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San Diego Patient & Family Seminar
August 22-23, 2008
Sun, Aug 24, 2008

Where:
The Westin San Diego
400 West Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101

www.Westin.com/SanDiego

TEL: 619-239-4500 for reservations and directions
FAX: 619-239-3274




Register online, or download a Seminar Registration Form to print and fax or mail, or call 800-452-2873 to register for the seminar.

DATES:
August 22-23, 2008
DISCOUNTED ROOM RATE $189, plus tax for single or double occupancy.
When making your reservation, you must say you are attending the IMF Patient & Family Seminar.

There are a limited number of discounted hotel rooms reserved for the IMF. They are available on a first come, first served basis. Once these rooms have been booked, the discounted room rate will no longer be available.
CHECK-IN/OUT TIME Check in is at 3 pm.
Check-out is at Noon
PARKING

Overnight Valet Parking is $27 with in and out privileges.
Day Valet Parking is $17 but without in and out privileges.

AIRPORTS

(“SAN”) San Diego International Airport (aka Lindberg Field)
About 15-20 minutes from hotel.

TRANSPORTATION
FROM/TO AIRPORT

Taxis typically run about $10-15 plus tip

The Hotel offers free shuttle service from and to the airport. They have a phone at baggage claim for you to call them when you arrive and arrange for pick-up. Be sure to ask how long it will take.

SEMINAR COSTS: $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
DEADLINES

Seminar Registration: By July 23, 2008 to receive 20% discount on seminar registration fee.

Hotel Reservation: The sooner, the better. Once the discounted rooms have been booked, the discounted room rate will no longer be available.

 

AGENDA (*subject to change)
FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2008
1:00 - 2:00 PM

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

2:00 - 2:45 PM Managing Side Effects
IMF Nurse Leadership Board Speaker
2:45 - 3:00 PM Break
3:00 - 3:45 PM Understanding Balloon Kyphoplasty
3:45 - 4:30 PM Myeloma Manager Update
Mike Katz
Member IMF Board of Directors
4:30 - 5:15 PM New Attendee Orientation
6:00 - 7:00 PM Welcome Reception
7:00 - 9:00 PM Welcome Dinner
SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 2008
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. Morie Gertz
Mayo Clinic
Rochester,MN

Questions & Answers

8:55 - 9:15 AM




9:15 - 9:25 AM


9:25 - 9:40 AM

Standard Frontline Therapy
Dr. Angela Dispenzieri
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN


Interactive Questions with Keypads

Questions & Answers
9:40 - 10:00 AM Freelite Test Presentation
Dr. Tina Reichel
10:00 - 10:30 AM Morning Coffee Break

10:30 - 10:45 AM


10:45 - 10:55 AM

10:55 - 11:10 AM

Role of Transplant
Dr. Angela Dispenzieri

Interactive Questions with Keypads

Questions & Answers

11:10 - 11:30 AM

11:30 - 11:40 AM

11:40 - 11:55 AM

Bone Disease
Dr, Morie Gertz

Interactive Questions with Keypads

Questions & Answers
12:00 - 1:15 PM Lunch

1:15 - 1:35 PM



1:35 - 1:45 PM

1:45 - 2:00 PM

Approaches to Relapse
Dr. Keith Stewart
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, AZ

Interactive Questions with Keypads

Questions & Answers

2:00 - 2:20 PM

2:20 - 2:30 PM

2:30 - 2:45PM

New Drugs, Clinical Trials
Dr. Keith Stewart

Interactive Questions with Keypads

Questions & Answers

2:45 - 3:00 PM Afternoon Coffee Break
3:00 - 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 download a Seminar Registration Form to print and fax or mail, or call 800-452-2873 to register for the seminar.

Don't delay! Register for our seminar and reserve your hotel room TODAY!