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Chicago Patient & Family Seminar - June 10-11, 2005
Sat, Jun 11, 2005

Where:
Hilton Northbrook
2855 North Milwaukee Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062

847-480-7500 for reservations and for directions

847-480-0827 guest fax number



DATES:
Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11, 2005
FACULTY: Brian G.M. Durie, MD
Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles, CA

Seema Singhal, MD
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Jayesh Meta, MD
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Ron Walker, MD
University of Alabama Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR

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

QUALITY OF LIFE SPKRS: Freelite Test
David Smith
The Binding Site

Osteonecrosis of the Jaws
Dr. Alexis Olsson
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

VELCADE
Joseph Tariman, R.N.

NEAREST AIRPORT: O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
GROUND TRANSPORT:

All Star Cab costs $19 per trip (not per person) from the airport to the hotel.

Call them in advance at (888) 533-4240 to make a pick-up reservation.

ROOM RATE:

$99, plus tax (you must say you are with the IMF P&F Seminar to receive this rate).

There are a limited number of discounted hotel rooms reserved for the IMF.  They are available on a first come, first served basis.  Once all these rooms have been booked, the discounted room rate will no longer be available.

PARKING: Day and Overnight Self-Parking are available at no charge.
SEMINAR COSTS: $125 for Friday and Saturday (Package A)
$75 for Saturday only (Package B)

AGENDA
FRIDAY, JUNE10, 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 Seema Singhal)
2:30 - 2:45 pm Break
2:45 - 3:30 pm Quality of Life Session #1: Freelite Test
led by David Smith, PhD
3:30 - 4:15 pm Quality of Life Session #2: VELCADE
led by Joseph Tariman, R.N.
4:15 - 4:30 pm Break
4:30 - 5:00 pm Quality of Life Session #3: ONJ
led by Dr. Alexis Olsson
6:00 - 10:00 pm Cocktail Reception and Welcome Dinner
SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 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 and Interactive Introduction"
Susie Novis, President IMF
Presentation 1:

8:15 - 8:35 am
8:35 - 8:45 am
8:45 - 9:00 am
"Overview of Myeloma"
Brian Durie, 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 Approaches to Frontline Therapy"
Seema Singhal, 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"
Robert Vescio, MD
Faculty Presentation
Interactive Questions
"Ask the Experts" Panel: Q & A
11:00 - 11:30 am
"Patient and Caregiver Panel"
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.
1:30 pm

GENERAL SESSION CONTINUES

Presentation 4:

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

2:15 - 2:35 pm
2:35 - 2:45 pm
2:45 - 3:00 pm
"Relapse Treatment and Novel Therapies"
Brian Durie, MD and faculty panel
Faculty Presentation
Interactive Questions
"Ask the Expert" Panel: Q & A
3:00 - 3:15 pm Afternoon Break
3:15 - 4:30 pm Breakout Sessions with Faculty
Room assignments to be announced
Facilitators:
Dr. Brian G.M. Durie
Dr. Seema Singhal
Dr. Jayesh Mehta
Dr. Robert Vescio
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.