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San Diego Patient and Family Seminar - SOLD OUT!
Fri, Nov 12, 2004

Where:
THIS SEMINAR IS SOLD OUT




DATES:
Friday, November 12 and Saturday, November 13, 2004
FACULTY: Brian G.M. Durie, MD
Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA

Rafael Fonseca, MD
Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ

Mort Coleman, MD
Weill Medical College of Cornell University , Ithaca, NY

Robert Vescio, MD
Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center,Los Angeles, CA

Jeffrey Wolf, MD
Alta Bates Comprehensive Cancer Center , Berkeley, CA

QUALITY OF LIFE SPKRS: TBD
NEAREST AIRPORT: (SAN) San Diego International Airport (Lindberg Field)
TRAVEL AGENCY Discounted airfares may be available on a first-come, first-served basis through:
James TravelPoints International 888-808-8728
ask for Linda Hackathorn at ext. 1241 or Stephanie Ryan at ext. 1242
GROUND TRANSPORT:

Hotel provides complimentary transportation to and from the airport.

Call the hotel in advance to arrange ground transportation.

ROOM RATE: $139 per night
SEMINAR COSTS: Early Registration saves you 20%! Register before October 12, 1004 and the registration fees are as follows:

$100 for Friday and Saturday (Package A)
$60 for Saturday only (Package B)

After October 12, seminar registration is

$125 for Friday and Saturday (Package A)
$75 for Saturday only (Package B)

VENUE PARKING: Overnight self parking is $18.00.
Day self-parking is $7.00 the first hour, $3.00 each hour thereafter, max $22 per day.
DEADLINES: Hotel: Friday, October 8, 2004 to receive $139 discounted room rate.

Seminar: Tuesday, October 12, 2004 to receive 20% discount on registration fee.

AGENDA
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2004
12:30 - 6:00 pm Registration Desk Open
1:00 - 2:15 pm Local Support Group Meeting
2:30 - 3:15 pm Quality of Life Session #1
Dr. Choll Kim speaking on Kyphoplasty for the relief of back pain caused by compression fractures.
3:15 - 4:00 pm Quality of Life Session #2
Regina Swift, RN, speaking on the use of VELCADE® therapy and management of side effects.
4:00 - 4:45 pm Quality of Life Session #3
Anemia and fatigue.
6:00 - 10:00 pm Cocktail Reception and Welcome Dinner
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2004
7:00 am -5:00 pm IMF Registration Desk open
Please be sure to get a Breakfat Meal Ticket when you pick up your name badge and course materials.
7:00 am -8:00 am Continental Breakfast
(If you are not staying at the hotel, you will need a Breakfast meal Ticket.)
8:00 am

GENERAL SESSION BEGINS

8:00 - 8:15 am Welcome
Susie Novis, President IMF
8:15 - 8:30 am Interactive Introduction
Dr. Brian Durie, IMF Board Chairman
8:30 - 9:15 am Presentation 1: "Overview of Myeloma"
Brian Durie, MD
Faculty Presentation
Interactive Questions
"Ask the Experts" Panel Q & A
9:15 - 10:00 am Presentation 2: "Standard/Frontline Therapy"
Rafael Fonseca, MD
Faculty Presentation
Interactive Questions
"Ask the Experts" Panel Q & A
10:00 - 10:15 am Morning Coffee Break
(Use this time to sign up for Break-Out Sessions. You may visit as many Break-Outs as you want, but please only sign up for the FIRST one you want to attend.)
10:15 - 11:00 am Presentation 3: "Supportive Care: Bone Disease in Myeloma"
Robert Vescio, MD
Faculty Presentation
Interactive Questions
"Ask the Experts" Panel Q & A
11:00 - 11:45 am Presentation 4: "Transplantation in Myeloma"
Jeffrey Wolf, MD
Faculty Presentation
Interactive Questions
"Ask the Experts" Panel Q & A
11:45 - 12:15 am IMF Patient Panel
Gerry Difford, Fred Gloor, Dr. Lilly LaPointe
12:15 - 12:30 pm Advocacy Update
Greg Brozeit
12:30 - 2:00 pm Lunch Break
(If you have not already done so, make sure you sign up for Break-Out Sessions. You may visit as many Break-Outs as you want, but please only sign up for the FIRST one you want to attend.)
2:00 pm GENERAL SESSION CONTINUES
2:00 - 2:45 pm Presentation 5: "Novel Therapies for Myeloma"
Morton Coleman, MD
Faculty Presentation
Interactive Questions
"Ask the Experts" Panel Q & A
2:45 - 3:00 pm Afternoon Coffee Break
3:00 - 4:30 pm Breakout Sessions
(Room assignments to be announced.)

Facilitators:
Dr. Brian Durie
Dr. Rafael Fonseca
Dr. Mort Coleman
Dr. Robert Vescio
Dr. Jeffrey Wolf
Susie Novis, "Caregivers Need Care Too"

4:30 - 5:00 pm Reconvene in main ballroom for closing remarks.
Susie Novis

The IMF wishes to thank the sponsors of
the San Diego Patient and Family Seminar:

Celgene
Millennium
Novartis
Ortho Biotech

Don't forget to bring your old cell phones to the Seminar to help the IMF raise dollars for the cure. Read all about it: Cell Phones for a Cure program.