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The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance 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 info@mesothelioma.com.

Upcoming Events

British Thoracic Oncology Group’s Annual Conference

British Thoracic Oncology Group’s Annual Conference

This is the BTOG’s 17th annual conference and brings together speakers and attendees from around the world. Previous topics covered during the three-day event include respiratory medicine, immunotherapy, mesothelioma, translational oncology, and radiotherapy. For further information, please visit the BTOG's website via the link below.

  • When: 1/23/2019 - 1/25/2019
  • Where: Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dublin
  • More Info: Event Page
National Cancer Prevention Month

National Cancer Prevention Month

Each year, the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) participates in National Cancer Prevention Month to educate and inform others about how to reduce their risk of developing the disease. The campaign focuses on helping people make better lifestyle choices to lower their risk, including choosing healthier eating habits and exercising more. To learn more, please visit AICR's website via the link below.

  • When: February 2019
  • Where: Nationwide
  • More Info: Event Page
Lung Leavin’ Day Celebration

Lung Leavin’ Day Celebration

Lung Leavin’ Day was created by Heather Von St. James to mark the day of her life-saving mesothelioma surgery. Each year, guests write their fears onto dinner plates and then smash them to help conquer their worries, fears, and stresses. This is the 13th year of the event and has raised thousands of dollars for the Mesothelioma Foundation and the ADAO.

  • When: February 2, 2019
  • Where: Roseville, MN
  • More Info: Event Page
World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day

Each year, the world comes together to show its support for those battling cancer, and push governments around the world to continue looking for a cure. World Cancer Day also draws attention to the inequality of cancer deaths, as a majority of deaths today occur in developing countries around the globe.

  • When: February 4, 2019
  • Where: Worldwide
  • More Info: Event Page
Rare Disease Day

Rare Disease Day

Rare Disease Day is held on the last day of February each year and raises support for the more than 7,000 rare diseases and disorders affecting 30 million Americans. Currently, 95% of rare diseases have no form of treatment available, making research and education paramount to addressing the problem.

  • When: February 28, 2019
  • Where: Worldwide
  • More Info: Event Page
2019 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma

2019 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma

This multi-day event hosted by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF) brings together doctors, researchers, patients, and others to discuss the latest advancements and achievements in the mesothelioma community. To date, the organization has funded more than 100 studies through its research grant program. To find out more, please visit MARF's site via the link below.

  • When: 3/25/2019 - 3/27/2019
  • Where: Bethesda, MD
  • More Info: Event Page

Past Events

National Council for Occupational Safety and Health Conference (COSH) 2018

National Council for Occupational Safety and Health Conference (COSH) 2018

Each year, the National Conference on Worker Safety and Health (COSH) brings together an inclusive and diverse group of people to address several common goals, including worker empowerment, reducing on-the-job injuries and deaths, and making workplaces safer. For more information, please visit the National COSH’s conference site via the link below.

  • When: 12/4/2018 - 12/6/2018
  • Where: Maritime Center - Baltimore, MD
  • More Info: Event Page
Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is an annual event held on the first Tuesday following Thanksgiving in the U.S. Building off the excitement of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday encourages people to support their local and national charities throughout the holiday season. For more information, please visit the Giving Tuesday site via the link below.

American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo

American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo

American Public Health Association's APHA's Annual Meeting and Expo is the largest annual gathering of public health professionals. More than 12,000 people attend, and thousands of new abstracts are presented each year, making APHA 2018 the most influential meeting in public health. For more information, please visit the APHA's conference site via the link below.

  • When: 11/10/2018 - 11/14/2018
  • Where: San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA
  • More Info: Event Page
National Family Caregivers Month

National Family Caregivers Month

According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, more than 44 million people in the United States are caring for a loved one with a disability or disease. This month honors those people for their contributions and helps find new ways to help caregivers provide the best care possible. For more information, please visit the organization's site via the link below.

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Lung cancer accounts for more than a quarter of all cancer deaths and is a leading killer among both men and women. International non-profit lung cancer organizations, including the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), are working together to share survivor stories, support families and caregivers, and promote continued research and medical breakthroughs.

Author: Linda Molinari

Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

Linda Molinari

Reviewer: Annette Charlevois

Patient Support Coordinator

Annette Charlevois
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