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In 2018, the International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma is once again going on tour. This year, in an effort to provide as many of you with the opportunity to attend, we will bring the Symposium to Minneapolis, MN and New York, NY. Each conference will be a stand-alone one-day event covering topics surrounding treatment, advances, clinical trials, and support, and each will feature speakers who are experts in the field of mesothelioma. The end of the conference will feature a cocktail hour to allow for one-on-one conversations and additional socialization. 

The Meso Foundation's International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma is the Foundation's annual conference geared to attendees from all walks of life, including patients and their families, advocates, medical professionals, and those who have lost loved ones to mesothelioma. The Symposium provides a setting for everyone in the mesothelioma community to come together and take part in both scientific sessions and community conversations.

See the full list of speakers and the agenda here.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Marriott New York East Side
525 Lexington Avenue at 49th Street
New York, NY 10017
Registration | Book a Room | Speakers and Agenda


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Click here to read more about updates in mesothelioma research and treatment discussed at the 2017 Symposium.


During the Symposium, we provided a live stream of conference sessions. The videos of these sessions are now available for you to watch:

Click here to watch sessions from Day 1.
Click here to watch sessions from Day 2.

The Meso Foundation's Awards Dinner was held during the 2017 Symposium, and the following awards were presented:

Bruce Vento Hope-Builder Award
Fred Hirsch, MD, PhD, University of Colorado, International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer

Pioneer Award
Anna Nowak, MD, PhD, University of Western Australia

Lifetime Achievement Award
Mary Hesdorffer, MS, APRN

Klaus Brauch Above and Beyond Award
Diana Stewart, Patricia Dyhrman, and Pat Hatley

Special Honorees
Lee Krug, MD, Ted Lackner, and Terry Lynch

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