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Short Hills Patient & Family Seminar
August 8-9, 2008
Sun, Aug 10, 2008

Where:

Hilton Short Hills
41 JFK Parkway
Short Hills, NJ 07078
www.HiltonShortHills.com

TEL: (973) 379-0100 for reservations and directions




Call the IMF office at 800-452-2873 to register for this seminar.

 

DATES:
August 8-9, 2008
DISCOUNTED ROOM RATE $189, plus tax.
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

There is no charge for self parking.

Valet Parking is only available for overnight guests at a rate of $17 per 24-hour period.

AIRPORTS

Newark International Airport (“WER”)
About 20-30 minutes to hotel

TRANSPORTATION
FROM/TO AIRPORT

Taxis typically run about $38-45 plus tip.

The Hotel offers shuttle service to and from the airport at a rate of $25 plus tip.
Call (973) 912-4747 in advance for exact pricing and reservations.

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 8, 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 8, 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. Robert Kyle

Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

and
Dr. David Siegel
Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack, New Jersey

2:00 - 2:45 PM

Managing Side Effects
IMF Nurse Leadership Board Speaker
Elizabeth Bilotti, MSN, APRN-BC, OCN
St. Vincent's Comprehensive Cancer Center
New York, NY

2:45 - 3:00 PM Break
3:00 - 3:45 PM Understanding Balloon Kyphoplasty
Dr. Ken Kopacz

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 9, 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. Robert Kyle

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 Freelite Test Presentation
Dr. Richard O'Hara
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. David Siegel

Interactive Questions with Keypads

Questions & Answers

11:10 - 11:30 AM



11:30 - 11:40 AM

11:40 - 11:55 AM

Bone Disease
Dr, Robert Vescio
Cedars Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles, California


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


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. Edward Stadtmauer
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

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)

Call the IMF office at 800-452-2873 to register for this seminar.