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Portland Patient & Family Seminar - July 7-8, 2006
Sat, Jul 08, 2006

Where:
Embassy Suites Hotel
319 SW Pine Street
Portland, OR 97204
www.embassyportland.com

TEL: 503-279-9000 for reservations and driving directions
FAX: 503-497-9051




DATES:
Friday, July 7 and Saturday, July 8, 2006
FACULTY Dr. Robert Kyle
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota
“Myeloma 101; What to Do When You're First Diagnosed”

Dr. Brian Durie
Cedars Sinai Outpatient Cancer Center
Los Angeles, California
"Current Options for Frontline Therapy & Transplantation"

Dr. Robert Vescio
Cedars Sinai Outpatient Cancer Center
Los Angeles, California
“Achieving Best Bone Health and Quality of Life”

Dr. Kenneth Anderson
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts
"Novel Therapies in Myeloma; Where Are We with the New Agents in Clinical Trials?"

Dr. Nikhil Munshi
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts
"What is the Approach for the Relapsing Patient and the Recommendations in Relapse Therapy?"

QUALITY OF LIFE SPEAKERS Dr. Loch Chandler
Providence Health System
Portland, Oregon
"Nutritional & Lifestyle Influences on Myeloma"

Dr. Tina Kuus-Reichel
The Binding Site
"Freelite Testing"

Dr. Eren Erdem
M.I.R.T., UAMS
Little Rock, Arkansas
"Balloon Kyphoplasty Procedure in Myeloma"

DISCOUNTED ROOM RATE $124, plus tax , includes complimentary buffet breakfast. You must say you are with 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 4 pm.
Check-out is at Noon
PARKING

$7.50 Day self-parking
$15.00 Overnight self-parking

AIRPORT

Portland International Airport (“PDX”)

TRANSPORTATION
FROM/TO AIRPORT

Blue Star Shuttle (503-249-1837) costs $13 per person plus tip. Call to make a reservation.

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

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

AGENDA:
Friday, July 7
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
Robert Kyle, MD
2:30-2:45 pm Break
2:45-3:15 pm Quality of Life Discussion
"Nutritional & Lifestyle Influences on Myeloma"
Loch Chandler, N.D., MSOM, L.Ac.
3:15-3:45 pm Quality of Life Session Discussion on Freelite Testing
led by Tina Kuus-Reichel, PhD
The Binding Site
3:45-4:15 pm Quality of Life Presentation on the Balloon Kyphoplasty Procedure in Myeloma
led by surgeon Eren Erdem, MD of M.I.R.T., UAMS, Little Rock, Arkansas
5:30 pm Welcome Orientation for New IMF Members
6:00 pm Cocktail Reception
7:00 pm Welcome Dinner with Keynote Speaker: John Crowley, PhD, Cancer Research and Biostatistics, Seatle, Washington
"Cancer Clinical Trials: How We Know What We Think We Know"
Saturday, July 8
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
8:30-8:30 am Faculty Presentation
8:45-9:00 am "Ask the Experts" Panel Q & A
Presentation 2: "Current Options for Frontline Therapy & Transplantation"
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. Robert Vescio
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
Dr. Brian Durie
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: "What is the Approach for the Relapsing Patient and the Recommendations in Relapse Therapy?"
Dr. Nikhil Munshi
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; Where Are We with the New Agents"
Dr. Kenneth Anderson
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. Kenneth Anderson
Dr. Robert Kyle
Dr. Nikhil Munshi
Dr. Robert Vescio
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 Portland, Oregon: Celgene, Millennium, Kyphon, and The Binding Site