SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS

Welcome 🙂  All meetings are open to patients, their families, and caregivers.

2018 is a special year for Support Group growth!  Along with the regular Support Group Meetings, TMS is planning some expanded all-day Mini-Conference Regional Support Group Meetings, so if you can attend one in a state near you we would very much love to have you come, ask questions, share experiences, and meet some new friends!

Below are the current Support Group Meeting listings… Please keep checking back for additional listings!  Also, if you have not received an email from TMS regarding the meeting in your area please check your spam folder.  Sometimes these larger group emails get automatically filtered by your system.

The goal is to have at least one group in every state – Click here to find the Support Group Leader in your area.   If you would like to become a Support Group Leader, or would like to assist, please let Cheri Smith, Support Group Chair, know:  supportgroups@tmsforacure.org

Please remember that meetings are scent-free (hair products, hand sanitizers, lotions, deodorants, etc), and any food and beverage that you bring should be allergy/trigger-free, with all ingredients listed if to be shared with the group.

Please understand that meeting dates may need to be cancelled or changed because of changes in physician/speaker schedules, illness, weather conditions, etc and we will endeavor to notify members (sign up for membership here, its FREE!).  Members in the area of the meeting are sent email blasts with meeting details, updates, and reminders.

Have a wonderful time!



CALIFORNIA, San Francisco Bay Area Support Group Meeting

When: December 8, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Kaiser Medical Building, 3701 Broadway in Oakland, CA. Ground floor in Meeting rooms B & C.

Parking: There is street parking as well as a parking lot connected to the building the meeting is in. There is no charge for parking on the weekends.

The Mastocytosis Society San Francisco Bay Area Support Group provides support to and is open to all patients with mast cell disorders or suspected mast cell disorders, their families and caregivers. There is no fee to attend.

Please refrain from wearing scented products or using heavily scented products, including laundry detergents, prior to the meeting.  Some patients are negatively affected by strong scents. Some patients react to food odors so we ask that attendees refrain from eating during the meeting.

If you have any questions about the support group please email me at sfbaysupport@tmsforacure.org


MARYLAND Support Group Meeting

When:  Saturday, December 8, 2018 … 9:30 – 3:00 [This meeting is currently FULL. You may contact Cheri Smith to be put on a waiting list.]

Where:  UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center, 301 Hospital Drive – 8th Floor, Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Speaker: Dr. Theo Theoharides Ph.D. M.D.

RSVP: Cheri Smith, TMS support group chair cheri.smith@tmsforacure.org

Please indicate the meeting location and the number of spaces you would like reserved when you RSVP.

The Mastocytosis Society Maryland Area Support Group provides support to and is open to all patients with mast cell disorders or suspected mast cell disorders, their families and caregivers. There is no fee to attend.

*Please remember all TMS events are scent-free due to severe allergies*

Please refrain from wearing scented products or using heavily scented products including laundry detergents, fabric softeners, lotions, and hand santizers prior to the meeting. Some patients are negatively affected by strong scents. Some patients react to food odors so we ask that attendees refrain from eating during the meeting.

​(Please do not RSVP through facebook.)


NEW GROUP IN DALLAS, TX !

When: Saturday January 26, 2019 … 1:00 – 4:00

Where: Central Congregational Church, 5600 Royal, Lane  Dallas TX ​7522

RSVP: Cheri Smith at cheri.smith@tmsforacure.org

This meeting has limited seating.  Please indicate the number of spaces needed and the meeting location in your RSVP.


Portland OREGON Area Support Group – NEW!!!

We are looking for folks to assist us in finding a place for members in the Pacific Northwest to meet in the Spring of 2019 in Portland Oregon. If you can help please contact Michelle Lamanna at Michelle.Lamanna@tmsforacure.org, she can let you know all the details.  Once we find a spot we can arrange a definite date!

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