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Baltimore Patient & Family Seminar - August 19-20, 2005
Sat, Aug 20, 2005

Where:
Wyndham Baltimore – Inner Harbor
101 W. Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

410-752-1100 for hotel reservations & directions

800-452-2873 to register for seminar



DATES:
Friday, August 19 and Saturday, August 20, 2005
FACULTY: Brian G.M. Durie, MD
Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles, CA

Ashraf Badros, MD

University of Maryland
Baltimore, MD

Carol Ann Huff, MD
Sidney Kimmel Comp.Cancer Center
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Sundar Jagannath, MD
St. Vincent's Comprehensive Cancer Center
New York, NY


William H. Matsui, MD
Sidney Kimmel Comp.Cancer Center
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

S. Vincent Rajkumar, MD
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Rochester, MN

QUALITY OF LIFE SPKRS: David Smith
The Binding Site
SEMINAR COSTS: Seminar registration is
$125 for Friday and Saturday (Package A)
$75 for Saturday only (Package B)

AGENDA
FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2005
12:30 - 6:00 pm Registration Desk Open
Please pick up your name badge(s).
1:00 - 2:30 pm Local Support Group Meeting
facilitated by Drs. Durie and Badros
2:30 - 2:45 pm Break
2:45 - 3:15 pm Quality of Life Session #1
The Freelite Test
David Smith, The Binding Site
3:15 - 3:45 pm Quality of Life Session #2
Managing Side Effects of VELCADE Therapy
Darlene Durbin, RN, BA
3:45 - 4:00 pm Break
4:00 - 4:30 pm Quality of Life Session #3
Research Update from Johns Hopkins University
Drs. William Matsui and Carol Ann Huff
6:00 - 10:00 pm Cocktail Reception and Welcome Dinner
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2005
7:00 am -5:00 pm IMF Registration Desk open
Please pick up your name badge(s) and course materials.
7:00 -8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am

GENERAL SESSION BEGINS

8:00 - 8:30 am Welcome, CDC Presentation DVD, and Interactive Introduction
Susie Novis, President IMF, and Mike Katz, IMF Board Member
8:30 - 9:15 am Presentation 1: "Overview of Myeloma"
Dr. Ashraf Badros
Faculty Presentation
Interactive Questions
"Ask the Experts" Panel Q & A
9:15 - 10:00 am Presentation 2: "Novel Approaches to Frontline Therapy"
Dr. Robert Kyle
Faculty Presentation
Interactive Questions
"Ask the Experts" Panel Q & A
10:00 - 10:30 am Morning Coffee Break
(Use this time to relax and 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.)
10:30 - 11:15 am Presentation 3: "Supportive Care: Bone Disease in Myeloma"
Dr. Brian Durie
Faculty Presentation
Interactive Questions
"Ask the Experts" Panel Q & A
11:15 - 11:45 am Patient and Caregiver Panel
11:45 am - 12:00 pm Advocacy Update
Greg Brozeit
Noon - 1:15 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 sign up for the FIRST one you want to attend.)
1:15 pm GENERAL SESSION CONTINUES
1:15 - 2:00 pm Presentation 4: "Transplantation in Myeloma"
Dr. Sundar Jagganath
Faculty Presentation
Interactive Questions
"Ask the Experts" Panel Q & A
2:00 - 2:45 pm Presentation 5: "Relapse treatment & Novel Therapies"
Dr. Rafael Fonseca
Faculty Presentation
Interactive Questions
"Ask the Experts" Panel Q & A
2:45 - 3:00 pm Afternoon Coffee Break
3:00 - 4:15 pm Breakout Sessions
(Room assignments to be announced.)

Facilitators:
Dr. Brian Durie
Dr. Ashraf Badros
Dr. Sundar Jagannath
Dr. Robert Kyle
Dr. Rafael Fonseca
Susie Novis: "Caregivers Need Care Too"

4:15 - 4:30 pm Reconvene in main ballroom for closing remarks.
Susie Novis
4:30 - 5:30 pm Guided tours of the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center.
The tours will be escorted from the main lobby of the hotel.