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Washington, DC Patient & Family Seminar
August 7-8, 2009
SOLD OUT!
Mon, Aug 10, 2009

Where:
Westin Washington, DC City Center
1400 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

TEL: 202-429-1700 for reservations and directions
FAX: 202-785-0786




DATES:
August 7-8, 2009
DISCOUNTED ROOM RATE $169, plus tax for single or double occupancy.
When making your reservation, you must say you are attending the IMF Patient & Family 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 the IMF block of rooms has been exhausted, the hotel may not have any more rooms available at this discounted rate. This rate is only valid up until 31 days prior to the seminar.
CHECK-IN/OUT TIME Check in is at 3 pm.
Check-out is at Noon
PARKING

Parking is not included in your registration fee. We do not validate or discount parking. $15 Valet day parking and $35 Valet overnight parking is available at the hotel. There is no self parking.

AIRPORTS

(“DCA”) Reagan National Airport
About 20 minutes from hotel.

TRANSPORTATION
FROM/TO AIRPORT

Taxis typically run about $15-20 plus tip

FACULTY FRIDAY QUALITY OF LIFE SESSION
  • Dr. Brian Durie
    Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Alan Weinstein, PhD
    Guest Speaker
  • Mike Katz
    Guest Speaker
  • Kena Miller, RN, MSN, FNP
    Member IMF Nurse Leadership Board
SATURDAY GENERAL SESSION
  • Dr. Brian Durie
    Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Dr. Robert A. Kyle
    Mayo Clinic
  • Dr. Sagar Lonial
    Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University
  • Dr. Edward Stadtmauer
    Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania
  • Dr. Karen Van Hoeven
    The Binding Site

SEMINAR COSTS:

We are happy to announce that, thanks to additional pharmaceutical support, we have been able to reduce our prices for the Patient & Family seminars.

$60 for Package A: Includes Friday Half-Day Seminar, Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner, and Saturday All-Day Seminar

$30 for Package B: Saturday All-Day Seminar only, no Friday Welcome Dinner
DEADLINES

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

AGENDA (*subject to change)
FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2009
1:00 - 1:30 PM

Welcome & New Attendee Orientation
Susie Novis
IMF President

1:30 - 2:30 PM

Ask the Expert
Open Forum Discussion
Dr. Brian G.M. Durie
Cedars Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles, California
and
Dr. Frederick Smith


2:30 - 3:15 PM

Managing Side Effects
IMF Nurse Leadership Board Speaker
Kena Miller, RN, MSN, FNP
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, New York

3:15 - 3:30 PM Break
3:30 - 4:15 PM How to be a Better Patient
Mike Katz
Member IMF Board of Directors
4:15 - 5:00 PM Understanding the Scientific Literature
Allan Weinstein, PhD
Member IMF Board of Directors
6:00 - 7:00 PM Welcome Reception
7:00 - 9:00 PM Welcome Dinner
SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2009
7:00 - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:30 AM Welcome and IMF Presentation
Susie Novis
IMF President
8:30 - 8:45 AM




8:45 - 8:55 AM

Myeloma 101/Overview
Dr. Robert Kyle
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Rochester, Minnesota

Questions & Answers

8:55 - 9:15 AM




9:
15 - 9:40 AM

Standard Frontline Therapy
Dr. Brian G. M. Durie
Cedars Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles, California


Questions & Answers
9:40 - 10:00 AM Freelite Test Presentation
Dr. Karen van Hoeven
10:00 - 10:30 AM Morning Coffee Break

10:30 - 10:45 AM





10:
45 - 11:10 AM

Role of Transplant
Dr. Edward Stadtmauer
Abramson Cancer Center
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Questions & Answers

11:10 - 11:30 AM


11:
30 - 11:55 AM

Bone Disease
Dr. Brian Durie

Questions & Answers
12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch

1:30 - 1:45 PM





1:
45 - 2:00 PM

Approaches to Relapse and Relapse Treatment
Dr, Sagar Lonial
Winship Cancer Institute
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

Questions & Answers

2:00 - 2:30 PM Afternoon Coffee Break
3:00 - 4:30 PM Faculty Led Breakout Sessions
(Room assignments posted prior to sessions)
4:30 - 5:00 PM Conclusion
(Reconvene in Main General Session Ballroom)