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Dallas Patient & Family Seminar
June 26-27, 2009
Sat, Jun 27, 2009

The Westin City Center
650 North Pearl Street
Dallas, TX 75201

TEL: 214-979-9000 for reservations and directions
GUEST FAX: 214-953-1931

Call 800-452-2873 to register for the seminar.

June 26-27, 2009
DISCOUNTED ROOM RATE $119, plus tax for single or double occupancy, NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR REGISTRATION FEE
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 is not included in your registration fee. We do not validate or discount parking.

Self Parking is $18 for a 24 hour period
Valet Parking is $22 overnight.


Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (“DFW)
About 20-30 minutes to hotel


Taxis typically run about $25-30 plus tip.
Super Shuttle is available for $ 17 per person plus tip.
Call 800-258-3826 to book in advance.



  • Dr. Brian Durie, Cedars-Sinai CCC
  • Mike Katz, Guest Speaker
  • Tiffany Richards, MS, ANP, AOCNP, MD Anderson Cancer Center


  • Dr. Brian Durie, Cedars-Sinai CCC
  • Dr. Bart Barlogie, University of Arkansas Medical Sciences
  • Dr. Sergio Giralt, MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Dr. Joseph Mikhael, Mayo Clinic Scottsdale

We are happy to announce that, thanks to additional pharmaceutical support, we have been able to reduce our prices for the Patient & Family seminars.

$60 for Package A: Includes Friday Half-Day Seminar, Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner, and Saturday All-Day Seminar

$30 for Package B: Saturday All-Day Seminar only, no Friday Welcome Dinner


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, JUNE 26, 2009
1:00 - 1:30 PM

Welcome & New Attendee Orientation
Susie Novis
IMF President

1:30 - 2:30 PM

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

Dr. Brian Berryman
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

2:30 - 3:15 PM

Managing Side Effects
IMF Nurse Leadership Board Speaker
Tiffany Richards, MS, ANP, AOCNP

3:15 - 3:30 PM Break
3:30 - 4:15 PM How to be a Better Patient
Mike Katz
Member IMF Board of Directors
4:15 - 5:00 PM TBD
6:00 - 7:00 PM Welcome Reception
7:00 - 9:00 PM Welcome Dinner
7:00 - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:30 AM Welcome and IMF Presentation
Susie Novis
IMF President
8:30 - 8:45 AM

8:45 - 8:55 AM

Myeloma 101/Overview
Dr. Brian G.M. Durie
Cedars Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles, California

Questions & Answers

8:55 - 9:15 AM

15 - 9:40 AM

Standard Frontline Therapy
Dr. Joseph Mikhael
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, Arizona

Questions & Answers
9:40 - 10:00 AM Freelite Test Presentation
Linda Traylor
10:00 - 10:30 AM Morning Coffee Break

10:30 - 10:45 AM

45 - 11:10 AM

Role of Transplant
Dr, Sergio Giralt
MD Anderson Can
cer Center
Houston, Texas

Questions & Answers

11:10 - 11:30 AM

30 - 11:55 AM

Bone Disease
Dr. Brian Durie

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

1:15 - 1:35 PM

1:35 - 2:00 PM

Approaches to Relapse and Relapse Treatment
Brian Durie & Faculty

Questions & Answers

2:00 - 2:20 PM

20 - 2:45PM

Update on Total Therapy II/III at the Myeloma Institute of Research Therapy, Little Rock, Arkansas
Dr. Bart Barlogie
Myeloma Institute of Research Therapy
Little Rock, Arkansas

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 800-452-2873 to register for the seminar.

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