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Annual Tri-State Chapter Blood Cancer Conference

7th Annual Blood Cancer Conference 2016 information coming later this year!

Take a look at our agenda from the 2015 Conference!

Join the Tri-State Chapter for our annual Blood Cancer Conference, which has 3 Components:

  • New Paths to Treatment & Hope for Blood Cancers, for adult patients, families and friends
  • Research Updates for Leukemia, Lymphoma & Myeloma, for Nurses and Social Workers
  • Family Day for Pediatric Patients with Leukemia or Lymphoma, their Parents and Siblings

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2015 ABCC



New Paths to Treatment & Hope for Blood Cancers

for Adult Patients, Families and Friends


March 14th, 2015


 8:45 a.m.           Registration


 9:00 a.m.           Continental Breakfast (optional seating by diagnosis)


 9:20 a.m.           Welcome;   A message from Bob Dobbs, Chairman of the TriState Chapter Board of Trustees


 9:30 a.m.           Diamonds of Hope: Empower the Mind, Heart, and Soul for Healing, presented by Larry Watson, NHL Survivor and author of Rough Pieces: The Treasure Map of a Cancer Survivor's Journey


 10:25 a.m.         Break


 10:35 a.m. - 11:50a.m.      Breakout Session: Research Updates from ASH I





Adult AML & ALL

 Steven Medlin, DO

UC Cancer Institute

Aggressive Lymphomas

Ranga Brahmamdam, MD

TriHealth Cancer Institute


James  Essell, MD


Indolent Lymphomas

Andrew Parchman, MD

TriHealth Cancer Institute


Shama Shakil, MD

University of Northern Kentucky


Craig Hofmeister, MD

OSU James Cancer Center

Hodgkin's Disease

John Haluschak, MD

Dayton Physicians



12:00 Noon       Lunch (optional seating by diagnosis)


 12:10 p.m.        Lunch Presentation:  No Progress Without Clinical Trials with Franklin O. Smith, MD; Vice President, Medical Affairs, Medpace; Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.


  1:00 p.m.          Break


  1:10 p.m.         Breakout Session II





Autologous & Allogenic Bone Marrow Transplants

 Saulius Girnius, MD

UC Cancer Institute

Neurological Effects of Chemotherapy: Neuropathy, Chemo-Brain & Headaches

Richard Curry, MD,


 University of Cincinnati

Healing & Cancer:  Is There More Than Traditional Medicine has to Offer?

Rekha Chaudhary, MD

UC Cancer Institute

Pathology:  Behind the Curtain

Mike Sherman, MD

Southern Ohio Pathology

Post-Traumatic Success-How a Cancer Diagnosis Can Enrich Your Life


Lyn Sontag, Ph.D

Mercy Jewish Hospital BMT



  2:00 p.m.           Closing        We're Winning the War on Blood Cancer! 

                                               with Donnie Hill, featuring Fire with Fire Video.


                           Raffle Drawing,  Including an IPad Air Tablet!!


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Blood Cancer Research Updates Program for Nurses & Social Workers-


March 14th, 2015




 8:30 a.m.           Registration & Continental Breakfast


 8:45 a.m.           Welcome from Stefanie Newman; introduction of Bob Dobbs


 8:50 a.m.           Welcome from Bob Dobbs, Chairman of the TriState Chapter Board of Trustees 


 9:00 a.m.           Research Updates for Leukemia - Jamie Waselenko, MD, The Christ Hospital Hematology Oncology


 10:00 a.m.         Research Updates for Lymphoma - Philip Leming, MD, The Christ Hospital Hematology Oncology


 11:00 a.m.         Research Updates for Myeloma - Edward Faber, MD, Blood and Marrow Transplant Center, The Jewish `Hospital, Mercy Health Partners; OHC 


 12:00 p.m.        Lunch (upstairs in Ball Room) - No Progress Without Clinical Trials- Franklin O. Smith, MD;  Vice President, Medical Affairs, Medpace; Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.


 Continuing Education (CE) Information

  Goal: To educate oncology nurses and social workers on the latest research on blood cancers and clinical trials

  Objectives: At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

·         Describe the latest research for treatment of Leukemia.

·         Describe the latest research for treatment of Lymphoma.

·         Describe the latest research for treatment of Myeloma.

·         Demonstrate an understanding of Clinical Trials.

                          Target Audience: Nurses, social workers and other healthcare professionals

 Approval for nurses has been obtained by the National Office of The Leukemia & Lymphoma   Society under provider number CEP 5832 to award 4.0 continuing education contact hours through the California Board of Registered Nursing.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, provider #1105 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. LLS maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 12/2014 ? 12/2017. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 4 CEs

For more information, assistance for people with disabilities or grievances, please contact:
Jackie Personett, MSW, Patient Services Manager for the Tristate Chapter at 513-698-2424 or

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for Children & Adolescents with Leukemia or Lymphoma,

and Their Siblings and Parents


March 14, 2015


8:30 a.m.: Registration Check-in


9:00 ? 9:30 a.m.:   Family Continental Breakfast


9:30 ? 12:00 noon:  Children will participate in various fun activities, including art, games and a school rap session


12:00 noon:  Family Lunch; collect your wrist bands for Coco Keys


1:00 p.m.:  Family Time at the Coco Keys Waterpark!




9:30 ? 10:10 a.m.:  Physical Late Effects with Debra Kent, APRN, MSN,

                                    RN, Nurse Practitioner, 5+ Survivor Clinic, Cincinnati

                                    Children's Hospital Medical Center.


10:15 ? 10:55 a.m.:  Neuro-Cognitive Late Effects with Dr. Christian von

                                       Thomsen & Pamela A. Counts, Psy.D.,

                                       Neuropsychology Fellow , Cincinnati Children's

                                       Hospital Medical Center.


10:55a.m. ? 11:05 a.m.:  Break


11:00 ? 12 noon:  School Support for Students with Leukemia or

                            Lymphoma with Megan Elam, Med., Senior School

                                   Intervention Specialist, Cincinnati Children's Hospital

                                   Medical Center.


Sponsored in part by

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center



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last updated on Wednesday, April 22, 2015