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Boca Raton Patient & Family Seminar
February 25-26, 2011

Where:
Boca Raton Marriott
5150 Town Center Circle
Boca Raton, FL 33486

Tel: 561-392-4600 (for reservations and directions)
Fax: 561-368-9223




REGISTRATION FOR THIS SEMINAR IS CLOSED
DATES:
February 25-26, 2011
FACULTY

SATURDAY GENERAL SESSION

  • Dr. Brian Durie, Cedars-Sinai CCC
  • Dr. Robert A. Kyle, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Dr. Morie Gertz, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Dr. Kenneth Anderson, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
  • Dr. Bart Barlogie, Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, Little Rock, AK
  • Dr. Mario Boccadoro, Cattedra Di Ematologia, Torino, Italy

FRIDAY QUALITY OF LIFE SPEAKERS
Mike Katz, Member of the IMF Board of Directors
Kathy Colson, Member of the IMF Nurse Leadership Board
Others to be announced as they are confirmed

DISCOUNTED ROOM RATE

$99.00 DISCOUNTED ROOM RATE

Discounted room rate is only available if reservation is made on or before January 24, 2011.

When making your hotel reservation, you must say you are attending the IMF Patient & Family Seminar. There are a limited number of hotel rooms reserved for the IMF at this discounted room rate. Rooms are available on a first come, first served basis. Once the IMF block of rooms has been exhausted, the hotel may not have any more rooms available at this discounted rate even if you call 30 days or more in advance, so call early!

CHECK-IN/OUT TIME Check in is at 3 pm.
Check-out is at noon
PARKING

Parking is not included in your registration fee. We do not validate or discount parking. Self-Parking is free. Valet overnight parking is $10 per night.

AIRPORTS

Fort Lauderdale Int'l ("FTL") about 30 -45 minute drive depending on traffic
West Palm Beach Int'l ("WPI") also about 30 -45 minutes drive depending on traffic

TRANSPORTATION
FROM/TO AIRPORT

Taxis typically run about $70-55 plus tip, depending on traffic.

GO AIRPORT SHUTTLE" 954-561-8888 is about $22 PER PERSON plus tip. Reserve in Advance.

SEMINAR COSTS:

EARLY REGISTRATION (Must register on or before January 24, 2011)
Package A is $60
Includes Friday Half-Day Seminar, Welcome Cocktail Reception & Dinner and Saturday All-Day Seminar plus Breakfast and Lunch, and all course materials.

Package B is $30
Includes Saturday All-Day Seminar, Breakfast & Lunch and all course materials.

AFTER January 24th:
Package A is $85
Package B is $50

DEADLINES

January 24, 2011 is the deadline for both the discounted hotel rate and the discounted seminar fees.


AGENDA (subject to change)
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2011
1:00 - 1:15 PM

Welcome & New Attendee Orientation
Susie Novis
IMF President


1:15 - 2:30 PM

Ask the Expert
Open Forum Discussion

Dr. Brian G.M. Durie
Cedars Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles, California


Dr. Robert Kyle
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota


2:30 - 3:15 PM

Managing Side Effects
Kathy Colson, RN, BSN, BS
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts
IMF Nurse Leadership Board Speaker

3:15 - 3:45 PM Break
3:30 - 4:15 PM TBD
4:15 - 5:00 PM TBD
6:00 - 7:00 PM Welcome Reception
7:00 - 9:00 PM Welcome Dinner
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2011
7:00 - 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 - 8:15 AM Welcome and IMF Presentation
Susie Novis
IMF President
8:15 - 8:30 AM Introduction to Audience Response System (ARS)
8:30 - 8:50 AM




8:50 - 9:15 AM

Myeloma 101/Overview
Dr. Morie Gertz
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota


Interactive Questions + Question & Answer Session

9:15 - 9:35 AM


9:
35 - 10:00 AM

Best Therapies for Elderly Patients
Dr. Robert Kyle

Interactive Questions + Question & Answer Session
10:00 - 10:15 AM Morning Coffee Break

10:15 - 10:35 AM





10:
3 - 11:00 AM

Best Therapies for Patients Opting for Transplant
Dr, Bart Barlogie
Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, Arkansas


Interactive Questions + Question & Answer Session

11:10 - 11:20 AM


11:
20 - 11:45 AM

Management of Bone Disease
Dr. Brian Durie

Interactive Questions + Question & Answer Session
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Announcements
12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch

1:30 - 1:50 PM



1:50- 2:15 PM

Update from Europe
Dr.
Mario Boccadoro
Cattedra Di Ematologia
Torino, Italy

Interactive Questions + Question & Answer Session

2:15 - 2:35 PM



2:35 - 3:00 PM

Clinical Trials and New Drugs
Dr.
Kenneth Anderson
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA

Interactive Questions + Question & Answer Session

3:00 - 3:15 PM Afternoon Coffee Break
3:15 - 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)