This week, I’m packing my bags for a series of meetings. On Thursday, I’ll be speaking to over 100 CLL patients and caregivers in Cherry Hill, NJ with Dr. Anthony Mato and his team at UPenn. I leave from there to attend a meeting of various patient advocacy organizations in Chicago and at the end of next week head to Ireland for a CLL patient educational forum in Dublin. Looking forward to meeting those who are attending those meetings.
Today’s posting in our Beyond the Basics section of the website, I’ve posted a summary of a new article from the International Journal Cancer Therapy and Oncology about ibrutinib resistance in CLL. You can access it here.
CLL Patient Support Group Meetings This Week
Saturday, April 22nd at 1 PM in the Boston area – the FIRST meeting of the Boston-area CLL Support Group, sponsored by the CLL Society will take place. More information here.
Sunday, April 23rd at 4 PM in San Francisco – the FIRST meeting of the San Francisco CLL Support Group, sponsored by the CLL Society will take place. More information here.
ALSO – We are actively forming CLL-specific support group in a number of cities around the country. To see if your city is one of them, click here and select the interest survey for your city. JUST ADDED – Rochester, NY; Milwaukee, WI; Atlanta, GA; Salt Lake City, UT; Huntsville, AL. Not listed, but interested in starting one? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!
Upcoming Patient Education Meetings
- Thursday, April 20th from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM in Cherry Hill, NJ: Anthony Mato, MD, MSCE from the Abramson Cancer Center in Philadelphia will be chairing the patient educational forum, CLL in 2017: State of the Art Management from a Patient’s Perspective with his team. Brian Koffman, MD from the CLL Society will also be speaking. We have met our attendance limits so registration is now closed. Find out more information here.
- Thursday, April 20th from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM in Jacksonville, FL: The Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO) is hosting a free CLL educational dinner program Living with CLL at the Jacksonville Marriott Hotel. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Dinner will be provided for registered attendees. Find out more information here.
- Monday, April 24th at 6 PM in Columbus, OH and streaming live: Ask the Expert: Nutrition & Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia will be held at The James at Ohio State University. This event is free, but pre-registration is required. Visit https://nutritionandcll.eventbrite.com to register or for more information, please call JamesCare for Life at 614-293-6428. Find out more information here.
- Thursday, May 11th from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM in Chicago, IL: The Lymphoma Research Foundation will be hosting Ask the Doctor: Updates on CLL/SLL. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Dinner will be provided for registered attendees. Find out more information here.
In the meantime….
We are all in this together.
Brian Koffman, MD