Southern California Blood Cancer Conference


Saturday, March 14, 2020
Anaheim Marriott

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is monitoring closely the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. As a health organization, one of our highest priorities is the well-being of the patients we serve, as well as our employees, volunteers, donors and partners.  We are following vigilantly U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to evaluate our plans, including upcoming events, in order to act in a timely and responsible way.

Out of an abundance of caution and prioritizing the safety for our patients, speakers, attendees, staff and volunteers, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is cancelling our Blood Cancer Conference that was scheduled for March 14 in Anaheim.  

At this time, we plan to host our upcoming Blood Cancer Conferences on April 4 in Colorado, and April 18 in Washington D.C.

As the situation evolves, we will continue to evaluate our plans for in-person events on a case-by-case basis with guidance from national health agencies and local public officials. We are enhancing protocols for in-person events to ensure we provide the healthiest environments possible, including having hygiene essentials available such as sinks with hand soap, tissues, hand sanitizer and wipes, face masks and signage reinforcing the importance of taking preventive measures.

We’re here to help. As the leading source of free blood cancer information, education and support for patients, survivors, caregivers, families and healthcare professionals, we are committed to patients and families throughout their entire cancer experience. Our Information Specialists – master’s level oncology professionals – are available to guide patients and caregivers with one-on-one support. Contact an LLS Information Specialist for at 1.800.955.4572, and by live chat or email via

We also encourage patients and families to read “4 Things Every Cancer Patient Needs to Know about the Coronavirus” by LLS Chief Medical Officer Dr. Gwen Nichols on The LLS Blog.