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Boston Patient & Family Seminar
July 25-26, 2008
Sat, Jul 26, 2008

Where:
Hyatt Regency Boston
One Avenue de Lafayette
Boston, MA

TEL: 617-912-1234 for reservations and directions
FAX: 617-451-2198




The Boston Seminar is sold out. There is space available at the Short Hills Seminar.

DATES:
July 25-26, 2008
DISCOUNTED ROOM RATE $199, 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 4 pm.
Check-out is at Noon
PARKING

Overnight Self Parking is $32.
Overnight Valet Parking is $41.

AIRPORTS

(“BOS”) Boston Logan Airport
About 15-20 minutes from hotel.

TRANSPORTATION
FROM/TO AIRPORT

Taxis typically run about $18-20 plus tip

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 June 25, 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, JULY 25, 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

and
Dr. Paul Richardson

Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA

2:00 - 2:45 PM Managing Side Effects
IMF Nurse Leadership Board Speaker
Deborah Doss, R.N., OCN
2:45 - 3:00 PM Break
3:00 - 3:45 PM Understanding Balloon Kyphoplasty
3:45 - 4:30 PM How to be a Better Patient
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, JULY 26, 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. Brian Durie

Questions & Answers

8:55 - 9:15 AM



9:15 - 9:25 AM

9:25 - 9:40 AM

Standard Frontline Therapy
Dr. Vincent Rajkumar
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. Sundar Jagannath
St. Vincent's Comprehensive Cancer Center
New York, NY


Interactive Questions with Keypads

Questions & Answers

11:10 - 11:30 AM

11:30 - 11:40 AM

11:40 - 11:55 AM

Bone Disease
Dr, Brian Durie


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. Nikhil Munshi
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA


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. Kenneth Anderson
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA

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)

The Boston Seminar is sold out. There is space available at the Short Hills Seminar.