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This week in the 2015 Conference Coverage section of the CLL Society website, we have posted my final interview with Dr. Stephan Stilgenbauer while we were at the American Society of Hematology annual meeting in December 2015 in Orlando. We discussed his late breaking abstract on venetoclax in refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients with deletion 17p. You can see a summary and view our interview here.
Last Saturday, I spoke at The Southern California Blood Cancer Conference sponsored by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in Anaheim, California on being your own advocate. The CLL Society team was in attendance at our booth and it was great to meet all of you who were there.
For those of you in the LA area, today is the first CLL Society Support and Education Network patient and caregiver support meeting to be held at City of Hope on March 21st at 7 PM. For more information, view the flyer. There is no charge to attend.
We are also forming a new patient and caregiver support meeting in Charlotte, NC. If you are interested, please complete the online survey to indicate your preferences for days and times. We look forward to getting started.
There are a couple of other educational meetings coming up in the next few weeks:
March 22nd at 6 PM in Atlanta, GA: The Lymphoma Research Foundation will be hosting Updates on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia / Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma as part of their Ask the Doctor series. You can find out more information and register here. There is no charge to attend.
April 2nd at 7:30 AM: The Lymphoma Workshop: Understanding Lymphoma Basics and Current Treatment Options hosted by the Lymphoma Research Foundation will be held in Manhattan Beach, California. It will be held at the Manhattan Beach Marriott from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM. You can find out more information and register here.
In the meantime….
We are all in this together.
Brian Koffman, MD
Volunteer Medical Director of the CLL Society