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Patient Education

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) sponsors free community-based education programs for patients, their families, caregivers and healthcare professionals.

Local doctors and other healthcare professionals lead these programs, described below. You will get information about treatment options and learn how to strengthen your decision-making and coping skills, manage treatment side effects and find resources, including financial assistance. 

 Call 713.840.0483 for more information



The State of Blood Cancer - Updates on Adult Acute & Chronic Leukemias & MDS

When: Saturday, October 18, 2014, 9:00am - 3:00pm

Where: Trevisio Restaurant and Conference Center (located on the 6th floor of the Commons) 6550 Bertner St., Houston, TX 77030

Are you a newly diagnosed patient, long-term survivor, a caregiver or friend of a patient?  This FREE program has something for you!  Hear from medical experts and learn more about your disease, current treatment, and emerging therapies.

9:00AM - 9:50AM - Registration and Breakfast

9:50AM - 10:00AM - Welcome and Introductions

10:00AM - 10:30AM - Dr. DePinho, President MD Anderson

Presenting speakers:

10:30AM - AML & MDS - Dr. Naveen Pemmaraju, MD Anderson Cancer Center

11:00AM - ALL - Dr. Swaminathan Iyer, Houston Methodist Cancer Center

11:25AM - CLL & CML - Dr. Sai Ravi Pingali, Houston Methodist Cancer Center

11:50AM - Genetics in Hematologic Malignancies - Dr. Courtney DiNardo, MD Anderson Cancer Center

12:15PM - Lunch - Opportunity to share your experiences with others who have a similar diagnosis or with a caregiver

1:00PM - Survivorship: How to Cope with an Acute or Chronic - Dr. Khanh Thi-Thy Nguyen

2:30PM - Wrap-up and Closing Remarks

Agendas are subject to change because we are always striving to improve the quality of your educational experience.  We may substitute faculty with comparable expertise on rare occasions necessitated by illness, scheduling conflicts, and so forth.


Supported by Grants from:.

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Can't make it to one of our local programs? We also sponsor many free live and archived teleconferences, podcasts, webcasts and more that you can view at your convenience. For a complete list of our programs, see our National Patient Education Programs web page.

Need more information?

To learn more about our patient education programs, call 713.680.8088.

last updated on Wednesday, September 24, 2014