Archived – Southwest Lymphoma Workshop: September 11, 2021

Lymphoma Workshops

The Southwest Lymphoma Workshop will be a virtual program to deliver live patient education programming during the COVID-19 pandemic. This program will still provide access to local lymphoma experts, and you can join online. Please continue to check this page for updates. For updates on digital programs, please ensure you are subscribed to receive emails from the Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF).

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

DATE: Saturday, September 11, 2021
TIME:  9:00 AM MDT – 3:30 PM MDT
VIRTUAL PROGRAM – This is a virtual event, only accessible online.  Access instructions will be provided before event date.

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 Southwest Lymphoma Workshop is the premier patient education and networking forum in the region.

Program Chairs

Loretta Nastoupil, MD
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Daniel O. Persky, MD
The University of Arizona Cancer Center

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.

9:00 AM    Explore vFairs Space and Exhibit Hall

9:30 AM    Welcome and LRF Overview

9:45 AM    Understanding a Lymphoma Diagnosis – Rick Hagemeister, MD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

10:45 AM    Networking Lounge and Exhibit Hall

11:00 AM    Breakout Sessions: Biology and Treatment Options

  • Aggressive B-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas – Daniel O. Perksy, MD, The University of Arizona Cancer Center
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia/Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma (CLL/SLL) – Deborah Stephens, DO, The University of Utah
  • Follicular Lymphoma (FL) and Marginal Zone Lymphoma (MZL) – Loretta Nastoupil, MD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL) – Rayne Rouce, MD, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL) – Allison Rosenthal, DO, Mayo Clinic
  • T-Cell Lymphomas (AITL, ALCL and CTCL) – Bradley Haverkos, MD, University of Chicago
  • Waldenström Macroglobulinemia (WM) – Sheeba Thomas, MD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

12:00 PM    Networking Lounge and Exhibit Hall

12:15 PM    Mindfulness and Meditation – Krisstina Gowin, DO, The University of Arizona Cancer Center

1:15 PM    Networking Lounge and Exhibit Hall

1:30 PM    Immunotherapy and CAR T Cell Therapy – Jason Westin, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center

2:30 PM    Breakout Sessions: Relapsed / Refractory

  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia/Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma (CLL/SLL) – Nitin Jain, MD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL) – Sairah Ahmed, MD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Follicular Lymphoma (FL) – Javier Munoz, MD, Mayo Clinic
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL) – Muhammad Husnain, MD, The University of Arizona Cancer Center

3:30 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 helpline@lymphoma.org or (800) 500-9976.

This program is for patients and survivors, caregivers and program supporters. If you are a pharmaceutical industry professional that is interested in attending but your company is not listed as a sponsor, please email squinlan@lymphoma.org to learn more about sponsorship.

DisclaimerThe 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 www.lymphomacoalition.org. The Lymphoma Coalition is a global network of worldwide nonprofit/NGO lymphoma patient organizations with information appropriate for non US-based audiences.

Program Partners

Program Supporters

This activity is supported by educational grants from:


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