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ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION
Medicine is rapidly changing and new therapeutic options are emerging in all areas; oncology and hematologic
malignancies are no exception. This course will provide an up-to-date assessment of the current and emerging therapeutic strategies for treating hematologic malignancies – from biologically based approaches to new drugs to bone marrow transplantation. This course will also discuss the role of imaging techniques and infectious diseases in the therapy of hematologic malignancies.
 
FACULTY
Course Director
Carol Ann Huff, MD
Assistant Professor of Oncology and Medicine
Division of Hematologic Malignancies
Director, Myeloma Program
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Publications
Johns Hopkins Faculty
Richard F. Ambinder, MD, PhD
James B. Murphy Professor of Oncology
Professor of Pharmacology and
Molecular Sciences and Pathology
Director, Division of Hematologic Malignancies
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Publications

Ephraim J. Fuchs, MD
Associate Professor of Oncology
Division of Hematologic Malignancies
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Publications

Steven D. Gore, MD
Associate Professor of Oncology
Division of Hematologic Malignancies
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Publications
Richard J. Jones, MD
Professor of Oncology and Medicine
Division of Hematologic Malignancies
Director, Bone Marrow Transplantation Program
Co-Director, Hematologic Malignancies Program
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Publications
Judith E. Karp, MD
Professor of Oncology
Division of Hematologic Malignancies
Director, Adult Leukemia Program
Division of Hematologic Malignancies
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Publications
Lode J. Swinnen, MD
Visiting Professor of Oncology
Division of Hematologic Malignancies
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Publications
Richard L. Wahl, MD, FACR
Professor of Radiology and Oncology
Henry N. Wagner, Jr., MD, Professor in Nuclear Medicine
Director of Nuclear Medicine/ PET Facility
Vice Chair, New Technology and Business Development
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Publications
Guest Faculty
Louis F. Diehl, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Medical Oncology and Transplantation
Clinical Medical Director
Outpatient Treatment Center and Oncology Clinics
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina
Publications
Moshe Talpaz, MD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Hematology / Oncology
Associate Director of Translational Research
University of Michigan
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Associate Chief / Director of Hematologic Malignancies
Division of Hematology / Oncology
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Publications
John R. Wingard, MD
Price Eminent Scholar and Professor of Medicine
Director, Bone Marrow Transplant Program
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Deputy Director
Gainesville Campus of the University of Florida
Shands Cancer Center
Gainesville, Florida
Publications
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This activity is intended for clinicians involved in the care of patients with hematologic malignancies, including community oncologists, nurse practitioners, and other allied health professionals.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
After attending this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Articulate what the current and emerging therapies are for hematologic malignancies
  • Define the role of alternative donors for bone marrow transplantation
  • Identify the role of PET scans in the diagnosis and treatment of lymphoma
  • Discuss the current treatment of fungal infections in AML and following bone marrow transplantation
 
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PROGRAM SCHEDULE    APRIL 20, 2007    
Seating is limited; please register early
7:30 AM - 8:05 AM Registration and Breakfast
8:05 AM - 8:10 AM Welcome Remarks and
Conference Goals

Richard F. Ambinder, MD, PhD
8:10 AM - 8:45 AM Addressing the Challenges of
Treating AML in Older Adults:
New Concepts and Strategies

Judith E. Karp, MD
8:45 AM - 9:20 AM Towards Biologically Rational
Treatments for Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Steven D. Gore, MD
9:20 AM - 10:05 AM Evolution of Therapy for CML:
Is a Cure on the Horizon?

Moshe Talpaz, MD
10:05 AM - 10:20 AM BREAK
10:20 AM - 10:55 AM Progress in Stem Cell Transplants From Alternative Donors
Ephraim J. Fuchs, MD
10:55 AM - 11:30 AM New Horizons in Multiple Myeloma
Carol Ann Huff, MD
11:30 AM - 12:05 PM Cancer Stem Cells:
Are We Missing the Target?

