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