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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Lone Star Blood Cancer Conference: A Preview


SAVE THE DATE:  Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Lone Star Blood Cancer Conference (LSBCC) is a one-day FREE educational event featuring the top oncology and hematology experts from the area.  The event is open to everybody: patients, survivors, families, caregivers, nurses, social workers, students etc.

Each participant can customize the event based on their diagnosis and/or what they would like to learn about in the different breakout sessions.  Healthcare professionals can earn 4.5 free continuing education credits by attending the day's events through the Healthcare Professional Track (listed in red).  

Registration for the Lone Star Blood Cancer Conference will open in early January but please see below for a list of the day's events for a preview.

8:15 a.m.          Registration, breakfast and vendors

9:00 a.m.          Welcome – Gooch Auditorium
                       
9:15 a.m.          The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 2015  
Brian Rosen, Chief Policy, Advocacy & Patient Access Officer – The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Robert Collins, Jr. M.D., F.A.C.P. – University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - Simmons Cancer Center, Dallas

10:00 a.m.        The Ultimate Survivor – 
Ethan Zohn

10:45 a.m.        Break – coffee and vendors

11:15 a.m.         Morning Breakout Sessions
                        Patient/Caregiver Track
A.      Multiple Myeloma - A Brief Overview of Disease Management and New Treatments
Christopher Maisel, M.D. - Texas Oncology at Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, Dallas
B.      Indolent Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia - A Brief Overview of Disease Management and New Treatments
Karel Dicke, M.D., Ph.D. – Arlington Cancer Center, Arlington
C.      Integrative Options for Blood Cancer Patients
Katherine Anderson, ND, FABNO - Cancer Treatment Centers of America
D.     Clinical Trials
Joyce Bolluyt, RN - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - Simmons Cancer Center, Dallas
Healthcare Professional Track (patients/caregivers welcome to attend)
E.      The Best of American Society of Hematology® – Top 3 Research Studies Reviewed
Larry Anderson, M.D. – University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - Simmons Cancer Center, Dallas

Young Adult Track
F.       TBD

            
12:15 p.m.        Hot lunch buffet – Please use the buffet line noted by the lunch panel of your choice below.
                       
12:45 p.m.        Lunch panels
Patients, please choose the panel that most closely represents the age group during your cancer experience.
Professionals, please choose the panel that most closely represents the population you treat.
                       
A.      Age 0-18 
B.      Age 19-39 
C.      Age 40-52 
D.     Age 53-64 
E.      Age 65+ 


2:00 p.m.          Break


2:15 p.m.          Afternoon Breakout Sessions
                        Patient/Caregiver Track
A.      Aggressive Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas - A Brief Overview of Disease Management and New Treatments
Estil Vance, M.D. - Texas Oncology at Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, Dallas
B.      Acute Leukemias - A Brief Overview of Disease Management and New Treatments   
Robert Collins, Jr. M.D., F.A.C.P. – University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - Simmons Cancer Center, Dallas
C.      Survivorship Care Plans – What is that? Why do I need one?
Kristin Simar, RN, ANP-BC - University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
D.     Accessing Resources
Gail M. Sperling, MPH, CHES - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Shayna Diamond, Patient Access Manager – the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Phoenix, AZ
Healthcare Professional Track (patients/caregivers welcome to attend)
E.      Early Experimental Therapeutic Trials for Hematologic Malignancies
Arthur E. Frankel, M.D. – University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - Simmons Cancer Center, Dallas
F.       Navigating the Journey: Helping the Caregiver Survive
Phyllis Yount, LCSW - Cancer Support Community North Texas

Young Adult Track
G.     TBD

                       
3:15 p.m.          Break

3:30 p.m.          Afternoon Breakout Sessions
                                Patient/Caregiver Track
A.      Myelodysplastic Syndromes - A Brief Overview of Disease Management and New Treatments
Carolina Escobar, M.D. - Texas Oncology at Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, Dallas
B.      CML & Myeloprolific Neoplasms - A Brief Overview of Disease Management and New Treatments
Roger Lyons, M.D. -
C.      Improving Quality of Life Through Oncology Rehabilitation
Brooke Ellis, PT, DPT - Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Plano
D.     Title TBD – mindful eating
Melissa Garner, LPC, MPS-ATR - The Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Dallas
Megan Lyons,
Healthcare Professional Track (patients/caregivers welcome to attend)
E.      Cancer Survivorship and Developing Cancer Survivorship Care Plans
Kristin Simar, RN, ANP-BC - University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
F.       Immune/Targeted Therapies for Blood Cancers
Alan Miller, M.D. - Texas Oncology at Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, Dallas

Young Adult Track
G.     TBD

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