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Following our conferences in Houston and San Francisco, the 2016 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma will conclude with a final one-day conference in Chicago on October 7.

The conference will be a one-day event starting at 8:30am, including breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks throughout the day, and concluding with a cocktail hour ending around 6pm. Each will feature top mesothelioma experts, professionally-moderated support sessions, and numerous opportunities for socialization.

Below, register to attend the conference in Chicago, view the agenda, and view hotel information and book a room.

Symposium Dates

Join us in Chicago on October 7 to learn about treatment options from regional physicians; meet others living in the area facing similar challenges as you; and get help and support!

Register for Chicago, October 7, 2016 (register) (view agenda)



The Kimpton Gray Hotel
122 W Monroe St
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: (312) 750-9012

Often, when prepaying for a room reservation the rate charged is lower. Please inquire with the hotel if you’re interested in prepaying.

For a discounted rate, use the code CAT in the section called Rate Code when booking.


Thank You to our Sponsors

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Edgar Lomax

Boehringer Ingelheim

The Ferraro Law Firm


Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen


Simmons Hanly Conroy

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Symposium Archives

Looking back at the 2015 Symposium

Looking back at the 2014 Symposium

Watch the 2014 Symposium presentations

View 2014 Symposium photos

Watch the 2013 Symposium presentations

Watch the 2012 Symposium presentations

View photos from 2012 Symposium

View materials from 2008-2011

Symposium Blogs

2014 Symposium Recap

During the 2012 Symposium, we had an impressive array of mesothelioma doctors on the sidelines answering any questions that couldn't be answered on stage. You can find those questions and answers, and a lot more, in our blogs:

Questions and Answers: Part 1
Questions and Answers: Part 2
A Morning on Capitol Hill