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Lymphoma Workshop: Understanding Lymphoma Basics and Current Treatment Options

Scottsdale, Arizona
Saturday, February 28, 2015
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Free Educational Program for the Lymphoma Community

Date and Time
Program Chair
About the Workshop
Reasons to Attend
Program Agenda
Additional Information
Registration Instructions
Program Partners
Program Supporters

Program Chair
Daniel Persky, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
The University of Arizona Cancer Center bio


Date and Time
Saturday, February 28, 2015
7:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center
7700 East McCormick Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85258-3497

About the Workshop
The Lymphoma Research Foundation's Lymphoma Workshop provides the latest information about lymphoma, current treatment options and support issues to members of the lymphoma community across the United States. The Arizona Lymphoma Workshop is the premier patient education and networking forum in the region.

Reasons to Attend  
  • Learn about your specific type of lymphoma, treatment options, clinical trials and novel concepts during the comprehensive disease-specific breakout sessions.
  • Hear a variety of presentations and have your specific questions answered from our expert speaking faculty comprised of lymphoma specialists and patient support experts.
  • Meet other people with your same type of lymphoma during breakfast, lunch and breakout sessions.
Program Agenda 

 Time Session/Topic

7:00 AM Registration and Breakfast

8:00 AM LRF Overview

Anita Welborn, LMSW, Lymphoma Research Foundation

8:15 AM Profile of Hope: Survivor Story

8:25 AM Opening Remarks

Thomas Miller, MD, The University of Arizona Cancer Center

8:35 AM Welcome

Daniel Persky, MD, The University of Arizona Cancer Center

8:45 AM Understanding Lymphoma: Plenary Session

Lymphoma Overview – John Leonard, MD, New York- Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center – bio
Current Therapies – John Leonard, MD, New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Clinical Trials – Daniel Persky, MD, The University of Arizona Cancer Center – bio

10:15 AM Question and Answer Panel
Faculty: John Leonard, MD and Daniel Persky, MD

10:45 AM Morning Break

11:00 AMDisease-Specific Breakout Sessions (Select One)

Aggressive B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma – Andrew Evens, DO, MSc, Tufts University Medical Center – bio
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia / Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma (CLL/SLL) – Jose Leis, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic – bio
Cutaneous Lymphoma and PTCL – Lauren Pinter-Brown, MD, UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center – bio  
Follicular NHL and other Indolent Lymphomas – Javier Munoz, MD, FACP, Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center – bio
Hodgkin Lymphoma – Catherine Diefenbach, MD, NYU Langone Medical Center – bio
Mantle Cell Lymphoma – Soham Puvvada, MD, The University of Arizona Cancer Center – bio
Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia  – Craig Reeder, MD, Mayo Clinic – bio

12:30 PMNetworking Lunch

or  (Select One)

Transplant: Lunch and Learn – Christopher Flowers, MD, MS, Emory School of Medicine – bio

1:45 PM Afternoon Break

2:00 PMLiving with Lymphoma Breakout Sessions  (Select One)

Cutaneous Lymphoma – Susan Thornton, Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation
Managing Treatment Side Effects – Nikki Barkett, RN, The University of Arizona Cancer Center
Nutrition – Michelle Bratton, RD, The University of Arizona Cancer Center
Laugh, Stretch and De-Stress – Emily Vance, PhD
Employment and Health Insurance – Joanna Morales, Esq., Triage Cancer

3:30 PMWorkshop Concludes

Additional Information
This program is free for people affected with lymphoma and their loved ones; however, pre-registration is required.
+ Meals: Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all registered attendees. If you have any dietary restrictions, please contact
+ Parking: Free parking is available at the hotel.
* Guest Rooms: Please contact the hotel directly to inquire about guest room rates.  Please note: LRF does not have a block of discounted hotel rooms for this program.

For additional information, please contact a member of our Lymphoma Helpline staff at or (800) 500-9976. 


Three Easy Ways to Register
Online: Register here
Phone:  (800) 500-9976

Presenting Organization

Program Partners
This program is sponsored by the Lymphoma Research Foundation and is presented in collaboration with:

Partner Organizations

Program Supporters
This program is supported through unrestricted educational grants to the Lymphoma Research Foundation from:

National Presenting Supporter:

National Platinum Supporters

National Gold Supporter:

TEVA Pharmaceuticals

National Silver Supporters:

National Bronze Supporters: