Dear Friends and Supporters of the CLL Society,
New this week!
Our First 2019 issue of The CLL Society Tribune has just been released! This quarter’s issue brings you the latest news, answers to your questions from our Medical Advisory Board, and stories shared by patients and caregivers.
In our featured CLL Society Tribune article this week, we invite you to watch the ASH 2018 interview with Dr. Brian Koffman and Dr. Jennifer Woyach, as they discuss the results from this clinical trial: ibrutinib with or without rituximab versus bendamustine plus rituximab . Watch the interview .
Register now for our post-ASH CLL Society Patient and Caregiver Educational Forums!
Join us on April 5th in Bethesda, MD for our next Educational Forum.
Can’t attend the meeting in person? We will also be live streaming the event! Click here for more information and to register !
Educational Forums coming up soon!
April 13, 2019 – Sarah Cannon Research Institute, Nashville, TN
April 27, 2019 – Mayo Clinic, Minneapolis, MN
May 4, 2019 – Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
May 18, 2019 – New York City
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/
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!
New Group! San Diego CLL Society Support and Education Meeting – April 3 @ 4:00 pm
The CLL Information & Support Group of Rockland County NY – April 4 at 7:00 pm
The Orange County CLL Support Group – April 9 at 7:00 pm
Houston-area CLL Support Group – April 9 at 7:00 pm
Salt Lake City CLL Support Grou p – April 10 at 7:00 pm
Central Massachusetts CLL Support Group – April 13 at 12:30 pm
Seattle-Olympic Peninsula CLL Support Group – April 13 at 1:00 pm
Orlando CLL Support Group – April 13 at 2:00 pm
The CLL Support Group of Albany (NY) – April 14 at 12:00 pm
New York City CLL Support Group – April 14 at 3:00 pm
Special Announcement: The following Support groups have canceled in April:
- Atlanta CLL Support group is combining their April and May meetings for May 5th
- Charlotte CLL Patient Support Group
- Twin Cities CLL Support Group
- Washington DC-area CLL Patient Support Group
Click here for the most up-to-date information on all CLL Society support group meetings.
Hematologic Malignancies Meetings
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 .
Saturday, May 18, 2019. Live Virtual Conference. Start Time: 9:00 am EDT
Our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Koffman will be discussing Clinical Advances: Individualizing Treatment for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.
While directed at hematologists and oncologists, patients are welcome to listen in to this free educational webinar. Click here to learn more :
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Sponsored Meetings
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – Tucker – Family Support Group – April 2 at 7:00 pm
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM in Erie, PA
LLS invites you to attend this FREE Patient Education Program: Living Well with CLL: diagnosis, treatment and support held at Ambassador Center, Hemingway Ballroom, Erie, PA, featuring Jing-Zhou Hou MD, PhD, and Liz Stroup, MSW, LCSW, from UPMC CancerCenter. 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, April 9, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM in Bloomington, MN
The Lymphoma Research Foundation invites you to attend a FREE program: Ask the Doctor About Lymphoma: Updates on Lymphoma and Treatment Options at the Minneapolis Airport Marriott featuring Stephen Ansell, MD, PhD from Mayo Clinic. Find out more information and register here .