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Upcoming Patient Events

Innovations in Lymphoma Treatments
Saturday, September 13, 2003
8am-2:30pm
Houston, Texas
Hyatt Regency in Houston, Texas

Schedule:
8:00-9:00am
Registration, Breakfast and Literature Display

9:00-9:30
The Healing Power of Clinical Trials
Wendy S. Harpham, M.D.
Author, Diagnosis Cancer: Your Guide to the First Months of Survivorship

9:30-10:30
Lymphoma Biology and Clinical Trials Overview

10:30-10:45
Q & A

11:00-12:45pm
CTCL Clinical Trial Breakout Session
Dr. Nam H. Dang, M.D.
Anderson Cancer Center

1:00-2:30 Lunch

Note: The program continues with breakout sessions on other diseases. You are welcome to stay for the rest of the day, although Dr. Dang's session is the only one specifically for CTCL. For further information and to register, please call LRF at (800) 500-9976 or email helpline@lymphoma.org.

Meet the Doctor
Tuesday, September 16, 2003
6:30pm-8pm
Los Angeles, California
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Room 206

Location subject to change. Please call to confirm.

In recognition of Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month:

Lauren Pinter-Brown, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine

Presents:
• Cutaneous Lymphomas
• Mycosis Fungoides
• Lymphomatoid Papulosis
• Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma
• Other Skin Lymphomas

Dinner will be provided by Ligand Pharmaceuticals. Space is limited. There is no fee. Please call to reserve a seat:

Frini Li-Chiu, LCSW
UCLA BMT Program
(310) 206-3686
flichiu@mednet.ucla.edu

Cheryl Abe, LCSW
UCLA Oncology Center
(310) 206-6731
cabe@mednet.ucla.edu

sponsored by:
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The UCLA Oncology Center
Mycosis Fungoides Foundation

UPMC/MFF CTCL Patient Symposium
Saturday, October 11
8:30am-2:30pm
Pittsburgh, PA
Oakland Presbyterian UPMC Campus in Pittsburgh
UPMC Conference Room
Biomedical Science Tower Room S 120
Breakout Room S123A

Free event

Agenda:
8:30-9:00
Registration (continental breakfast)

9:00-9:10
Introduction
Sue McCann, MSN, RN, DNC,
Photopheresis Coordinator, UPMC
The Nursing Perspective on CTCL

9:10-9:45
CTCL Review
Dr. Larisa Geskin
Director of Cutaneous Oncology at UPMC

9:45-10:15
ECP Overview
Dr. Frank Strobl
Therakos Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

10:15-10:30
Break (coffee, soft drinks, water)

10:30-11:00
CTCL Product Review
Khanh Bui, Pharm. D.
Ligand Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

11:00-11:30
Mycosis Fungoides Foundation
Judy Jones, Executive Director

11:30-12:00
Q&A Panel
Dr. Larisa Geskin
Sue McCann
Dr. Frank Strobl
Khanh Bui

12:00-1:00
Lunch (buffet)

1:00-2:30
Patient Sharing Breakout
facilitator: Judy Jones, LPC

Caregiver Breakout
facilitators: Linda Sharp, RN and Joyce Grater, LSW

Please RSVP. For more information and to RSVP, contact Sue McCann at 412-648-6530 or mccannsa@upmc.edu.

Educational Forum on Lymphoma
October 24-26
Washington, D.C.
Capital Hilton

Lymphoma Research Foundation's annual two-day national patient education conference, the Educational Forum on Lymphoma, brings together the country's leading lymphoma experts to discuss the latest information on lymphoma, its treatments, promising research and clinical trials.

Patient support specialists lead sessions on survivorship and provide information related to coping with the many challenges associated with living with cancer. The Ed Forum offers many opportunities for conference guests to network with fellow patients and caregivers and to discuss their concerns one-on-one with our renowned speakers. We are fortunate that the LRF has included a Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma, Mycosis Fungoides session presented by Richard Edelson, M.D., Yale University School of Medicine.

The 2003 Ed Forum will take place on October 24-26 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. You can view the schedule on the LRF website at http://www.lymphoma.org, or call for a brochure and registration information at (800) 500-9976.