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Minneapolis Patient & Family Seminar
March 12-13, 2004
Sat, Mar 13, 2004

Where:
Radison Hotel Metrodome
615 Washington Avenue S.E.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reservations: 612-379-8888




DATES:
Friday, March 12 and Saturday March 13, 2004
FACULTY: Dr. Brian G.M. Durie
Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Martin Oken
Hubert H. Humphrey Cancer Center
Robbinsdale, MN

Dr. Vincent Rajkumar
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Dr. Brian Van Ness
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Dr. David Vesole
Medical College of Wisconsin
Madison, WI

QUALITY OF LIFE SPKRS: TBD
MAX CAPACITY: 200
NEAREST AIRPORT: (MSP) Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport
GROUND TRANSPORT: Super Shuttle costs $15 per person, one way, plus tip
800-258-3826
Be sure to make airport to hotel reservations in advance.
ROOM RATE: $89 per person
SEMINAR COSTS: $125 for Friday and Saturday
$75 for Saturday only
VENUE PARKING: Overnight guest self-parking is located behind the building for $7.50/day. Day self-parking is located across from the hotel, using the Washington Avenue Ramp. The cost is $2.50 per hour, max $12 per day for self parking.
DEADLINES: Hotel: Friday, February 13, 2004 (to receive discounted room rate)
Seminar: Monday, March 8, 2004

AGENDA
FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2004
12:30 - 6:00 pm IMF Registration Desk open
1:30 - 2:30 pm Local Support Group Meeting
(Drs. Brian G.M. Durie and Vincent Rajkumar)
2:45 - 3:45 pm Quality of Life Session #1
4:00 - 5:00 pm Quality of Life Session #2
6:00 Cocktail Reception and Welcome Dinner
SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 2004
7:00 am -5:00 pm IMF Registration Desk open
Please pick up name badge and course materials.
7:00 am -8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am

General Session
"Welcome" Susie Novis, President IMF
"Interactive Introduction" Mike Katz

Presentation 1:

8:15 - 8:35 am
8:35 - 8:45 am
"Overview of Myeloma"
Vincent Rajkumar, MD
Faculty Presentation
"Ask the Expert" Panel: Q & A
Presentation 2:

8:45 - 9:05 am
9:05 - 9:15 am
"Standard/Frontline Therapy"
Vincent Rajkumar, MD
Faculty Presentation
"Ask the Expert" Panel: Q & A
Presentation 3:

9:15 - 9:35 am
9:35 - 9:45 am
"Supportive Care: Bone Disease in Myeloma"
Brian G.M. Durie, MD
Faculty Presentation
"Ask the Expert" Panel: Q & A
10:00 - 10:15 am Morning Coffee Break
Presentation 4:

10:15 - 10:35 am
10:35 - 10:45 am
"Management of Infections for Myeloma"
Martin Oken, MD
Faculty Presentation
"Ask the Expert" Panel: Q & A
Presentation 5:

10:45 - 11:05 am
11:05 - 11:15 am
"Transplantation in Myeloma"
David Vesole, MD
Faculty Presentation
"Ask the Expert" Panel: Q & A
Special
Presentation:

11:15 am - Noon
IMF Patient Panel
Noon - 1:30 pm Lunch Break
Presentation 6:

1:30 - 1:50 pm
1:50 - 2:00 pm
"Novel Therapies for Myeloma"
Brian Durie, MD and Vincent Rajkumar, MD
Faculty Presentation
"Ask the Expert" Panel: Q & A
Presentation 7:

2:00 - 2:30 pm

"Update on IMF Bank on a Cure"
Brian Van Ness, MD
Faculty Presentation
"Ask the Expert" Panel: Q & A
2:30 - 2:45 pm Afternoon Break
2:45 - 4:00 pm Breakout Sessions with Faculty
Facilitators:
Susie Novis "Caregivers Need Care Too"
Dr. Brian G.M. Durie
Dr. Martin Oken
Dr. S. Vincent Rajkumar
Dr. Brian Van Ness
Dr. David Vesole
4:00 pm Reconvene in main ballroom for closing remarks
Susie Novis
4:30 pm Guided Tours of Bank on a Cure Laboratory
University of Minnesota
Meet in lobby for complimentary shuttle vans.

PDF of Flyer for Minneapolis Patient and Family Seminar

The Minneapolis Patient and Family Seminar is sponsored in part by Celgene, Cytogen, Millennium, Novartis and Ortho Biotech.

Don't forget to bring your old cell phones to the Seminar to help the IMF raise dollars for the cure. Read all about it: Cell Phones for a Cure program.