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The team at 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 impacted by COVID-19. Check back for updates.

Upcoming Events

Mayo Clinic Radiation Oncology: Current Practice and Future Direction

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The Mayo Clinic is offering this multi-day course for health care professionals interested in or practicing radiation oncology. The course will entail panel discussions, poster sessions and lectures on the latest updates in radiation therapy. Participants will learn about stereotactic body radiotherapy, proton therapy, multimodal approaches with radiation and more.

When: 1/17/2022 – 1/21/2022

Where: Hyatt Regency Maui in Maui, HI

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Lung Leavin’ Day

Lung Leavin' Day

The 16th annual Lung Leavin’ Day marks the anniversary of mesothelioma survivor Heather Von St. James’ lung removal surgery. To lighten the mood, her sister nicknamed the surgery “Lung Leavin’ Day.” Since then, Heather and her family use the day to celebrate her survivorship and fundraise for mesothelioma. Proceeds from the event go toward the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation. Individuals can donate directly to the foundation here or donate towards Heather’s travel grant here.

When: 2/2/2022

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) since 2000. The annual event raises awareness for all types of cancer, educates the public on prevention and highlights the importance of continued research for treatments. Individuals can participate by raising awareness, sharing their stories and joining efforts to fundraise for cancer research.

When: 2/4/2022

Where: Everywhere

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19th Annual Winter Lung Cancer Conference®

19th Annual Winter Lung Cancer Conference

International experts in thoracic oncology will be leading discussions and sharing the latest research at this annual conference. Attendees will learn about molecular testing strategies to develop treatment plans, immunotherapy and targeted treatment approaches for lung cancer and management of adverse effects in patients. Participants can also attend question-and-answer sessions with leading thoracic experts.

When: 2/4/2022 – 2/6/2022

Where: Eden Roc Miami Beach in Miami Beach, FL

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12th AACR-JCA Joint Conference: Breakthroughs in Cancer Research— Translating Knowledge Into Practice

American Association for Cancer Research

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and Japanese Cancer Association (JCA) are hosting their annual joint conference. The conference is aimed toward basic, translational and clinical investigators with all levels of experience. Researchers from around the world will share the latest advances in cancer research.

When: 2/5/2022 – 2/9/2022

Where: Hyatt Regency Maui in Maui, HI

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Immuno-Oncology 360° (IO360°)

Immuno-Oncology 360°

The 8th annual IO360° will provide participants with insights on the most current data and advancements in immunotherapy. Conference session topics will include clinical developments, emerging biomarkers, cell and gene therapy, cytokines and more. Scientists and health care professionals from MD Anderson Cancer Center, Columbia University and the National Cancer Institute, among others, will lead discussions and share insights.

When: 2/16/2022 – 2/18/2022

Where: Crowne Plaza Times Square in New York, NY

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Rare Disease Day

Rare Disease Day

Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February each year. The main objective of the annual event is to raise awareness for rare diseases such as mesothelioma. The public can get involved by sharing information and/or personal stories on social media, participating in virtual or in-person events and fundraising for research.

When: 2/28/2022

Where: Everywhere

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ESMO Targeted Anticancer Therapies Congress 2022


The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) is hosting this two-day congress. The event will be held in person with options for online access. The meeting will bring together cancer experts from around the world. The program will focus on new anticancer targets and agents, particularly those in early-phase clinical development.

When: 3/7/2022 – 3/9/2022

Where: Palais des Congrès de Paris in Paris, France

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European Lung Cancer Congress (ELCC 2022)

European Lung Cancer Congress (ELCC)

This year’s European Lung Cancer Congress (ELCC) will be hosted in Prague with options for online access. International lung cancer experts will participate in the meeting, sharing their insights and working together to improve patient care. Session topics will include lung cancer detection and screenings, prevention and emerging therapies.

When: 3/30/2022 – 4/2/2022

Where: Prague Congress Centre in Prague, Czech Republic

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