Thursday, September 23, 2010

Lymphoma Conference

Isn't it weird how Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is part of a lymphoma conference?


I know the rationale, having to do with its lymphocyte roots like its fellow lymphomas, but it is still weird.


Regardless, it will be a chance to hear some of the latest research. Drs, Kipps and O"Brien are top notch CLL researchers and clinicians, very much thought leaders in pushing for new and better therapies. They can see further into the future that the rest of us. They are optimistic. Reason enough to go.


And a chance to renew contacts and make new friends.


And it is in San Fran so who can argue with that. Great city, Great vegan foods, A choice of raw restaurants.


I remember my 1st lymphoma conference where I spent time with Dr Rai in the hotel lobby in Los Angeles. Seems so long ago. I was sure I would beat this with the shear power of my will and intellect and a clean diet. And maybe a little traditional Chinese medicine thrown in.


That was a long time ago,


My destination remains the same, to live to see my unborn grandchildren grow up. It is only my route to get there keeps changing.


Will I see you at the conference? Look me up, especially if we have talked or corresponded over these last tumultuous five years.


We are all in this together


15th Annual

North American Educational Forum on Lymphoma

Program Agenda

Friday, September 24, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

2:00-6:00 PM Registration

4:30-6:00 PM Advocacy Sessions (Optional - Select One)

Speaking With One Voice: The LRF Advocacy Program

Faculty and Topics TBA

Lymphoma Foundation Canada: Advocacy Program

Faculty and Topics TBA

6:30-8:30 PM Welcome Reception (Registration Required)

The Welcome Reception is only open to registered conference

attendees. Space is limited so please remember to register early.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

7:00 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast and Literature Exhibits

8:00 AM Opening Remarks

8:15 AM Survivor Profile: A Story of Hope

8:30 AM Current Perspectives on Lymphoma

What is Lymphoma?

Stephen Schuster, MD, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

What are my Treatment Options?

Stephanie A. Gregory, MD, Rush University Medical Center

What is a Clinical Trial and is it Right for me?

Michael Crump, MD, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network

10:00 AM Question and Answer Panel

10:30 AM Morning Networking Break

11:00 AM Disease-Specific Biology and Treatment Options Breakout Sessions

(Select One)

Aggressive B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Laurie Sehn, MD, BC Cancer Agency

Aggressive T-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Kerry Savage, MD, University of British Columbia, BC Cancer Agency

CLL/SLL

Presented in collaboration with the CLL Information Group

Susan O'Brien, MD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Cutaneous Lymphoma

Presented in collaboration with the Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation

David Straus, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Follicular Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma- Session A

Brian Link, MD, University of Iowa

Follicular Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma- Session B

Stephen Schuster, MD, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

Hodgkin Lymphoma

Ralph Meyer, MD, NCIC Clinical Trials Group

MALT and Marginal Zone Lymphomas

John Pagel, MD, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Thomas Habermann, MD, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia

Presented in collaboration with the International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia

Foundation

Steven Treon, MD, PhD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

12:30 PM Networking Lunch and Awards

1:45 PM Survivor Profile: A Story of Hope

2:00 PM Current and Emerging Treatment Options: Part I

Monclonal Antibodies

Sonali Smith, MD, The University of Chicago

Anti-Folates

Andrei Shustov, MD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

New-Old Alkylators

Thomas Kipps, MD, PhD, Moores UCSD Cancer Center

Proteasome Inhibitors

Andre Goy, MD, John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center

3:15 PM Questions and Answer Panel

Moderator: Stephanie A. Gregory, MD, Rush University Medical Center

3:45 PM Survivor Profile: A Story of Hope

4:00 PM Afternoon Networking Break

4:30 PM New Therapies Under Investigation Breakout Sessions

(Select One)

Aggressive B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Thomas Miller, MD, Arizona Cancer Center

Aggressive T-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Andrei Shustov, MD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

