Treatment Options for
Blood Cancer Patients Conference

Saturday, May 11, 2019
Hyatt Regency Lisle ~ 1400 Corporetum Drive, Lisle, IL


This free educational program is for patients and caregivers
who want to learn more about treatment options.

Thanks to all who attended this program.
Presentation videos will be available on this page soon.

See below for the topics discussed at the May 11 conference.



7:30 - 8:00
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 8:10
Welcome – Introductions
Dr. Patrick Stiff, Loyola University Medical Center

8:15 - 8:35
Multiple Myeloma Therapies Update
Dr. Patrick Hagen,  Loyola University Medical Center

8:40 - 9:00
When is Treatment Needed for Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)?

Dr. Irum Khan, University of Illinois Chicago Medical Center

9:05 - 9:25
New Approaches for Transplant Patients

Dr. Linda Burns, Vice President and Medical Director, NMDP/Be The Match

9:25 - 9:40

9:40 - 10:00
New Advances in Therapies for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

Dr. Parameswaran Venugopal, Rush University Medical Center

10:05 - 10:25
Novel Therapies for Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)

Dr. Olga Frankfurt, Northwestern University Medical Center

10:30 - 10:50
CAR T-cell Therapy: LRF/Loyola Initiative

Dr. Patrick Stiff,  Loyola University Medical Center

10:55 - 11:25
Emerging Therapies for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL)

Dr. Justin Kline, University of Chicago Medicine

11:25 - 11:40

11:40 - 12:45
Physician Panel: Ask the Experts

(During Lunch)
All Physicians

Space is Limited … Please Register by May 5th


The Leukemia Research Foundation is proud to present this Conference in partnership with:


Thank you to our generous supporters.