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Lymphoma Workshop: Understanding Lymphoma Basics and Current Treatment Options

Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, March 17, 2018

Free Educational Program for Members of the Lymphoma Community

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

Program Chairs

Sonali Smith, MD

The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL (Top picture)

Jane Winter, MD
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL (Bottom picture)

Date and Time
Saturday, March 17, 2018
7:30 AM – 3:30 PM


The Westin Chicago River North
320 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654
Directions: westinrivernorth

Sonali Smith, MD Jane Winter, MD

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 Chicago 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


7:30 AM Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:15 AM Welcome and LRF Overview

8:30 AM Profile of Hope Speaker

8:45 AMUnderstanding Lymphoma Plenary Session (Session explanation here)
Lymphoma Overview – Sonali Smith, MD, The University of Chicago
Diagnostic Approaches – David J. Peace, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago
Treatment Strategies and Clinical Trials – Jane Winter, MD, Northwestern University

10:15 AMQuestion and Answer Panel
Faculty: Sonali Smith, MD, The University of Chicago, Jane Winter, MD, Northwestern University and David J. Peace, University of Illinois at Chicago

10:45 AMMorning Break

11:00 AM Disease- Specific Breakout Sessions (Biology, Current Therapies and Novel Treatment Options) (Select One)
(Session explanation here)
Aggressive B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Peter Riedell, MD, The University of Chicago bio
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) / Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma (SLL)
Parameswaran Venugopal, MD, Rush University Medical Center bio
Follicular Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and Other Indolent Lymphomas
David J. Peace, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago bio
Hodgkin Lymphoma
Leo I. Gordon, MD, Northwestern University bio
Mantle Cell Lymphoma
Reem Karmali, MD, MS, Northwestern University bio
T-Cell Lymphomas, including Cutaneous Lymphomas
Barbara Pro, MD, Northwestern University bio
Waldenström Macroglobulinemia
Shuo Ma, MD, PhD, Northwestern University bio

12:30 PM Networking Lunch

1:00 PMPlenary Session: Transplant Options, Immunotherapy and Novel Treatments

Transplant Options – Michael Bishop, MD, University of Chicago bio
Immunotherapeutic Approaches including Checkpoint Inhibition and CAR-T Therapy – Justin Kline, MD, The University of Chicago bio

2:15 PMAfternoon Break

2:30 PMLiving with Lymphoma Breakout Sessions (Select One) (Session explanation here)

Lymphoma Survivorship and Adolescent and Young Adult Late Effects – Sarah Sciortino, MSW, LSW, The University of Chicago
Managing Treatment Side Effects – Jean Ridgeway, DNP, APN, NP-C, AOCN, The University of Chicago
Nutrition – Monica Bojko, MS, RD, LDN, Rush University Medical Center
Stress Management – James Gerhart, PhD, Rush University Medical Center bio
and Sarah R. Thilges, PhD, Rush University Medical Center bio

3:30 PM Workshop Concludes

Additional Information

This program is free for people affected with lymphoma and their loved ones; however, pre- registration is required.

+ Meals: Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided for all registered attendees.

* Guest Rooms: Please contact the Westin Chicago River North at (312) 744-1900 if you want to reserve a guest room at the hotel. 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

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