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September 2018

Southern California MDS Patient Support Group Meeting

September 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Southern California MDS Patient Support Group Meeting Join Us:  May 19th, July 21st, Sept. 15th, Nov. 17th, 2018 1:00 - 3:00 pm St. Patrick Church - Parish Office Library 3821 Adams Avenue Carlsbad, CA   92008 (there will be signs posted leading to the library & refreshments will be served) For more information contact Susan Urban:  susanurb@gmail.com or (760) 438-5130.

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World Marrow Donor Day

September 16

World Marrow Donor Day highlights the need of donors for those people who need bone marrow donors desperately. This weekend, many college students campaigned to find donors for upcoming bone marrow drive. As per some reports, every year, about 20,000 individuals in the United States develop some diseases that could be easily treated by transplanting bone marrow. The transfer of bone marrow could be helpful in treating diseases like marrow failure, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, sickle cell disease and leukemia. These diseases…

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NCCN Annual Congress: Hematologic Malignancies

September 21 - September 22

NCCN Annual Congress: Hematologic Malignancies September 21, 2018 - September 22, 2018 Location: New York, N.Y. Website: http://www.nccn.org/professionals/meetings/hematological/default.aspx Email: conferences@nccn.org

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New Jersey MDS Support Group Meeting

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

New Jersey MDS Support Group Meeting JOIN US Wednesday, September 26, 2018 7:00 – 8:30 PM RWJ Somerset Steeplechase Cancer Center 30 Rehill Avenue Lobby Level Conference Room Somerville, NJ 08876 Refreshments will be provided.  Our support group is open to individuals touched by MDS. The group is formed to give patients, families, and caregivers the support and strength to move forward together, rather than on your own. For more information and to register, call Jack Becker at 908-719-2276 or email thinkjk1@icloud.com.…

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MDS Foundation Patient and Family Forum – Cincinnati, OH

September 29 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

MDS Foundation Patient and Family Forum  - Saturday, September 29th, 2018, 9:30 am - 2:00 pm Guest Speaker:  Stephen Medlin, MD; University of Ohio For more information and to register:  https://www.mds-foundation.org/patient-and-family-forums/#2018-Patient-Forums

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October 2018

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 1

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month – October 1 – 31 October marks National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Is there cause for celebration? For many reasons, the answer is a resounding “yes.” Since 1990, the rate of death from breast cancer has been dropping. Research—much of it funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI)—has improved our understanding of breast cancer and produced more effective treatments.

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Southwest Oncology Group – Fall 2018

October 3 - October 6

Southwest Oncology Group – Fall 2018 October 3-6, 2018 Chicago, Illinois http://swog.org/visitors/gpmeeting.asp  

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VI Latin-American MDS and Bone Marrow Failure Symposium

October 4 - October 7

GLAM – The Latin-American MDS Group - is pleased to announce the "VI Latin-American MDS and Bone Marrow Failure Symposium", that will be held October 4-7, 2018 in Cancun, Mexico. Sixteen countries from our region are organizing this event: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela and Uruguay. This meeting is aimed not only for physicians but also to cytogeneticists, biochemists, biologists, and flow cytometry technicians. We are happy to welcome you and…

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Northern California MDS Support Group Meeting

October 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Northern California MDS Support Group Meeting JOIN US Tuesday, October 9, 2018 6:30-8:00 PM Mercy Medical Center 2175 Rosaline Avenue Lower Level, Cancer Resource Center Redding, CA 96001 For more information and to register, contact Jill Whitney at 530-945-4693 or email jdwhitney@charter.net.

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Japanese Society of Hematology International Symposium

October 12 - October 14

80th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Hematology (JSH2018) October 12 - 14 , 2018 Osaka International Convention Center For more information:  http://www.jshem.or.jp/modules/en/index.php?content_id=7

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