One of the benefits of going to conferences, besides hearing about the latest data on CLL, is meeting up with good friends in the CLL world. At the iwCLL meeting in Manhattan last May, I met up with a Professor Peter Hillmen from the University of Leeds in the UK, we had the opportunity to talk about minimal residual disease (MRD) in CLL You can read the article, listen to the interview and read the transcript here.
If you have not read earlier articles posted on our website about MRD, you could read my summary or listen to an interview from EHA 2016 with Dr. Stephan Stilgenbauer on MRD negativity here, or read an article that includes a debate between Dr. Matthew Davids from Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Dr. Richard Furman from Weill Cornell as they take sides on the Role of MRD Negativity in CLL. You can access that article here.
CLL Patient Support Group Meetings Coming Up
- Tuesday, August 8th at 7 PM in Orange, CA – the Orange County CLL Support Group, sponsored by the CLL Society will be meeting. More information here.
- Saturday, August 12th at 2 PM in Orlando, FL – the Orlando CLL Support Group, sponsored by the CLL Society will be meeting. More information here.
- Sunday, August 13th at 3 PM in Sandy Springs, GA – the Atlanta CLL Patient Support Group, sponsored by the CLL Society will be meeting for the first time. More information here.
- Tuesday, August 15th at 6:30 PM in Tampa, FL – the Central Florida CLL Support Group, sponsored by the CLL Society will be meeting. More information here.
ALSO – We are actively forming CLL-specific support groups in a number of cities around the country. There has been recent interest in forming support groups in the following cities: Dallas, TX, Syracuse, NY, Austin, TX, Greensboro NC and Central Massachusetts. Complete the interest survey and let’s see if we can get one going! See what other cities are looking to form support groups by clicking here. Not listed, but interested in starting one? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!
CLL Patient Education Meetings
Saturday, September 16th from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM in Salt Lake City, UT – In partnership with the Huntsman Cancer Institute and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), the CLL Society invites you to attend our informational CLL Patient Education Forum. Featured speakers include Deborah Stephens, DO, John Sweetenham, MD, Katie Barker, RD, CD from Huntsman, Ben Fogel representing LLS, and Brian Koffman, MD and Terry Evans from the CLL Society. This event is free, but registration is required. Find out more information and register here.
In the meantime….
We are all in this together.
Brian Koffman, MD