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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].

Upcoming Events

Kayaking 4 Meso

Kayaking 4 Meso
The annual Kayaking 4 Meso event will launch from the Flightlock Road Boat Launch in Waterford, NY and head about 7.5 miles down the Hudson River to the Halfmoon Lighthouse Park. The event raises awareness for mesothelioma and funding for research. All proceeds from the event will go to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation to support clinical trials and research for the rare cancer.

  • When: 9/7/2019
  • Where: Waterford, NY
  • More Info: Event Page
2019 International Cancer Education Conference (ICEC)

ICEC 2019 Conference
The ICEC brings together over 250 physicians, oncologists, nurses, healthcare providers, medical students, professors, cancer survivors, and more to hear the latest international research. The conference will feature keynote speakers from renowned facilities, including Huntsman Cancer Institute and the National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care. Attendees will have the chance to attend panels on emerging technologies in cancer care, improving cancer education, and more, as well as participate in hands-on workshops.

  • When: 9/18/2019 – 9/20/2019
  • Where: Salt Lake City, UT
  • More Info: Event Page
World Cancer Research and Biomarkers Conference

World Oncology Research & Biomarkers Conference
The World Cancer Research and Biomarkers Conference 2019 is focused on the theme “Congress on Innovative Approaches,” with insight into the latest cancer research and technologies. The event will feature keynote speakers and leading researchers from around the world with panels around cancer biology, biomarkers, cancer therapies, cancer genetics, nanotechnology, and more.

  • When: 9/25/2019 – 9/26/2019
  • Where: Toronto, Canada
  • More Info: Event Page
Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation launched Mesothelioma Awareness Day in 2004 to bring attention to the rare cancer and help raise funding for research. This year will mark the 15th annual Mesothelioma Awareness Day, bringing together doctors, researchers, patients, advocates, and more to highlight the need for an asbestos ban and more research for mesothelioma. Different events and fundraising efforts will be held across the country for supporters to join.

  • When: 9/26/2019
  • Where: Nationwide
  • More Info: Event Page
The 11th Annual Alton Miles for Meso 5K

Miles For Meso
The 11th Annual Miles for Meso event includes a 5k race and a 3k fun run/walk in celebration of Mesothelioma Awareness Day. The race is a fundraising effort for mesothelioma research, while helping raise awareness for the rare cancer and the continued dangers of asbestos around the world. For those who can’t attend, there is also a virtual race available.

  • When: 9/28/2019
  • Where: Alton, IL
  • More Info: Event Page
2nd Annual Advances in Immuno-Oncology USA Congress

Immuno-Oncology Congress
The 2nd Annual Advances in Immuno-Oncology Congress will feature over 200 delegates presenting the latest clinical research and holding discussions around innovations in immunotherapy. Discussions and panels will include clinical information on translational immunotherapy, preclinical development for immunotherapies, and more.

  • When: 10/8/2019 – 10/9/2019
  • Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, San Diego, USA
  • More Info: Event Page
IASLC 2019 North America Conference on Lung Cancer

2019 IASLC

The IASLC’s Conference on Lung Cancer offers scientists, researchers, thoracic surgeons, radiologists, patient advocates, and more the opportunity to attend various panel discussions and workshops on lung cancer and other thoracic conditions. Over 700 anticipated attendees can expect to learn about early screening and diagnostic opportunities, advanced radiation techniques, emerging treatments, immunotherapy, and pathology.

  • When: 10/10/2019 – 10/12/2019
  • Where: Chicago, IL
  • More Info: Event Page
Summit for Cancer Immunotherapy

Summit for Cancer Immunotherapy

The 4th Annual Summit for Cancer Immunotherapy will host over 300 leading scientists, researchers, and medical professionals in discussions around the latest clinical trials and treatments. Panels on the progress made in research will include patient perspectives, as well as analysis from doctors and scientists developing these drugs and leading the clinical studies.

  • When: 10/20/2019 – 10/23/2019
  • Where: Fairmont Empress, Victoria, British Columbia
  • More Info: Event Page
IV International Conference on Cancer Research & Drug Development

International Conference on Cancer Research & Drug Development

The International Conference on Cancer Research & Drug Development expects over 200 participants from around the world, including renowned clinicians, translational scientists, and senior and young investigators. Cancer biology, cancer therapies, emerging technologies, and specific cancer discussions are on the program agenda, along with hands-on sessions.

  • When: 10/21/2019 – 10/23/2019
  • Where: Radisson Hotel Baltimore Downtown, Baltimore, MD
  • More Info: Event Page
AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics

American Association for Cancer Research

The American Association for Cancer Research is holding a conference on novel cancer therapies, led by renowned researchers and specialists from institutions like the National Cancer Institute and Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. The program includes sessions on a variety of emerging treatments and research, including CAR-T cell therapy, DNA repair, liquid biopsies, and immuno-oncology.

  • When: 10/26/2019 – 10/30/2019
  • Where: Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA
  • More Info: Event Page
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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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