Wednesday, February 24, 2016

LLS Southern California Blood Cancer Conference March 19

The Southern California Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's annual blood cancer conference is scheduled for March 19 in Anaheim, California. It's important to note that the LLS's focus include Multiple Myeloma, even though it's not in the name. Someday this will be fixed.

Nonetheless it's a good conference and there are sessions on myeloma. The conference is free.There will be various tables and booths, including a table for the LLS First Connection program, which matches newly diagnosed patients with experienced patients. It's a great program that I wish I knew about when I was diagnosed. Speaking with experienced patients can help alleviate some of the fears and concerns that come with a diagnosis. And I'm not just saying that because I'm a First Connection volunteer and will be at the table the morning of the conference.

Here's the link to the conference information and registration.

LLS Blood Cancer Conference

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