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Teaneck Patient & Family Seminar
October 8-9, 2004
Sat, Oct 09, 2004

Where:
Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe
100 Frank W. Burr Blvd.
Teaneck, NJ
Reservations: 800-992-7752
Driving Directions: 201-836-0600




DATES:
Friday, October 8 and Saturday October 9, 2004
FACULTY: Dr. Brian Durie
Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA
Other Faculty TBD
QUALITY OF LIFE SPKRS: TBD
MAX CAPACITY: 250
NEAREST AIRPORT: (NWR) Newark International Airport
GROUND TRANSPORT: Cabs are the only choice
$40 one way, plus tip
ROOM RATE: $99 per person
SEMINAR COSTS: $125 for Friday and Saturday
$75 for Saturday only
VENUE PARKING: No charge for day visitors or overnight guests!
DEADLINES: To receive Earlybird Discounts on hotel and registration: Tuesday, September 7, 2004
Final date to register for Seminar: Monday, October 4, 2004

AGENDA
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2004
12:30 - 6:00 pm Registration Desk Open
Please pick up your name badge(s).
1:00 - 2:15 pm Local Support Group Meeting
Drs. Brian Durie and David Siegel
2:30 - 3:15 pm Quality of Life Session #1
Heather Younker and Kathy Lounsbury, Cancer Nutritionists, discussing nutrition before, during and after treatment
3:30 - 4:15 pm Quality of Life Session #2
Karen Peckle, RN, discussing the use of Thalomid and Revlimid
4:30 - 5:15 pm Quality of Life Session #3
Kathy Curran, RN, discussing the use of VELCADE.
6:00 - 10:00 pm Cocktail Reception and Welcome Dinner
Guest Speaker, Benson Klein, IMF Board Member and multiple myeloma patient
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2004
7:00 am -5:00 pm IMF Registration Desk open
Please pick up your name badge(s) and course materials.
7:00 am -8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am

GENERAL SESSION BEGINS

8:00 - 8:15 am Welcome and Interactive Introduction
Susie Novis, President IMF
8:15 - 9:00 am Presentation 1: "Overview of Myeloma"
Dr. David Vesole
Faculty Presentation
Interactive Questions
"Ask the Experts" Panel Q & A
9:00 - 9:45 am Presentation 2: "Standard/Frontline Therapy"
Dr. Sundar Jagannath
Faculty Presentation
Interactive Questions
"Ask the Experts" Panel Q & A
9:45 - 10:15 am Morning Coffee Break
(Use this time to relax and sign up for Break-Out Sessions. You may visit as many Break-Outs as you want, but please only sign up for the FIRST one you want to attend.)
10:15 - 11:00 am Presentation 3: "Supportive Care: Bone Disease in Myeloma"
Dr. Brian Duri
Faculty Presentation
Interactive Questions
"Ask the Experts" Panel Q & A
11:00 - 11:30 am IMF Patient Panel
Carol Goldschein, Rosanne Kalick and Benson Klein
11:30 - 11:45 am Advocacy Update
Greg Brozeit
Noon - 1:30 pm Lunch Break
(If you have not already done so, make sure you sign up for Break-Out Sessions. You may visit as many Break-Outs as you want, but please sign up for the FIRST one you want to attend.)
1:30 pm GENERAL SESSION CONTINUES
1:30 - 2:15 pm Presentation 4: "Transplantation in Myeloma"
Dr. Jayesh Mehta
Faculty Presentation
Interactive Questions
"Ask the Experts" Panel Q & A
2:15 - 3:00 pm Presentation 5: "Novel Therapies for Myeloma"
Dr.David Siegel
Faculty Presentation
Interactive Questions
"Ask the Experts" Panel Q & A
3:00 - 3:15 pm Afternoon Coffee Break
3:15 - 4:30 pm Breakout Sessions
(Room assignments to be announced.)

Facilitators:
Dr. Brian Durie
Dr. Jayesh Mehta
Dr. David Siegel
Dr. Sundar Jagannath
Dr. David Vesole

4:30 - 5:00 pm Reconvene in main ballroom for closing remarks.
Susie Novis

The IMF wishes to thank the sponsors of
the San Diego Patient and Family Seminar:

Celgene
Millennium
Novartis
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.