This week in the Conference Coverage section of the CLL Society website, we have posted an interview from the 2015 iwCLL meeting with Dr. Constantine Tam. We talked about Venetoclax (formerly ABT-199), the early experiences and the results that are being achieved now. It’s very informative and worth watching all the way to the end. You can see that interview here.
I have posted about quite a few CLL educational meetings that have been organized by other associations in 2016 and will be posting about more as we become aware of them. We will travel to as many as possible to both create awareness of the CLL Society and our resources, but also to help organize patient/caregiver support groups where there is interest. Many of you have shared with us your locations and your interest in having a support group in your area. Know that we have captured that information and will post new information as it becomes available. The CLL Society will also be planning a few patient/caregiver educational meetings this year and we will keep you updated.
In the meantime:
CLL Meeting in Miami, FL: For those of you in the Miami area, there is a CLL patient meeting hosted by the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO) being held on February 24th at the Miami Marriott Dadeland at 5:00 PM. A complimentary buffet dinner will be provided. I’m not able to attend this meeting, but you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions of the expert speakers. Register and find out more information here.
CLL Meeting in Atlanta, GA: For those of you in the Atlanta area, we just became aware of another patient meeting in February: Saturday, February 27th in Atlanta starting at 9:30 AM at the Sheraton Suites Galleria-Atlanta (View Atlanta flyer). CLL patients will be sharing their personal stories, and a local CLL expert will be providing a talk on the basics of CLL. You can call 844-482-6815 to register. A complimentary meal and parking will be provided and you are welcome to bring a guest. I will be at the meeting with an exhibit table and will stay afterwards to meet with attendees to discuss the resources available from the CLL Society. I look forward to meeting you there.