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New this week!
Larry Marion writes about Dr. Koffman’s interview from ASH 2018 with Dr. Maddali, a laboratory scientist, on biomarkers in CLL. Watch the interview.
Register now for our post-ASH CLL Society Educational Forums!
Join us on March 16th in Houston, TX for our next Patient Educational Forum. Click here for more information and to register!
Educational Forums coming up soon!
April 5, 2019 – NIH, Bethesda, MD
April 13, 2019 – Sarah Cannon Research Institute, Nashville, TN
April 27, 2019 – Mayo Clinic, Minneapolis, MN
Click here for the latest information on our Educational Forums.
Expert Access Has Reopened!
Expert Access, our free online second opinion program is now open again. If you live in the USA and want a second look at your CLL, you are welcome to apply here: https://cllsociety.org/cll-society-expert-access/
Meanwhile, stay strong. We are all in this together!
Executive Vice President/Chief Medical Officer
March 12, 2019
New Support Groups Forming
There has been interest in forming CLL-specific support groups in new locations! Please click on a link to take our short interest survey if you are interested in attending a support group in one of the following cities:
New LLS Patient Financial Assistance Program
Now open! The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has a new Patient Financial Assistance program for Blood Cancer patients in active treatment. Click here to learn more about this new assistance program.
Prime Archived Webinars Now Online!
Prime Education in partnership with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and The CLL Society has just posted two new FREE archived webinars! Click here for more information!
CLL Society Sponsored Support Group Meetings Coming Up!
KU Medical Center CLL Support Group – Tuesday, March 12 at 6:00 PM
The Orange County CLL Support Group – Tuesday, March 12 at 7:00 PM
Salt Lake City CLL Support Group – Wednesday, March 13 at 7:00 PM
Long Island CLL Support Group – Thursday, March 14 at 6:45 PM
Charlotte CLL Patient Support Group – Saturday, March 16 at 10:00 AM
Central Florida CLL Support Group – Saturday, March 16 at 10:30 AM
West LA CLL Support Group – Saturday, March 16 at 11:00 AM
Boston CLL Patient Support Group – Saturday, March 16 at 1:00 PM
Washington DC-area CLL Patient Support Group – Saturday, March 16 at 3:00 PM
San Francisco area CLL Patient Support Group – Sunday, March 17 at 4:00 PM
City of Hope CLL Support Group – Monday, March 18 at 7:00 PM
Chicago CLL Support Group – Tuesday, March 19 at 7:00 PM
Milwaukee CLL Support Group – Thursday, March 21 at 6:00 PM
Twin Cities CLL Support Group – Thursday, March 21 at 7:00 PM
Denver CLL Patient Support Group – Thursday, March 21 at 7:00 PM
New Jersey CLL Patient Support Group – Thursday, March 21 at 7:00 PM
Nashville CLL Patient Support Group – Saturday, March 23 at 10:00 AM
Click here for the most up-to-date information on all CLL Society support group meetings.
Thursday, March 21, 2019, 1:30 – 2:30 pm, Eastern Time
The CLL Society, in collaboration with CancerCare® invites you to attend a FREE online workshop: Update on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) from the 2018 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting featuring Alexey V. Danilov, MD, PhD from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Krish Patel, MD from Swedish Cancer Institute, Patricia Koffman from CLL Society Inc., Carolyn Messner, DSW, OSW-C, FAPOS, FAOSW from CancerCare®. Registrants can listen in live over the phone or online as a webcast. Find out more information and register here.
Hematologic Malignancies Meetings
March 22–23, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA
April 5-6, 2019 in New York, NY
For healthcare professionals: Join us for a unique educational experience. In this 2-day, debate-style series, nationally recognized thought leaders take opposing sides on clinical—and sometimes controversial—topics currently disrupting the practice of hematology and oncology. Find out more information and register here.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Sponsored Meetings
Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm in Fort Worth, TX
LLS invites you to attend this FREE Patient Education Program: Living Well with CLL: diagnosis, treatment and support held at The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel, Fort Worth, TX, featuring Farrukh Awan, MD from UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dinner will be provided to registered attendees. This event is free but registration is required. Find out more information and register here.
Lymphoma Research Foundation Sponsored Meetings
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM in Omaha, NE
The Lymphoma Research Foundation invites you to attend a FREE program: Ask the Doctor About Lymphoma: Updates on Lymphoma and Treatment Options at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Omaha Downtown featuring James Armitage, MD from University of Nebraska Medical Center. Find out more information and register here.