Richard J. Jones, MD
12:05 PM - 1:10 PM LUNCH
1:10 PM - 1:20 PM The Santos Lecture: An Introduction
Richard J. Jones, MD
1:20 PM - 2:20 PM The Santos Lecture: Of Large Cell Lymphoma, George Santos, and
Rolex Watches

Louis F. Diehl, MD
2:20 PM - 3:05 PM The Growing Challenge of Invasive Fungal Infections in Leukemia and Bone Marrow Transplant Patients
John R. Wingard, MD
3:05 PM - 3:40 PM Can We Make Hodgkin’s
Treatments Better?

Richard F. Ambinder, MD, PhD
3:40 PM - 3:55 PM BREAK
3:55 PM - 4:30 PM Role of PET Scans in Lymphoma:
Staging and Treatment Monitoring

Richard L. Wahl, MD, FACR
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Challenging Cases in Lymphoma: Point/Counterpoint
Moderator: Lode J. Swinnen, MD
Faculty Panel
5:30 PM - 5:40 PM Closing Remarks and Adjournment
 
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity. This schedule is subject to change.
The Office of Continuing Medical Education at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine presents new research knowledge and its application to health care and disease prevention through continuing medical education activities for physicians and other health care providers.
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ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Policy on Speaker and Provider Disclosure
It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that the speaker and provider disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the activity handout materials.
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GENERAL INFORMATION

Registration
Friday, April 20, 2007 • 7:30 AM
Albert H. Owens, Jr. Auditorium
David H. Koch Cancer Research Building

Location
Albert H. Owens, Jr. Auditorium
David H. Koch Cancer Research Building
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at
Johns Hopkins
Jefferson Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21231

The entrance to the Koch Cancer Research Building is located on Jefferson Street between North Caroline Street and North Broadway. Directions to campus parking garages will be mailed with your confirmation notice, or visit our website to access this information, www.hopkinscme.net. Johns Hopkins is smoke-free.

Fees
Registration Cut-Off Date: April 13, 2007

Methods of Payment:
By credit card or check prior to the activity. On-site payments by credit card only.
We cannot accept cash.

Payment must accompany registration form. A $50 late fee applies to registrations received after April 13, 2007. Foreign payments must be by credit card or with a U.S. Dollar World Money Order. The registration fee includes instructional materials, refresdkbhm/hment breaks and lunch.

Registration Fees

Physicians/Residents/Allied Health Professionals $75
*JHU-SOM Residents/Fellows N/C
*with verification of status

Employee Tuition Remission

NOTE: You will receive a confirmation by e-mail if you have provided your e-mail address. Otherwise, confirmation will be sent by mail. If you have not received it by April 13, 2007, please call (410) 955-3169 to confirm that you are registered. Certificates of attendance will be mailed by June 22, 2007.

The Johns Hopkins University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any activity due to unforeseen circumstances. In this event, the University will refund the registration fee but is not responsible for travel expenses.

Seating is limited; please register early

Refund Policy
A handling fee of $50 is deducted for cancellation. Refund requests must be received by fax or mail by April 13, 2007. No refunds will be made thereafter. Transfer of registration to another Johns Hopkins conference in lieu of cancellation is not possible.

HOTEL AND TRAVEL INFORMATION

Driving Directions
Hotel to Hopkins
DAYS INN BALTIMORE
INNER HARBOR HOTEL

Main Phone: (410) 576-1000
Guest Fax: (410) 576-9437
100 Hopkins Place
Pratt Street & Lombard Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Reservation Cut-Off Date: April 6, 2007

The Days Inn Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel is located in Baltimore’s exciting Inner Harbor area. Please call the hotel directly at (410) 576-1000 to reserve a room. You must specify that you are attending the Johns Hopkins Hematologic Malignancies Symposium (code word - Hema) to receive the special room rate of $154 per night, single or double, plus tax; booking on line will not enable you to receive this rate. Complimentary transportation will be provided to and from this activity. On-site parking is available at the hotel for an additional charge. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m.

Emergency Calls
On the day of this activity only, April 20, 2007, direct emergency calls to the Hopkins registration desk, (410) 502-2934. Messages will be posted for participants.

Americans with Disabilities Act
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Please notify us if you have any special needs.

To Register or For Further Information
Register online at www.hopkinscme.net
Register by Phone
Register by Fax
For Confirmation/Certificates
To e-mail the Office of CME
(410) 955-2959
(410) 955-0807
(410) 955-3169
cmenet@jdkbhm/hmi.edu

 

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