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Minneapolis Patient & Family Seminar
August 28-29, 2009
Sat, Aug 29, 2009

Where:
Westin Edina Galleria
3201 Galleria
Edina, MN 55435
Tel: 952-567-5000
Fax: 952-567-5010




Register online, or download a Seminar Registration Form to print and fax or mail, or call 800-452-2873 to register for the seminar.

DATES:
August 28-29, 2009
DISCOUNTED ROOM RATE $119, plus tax for single or double occupancy. Not included in registration fee.

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 these rooms have been booked, the discounted room rate will no longer be available.
CHECK-IN/OUT TIME Check in is at 3 pm.
Check-out is at Noon
PARKING

Self parking is free.

Valet parking is $8 per day, and $12 for overnight.

AIRPORTS

("MSP") Minneapolis International Airport
About 20-30 minutes from hotel.

TRANSPORTATION
FROM/TO AIRPORT

Taxis typically run about $30 plus tip.

Super Shuttle is available. Call 800-258-3826 to book in advance.

FACULTY

FRIDAY SESSION

  • Dr. Brian G.M. Durie - Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Mike Katz,
    Guest Speaker
  • Teresa Miceli, RN, BSN, FNP –
    Mayo Clinic
    Member IMF Nurse Leadership Board

SATURDAY GENERAL SESSION

  • Dr. Brian G.M. Durie – Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Dr. Vincent Rajkumar – Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Dr. David Vesole – Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
  • Dr. Sairah Alvi – The Binding Site, San Diego, CA
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 28, 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


2:30 - 3:15 PM

Managing Side Effects
IMF Nurse Leadership Board Speaker
Teresa Miceli, RN, BSN
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

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 TBD
6:00 - 7:00 PM Welcome Reception
7:00 - 9:00 PM Welcome Dinner
SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 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. Brian G.M. Durie
Cedars Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles, California


Questions & Answers

8:55 - 9:15 AM




9:
15 - 9:40 AM

Standard Frontline Therapy
Dr. Vincent Rajkumar
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Rochester, Minnesota

Questions & Answers
9:40 - 10:00 AM Freelite Test Presentation
Dr. Sairah Alvi
10:00 - 10:30 AM Morning Coffee Break

10:30 - 10:45 AM





10:
45 - 11:10 AM

Role of Transplant
Dr, David Vesole
Loyola University Health System
Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
Chicago, Illinois


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.
Keith Stewart
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, Arizona

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)

Register online, or download a Seminar Registration Form to print and fax or mail, or call 800-452-2873 to register for the seminar.

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