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North American Educational Forum on Lymphoma
October 28-30, 2016  -  Chicago, Illinois

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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. This year, the Forum will be held in Chicago, Illinois and chaired by Foundation Scientific Advisory Board members Dr. Thomas Habermann and Dr. Sonali Smith. See current agenda below.

 
LOCATION

Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, Illinois 60603


Parking Options in the Area:
Self parking is available at Palmer House Hilton's downtown Chicago parking garage partner facility located at 55 East Monroe Street, directly across the street from the Palmer House Hilton. The garage can be accessed from either Monroe Street (west bound traffic) or Adams Street (east bound traffic).
Self-Parking at 55 East Monroe Street – $44.00
OR

Millennium Park Garage ( rates at website here ) – 5 S. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60603

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)

– Kenneth 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 D. 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 – John Leonard, MD, New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center bio
  • Hodgkin Lymphoma – Andrew M. Evens, DO, MSc, Tufts University School of Medicine bio
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma – Brad S. 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) – Stephen M. Ansell, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic bio
  • Waldenström Macroglobulinemia – Steven P. 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 P. Leonard, MD, New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center bio
    – Ann S. LaCasce, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute bio
  • Imaging – Andrew Evens, DO, MSc, Tufts University School of Medicine bio
    – Carrie A. Thompson, MD, Mayo Clinic bio
  • Immunotherapy Symposium – Stephen Ansell, MD, Mayo Clinic
    – Bruce Cheson, MD, Georgetown University Hospital
  • Maintenance Therapy Symposium – Brad Kahl, MD, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
    – Brian Link, MD, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  • Transplant Symposium – Daniel Weisdorf, MD, University of Minnesota bio
    – Mehdi Hamadani, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin 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
  • Employment and Health Insurance – Joanna Morales, Esq., Triage Cancer
  • Lymphoma Survivorship – Carrie A. 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

8:00 AM Continental Breakfast and Exhibits

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
– Bruce Cheson, MD, Georgetown University Hospital
– Ann LaCasce, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
– Steven Treon, MD, PhD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
– Michael E. Williams, MD, University of Virginia Health System

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, Cardinal Health bio
  • Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma – Farah Abdulla, MD, The University of Chicago Medicine bio
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma – Stefan Barta, MD, MS, MRCP, Fox Chase Cancer Center–Temple Health bio
  • Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma and Other Aggressive B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas – Timothy Fenske, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin bio
  • 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 – Steven M. Horwitz, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center bio
  • Waldenström Macroglobulinemia - Part B – Steven P. 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 and Health Insurance – Joanna Morales, Esq., Triage Cancer
  • 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 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.

Supporters

The program is supported through unrestricted educational grants from:


  • National Presenting Supporter: Genentech | Biogen
  • National Platinum Supporter: Celgene
  • National Gold Supporters: AbbVie, Gilead Sciences, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie company and Janssen Biotech, Inc., and Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • National Silver Supporters: Bayer, Seattle Genetics and Takeda Oncology
  • National Bronze Supporters: Adaptive Biotechnologies, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Idera Pharmaceuticals, Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Juno Therapeutics, Kite Pharmaceuticals, Merck and Novartis

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