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VIRTUAL – Lymphoma Workshop: Understanding Lymphoma Basics and Current Treatment Options

DATE:  Friday, May 7, 2021
TIME:  9:00 AM CT – 3:45 PM CT

VIRTUAL PROGRAM – This is a virtual event, only accessible online.  Access instructions will be provided after registration.

About The Workshop

The Lymphoma Research Foundation’s Lymphoma Workshop provides the latest information about lymphoma, current treatment options and support issues to members of the lymphoma community across the United States. The Midwest Lymphoma Workshop is the premier patient education and networking forum in the region.

Program Chairs

Neha Mehta-Shah, MD
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Brian Hill, MD, PhD
Cleveland Clinic

Reasons To Attend

  • Learn about your specific type of lymphoma, treatment options, clinical trials and novel concepts during the comprehensive disease-specific breakout sessions.
  • Hear a variety of presentations and have your specific questions answered from our expert speaking faculty comprised of lymphoma specialists and patient support experts.
Program Agenda - click here

9:00 AM    Opening Remarks – Sarah Quinlan,

9:00 AM    Explore vFairs Space and Exhibit Hall

9:30 AM    Welcome and LRF Overview

9:45 AM    Understanding a Lymphoma Diagnosis – NHL and HL

•  Neha Mehta-Shah, MD, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Understanding a Lymphoma Diagnosis – CLL/SLL
  Brian Hill, MD, PhD, Cleveland Clinic

10:45 AM    Networking Lounge and Exhibit Hall

11:00 AM    Breakout Sessions: Biology and Treatment Options

 Aggressive B-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas – Justin Kline, MD, University of Chicago
  Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia/Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma (CLL/SLL)– Jennifer Woyach, MD, Ohio State University
  Follicular Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and Other Indolent Lymphomas (MALT/Marginal Zone) – Paolo Caimi, MD, Case Western University/Hospital
  Hodgkin Lymphoma – Amanda Cashen, MD, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
  Mantle Cell Lymphoma – Parameswaran Venugopal, MD, Rush University Medical Center
  T-Cell Lymphomas (AITL, ALCL and CTCL) – Neha Mehta-Shah, MD, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
  Waldenström Macroglobulinemia – Shuo Ma, MD, Northwestern University

12:00 PM    Networking Lounge and Exhibit Hall

12:15 PM    Advanced Diagnostic and Biomarker Testing – NHL and HL

•  Genevieve Crane, MD, Cleveland Clinic

Advanced Diagnostic and Biomarker Testing – CLL/SLL
  Seema Bhat, MD, Ohio State University

1:15 PM    Networking Lounge and Exhibit Hall

1:30 PM    Lymphoma Survivorship

•  Christopher D’Andrea, PA-C, Cleveland Clinic

2:30 PM    Networking Lounge and Exhibit Hall

2:45 PM    Breakout Sessions: Relapsed / Refractory

 CLL/SLL – Allison Winter, MD, Cleveland Clinic
  DLBCL – Reem Karmali, MD, Northwestern University
 Follicular – Tycel Phillips, MD, University of Michigan

3:45 PM   Workshop Concludes

To Register

VIRTUAL PROGRAM This is a virtual event, only accessible online.  Access instructions will be provided after registration. This program will be accessible for up to a month following the event so please register even if you cannot attend the day of the live event.

For additional information, please contact a member of our Lymphoma Helpline staff at or (800) 500-9976.

Disclaimer: The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is a national nonprofit organization based in the United States with educational programs and resources are intended for a US-based audience. These program and resources address available lymphoma treatments in the United States. and information on drug approvals by the US Food and Drug Administration.

For individuals outside of the US, LRF recommends the Lymphoma Coalition at The Lymphoma Coalition is a global network of worldwide nonprofit/NGO lymphoma patient organizations with information appropriate for non US-based audiences.

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