I’m home for 2 days before heading off to Ireland to attend and speak at the First National CLL Patient and Carer day on April 29th in Dublin. In addition to some other meetings, I’ll be taking some time off for vacation and a visit to the ring of Kerry. I’ll be heading to the iwCLL meeting in NYC on May 12th so the work will go on!
Today’s posting in our Treatment section of The Basics, I’ve posted the first of 3 planned articles about steroids. This one a summary about what steroids are and how they are used in CLL. You can access it here.
CLL Patient Support Group Meetings This Week
Monday, May 1st at 6 PM in Indianapolis – the CLL and Indolent Blood Cancers Support Group will be meeting. More information here.
Tuesday, May 2nd at 7 PM in Tucker, GA – the Tucker Family Support Group, sponsored by LLS will be meeting. More information here.
Wednesday, May 3rd at 4 PM in La Jolla, CA – the UCSD CLL Education and Support Group will be meeting. More information here.
Thursday, May 4th at 7 PM in New City, NY – The CLL Information & Support Group of Rockland County NY, sponsored by LLS will be meeting. 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 – Philadelphia, PA and New Brunswick, NJ. Not listed, but interested in starting one? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!
Upcoming Patient Education Meetings
- 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.
- Wednesday, May 17th from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM in Tampa, FL – FLASCO will be hosting a free Living with CLL Educational Dinner Program for patients and their caregiver at the Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport in Tampa for an evening of learning and sharing. Additionally, you can bring your questions to ask the experts in a relaxed dinner program setting. Registration is required. Find out more information here.
In the meantime….
We are all in this together.
Brian Koffman, MD