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Los Angeles Patient & Family Seminar - February 23-24, 2007
Sat, Feb 24, 2007

Where:
Sheraton Universal Hotel
333 Universal Hollywood Drive
Universal City, CA 91608

Click here to make a reservation at the Sheraton.




DATES:
February 23-24, 2007
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. Use this convenient link to reserve a room at the Sheraton.
CHECK-IN/OUT TIME Check in is at 3pm.
Check-out is at Noon
PARKING

Daily rate (Non Guests):
$10.00 Self Parking
$14.00 Valet Parking

Overnight Hotel Guests:
$16.00 Self Parking
$21 Valet Parking

AIRPORTS

Burbank (BUR) - closest to hotel
Los Angeles International (LAX) - larger airport with more flights, but further away

TRANSPORTATION
FROM/TO AIRPORT

Super Shuttle 800-829-2305
Call in advance to make reservations
From Burbank Airport: $9 per person plus tip
From LAX: $16 per person plus tip

Taxi Cabs:
From Burbank Airport: $20-25 plus tip
From LAX: $65-75 plus tip

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, January 26, 2007 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.

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, FEBRUARY 23, 2007
1:00 - 1:15 pm Welcome
1:15 - 2:30 pm Ask The Expert
Open Forum Discussion with Dr. Durie
2:30 - 2:45 pm Coffee Break
2:45 - 3:30 pm Managing Side Effects
Sandra Rome, RN
Cedars Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center
3:30 - 4:15 pm Complementary and Supportive Therapies
4:15 - 5:00 pm How to be a Better Patient
Mike Katz
6:00 - 7:00 pm Welcome Reception
7:00 - 9:00 pm Welcome Dinner
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2007
7:00 -8:00 am Breakfast
8:00 - 8:10 am Welcome
8:10 - 8:20 am Introduction to the Audience Response System & Questions
8:20 - 8:55 am Myeloma 101/Overview
Dr. Morie Gertz, Mayo Clinic

Questions & Answers
8:55 - 9:35 am
Frontline Therapy
Dr. Brian Durie, Cedars Sinai Comp. Cancer Ctr.

Interactive Questions with Keypads

Questions & Answers
9:35 - 10:00 am Morning Coffee Break
10:00 - 10:45 am
Bone Disease
Dr. Robert Vescio, Cedars Sinai Comp. Cancer Ctr.

Interactive Questions

Questions & Answers
10:45 - 11:30 am Role of Transplant
Dr. Morie Gertz, Mayo Clinic

Interactive Questions

Questions & Answers
11:30 - 11:45 am Updates from the IMF
Susie Novis, IMF President
11:45 - 12:00 pm Research Update on Bank On A Cure
Mike Katz
12:00 - 1:15 pm Lunch Break
1:15 - 2:00 pm Approaches to Relapse and New Clinical Trials
Dr. Robert Vescio, Cedars Sinai Comp. Cancer Ctr

Interactive Questions

Questions & Answers
2:00 - 2:40 pm ASH 2006: Emerging Therapies - What's On the Horizon?
Dr. Brian Durie, Cedars Sinai Comp. Cancer Ctr.

Interactive Questions

Questions & Answers
2:45 - 3:00 pm Afternoon Coffee Break
3:00 - 4:30 pm Breakout Sessions
(Room assignments to be announced.)
4:30 - 5:00 pm Reconvene for closing remarks

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.