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Little Rock Patient & Family Seminar
March 21- 22, 2003
Sat, Mar 22, 2003

Where:
University of Arkansas, Medical Sciences
Education III Bldg., - Pauly Auditorium
4301 W. Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205




Since 1990, the IMF has been meeting the challenging and changing needs of the myeloma community. With the IMF's strong focus on education, we have developed innovative and exciting programs that empower patients and provide invaluable information. In 1993 the IMF launched its Patient & Family Seminar program. To date we've held over 60 Patient & Family seminars around the world, keeping thousands of patients informed.

Significant research and treatment advances are being made every day in novel drug therapies and treatment protocols for myeloma. Whether you are a newly diagnosed patient or have attended seminars in the past, you will find this seminar to be a positive, informative and empowering experience.

Register Today!

AGENDA

Friday, March 21, 2003

1:00 pm Local Support Group Meeting (open meeting)
2:00 pm Registration Desk Open
3:15 pm Quality of Life Roundtable Discussion
6:00 pm Cocktail Reception
7:00 pm Welcome Dinner
Saturday, March 22, 2003

7:00 am Continental Breakfast - Registration Desk Open
8:00 am Expert Presentations and Q&A
12:30 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Expert Presentations and Q&A
3:30 pm In-Depth Breakout Sessions
4:30 pm Wrap-Up Session



MYELOMA DISCUSSION TOPICS
  • The University of Arkansas Approach to Myeloma – A leader in Myeloma treatment and research provides a look at their approach to therapy. (http://myeloma.uams.edu)
  • Myeloma Overview – Important information for newly diagnosed patients and/or first-time attendees.
  • New strategies for frontline therapy – Novel therapies broaden their role in treatment.
  • Standard Approaches to Treatment – Tried and true therapies with a track record of success.
  • The Role of Transplantation – From stem cell to mini allo, what you'll need to know.
  • Gene Array Research – The hope for the future? What it means for you.
  • Novel agents and New Technologies for myeloma – emerging therapies offer new treatment options.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

IMF seminar registration fees do not include hotel accommodations. Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. The IMF has negotiated a limited number of rooms at a discounted rate of $59 per night (plus tax) at the Guesthouse Inn (www.guesthouseintl.com). This rate is only good until February 21 or until the discounted block of rooms is sold out, whichever comes first. For reservations, please call the hotel directly at (888) 387-4431 and be sure to let them know you are attending the IMF PATIENT & FAMILY INTERACTIVE SEMINAR© at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. The nearest airport is Little Rock International (LIT). All shuttle service between LIT and the hotel should be booked through Inter Shuttle Express (501) 247-8006 ($15/One way, plus tip – when booking mention this seminar to get your special discounted price). Please book your transportation needs prior to arrival.

REGISTRATION PACKAGES

Package "A" ($145.00 per person – BEST VALUE):

  • Friday afternoon Quality of Life Roundtable discussion.
    Healthcare professionals will be on hand to answer your
    questions about quality of life issues such as pain management,
    fatigue, and side effects from treatments.
  • Friday evening welcome Cocktail Reception & Dinner.
  • Saturday full-day seminar with the expert faculty.
  • Saturday Continental Breakfast & Lunch Buffet.
  • Saturday afternoon one-on-one In-Depth Break-Out Sessions with myeloma Experts.
  • Comprehensive meeting materials include physicians' discussion guides and reprints of slide presentations, a guide to Clinical Trials, the Myeloma Manager©, the most current update of the Myeloma Matrix and Myeloma Today, the world's foremost and most comprehensive newsletter for the myeloma community, along with other important printed information.
Package "B" ($95.00 per person):

  • Saturday full-day seminar with the expert faculty.
  • Saturday Continental Breakfast & Lunch Buffet.
  • Saturday afternoon one-on-one In-Depth Break-Out Sessions with faculty members.
  • Comprehensive meeting materials include physicians' discussion guides and reprints of slide presentations, a guide to Clinical Trials, the Myeloma Manager©, the most current update of the Myeloma Matrix and Myeloma Today, the world's foremost and most comprehensive newsletter for the myeloma community, along with other important printed information.

TED VASIL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

This scholarship, established in memory of a young myeloma patient, provides financial support to enable one recipient to attend the IMF seminar. Made possible by a grant from Ted Vasil's family and friends, the scholarship is awarded to a Myeloma patient under 40 years of age. The recipient is entitled to one complimentary Package “A” seminar registration and hotel room (tax included) for Friday and Saturday nights to attend the IMF Patient & Family Interactive Seminar. To apply for the Ted Vasil scholarship, contact Spencer Howard at the IMF. The recipient will be notified one month prior to the seminar.

For more information, please feel free to call the IMF toll-free number, (800) 452-CURE (800-452-2873), Monday - Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.