This past weekend I was in Dublin for the First National CLL Patient and Carer day. It was a fantastic meeting and attendance exceeded our wildest dreams. I’m going to be taking some time to tour around Ireland and then I’ll be heading to the iwCLL meeting in NYC on May 12th!
Today’s posting in our Treatment section of The Basics, I’ve posted the second of 3 planned articles about steroids. This one is a summary about side effects that may be experienced during treatment with steroids, whether they are used to treat asthma, CLL or as a pre-treatment for a medication. You can access it here.
CLL Patient Support Group Meetings This Week
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.
NEW CLL Patient Support Group Meetings
Tuesday, May 23rd at 7:00 PM in Berea, Ohio – the Northeast Ohio CLL Patient Support Group, sponsored by the CLL Society, will be meeting for the FIRST time. More information here.
Thursday, May 25th at 6:45 PM in Denver, Colorado – the Denver CLL Support Group, sponsored by the CLL Society will be meeting for the FIRST time. 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