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North American Educational Forum on Lymphoma
October 20 – 22, 2017 – New York, NY

LOCATION

New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
333 Adams Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201

See New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge here.


Thank you for attending!

The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is pleased to announce the chairs, venue and agenda for the 2017 North American Educational Forum on Lymphoma.

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 Brooklyn, New York. See current agenda below. To register to attend the Educational Forum, click here. See supporters here.

Program Chairs

Program Agenda

Friday, October 20, 2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Sunday, October 22, 2017



Friday, October 20, 2017

2:00 – 8:00 PM Registration Desk Hours

3:00 – 4:30 PM Basic Biology 101 and Common Lymphoma Terms (Registration Required)
Catherine M. Diefenbach, MD, NYU Langone Medical Center 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.

Meet scholars from the LRF Mentoring Program and learn about their clinical research projects.

The Lymphoma Research Foundation’s Lymphoma Clinical Research Mentoring Program is a pioneering program that offers mentoring and education to researchers early in their careers to successfully design and administer clinical research studies. Program participants, called LRF Scholars, will present posters on their research projects on Friday and Saturday. Forum attendees are invited to learn more about these innovative research studies and encouraged to speak with the Scholars about their future as lymphoma researchers and support from LRF.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

7:00 AM – 5:00 PMRegistration Desk Hours

7:00 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast and Exhibits

8:00 AM Opening Remarks and LRF Overview

Understanding Lymphomas: Current Perspectives

8:30 AM – 8:55 AM Lymphoma Overview
Andrew M. Evens, DO, MSc, Tufts Cancer Center, Tufts Medical Center bio

8:55 AM – 9:20 AM Making a Lymphoma Diagnosis – Now and Future State
Eric Hsi, MD, Cleveland Clinic

9:20 AM – 9:45 AM Treatment Options
Eduardo M. Sotomayor, MD, GW Cancer Center, George Washington University

9:45 AM – 10:10 AM Clinical Trials
Kara Kelly, MD, Roswell Park Cancer Institute

10:10 AM – 10:45 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
Neil E. Kay, MD, Mayo Clinic bio

Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
Alison J. Moskowitz, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center bio

Diffuse Large B-Cell and Other Aggressive B-Cell Lymphoma
Jeremy S. Abramson, MD, MMSc, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center bio

Follicular Lymphoma: Previously Treated and Untreated
Bruce D. Cheson, MD, FACP, FAAAS, Georgetown University Hospital

Hodgkin Lymphoma
Nancy L. Bartlett, MD, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis bio

Mantle Cell Lymphoma
Brad S. Kahl, MD, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis bio

Marginal Zone Lymphomas
Peter Martin, MD, New York Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center bio

Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma (PTCL)
Owen O'Connor, MD, PhD, Columbia University Medical Center bio

Waldenström Macroglobulinemia
Jorge J. Castillo, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute bio

12:30 PM Networking Lunch

1:15 PM Lunch Program: Immune Oncology
Bruce Cheson, MD, FACP, FAAAS, Georgetown University Hospital
Stephen J. Schuster, MD, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

2:00 PM Questions & Answers

2:30 PM Lymphoma Symposia (Select one)

Adolescents and Young Adults Symposium
Kara Kelly, MD, Roswell Park Cancer Institute bio
Ann S. LaCasce, MD, MMSc, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute bio

Maintenance Therapy Symposium
Leo I. Gordon, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine bio
Thomas M. Habermann, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN bio

Transplant Symposium
Christopher R. Flowers, MD, MS, Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University bio
Andreas K. Klein, MD, Tufts Medical Center bio

Understanding Clinical Trials Symposium
Andrew M. Evens, DO, MSc, Tufts Cancer Center, Tufts Medical Center
Mitchell R. Smith, MD, PhD, GW Cancer Center, George Washington University 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.

Cancer and Employment
Joanna Morales, Esq., Triage Cancer

Exercise During Cancer Treatment
Jessica Scott, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center bio

Lymphoma Survivorship
Susan K. Parsons, MD, MRP, Tufts Medical Center bio

Managing Treatment Side Effects
Kathleen Maignan, NP, New York Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center

Stress and Relaxation
Richard Dickens, MS, LCSW-R, CancerCare bio


5:00 PM Saturday Educational Sessions Conclude

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

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

8:00 AM Continental Breakfast and Exhibits

8:00 AM Caregiver Session and Breakfast Option (select at registration)

Please join us for a Caregiver Breakfast supported by LRF volunteer and advocate Paul Majkowski. Paul would like to dedicate this breakfast to Mom, for her love, support, worry and courage during his treatment and survival from Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma.

9:00 AM Survivor Profile: A Story of Hope

9:15 AM Plenary Session – Demystifying the Clinical Trial Experience: Bridging the Investigator and Patient Perspective

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.

Aggressive T-Cell Lymphoma
Francine M. Foss, MD, Yale Cancer Center bio

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia/Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma (CLL/SLL)
Javier Pinilla-Ibarz, MD, PhD, Moffitt Cancer Center bio

Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
Pierluigi Porcu, MD, Thomas Jefferson University bio

Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma and Other Aggressive B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas
Kieron Dunleavy, MD, George Washington University, GW Cancer Center

Follicular Lymphoma and Other Indolent Lymphomas
Andrew D. Zelenetz, MD, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center bio

Hodgkin Lymphoma
David J. Straus, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center bio

Mantle Cell Lymphoma
Mitchell R. Smith, MD, PhD, GW Cancer Center, George Washington University bio

Waldenström Macroglobulinemia
M. Lia Palomba, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center bio

12:30 PM Lunch and LRF Research Program Overview

2:00 PM Living With Lymphoma Breakout Sessions  (Select One)

Note: Some sessions are also offered on Saturday afternoon.

Cancer and Employment
Joanna Morales, Esq., Triage Cancer

Lymphoma Survivorship
Jennifer M. Levine, MD, MSW, New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine bio

Managing Treatment Side Effects
Ann McNeill, RN, MSN, APN, John Theurer Cancer Center

Nutrition
Holly Mills, MS, RD, CDN, John Theurer Cancer 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.


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