Lymphoma Workshop: Understanding Lymphoma Basics and Current Treatment Options

Saturday, March 23, 2019
7:30 AM – 3:15 PM

Boston Marriott Copley Place  (click here for directions)
110 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 021163

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 New England Lymphoma Workshop is the premier patient education and networking forum in the region.

Program Co-Chairs

Ann S. LaCasce, MD, MSc

Ann S. LaCasce, MD, MSc
Director, Dana-Farber/Partners CancerCare
Hematology-Medical Oncology Fellowship Program
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Andreas K. Klein, MD
Associate Chief
Division of Hematology Oncology
Director, Hematologic Malignancies Program
Associate Professor,
Tufts University School of Medicine

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.

7:30 AM Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:15 AMOpening Remarks
8:45 AMUnderstanding Lymphoma Plenary Session
Lymphoma OverviewAndreas Klein, MD, Tufts Medical Center
Current TherapiesAnn LaCasce, MD, MSc, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Clinical TrialsJ. Mark Sloan, MD, Boston Medical Center
10:15 AMQuestion and Answer PanelFaculty: Andreas Klein, MD, Ann LaCasce, MD and J. Mark Sloan, MD
10:45 AMMorning Break
11:15 AMDisease-Specific Breakout Sessions (Biology and Treatment Options)
Aggressive B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (DLBCL/Burkitt's Lymphoma)Adam Olszewski, MD, Lifespan Cancer Institute at Rhode Island Hospital
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) / Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma (SLL)Jacob Soumerai, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Follicular Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma / Other Indolent LymphomasRobin Joyce, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Hodgkin LymphomaMatthew Weinstock, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Mantle Cell LymphomaElizabeth Bengtson, MD, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
T-Cell Lymphomas (CTCL and PTCL) Francine Foss, MD, Yale Cancer Center
Waldenström MacroglobulinemiaSteven Treon, MD, PhD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
12:15 PMNetworking Lunch Break
12:45 PMLunch and Learn Session: Immunotherapy Jon Arnason, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
2:00 PMAfternoon Break
2:15 PMLiving with Lymphoma Breakout Sessions (Select one)
Lymphoma SurvivorshipJulie Vanderklish, NP, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and Jennifer D’Alotto, MSW, LICSW, Massachusetts General Hospital
Managing Treatment Side EffectsSharyn Kurtz, PA-C, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
MindfulnessGiselle Perez, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital
TransplantationCindy Varga, MD, BSc, Tufts Medical Center
3:15 PMWorkshop Concludes

Additional Information

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

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

: Discounted Valet Parking will be available at the New England Workshop. The cost will be $10 for attendees for the full day.

Guest Rooms: Please contact the Boston Marriott Copley Place at (617) 236-5800 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.

Other Ways to Register
Phone: (800) 500-9976

Program Supporters

This activity is supported by educational grants from:

National Presenting Supporter


National Platinum Supporter


National Silver Supporter

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National Bronze Supporters


Program Partners