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Atlanta Patient & Family Seminar - March 18-19, 2005
Sat, Mar 19, 2005

Where:
Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center & Hotel
2443 Highway 54 West
Peachtree City, GA 30269

770-487-2000 for reservations and directions

800-452-2873 to register for the seminar.



DATES:
Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19, 2005
FACULTY: Brian G.M. Durie, MD
Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles, CA

Tom Heffner, MD
Emory University Cancer Center
Atlanta, GA

Robert Kyle, MD
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

David Vesole, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

QUALITY OF LIFE SPKRS: David Smith
The Binding Site

Lisa Smith, RN
Cancer Centers of the Carolinas

Maureen Carling, RN
Pain Management Specialist

Lisa Hodges, RN
Wake Forest University
NEAREST AIRPORT: (ATL) Atlanta Hartsfield/Jackson International Airport
GROUND TRANSPORT: Hotel offers $28 per person, one-way shuttle service from/to the airport.

Please call the hotel in advance to make a reservation.
ROOM RATE: $159 per night
PARKING: Overnight & Day self-parking is free
SEMINAR COSTS: $125 for Friday and Saturday (Package A)
$75 for Saturday only (Package B)
MAXIMUM CAPACITY: 225 Attendees

AGENDA
FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2005
12:30 - 6:00 pm IMF Registration Desk open
Please pick up your name badge(s).
1:00 - 2:30 pm Local Support Group Meeting
(Drs. Brian G.M. Durie and Robert Kyle)
2:30 - 2:45 pm Break
2:45 - 3:15 pm Quality of Life Session #1
led by Maureen Carling, RN
Pain Management Expert
3:15 - 3:45 pm Quality of Life Session #2: The Freelite Test
led by David Smith
The Binding Site
3:45 - 4:00 pm Break
4:00 - 4:30 pm Quality of Life Session #3
led by Lisa Hodges, RN, BSN, OCN
Wake Forest University
4:30 - 5:00 pm Quality of Life Session #4: Velcade
led by Lisa Smith, RN
Cancer Centers of the Carolinas
6:00 - 10:00 pm Cocktail Reception and Welcome Dinner
SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2005
7:00 am -5:00 pm IMF Registration Desk open
Please pick up your name badge and course materials.
7:00 am -8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am

GENERAL SESSION BEGINS

8:00 - 8:15 am "Welcome" Susie Novis, President IMF
"Interactive Introduction" Mike Katz
Presentation 1:

8:15 - 8:35 am
8:35 - 8:45 am
8:45 - 9:00 am
"Overview of Myeloma"
Tom Heffner, MD
Faculty Presentation
Interactive Questions
"Ask the Experts" Panel: Q & A
Presentation 2:

9:00 - 9:20 am
9:20 - 9:30 am
9:30 - 9:45 am
"Novel Approached to Frontline Therapy"
Robert Kyle, MD
Faculty Presentation
Interactive Questions
"Ask the Experts" Panel: Q & A
9:45 - 10:15 am Morning Coffee Break
Please 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.
Presentation 3:

10:15 - 10:35 am
10:35 - 10:45 am
10:45 - 11:00 am
"Supportive Care: Bone Disease in Myeloma"
Brian G.M. Durie, MD
Faculty Presentation
Interactive Questions
"Ask the Experts" Panel: Q & A
11:00 - 11:30 am
"Patient and Caregiver Panel"
Sue Ellen Garriss (pt), Jameca Williamson (pt), and Joe Brown (cg)
11:30 - 11:45 am
"Advocacy Update"
Greg Brozeit
IMF Advocacy Consultant
Noon - 1:30 pm Lunch Break
Please 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.
1:00 pm

GENERAL SESSION CONTINUES

Presentation 4:

1:30 - 1:50 pm
1:50 - 2:00 pm
2:00 - 2:15 pm
"Transplantation in Myeloma"
David Vesole, MD
Faculty Presentation
Interactive Questions
"Ask the Expert" Panel: Q & A
Presentation 5:

2:15 - 2:35 pm
"Relapse Treatment and Novel Therapies"
Brian Durie, MD and faculty panel
Intro and Panel Q & A
2:35 - 3:00 pm "Research Update from Little Rock"
Frits van Rhee, MD
3:00 - 3:15 pm Afternoon Break
3:15 - 4:30 pm Breakout Sessions with Faculty
Facilitators:
Dr. Brian G.M. Durie
Dr. Tom Heffner
Dr. Robert Kyle
Dr. David Vesole
Susie Novis
"Caregivers Need Care Too"
4:30 pm Reconvene in main ballroom for closing remarks
Susie Novis

Call 800-452-2873 to register for the seminar.

If you would prefer to fax in your registration,
click here to download the registration form.