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Philadelphia Patient & Family Seminar - August 4-5, 2006
Sat, Aug 05, 2006

Where:
Doubletree Hotel
237 South Broad Street (at Locust)
Philadelphia, PA 19107
http://www.philadelphia.doubletree.com
215-893-1600




DATES:
August 4-5, 2006
FACULTY Dr. Brian Durie

Dr. Robert Kyle

Dr. Sundar Jagannath

Dr. Morton Coleman

Dr. Greg Mundy

Dr. Edward Stadtmauer
QUALITY OF LIFE SPEAKERS Dr. Karen van Hoeven
The Binding Site
DISCOUNTED ROOM RATE $149, plus tax .
When making your reservation, you must say you are attending the IMF P&F Seminar.

There are a limited number of discounted hotel rooms reserved for the IMF. They are available on a first come, first served basis. Once these rooms have been booked, the discounted room rate will no longer be available.
CHECK-IN/OUT TIME Check in is at 3pm.
Check-out is at Noon
PARKING

$10.00 for 10 hours, self parking in the parking structure on Broad Street next to hotel

$16.00 for 10 hours, self parking at the Doubletree

$20 for 10 hours, valet parking at the Doubletree

AIRPORT

Philadelphia International Airport ("PHL")

TRANSPORTATION
FROM/TO AIRPORT

Lady Liberty Transportation (215-724-8888).
Cost is $10 per person plus tip from the airport to the hotel.
Upon arrival at the airport, go to the "Ground Transportation Desk" in the baggage claim area, and dial "27." They will pick you up in about 20 minutes.

SEMINAR COSTS: $85 for Package A: Includes Friday Half-Day Seminar, Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner and Saturday All-Day Seminar

$50 for Package B: Saturday All-Day Seminar only, no Friday Welcome Dinner
DEADLINES

Seminar Registration: Friday, June 9, 2006 to receive 20% discount on seminar registration fee.

Hotel Reservation: The sooner, the better. Once the discuounted rooms have been booked, the discounted room rate will no longer be available.

SPONSORS Celgene
Cephalon Oncology
Kyphon
Millennium
The Binding Site

Register online or call 800-452-2873 to register for the seminar.

Don’t delay! Register for our seminar and reserve your hotel room TODAY!

AGENDA:
Friday, August 4
12:30-6:00 pm
Registration Desk Open
Please pick up your name badge and course materials.
1:00-2:30 pm Open Forum with Q & A
Brian G.M. Durie, MD
Morton Coleman, MD
2:30-2:45 pm Break
2:45-3:15 pm Quality of Life Discussion
3:15-3:45 pm Quality of Life Session Discussion on Freelite Testing
led by Karen van Hoeven, MD
The Binding Site
3:45-4:15 pm Quality of Life Presentation
5:30 pm Welcome Orientation for New IMF Members
6:00 pm Cocktail Reception
7:00 pm Welcome Dinner
Saturday, August 5
7:00 am-5:00 pm
Registration Desk Open
Please pick up your name badge and course materials.
8:00 am GENERAL SESSION BEGINS
8:00-8:15 am Welcome
Susie Novis, President IMF
8:15-8:30 am Interactive Introduction
Presentation 1: "Myeloma 101; What to Do When You are First Diagnosed"
Dr. Robert Kyle
8:30-8:45 am Faculty Presentation
8:45-9:00 am "Ask the Experts" Panel Q & A
Presentation 2: "Current Options for Frontline Therapy"
Dr. Brian Durie
9:00-9:20 am Faculty Presentation
9:20-9:30 am Interactive Questions with Keypads
9:30-9:45 am "Ask the Experts" Panel Q & A
9:45-10:15 am Morning Coffee Break
(Please sign up for Breakout Sessions
You may visit as many breakout session as you want, but please only sign up for the FIRST one you want to attend.)
Presentation 3: "Achieving Best Bone Health and Quality of Life"
Dr. Greg Mundy
10:15-10:35 am Faculty Presentation
10:35-10:45 am Interactive Questions with Keypads
10:45-11:00 am "Ask the Experts" Panel Q & A
11:00-11:30 am IMF Patient Panel
"Personal Insights in Dealing with Myeloma"
11:30 am-Noon Bank On A Cure Update Presentation
Mike Katz
Noon-1:15 pm Lunch Break
(Please sign up for Breakout Sessions
You may visit as many breakout session as you want, but please only sign up for the FIRST one you want to attend.)
1:15 pm GENERAL SESSION CONTINUES
Presentation 4: "Transplantation in Myeloma
Dr. Edward Stadtmauer
1:15-1:35 pm Faculty Presentation
1:35-1:45 pm Interactive Questions with Keypads
1:45-2:00 pm "Ask the Experts" Panel Q & A
Presentation 5: "Novel Therapies in Myeloma"
Dr. Sundar Jagannath
2:00-2:20 pm Faculty Presentation
2:20-2:30 pm Interactive Questions with Keypads
2:30-2:45 pm "Ask the Experts" Panel Q & A
2:45-3:00 pm Afternoon Coffee Break
(Feel free to take your refreshments and "hop" between Breakout Sessions)
3:00-4:30 pm Breakout Sessions
(Room Assignments to be announced)
Facilitators:
Dr. Brian Durie
Dr. Robert Kyle
Dr. Sundar Jagannath
Dr. Greg Mundy
Dr. Edward Stadtmauer
Susie Novis "Caregivers Need Care Too!"
4:30-5:00 pm Reconvene in the General Session for Closing Remarks
Susie Novis
Many thanks to the sponsors for the Patient & Family Seminar in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Celgene, Cephalon, Kyphon, Millennium, and The Binding Site