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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].

Mesothelioma events nationwide have been postponed due to COVID-19. Check back for updates.

Upcoming Events

The 12th Annual Alton Miles for Meso 5K Race & 3K Fun Run/Walk

Miles for Meso

Since 2009, Miles for Meso has taken place in Alton, Illinois. The 5K race and 3K fun run/walk raise awareness for mesothelioma and funding for research. This year’s event is virtual, starting on Mesothelioma Awareness Day. Participants can complete the race anywhere and have until October 2nd to submit their results. The proceeds of the event will go to the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization.

When: 9/26/2020 – 10/2/2020

Where: Virtual event

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Personalized Therapies in Thoracic Oncology: NYC Virtual Event

Personalized Therapies in Thoracic Oncology Virtual Event

This annual event was formerly known as Perspectives in Thoracic Oncology. Event leaders have updated the format to introduce more topics related to lung cancer care. New topics include targeted therapies, precision medicine, biomarkers and more. At the end of the event, top thoracic oncologists will host a question and answer session. Attendees will also have access to lectures until next year.

When: 10/2/2020 – 10/3/2020

Where: Virtual event

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Rare Diseases and Orphan Products Breakthrough Summit

NORD

The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is hosting a virtual summit. Topics include the impact of coronavirus on rare diseases, technology advancements and tools to drive innovation toward finding cures. The summit will feature a variety of speakers, including a panel of health experts, patient advocates and other healthcare industry leaders.

When: 10/8/2020 – 10/9/2020

Where: Virtual event

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IASLC 2020 North America Conference on Lung Cancer

IASLC

The International Association of the Study of Lung Cancer is hosting a virtual conference on lung cancer. Speakers will include pathologists, medical oncologists, thoracic surgeons and others in the medical field. Participants will learn about the latest advancements in prevention, treatment and diagnosis for lung cancers.

When: 10/16/2020 – 10/17/2020

Where: Virtual event

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The ESMO Virtual Congress 2020

ESMO

The ESMO Virtual Congress 2020 will bring together healthcare professionals from across the globe. The Education Weekend in October will feature keynote lectures, various educational and collaborative sessions, as well as sessions for young oncologists and patient advocates. Participants will learn about the latest developments in cancer care, including information around COVID-19 and cancer research.

When: 10/16/2020 – 10/18/2020

Where: Virtual event

More Info: Event Page

Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™ - Seattle

SITC

The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) is hosting Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™ with a live virtual program from Seattle, Washington. The event will feature speakers from the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and more. Participants will learn about applications of immunotherapy, clinical management of adverse events and what’s next in immunotherapy research.

When: 10/31/2020

Where: Virtual event

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Lung Cancer Foundation of America

Each November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout the month, participants can bring awareness to cancers impacting the lungs and help raise funding for research. The Lung Cancer Foundation of America encourages people to get involved by sharing personal stories and the latest lung cancer research.

When: November 2020

Where: Everywhere

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15th Annual New York Lung Cancers Symposium®

15th Annual New York Lung Cancers Symposium

The 15th Annual New York Lung Cancers Symposium® will bring together medical oncologists, thoracic surgeons, radiation oncologists and more from around the country. This year’s program will feature presentations on multidisciplinary diagnostic methods for thoracic cancers and immunotherapy for advanced-stage cancer. Participants will have the opportunity to network with experts in the field, ask questions on challenging cases and learn about the most recent research.

When: 11/7/2020

Where: Virtual event

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Cancer Survivorship: Fundamentals for Primary Care 2020

Cancer Survivorship Fundamentals for Primary Care

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is offering a virtual Zoom program on care for cancer survivors. The program is suited for primary care providers interested in learning more about caring for survivors. Topics will include managing late- or long-term side effects, monitoring for cancer recurrence, screening for other malignancies and more.

When: 11/13/2020

Where: Virtual event

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Personalized Therapies in Thoracic Oncology: Los Angeles Virtual Event

Personalized Therapies in Thoracic Oncology Virtual Event

Formerly known as Perspectives in Thoracic Oncology, this annual event has been updated to introduce more topics related to lung cancer care. Participants will learn about targeted therapies, precision medicine, biomarkers and more. The virtual event will also provide participants access to lectures until next year and a question and answer session with top thoracic oncologists.

When: 11/20/2020 – 11/21/2020

Where: Virtual event

More Info: Event Page

Rare Disease Innovation and Partnership Summit 2020

EBD Group Rare Disease Innovation and Partnership Summit

The Rare Disease Summit will bring together patients, industry experts and policy makers to discuss the latest research and developments for rare diseases. Attendees will participate in sessions about global drug development, patient advocacy, the use of AI to help discover new treatments and more.

*This event was previously scheduled for June 24 to June 26.

When: 12/1/2020 – 12/4/2020

Where: Virtual Event

More Info: Event Page

International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation’s symposium brings together the mesothelioma community, including patients, caregivers, researchers and oncologists. Attendees can participate in one-on-one sessions with top mesothelioma doctors and learn about the latest treatment options. The symposium is also hosting a voluntary clinical trial that will analyze potential mesothelioma biomarkers in patient volunteers’ breath.

*This event was previously scheduled for April 6 to April 7.

When: Postponed – New dates TBD

Where: San Antonio, TX

More Info: Event Page

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.

*This event was previously scheduled for April 3 to April 5.

When: Postponed – New dates TBD

Where: Washington, D.C.

More Info: Event Page

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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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