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If you are a scientist or medical professional, click here for the confirmed list of speakers for the science sesssion.

MONDAY, MARCH 27
8:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
9:15 AM
9:30 - 10:00 AM
10:00 - 10:30 AM
10:30 - 10:45 AM
10:45 - 11:00 AM
11:00 - 11:45 AM
11:00 - 11:30 AM
11:20 - 11:45 AM
11:45 - 12:00 PM
12:00 - 1:15 PM
1:15 - 1:30 PM
1:30 - 3:30 PM
3:30 PM
6:00 - 7:00 PM
7:00 - 10:30 PM
Shuttles to NIH
Breakfast Available
Welcome to the Meso Foundation Melinda Kotzian
Overview of Symposium 2017 Mary Hesdorffer
Screening for Mesothelioma Harvey Pass
Nuts and Bolts of CT Scans
Question & Answer Harvey Pass
Break
Processing grief*
Immunotherapy 101 Anna Nowak or Bruce Robinson
Standard and Frontline Clinical Trials
Question & Answer
Lunch
Introduction to Support Groups Gleneara Bates
Support Groups (Patients, Caregivers, Bereaved: Spouse, Bereaved: Non-Spouse)
Shuttles to NIH
VIP Reception
Awards Dinner
*Bereaved

TUESDAY, MARCH 28
7:45 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
9:05 - 9:25 AM
9:05 - 9:50 AM
9:25 - 9:40 AM
9:40 - 10:05 AM
10:05 - 10:20 AM
10:20 - 10:30 AM
10:30 - 11:30 AM
11:30 - 12:00 PM
12:00 - 1:15 PM
1:15 - 1:30 PM
1:15 - 1:45 PM
1:30 - 1:45 PM
1:45 - 2:00 PM
2:00 - 2:15 PM
2:15 - 3:00 PM
2:15 - 3:00 PM
2:15 - 3:00 PM
3:00 - 3:30 PM
3:30 - 4:00 PM
5:30 - 7:00 PM
7:00 - 10:00 PM
Shuttles to NIH
Breakfast Available
Welcome Back Melinda Kotzian
Pleural Surgical Trials Andreas Rimner
Planning for the Future: Navigating Government Services, Budgets 101*
Peritoneal Surgical Trials Emmerson
Second Line and Beyond Clinical Trials
Question & Answer
Break
Multi Disciplinary Tumor Board
Pain Management includes Q & A
Lunch
Management of Toxicities Associated with Immunotherapy Patrick Foard
Coping with Change after a Loss*
Pneumonitis Andrea Rimner
Question & Answer
Break
Getting Involved - Advocate, Fundraise, Give
Healthy Eating, Exercise, and Quality of Life
Coping with Cancer
Meet the Research Nurses
Science Meeting Recap
Poster Session
Community Dinner
*Bereaved

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29
7:30 AM
8:00 AM
8:45 AM
9:15 AM
9:20 AM
6:00 PM
Breakfast
Perfecting the Ask for Capitol Hill
Shuttles to Capitol Hill
Photo on Capitol steps
Meetings with Representatives
Shuttles back to Hyatt