussions and talks. At the end of the Summit, attendees will also be able to discuss with healthcare experts and patients previously treated with immunotherapy.

When: 3/7/2020

Where: Seattle, WA

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Immunotherapy of Cancer: From CAR T Cells to Checkpoint Inhibitors

Immunotherapy of Cancer From CAR-T Cells to Checkpoint Inhibitors

This immunotherapy symposium will help attendees achieve a better understanding of how the treatment works and the latest clinical information. Panels will focus on CAR T cell therapy and checkpoint inhibitor management, treatment options for adverse reactions to immunotherapy and the future of immunotherapy for cancer. The symposium will bring together oncologists, hematologists, nurses and other healthcare experts.

When: 3/18/2020 – 3/21/2020

Where: Las Vegas, NV

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Environmental Information Association National Conference and Exhibition

Environmental Information Association National Conference and Exhibition

The Environmental Information Association (EIA) is hosting a conference and exhibition focused on environmental and occupational health hazards. THE EIA focuses on identifying and handling environmental hazards, especially in buildings and structures, to improve the life expectancies and quality of life across the nation. Topics such as lead-based paint abatement, asbestos management and indoor air quality will be discussed at the conference with various learning sessions available.

When: 3/28/2020 – 4/1/2020

Where: Seattle, WA

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Global Asbestos Awareness Week

Global Asbestos Awareness Week

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) founded Global Asbestos Awareness Week in 2004 to raise awareness about asbestos. The annual event also aims to raise awareness about asbestos prevention, joining experts and victims from around the world to share their stories. In addition to raising awareness, Global Asbestos Awareness Week advocates for a global asbestos ban.

When: 4/1/2020 – 4/7/2020

Where: Everywhere

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ADAO’s 16th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference

ADAO’s 16th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) hosts a conference every year, dedicated to asbestos awareness. Since 2005, there have been over 300 speakers with experts from 15 different countries. Individuals gather from around the world to discuss the efforts towards asbestos education, advocacy and awareness.

When: 4/3/2020 – 4/5/2020

Where: Washington, D.C.

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Global Health and Innovation Conference

Global Health and Innovation Conference

The Global Health and Innovation Conference (GHIC) hosts 2,000 professionals and students from around the country and from around the world. The event is the largest global health conference and the largest social entrepreneurship conference, bringing together leaders, changemakers and individuals from multiple global health sectors. Participants can attend panels on environmental health, health advocacy, technology in health and more.

When: 4/4/2020 – 4/5/2020

Where: Yale University, New Haven, CT

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American Public Health Association National Public Health Week

American Public Health Association National Public Health Week

The American Public Health Association (APHA) dedicates a week every April to recognize the importance of public health. This week is also meant to highlight issues important to improving the nation. The APHA releases new materials each year during Health Week to help raise awareness about public health and prevention.

When: 4/6/2020 – 4/12/2020

Where: Everywhere

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European Lung Cancer Congress 2020

European Lung Cancer Congress 2020

The European Lung Cancer Congress (ELCC) is an international, collaborative conference to discuss the latest findings and advance science toward finding a cure for lung cancers. Experts from around the world will share insights on multimodal treatment options, brain metastases, treatment for adverse reactions and more.

When: 4/15/2020 – 4/18/2020

Where: Geneva, Switzerland

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AACR Annual Meeting 2020

AACR Annual Meeting 2020

The American Association for Cancer Research is hosting its annual meeting covering the latest cancer research news. Attendees will hear discussions on cancer biology, translational research, clinical trials, cancer survivorship and more. Participants will also have the opportunity to attend hands-on educational sessions with leading oncologists and researchers from across the nation.

When: 4/24/2020 – 4/29/2020

Where: San Diego, CA

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Linda Molinari Editor in Chief

Linda Molinari has more than 15 years of experience as a writer and advocate for mesothelioma patients and a ban on asbestos.


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Annette Charlevois Patient Support Coordinator

Annette Charlevois is a senior paralegal at the law firm of Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen, helping patients find medical and legal resources.


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