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North American Educational Forum on Lymphoma

October 28-30, 2016

Registration Now Open!

The North American Educational Forum on Lymphoma is the most comprehensive lymphoma-specific educational conference in North America! This 2-½ day annual program provides critical information on treatment options, patient support issues, clinical trials and the latest advances in lymphoma research to people with lymphoma and their loved ones. See current agenda below. Register online to attend here.

 


Thomas M. Habermann, MD
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

 


Sonali M. Smith, MD
Associate Professor
Section of Hematology/Oncology
Director, Lymphoma Program
The University of Chicago Medicine

LOCATION

Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, Illinois 60603
See Palmer House Hilton here.

Hotel Accommodations Information – A discounted room rate of $189 plus applicable state and local taxes along with occupancy tax is available for the conference. This room block will sell out quickly so please make your reservation as soon as possible. Guests are welcome to call 1-800- HILTONS and reference group code NEF to book reservations or visit the below link:
https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do? mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=14685046&utm_source=1455&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=73123521

Program Agenda

Friday, October 28, 2016
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Sunday, October 30, 2016

To register to attend the Educational Forum, click here.

 


Friday, October 28, 2016

2:00 – 8:00 PM Registration Desk Hours

3:00 – 4:30 PM Basic Biology 101 and Common Lymphoma Terms (Registration Required)

– Ken Cohen, MD, The University of Chicago Medicine bio

4:00 – 4:30 PM Question and Answer

6:00 – 8:00 PM Welcome Reception (Registration Required)

The Welcome Reception is open to all registered conference attendees.

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

7:00 AM – 5:00 PMRegistration Desk Hours

7:00 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast and Exhibits

8:00 AM Opening Remarks – Meghan Gutierrez, LRF Chief Executive Officer

8:15 AM Welcome from SAB Chair – Leo I. Gordon, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

8:30 AM – Lymphoma Overview – Thomas M. Habermann, MD, Mayo Clinic
8:55 AM – Making a Lymphoma Diagnosis – Sonali M. Smith, MD, The University of Chicago
9:20 AM – Treatment Options – John P. Leonard, MD, New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
9:45 AM – Clinical Trials – Jane Winter, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

10:10 AM Question and Answer Panel – Faculty

10:45 AM Morning Networking Break

11:15 AM Breakout Sessions: Disease- Specific Biology and Treatment Options (Select One)

Note: This series of disease-specific breakout sessions will focus on the specific biology and treatment options for the various subtypes of lymphoma; the second series of disease-specific breakout sessions on Sunday will focus on new therapies and clinical trials.

  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia/Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma – Bruce Cheson, MD, FACP, Georgetown University Hospital
  • Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma – Barbara Pro, MD, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine bio
  • Diffuse Large B-Cell and Other Aggressive B-Cell Lymphoma – Thomas M. Habermann, MD, Mayo Clinic
  • Follicular Lymphoma: Previously Treated and Untreated – TBA
  • Hodgkin Lymphoma – Andrew M. Evens, DO, MSc, Tufts University School of Medicine bio
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma – Brad Kahl, MD, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis bio
  • Marginal Zone Lymphomas – Leo I. Gordon, MD, FACP, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • T-Cell Lymphoma Overview (AITL, ALCL, PTCL) – Steven Ansell, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic bio
  • Waldenström Macroglobulinemia – Steve Treon, MD, PhD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute bio

12:30 PM Networking Lunch

1:00 PM Lunch Program: "Food as Medicine" – Geeta Maker-Clark, MD, NorthShore University Health System

1:30 PM Questions & Answers

2:00 PM Lymphoma Symposia (Select one)

  • Clinical Trials Symposium – John Leonard, MD, New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center bio
    – Nathan Fowler, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center bio
  • Imaging – Andy Evens, DO, MSc, Tufts University School of Medicine bio
    – Carrie Thompson, MD, Mayo Clinic bio
  • Immunotherapy Symposium – Steven Ansell, MD, Mayo Clinic
    – Bruce Cheson, MD, Georgetown University Hospital
  • Maintenance Therapy Symposium – Brad Kahl, MD, FACP, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
    – Brian Link, MD, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  • Transplant Symposium – Michael Bishop, MD, The University of Chicago Medicine bio

3:30 PM Afternoon Networking Break

4:00 PM Living With Lymphoma Breakout Sessions (Select One)

Note: Some sessions are also offered on Sunday afternoon.

  • Adolescent and Young Adults Lymphomas – Tara Henderson, MD, University of Chicago Medicine
  • Cancer and Employment – TBA
  • Lymphoma Survivorship – Carrie Thompson, MD, Mayo Clinic
  • Managing Treatment Side Effects – Jean Ridgeway, MSN, APN, NP-C, AOCN, University of Chicago Medicine
  • Stress and Relaxation – James Gerhart, PhD, Rush University Medical

5:00 PM Saturday Educational Sessions Conclude

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Registration Desk Hours

7:50 AM Special Topics in Lymphoma: Breakfast Sessions

Note: Registration is required; breakfast will be provided to those attending these sessions.

  • Advocacy Breakfast
  • Caregiver Networking Breakfast
  • Lymphoma Support Network Breakfast

8:00 AM Continental Breakfast and Exhibits
(Note: For attendees not participating in one of the 7:50 AM special topic sessions.)

9:00 AM Opening Remarks

9:15 AM Survivor Profile: A Story of Hope

9:30 AM LRF Research Panel – Leo I. Gordon, MD, FACP, – Moderator

Discovery and Development: The Future of Lymphoma Research & Treatment

10:45 AM Morning Break

11:15 AM Novel Therapies and Clinical Trials in Lymphoma Treatment – Breakout Sessions (Select One)

Note: This series of disease-specific breakout sessions will focus on new therapies and clinical trials.

  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia/Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma (CLL/SLL) – Chadi Nabhan, MD, FACP, The University of Chicago Medicine bio
  • Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma – Farah Abdulla, MD, The University of Chicago Medicine bio
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma – Stephan Barta, MD, MS, MRCP, Fox Chase Cancer Center–Temple Health bio
  • Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma and Other Aggressive B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas – TBA
  • Follicular Lymphoma and Other Indolent Lymphomas – Brian Link, MD, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics bio
  • Hodgkin Lymphoma – Jane Winter, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine bio
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma – Michael E. Williams, MD, University of Virginia Health System bio
  • Aggressive T-Cell Lymphoma – Steve Horwitz, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center bio
  • Waldenström Macroglobulinemia - Part B – Steve Treon, MD, PhD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

12:30 PM Networking Lunch, Awards and Story of Hope

1:45 PM Living With Lymphoma Breakout Sessions (Select One)

Note: Some sessions are also offered on Saturday afternoon.

  • Employment: Job Re-Entry and Job Search – TBA
  • Lymphoma Survivorship – TBA
  • Managing Treatment Side Effects – Jean Ridgeway, MSN, APN, NP-C, AOCN, University of Chicago Medicine
  • Nutrition – Marisa Mozer, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC, Rush University Medical Center
  • Stress and Relaxation – James Gerhart, PhD, Rush University Medical Center

3:00 PM 20th Annual North American Educational Forum on Lymphoma Concludes

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Questions: Call the Lymphoma Research Foundation at 800-500-9976

To register to attend the Educational Forum, click here.