Sessions will cover a range of topics about pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma, treatments, clinical trials, surgery, prevention, as well as support groups, well-being, and community sessions.
Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) November 24, 2014
The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) will hold its 12th annual International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma from March 2nd through March 4th of 2015 in Bethesda, Maryland. Daytime conference sessions will take place on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, while dinners, including a community dinner and an awards ceremony, will be held at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda.
Sessions will cover a range of topics about pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma, treatments, clinical trials, surgery, prevention, as well as support groups, well-being, and community sessions. Additionally, a mesothelioma Advocacy Day will be held on Wednesday, March 4th.
The conference is geared to attendees from all walks of life, including patients and their families, advocates, medical professionals, those who have lost loved ones to mesothelioma, and scientists. The Symposium provides a unique setting for everyone in the mesothelioma community to come together, learn about mesothelioma and its treatments for renowned experts, build friendships and socialize.
In addition to our science and treatment sessions for the general public, this year’s Symposium includes a two-day special session for scientists and medical professionals. Nearly 100 mesothelioma experts will come together to share their work, and find collaboration opportunities, in an effort to speed up mesothelioma advances.
Registration for the Symposium is now open at curemeso.org/symposium, where attendees can also book their hotel rooms. A general schedule, a list of speakers, and further information about the conference can also be found on this page.
Mesothelioma is a malignant tumor of the lining of the lung, abdomen, or heart known to be caused by exposure to asbestos. Medical experts consider it one of the most aggressive and deadly of all cancers. An estimated one-third of those who develop mesothelioma were exposed while serving in the Navy or working in shipyards.
ABOUT THE MESOTHELIOMA APPLIED RESEARCH FOUNDATION
The Meso Foundation is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating mesothelioma and easing the suffering caused by this cancer. The Meso Foundation actively seeks philanthropic support to fund peer-reviewed mesothelioma research; provide patient support services and education; and advocate Congress for increased federal funding for mesothelioma research. The Meso Foundation is the only non-government funder of peer reviewed scientific research to establish effective treatments for mesothelioma and, ultimately, a cure for this extremely aggressive cancer. To date, the Foundation has awarded over $9 million to research. More information is available at http://www.curemeso.org.