CLL/SLL

Presented in collaboration with the CLL Information Group

Thomas Kipps, MD, PhD, Moores UCSD Cancer Center

Cutaneous Lymphoma

Presented in collaboration with the Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation

Jasmine Zain, MD, New York University Cancer Institute

Follicular, MALT and Marginal Zone Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas - Session A

Sonali Smith, MD, The University of Chicago

Follicular, MALT and Marginal Zone Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas - Session B

Andre Goy, MD, John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center

Hodgkin Lymphoma

Ralph Meyer, MD, NCIC Clinical Trials Group

Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Koen van Besien, MD, The University of Chicago

Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia

Presented in collaboration with the International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia

Foundation

Christine Chen, MD, Princess Margaret Hopsital, University Health Network

5:30 PM Saturday Program Concludes

Note: Dinner is not provided as part of the program.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

8:00 AM Special Topic Sessions (Select One)

Note: These sessions are optional and registration is required; a separate breakfast will be provided to

those attending these sessions.

Caregiver Networking Breakfast

(Note: This private breakfast is intended for caregivers only.)

Mantle Cell Lymphoma: Update from the Mantle Cell Lymphoma Consortium

Michael Williams, MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine

Transformed Lymphomas

Thomas Habermann, MD, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Transplantation

Presented in collaboration with the National Marrow Donor Program®

Michael Crump, MD, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network

8:00 AM Continental Breakfast and Exhibits

(Note: For attendees not participating in one of the 8:00 AM special

topic sessions.)

9:00 AM Opening Remarks

9:10 AM Survivor / Caregiver Profile: A Story of Hope

9:25 AM Current and Emerging Treatment Options: Part II

Immunoconjugates

John Pagel, MD, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Pathway Inhibitors (Syk, mTOR, PI3 Kinase, ATK)

Sonali Smith, MD, The University of Chicago

Immunomodulatory Drugs

Michael Williams, MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine

HDAC Inhibitors

Lauren Pinter-Brown, MD, UCLA Medical Center

10:45 AM Questions and Answer Panel

Moderator: Michael Crump: MD, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network

11:15 AM Survivor / Caregiver Profile: A Story of Hope

11:30 AM Networking Break

12:00 PM Living with Lymphoma Breakout Sessions (Select One)

Information for Newly Diagnosed

Speaker TBA

The Chemotherapy Infusion Experience

Meg Miller, MD, Arizona Cancer Center

Managing Treatment Side Effects

Laura Zitella, NP, AOCN, Stanford University Cancer Center

Nutrition

Sarah Washburn, MS, RD, CD, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Surviving Lymphoma Alive

Brian Stabler, PhD, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

1:00 PM Lunch and Concluding Remarks

(Note: Boxed lunches will be available to go.)

2:00 PM North American Educational Forum on Lymphoma Program

Concludes

(Note: See special post-conference workshops below)

2:00 PM Special Post-Conference Workshops

(Note: These sessions are optional and registration is required)

Cancer and the Law: What You Need to Know

Presented in collaboration with the Cancer Legal Resource Center

Tiffany Sirikulvadhana, Esq., Cancer Legal Resource Center

Integrative Oncology (Complementary and Alternative Medicine)

Janine Gauthier, PhD, Rush University Medical Center

Post-Transplantation Survivorship Series

Presented in collaboration with the National Marrow Donor Program®

Transplant Survivorship – Now What?

Willis H. Navarro, MD, National Marrow Donor Program

Managing Stress: Tips for Coping

Emily McChesney, MSW, LICSW, National Marrow Donor Program

4:00 PM Special Post-Conference Workshops Conclude

FOUR EASY WAYS TO REGISTER

Web: Click Here

Call: (800) 500-9976

Fax: (310) 204-7043

Mail: Lymphoma Research Foundation

8800 Venice Boulevard, Suite 207

Los Angeles, CA 90034

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1 Comments:

Blogger Mikha'el said...

Wish I could make it...hope the information is helpful and the visits with folks inspiring.

all the best to you

September 25, 2010 at 5:49 PM  

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