Over the next few months, the Meso Foundation will be organizing and hosting mesothelioma conferences and events. The calendar includes mesothelioma conferences in San Francisco, Chicago, and the Washington, DC metro area, as well as Mesothelioma Awareness Day, and a Celebration of Life event for the bereaved community.
2016 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma: San Francisco
The 2016 Symposium is a series of one-day conferences. The conference in San Francisco will be held on Friday, September 16 starting at 8:30am and ending around 6:30pm. The day will feature top mesothelioma experts, professionally-moderated support sessions, and a number of opportunities for socialization. Click here to register to attend. Earlybird registration is $50 through August 1st. Regular registration is $65. The conference will be held at the Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf at 555 North Point St, San Francisco, CA 94133. Click here to book your room at the discounted rate of $309.
Celebration of Life: San Francisco
Our second Celebration of Life ceremony this year will be held in San Francisco on the heels of the San Francisco conference. This ceremony is for those who have lost loved ones to mesothelioma. The purpose of this private event is to bring together the bereaved community to connect with one another and honor those who have passed on. The event will be held on Saturday, September 17. Attendees will meet at 11am at Fior d’Italia at 2237 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94133. The day will include a butterfly release and tribute, lunch, and programming. Click here to learn more and register to attend.
Mesothelioma Awareness Day
Mesothelioma Awareness Day, established by Meso Foundation volunteers in 2004 and held annually on September 26, has been the driving force behind the movement to bring more attention and funding to this cancer. In the last twelve years, through various activities, the Meso Foundation and its volunteers have been able to obtain “National Mesothelioma Awareness Day” proclamations by both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives, have raised nearly a million dollars, have received local government proclamations in their states and localities, and have received dozens of instances of media coverage for their stories, events, and activities. More information about Meso Awareness Day will become available in July.
2016 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma: Chicago
The Chicago portion of the 2016 Symposium will be held on Friday, October 7 starting at 8:30am and ending around 6:30pm. The day will feature top mesothelioma experts, professionally-moderated support sessions, and a number of opportunities for socialization. Click here to register to attend. Earlybird registration is $50 through September 1st. Regular registration is $65. The conference will be held at The Kimpton Gray Hotel at 122 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603. A booking link for the hotel will be added to the website soon.
2017 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma
The Meso Foundation will be back in the Washington, DC metro area for the 2017 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma. The Symposium will be held in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute on March 27-29th at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
The International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma is a one-of-a-kind conference bringing together the world’s most prominent mesothelioma experts with patients and caregivers. No other event offers this kind of interaction between the medical community and the public.
For patients and their families, the Symposium provides specially-tailored sessions covering updates in the science of mesothelioma, surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation oncology, clinical trials, and an overview of new advances. Attendees are provided with private, professionally-moderated support sessions and given ample opportunities for socialization.
This three-day event includes two days of presentations on the prestigious campus of the National Institutes of Health, and one day of advocacy on Capitol Hill. More information will soon become available at curemeso.org/symposium.