The Polycythemia Vera Community Action Committee of Schuylkill, Carbon and Luzerne Counties will have a workshop meeting this Thursday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Hometown Fire Company in preparation for a support group and myeloproliferative disorder education summit in early 2010.

The focus of Thursday's meeting will be to share ideas for what patients need in a support group.

The types of information that polycythemia vera and other MPD patients would find beneficial for the education summit in 2010 will also be discussed. The Myeloproliferative Disorder Foundation is sponsoring both activities.

Patient's, families, caregivers and the public are welcome to attend Thursday's meeting. For more information, contact Joe Murphy at (570) 668-9009.