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Lymphoma Workshop: Understanding Lymphoma Basics and Current Treatment Options

Washington, DC

Saturday, March 18, 2017
7:30 AM – 3:15 PM

Register now to attend!
online here

Phone: (800) 500-9976

Free Educational Program for the Lymphoma Community

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

Program Chair
Bruce D. Cheson, MD, FACP, FAAAS
Professor of Medicine, Head of Hematology
Deputy Chief, Division of Hematology-Oncology
Georgetown University Hospital bio
Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave. NW – Washington, DC 20036 – themayflowerhotel

About the Workshop
The Lymphoma Research Foundation's Lymphoma Workshop provides the latest information about lymphoma and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL), current treatment options and support issues to members of the lymphoma community across the United States. The Washington, DC 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

7:30 AM Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:15 AM Welcome and LRF Overview

8:30 AM Profile of Hope: Survivor Story

9:00 AM Understanding Lymphoma: Plenary Session

Lymphoma Overview – Bruce Cheson, MD, FACP, FAAAS, Georgetown University Hospital – bio
Promising New Therapies – Eduardo Sotomayor, MD, George Washington University
Understanding Diagnostic Testing and Staging – Michael Williams, MD, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center

10:30 AM Question and Answer Panel
Faculty: Bruce Cheson, MD, Georgetown University Hospital, Eduardo Sotomayor, MD, George Washington University and Michael Williams, MD, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center

11:00 AM Morning Break

11:30 AMDisease-Specific Breakout Sessions (Select One)

Aggressive B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (DLBCL / Burkitt Lymphoma) – Kieron Dunleavy, MD, George Washington University
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia / Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma (CLL/SLL) – Chaitra Ujjani, MD, Georgetown University Hospitalbio
T-Cell Lymphomas (Cutaneous T-Cell and Peripheral T-Cell Lymphomas) – Sonali Smith, MD, The University of Chicago Medicinebio
Follicular NHL and other Indolent Lymphomas (MALT / Marginal Zone) – Brian Link, MD, University of Iowa Hospitals – bio
Hodgkin Lymphoma – Ann LaCasce, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute bio
Mantle Cell Lymphoma – Eduardo Sotomayor, MD, George Washington University – bio
Waldenström Macroglobulinemia  – Thomas Witzig, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester bio

12:45 PM Lunch Options:
(Select One)

Lunch and Learn  – Immuno Oncology – Bruce Cheson, MD, FACP, FAAAS, Georgetown University Hospital
Networking Lunch  – No speaker

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

Managing Treatment Side Effects – Aimee Chappell, MSN, ANP-BC, OCN, Georgetown University Hospital
Nutrition – Rachel Wong, RD, Georgetown University Hospital
Lymphoma Survivorship – Leigh Victory, RN, Georgetown University Hospital

3:15 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: Parking location here or ( alternate web link here ) for $10 flat rate for the day. Enter at 1050 18th St. NW.
* 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 Supporter

National Gold Supporter:

TEVA Pharmaceuticals

National Silver Supporters:

National Bronze Supporters: