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Atlanta (Buckhead) Patient & Family Seminar
March 14-15, 2008
Sat, Mar 15, 2008

The Westin Buckhead
3391 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

March 14-15, 2008

Brian G.M. Durie, MD - Bone Disease in Myeloma
Morie Gertz, MD - Transplant
Tom Heffner, MD - Myeloma 101
Sagar Lonial, MD - Novel therapies

DISCOUNTED ROOM RATE $179, plus tax.
When making your hotel reservation, you must say 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. Rooms are available on a first come, first served basis. Once this 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 3pm.
Check-out is at Noon

$12 per day for Self-Parking
$17 for overnight self-parking
$24 for Valet Overnight Parking

MARTA From the Airport take the MARTA North Springs (North-South) train to Station N7 - Buckhead Station. The Westin- Buckhead is approximately one block north of the MARTA Station adjacent to Lenox Mall. The North Springs (North South) train is the train on the right as you come up the escalator or elevator.

Do not take the Doraville (Northeast-South) train. However, If you accidentally take the Doraville train you must change at the Linberg Center Station to get on the North Springs (North-South) train and then get off at the N7 Buckhead Station.

Atlanta International Airport (ATL)


Taxis run about $38-40 plus tip.


$85 for Package A: Includes Friday Half-Day Seminar, Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner and Saturday All-Day Seminar

$50 for Package B: Saturday All-Day Seminar only, no Friday Welcome Dinner

20% discount on Packages A or B if you register 30 days or more prior to the seminar


FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2008
1:00 - 1:15 PM Welcome
1:15 - 2:30 PM

Ask the Expert
Open Forum Discussion
Dr. Brian G.M. Durie
Cedars Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles, California

Dr. Tom Heffner

Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University
Atlanta, GA

2:30 - 2:45 PM Coffee Break
2:45 - 3:30 PM Managing Side Effects
IMF Nurse Leadership Board speaker Lisa Smith, RN
3:30 - 4:15 PM Understanding Balloon Kyphoplasty
4:15 - 5:00 PM How to be a Better Patient
Mike Katz
Member IMF Board of Directors
6:00 - 7:00 PM Welcome Reception
7:00 - 9:00 PM Welcome Dinner
7:00 - 8:00 AM Buffet Breakfast
8:00 - 8:15 AM Welcome and IMF Presentation
Susie Novis
IMF President
8:15 - 8:30 AM Introduction to Audience Response System and Questions
8:30 - 8:45 AM

8:45 - 8:55 AM

Myeloma 101/Overview
Dr. Tom Heffner

Questions & Answers

8:55 - 9:15 AM

9:15 - 9:25 AM

9:25 - 9:40 AM
Standard Frontline Therapy
Dr. Brian Durie

Interactive Questions with Keypads

Questions & Answers
9:40 - 10:00 AM Understanding the Free Light Chain Assay Test
10:00 - 10:30 AM Morning Coffee Break
10:30 - 10:45 AM

10:45 - 10:55 AM

10:55 - 11:10 AM
Bone Disease
Dr, Brian Durie

Interactive Questions with Keypads

Questions & Answers
11:10 - 11:30 AM

11:30 - 11:40 AM

11:40 - 11:55 AM
Role of Transplant
Dr. Morie Gertz
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Interactive Questions with Keypads

Questions & Answers
12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch

1:30 - 1:50 PM

1:50 - 2:00 PM

2:00 - 2:15 PM

Approaches to Relapse and New Clinical Trials
Dr. Sagar Lonial
Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Interactive Questions with Keypads

Questions & Answers

2:15 - 2:45 PM Afternoon Coffee Break
2:45 - 4:30 PM Faculty Led Breakout Sessions
(Room assignments posted prior to sessions)
4:30 - 5:00 PM Conclusion
(Reconvene in Main General Session Ballroom)


Register online or call 800-452-2873 to register for the seminar.

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