We believe bringing patients, clinicians and researchers together to learn from each other in an intimate setting is highly valuable. In May of 2013, the Foundation did just that by hosting its first ever Patient Seminar in New York City. At this half day event, a panel of our experts presented the latest advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of hairy cell leukemia, followed by an engaging question and answer session. With over 75 patients and their family members in attendance, it was the first time in the history of the disease that so many people affected by hairy cell leukemia were gathered in the same room. It was a powerful experience for all involved and encouraged us to make Patient Seminars a permanent part of our program services.
Since then we have held four more successful Patient Seminars at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX, The Royal Marsden in London, England, the Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport and most recently at Heidelberg University Hospital in Germany. To review presentations or listen to content from our Patient Seminars, please see Research & Publications.