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Fort Lauderdale Patient & Family Retreat
January 23 -25, 2004
Sun, Jan 25, 2004

Where:
Bonaventure Resort & Spa by Wyndham
250 Racquet Club Road
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
(954) 389-3300




Treat yourself to a luxurious tropical weekend getaway for only $99 a night, and receive the latest news, updates and individual consultation from the world's experts in
Education * Research * Support * Advocacy

DEADLINE IS JANUARY 9, 2003!
Maximum capacity 200 attendees!
Don't miss this great opportunity.

REGISTER TODAY!

AGENDA

Friday, January 23, 2004
12:30 pm Registration Desk Open
1:00 - 2:30 pm Local Support Group Meeting
with Drs. Brian G.M. Durie and Robert A. Kyle
2:45 - 3:35 pm Quality of Life Session #1
4:00 - 5:00 pm Quality of Life Session #2
6:00 pm Welcome Reception and Dinner

Saturday, January 24, 2004
7:00 am Continental Breakfast
7:00 am Registration Desk Open
8:00 am General Session
Welcome - Susie Novis, President IMF
Interactive Introduction - Mike Katz
Presentation 1
8:15 - 8:45 am
Overview of Myeloma
Robert Kyle, MD
Introduction
Faculty Presentation
"Ask the Expert" Panel: Q & A
Presentation 2
8:45 - 9:15 am
Initial Therapy
Robert Kyle, MD
Introduction
Faculty Presentation
"Ask the Expert" Panel: Q & A
9:15 - 9:45 am Morning Coffee Break
Presentation 3
8:45 - 9:15 am
Transplantation in Myeloma
Maurizio Zangari, MD
Introduction
Faculty Presentation
"Ask the Expert" Panel: Q & A
Presentation 4
8:45 - 9:15 am
Supportive Care:
Bone Disease in Myeloma
Brian Durie, MD
Introduction
Faculty Presentation
"Ask the Expert" Panel: Q & A
Presentation 5
8:45 - 9:15 am
Novel Therapies in Myeloma
Mohamad Hussein, MD
Introduction
Faculty Presentation
"Ask the Expert" Panel: Q & A
Noon - 1:30 pm Lunch Break
1:30 - 2:00 pm Update on Combo Study:
Thalidomide/Velcade/Dex

Maurizio Zangari, MD

Faculty Presentation
"Ask the Expert" Panel: Q & A
2:00 - 2:30 pm Alternative Healing
Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD, PhD
author of Coyote Healing and Coyote Medicine
Breakout Sessions
2:30 - 4:00 pm
Room assignments to be announced.

Facilitators:
Dr. Brian G.M. Durie
Dr. Mohamad Hussein
Dr. Robert Kyle
Dr. Maurizio Zangari
Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona
Susie Novis
- Caregivers Need Care Too

4:00 - 4:30 pm Ice cream Social

Sunday, January 25, 2004:
8:00 - 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00 am Yoga Class
10:00 - 11:00 am Nutrition Class
11:00 am - Noon Aquatic Aerobics OR Guided Nature Walk
Noon Farewell Luncheon

DISCUSSION TOPICS:

  • Myeloma 101: Essential information for newly diagnosed patients and first-time seminar attendees.
  • Frontline/Induction Therapy: Frontline therapy has evolved! Learn about the new and emerging therapies for induction treatment.
  • Bone Disease: Learn about bone disease and its treatments, including  who is a candidate for Zometa and who is not.
  • Transplantation: Single vs. tandem auto transplantation, and the role of mini allo transplantation.
  • Novel Therapies for Myeloma: Learn how to broaden your treatment options.
  • Quality-of-Life Issues


REGISTRATION PACKAGES

  • Package A (Weekend Retreat): $125.00 per person
    • Friday Afternoon Quality of Life Roundtable Discussions
    • Healthcare Professional Interactive Discussion (including pain management, fatigue, treatment side effects)
    • Friday Evening Welcome Reception
    • Friday Evening Dinner with Keynote Speaker
    • Sunday Continental Breakfast, Yoga Class, Nutrition Class, Aquatic Aerobics Class and Farewell Luncheon
    • PLUS all benefits listed in Package B below

  • Package B (Saturday Retreat): $75.00 per person
    • Full-Day Saturday Seminar with Expert Faculty
    • Comprehensive Seminar Kit (including Faculty Presentation Booklet, Clinical Trials Handbook, Myeloma Matrix, Myeloma Manager and Myeloma Today, the world s foremost and most complete newsletter for the myeloma community
      In-depth Personalized Breakout Sessions with Expert Faculty
    • Continental Breakfast and Lunch

RETREAT DETAILS
ROOM RATE: $99.00 per person, includes free use of Health Spa & Tennis Courts
(Personal services (i.e. facials, massages etc. are extra)
MAX CAPACITY: 200
VENUE PARKING:

Self parking is free
Valet parking is $8 per day

FACULTY:

Dr. Brian Durie, Cedars-Sinai Comprhensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA
Other Faculty TBA

QUALITY OF LIFE SPEAKERS TBA
NEAREST AIRPORT: Ft. Lauderdale International Airport
GROUND TRANSPORT:

Tri-County Transportation
$15 per person, one way
(800) 258-3826 make pick-up reservations in advance.

DEADLINES:

Hotel: Friday, January 9, 2004
Seminar: Tuesday, January 20, 2004