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I’m in Alaska this week with my daughter’s family and just enjoyed a glacier cruise with my granddaughter. I’m finally feeling a bit better. We have a series of CLL Educational Forums planned and have opened registration for 3 of them so far. More to come! See below for dates and locations. Registration sites will be open as details are finalized. We look forward to seeing you there.
This week, as it is the end of the quarter, we’ll be publishing another issue of The CLL Tribune. So much great information! You will get that special Alert soon!
Last April I traveled to Ireland for the launch of the CLL Ireland organization during a patient program held on a Saturday in Dublin. During that time, I had a chance to talk to Dr. Tal Munir from the UK about the research they are doing at Leeds on combination therapies in CLL. You can read my article, watch the interview or read the transcript here.
CLL Patient Support Group Meetings Coming Up
Tuesday, September 26th at 7:00 PM in Berea, OH – The Northeast Ohio CLL Patient Support Group, sponsored by the CLL Society, will be meeting. More information here.
Tuesday, September 26th at 7:00 PM in Rochester, NY – The Rochester NY CLL Support Group, sponsored by the CLL Society, will be meeting. More information here.
Saturday, September 30th at 10:00 AM in Belmont, NC – The Charlotte CLL Patient Support Group, sponsored by the CLL Society, will be meeting. More information here.
Saturday, September 30th at 10:30 AM in Tampa, FL – The Central Florida CLL Support Group, sponsored by the CLL Society, will be meeting. More information here. Note new location for this meeting.
Monday, October 2nd at 6:00 PM in Indianapolis, IN – The CLL and Indolent Blood Cancers Support Group will be meeting. More information here.
ALSO – We are actively forming CLL-specific support groups in a number of cities across the country. There has been recent interest in forming support groups in the following cities: Oahu, HI, Palm Springs, New York City, Raleigh, NC, Cincinnati, OH, Dallas, TX, Syracuse, NY, Nashville, TN, Hartford, CT, 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
CLL Society Sponsored Meetings
SAVE THE DATE: The CLL Society will be hosting a series of CLL Patient Educational Forums. Mark your calendars! There is no charge to attend, but registration is required!
December 16th – National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD with Dr. Adrian Wiestner.
January 6th – Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA with Dr. Matthew Davids.
January 6th – Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL with Dr. Javier Pinella.
January 13th – City of Hope in Duarte, CA with Drs. Steven Rosen and Tanya Siddiqi.
January 27th – Duke Cancer Institute in Raleigh, NC with Dr. Danielle Brander.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Sponsored Meetings
Saturday, October 28th from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM in Pittsburgh, PA – LLS will be hosting Pennsylvania Blood Cancer Conference being held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh—Green Tree. A breakout session on CLL will be held featuring Dhaval R. Mehta, MD from UPMC Cancer Center. This event is free, but registration is required. To find out more information and to register, click here.
Lymphoma Research Foundation Sponsored Meetings
LRF will be hosting Ask the Doctor: Updates on Lymphoma and Treatment Options meetings in Pasadena, CA on October 5th at 6 PM, and in Houston on November 16th at 6 PM (NOTE NEW DATE). The meetings are free, but registration is required. Dinner will be provided to all registered attendees. Click the link for your city for more information and to register.
LRF will be hosting a Lymphoma Workshop in Bloomington, MN on Saturday, October 7th from 7:30 AM – 3:45 PM at the Hilton Minneapolis / St. Paul Airport – Mall of America. A breakout session on CLL will be held featuring Sameer A. Parikh, M.B.B.S, from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. The meeting is free, but registration is required. Click here for more information and to register.
In the meantime….
We are all in this together.
Brian Koffman, MD