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IMF Patient & Family Seminar (PFS)
Philadelphia, PA

Where:
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
201 North 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103



Important notice regarding traffic conditions in Philadelphia this weekend.

Please read the following details regarding road closures beginning at 11:00am on Friday, April 8th in connection to the Villanova Championship Parade

*Motorists are encouraged to allow for extra driving time*

A Celebratory parade honoring the Villanova Men’s Basketball National Championship Team will be held in Center City Philadelphia on Friday, April 8 th. 

Parade Route & Dilworth Park Rally Details:

The parade will begin at 1pm, stepping off from 20th & Market Streets and then heading east toward City Hall, concluding at Dilworth Park.

Road Closures                                                                                                                                             

The following roads are scheduled to close beginning at 11am on Friday, April 8 th in connection to the Villanova Championship Parade.

  • Market Street – 15th to 23rd Streets
  • 15th Street – JFK Boulevard to Chestnut Street

Cross traffic on Market Street, from 16th to 22nd Streets, will be closed prior to the parade step-off and will resume on a rolling basis after the parade passes and streets are cleared.

Vehicular traffic in the vicinity of City Hall will be diverted as follows:

  • Vehicles traveling on north on Broad Street will be required to go eastbound on Chestnut, prior to reaching City Hall
  • Vehicles traveling west on (East) Market Street around City Hall will be diverted to North Broad Street or to JFK Boulevard
  • Vehicles traveling south on Broad Street towards City Hall will be diverted to JFK Boulevard
  • Vehicles traveling on I-676 should avoid the 15th Street/Broad Street exits. Although these ramps will be open, there will be significant congestion at these exit ramps.

No Parking areas will include:

  • Market Street – 15th to 23rd Streets
  • 15th Street – JFK Boulevard to Chestnut Street

For Complete service updates and detours, as well as schedules, station maps and fare information, visit www.septa.org
If the parking garage directly under the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel is full, there is a parking garage directly across the street from the hotel:

Gateway Parking Garage
215-246-0300
1540 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Entrances on Spring and 16th Streets
Rates:                                                                                                                                                                           
Up to 10 hours-$16.00
Over 10 hours-$20.00
Evening Rates (M-F enter by 5pm, exit by 9am)-$5.00
Weekend Rate-(Sat & Sun, must exit by Monday at 9am)-$7 per day
Lost Ticket-$20.00

 

International Myeloma Foundation
PENNSYLVANIA Patient & Family Seminar
Philadelphia, PA | April 8-9, 2016

Online and phone registrations are now closed.

Walk-in registrations will be welcome starting at noon-Friday April 8, 2016

Ask the Expert

Managing Side Effects

Understanding FreeLite and Hevylite

Living Well with Myeloma

What do you get at an IMF Patient and Family Seminar?

Education
Get up-to date, vital information.

Access to Experts
Get one-on-one access to the experts with time to ask questions about your treatment options.

Cameraderie
Share your experiences and gain strength from hearing other people's stories, as you become part of the IMF family.

 

Myeloma 101/Overview

Best Therapies for Elderly Patients

Best Therapies for Patients Opting for Transplant

Update on the Black Swan Research Initiative®

Management of Bone Disease

Clinical Trials and New Drugs

Breakout Sessions

 

Registration Cost

PACKAGE A - FRIDAY & SATURDAY: $60

Includes Friday Half-Day Seminar (1PM – 5PM), Welcome Cocktail Reception & Dinner (6PM – 9PM) and Saturday All-Day Seminar (7AM – 4PM) plus breakfast, lunch and all course materials.

PACKAGE B - SATURDAY only: $40

Includes Saturday All Day Seminar (7AM – 4PM) plus breakfast, lunch and all course material.


Dr. Brian Durie
Cedars Sinai Samuel Oschin Cancer Center
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Rafat Abonour
Simon Cancer Center
Indiana University
Indianapolis, IN

Dr. Adam Cohen
Abramson Cancer Center
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Suzanne Lentzsch
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY

Dr. Edward Stadtmauer
Abramson Cancer Center
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Patricia Mangan, RN, MSN, APRN-BC
Abramson Cancer Center
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Richard O'Hara
Binding Site

** Additional faculty to be announced closer to event date **

Hotel Information

Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
201 North 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
http://www.sheratonphiladelphiadowntown.com/
(800) 325-3535 (For Reservations and Directions)
(215) 448-2000 (Front Desk)

Special Room Rate - $159 + tax

Discounted room rate is only available if reservation is made on or before March 8, 2016. When making your hotel reservation, please mention you are attending the “IMF Patient & Family Seminar”.

There are a limited number of hotel rooms reserved for the IMF at this discounted room rate and rooms are available on a first come, first served basis. Once the IMF block of rooms has been exhausted, the hotel many not have any more rooms available at this discounted rate.

CHECK-IN/OUT TIME
Check-in is at 3:00 pm.
Check-out is at 12:00 pm

PARKING
Daily/Event: Self-Parking - $15
Overnight: Self-Parking $38 per night

Sunday to Friday
$38+ For Self-Parking per 24 hours with in and out privileges
$44+ For Valet Parking per 24 hours with in and out privileges
Friday to Sunday
$20+ For Self-Parking per 24 hours with in and out privileges
$44+ For Valet Parking per 24 hours with in and out privileges

 

 

 

NEAREST AIRPORT:
“PHL” Philadelphia International Airport is located 20 minutes from the Sheraton (depending on traffic).

"TTN" Trenton-Mercer Airport is located 45 minutes from the Sheraton (depending on traffic).

TRANSFERS

Taxi Cabs:(215) GET A CAB or (215) 438-2222

From PHL Airport: About $30 plus tip (depending on traffic)

From TTN Airport: About $106 plus tip (depending on traffic)

*Faculty and topics are subject to change. Go to our website at myeloma.org for the most up-to-date faculty and registration information.