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Dallas Patient & Family Seminar - February 11-12, 2005
Sat, Feb 12, 2005

Where:
The Fairmont Hotel
1717 North Akard Street
Dallas, TX 75201

214-720-2020 for reservations and directions
800-452-2873 to register for seminar



DATES:
Friday, February 11 and Saturday, February 12, 2004
FACULTY: Brian G.M. Durie, MD
Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles, CA

Marvin Stone, MD
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, TX

*Greg Mundy, MD
University of Texas
San Antonio, TX

*Sundar Jaggannath, MD
St. Vincent's Comprehensive Cancer Center
New York, NY

*Donna Weber, MD
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

*Invited faculty, not yet confirmed

QUALITY OF LIFE SPKRS: TBD
NEAREST AIRPORT: (DFW) Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
GROUND TRANSPORT:

Yellow Checkered Shuttle
$16 per person, one way

Please call them at 214-841-1900 for instructions.

ROOM RATE: $99 per night (booked before January 10, 2005)
$169 per night (booked after January 10, 2005)
SEMINAR COSTS: Early Registration saves you 20%!
Register before January 10, 2005 and the registration fees are as follows:

$100 for Friday and Saturday (Package A)
$60 for Saturday only (Package B)

After January 10, seminar registration is

$125 for Friday and Saturday (Package A)
$75 for Saturday only (Package B)

MAXIMUM CAPACITY: 250 Attendees
DEADLINES: Hotel: Monday, January 10, 2005 to receive $99 discounted room rate.

Seminar: Monday, January 10, 2005 to receive 20% discount on registration fee.

Friday
February 11
AGENDA
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 Marvin Stone)
2:30–3:00 pm Quality of Life Session #1: Kyphoplasty
led by Dr. Douglas Won
3:30–3:30 pm Quality of Life Session #2: The Freelite Test
led by David Smith
3:30–3:45 pm Break
3:45–4:15 pm

Quality of Life Session #3: Osteonecrosis of the Jaws
led by Dr. Jacqueline M. Plemons

4:15–4:45 pm Quality of Life Session #4: VELCADE
led by Barbara Baum, R.N. of Baylor Health 
6:00–10:00 pm Cocktail Reception & Welcome Dinner

Saturday
February 12
AGENDA
7:00 am–5:00 pm

IMF Registration Desk Opens
Please pick up your name badge(s) & course materials.

7:00–8:00am Continental Breakfast
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. Marvin Stone
  • Faculty Presentation
  • Interactive Questions
  • “Ask the Experts” Panel Q & A
9:00-9:45 am Presentation 2: “Novel Approaches to Frontline Therapy”
Dr. Brian Durie
  • Faculty Presentation
  • Interactive Questions
  • “Ask the Experts” Panel Q & A
9:45–10:15 am Morning Coffee Break

Please 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. Greg Mundy
  • Faculty Presentation
  • Interactive Questions
  • “Ask the Experts” Panel Q & A
11:00-1:30 am     IMF Patient Panel
Patrick Beal, Yelak Biru and Madron Hartley
11:30-11:45 am Advocacy Update
Greg Brozeit
12:00-1:30 pm Lunch Break

Please 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.

General Session Continues
1:30-2:15 pm  Presentation 4: “Transplantation in Myeloma”
Dr. Guido Tricot
  • Faculty Presentation
  • Interactive Questions
  • “Ask the Experts” Panel Q & A
2:15-3:00 pm Presentation 5: “Approaches to Relapsing Myeloma”
Dr. Seema Singhal
  • Faculty Presentation
  • Interactive Questions
  • “Ask the Experts” Panel Q & A
3:00-3:15pm Afternoon Coffee Break
3:15 – 4:30 pm Break Out Sessions: (Room assignments to be announced)

Facilitators:
Dr. Brian Durie
Dr. Marvin Stone
Dr. Seema Singhal
Dr. Greg Mundy
Dr. Guido Tricot
Susie Novis - Caregivers Need Care Too”

4:30 pm    

Reconvene in the main ballroom for closing remarks
Susie Novis

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

If you would prefer to fax in your registration,
click here to download the registration form.