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Lymphoma Workshop: Understanding Lymphoma Basics and Current Treatment Options


Washington Marriott Georgetown Hotel  (click here for directions)
1221 22nd Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

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

Program Chairs

Bruce Cheson, MD, FACP, FAAAS, FASCO
LRF Scientific Advisory Board Member

Kieron Dunleavy, MD
George Washington 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.
  • Meet other people with your same type of lymphoma during breakfast, lunch and breakout sessions.
Program Agenda - click here

  7:30 AM    Breakfast

  7:30 AM    Registration, Exhibits and Breakfast

  8:30 AM    Welcome and LRF Overview

  8:45 AM    Profile of Hope: Survivor Story

  9:00 AM    Understanding Lymphoma Plenary Session

•  Lymphoma Overview – Kieron Dunleavy, MD, George Washington University
  Promising New Therapies – Bruce Cheson, MD, FACP, FAAAS, FASCO, LRF Scientific Advisory Board Member
  Clinical Trials – Craig Portell, MD, University of Virginia

10:30 AM    Question and Answer Panel – Faculty: Plenary Speakers
11:00 AM    Break
11:15 AM    Disease-Specific Breakout Sessions

 Aggressive B-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (DLBCL/Burkitt’s Lymphoma) – Nina Wagner-Johnston, MD, Johns Hopkins
  Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia/ Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma – Adrian Wiestner, MD, PhD, National Institutes of Health
  Follicular Lymphoma and Other Indolent Lymphomas (MALT/Marginal Zone) – Bruce Cheson, MD, FACP, FAAAS, FASCO, LRF Scientific Advisory Board Member
  Hodgkin Lymphoma – Kieron Dunleavy, MD, George Washington University
  Mantle Cell Lymphoma – Mitchell Smith, MD, George Washington University
  T-Cell Lymphomas (CTCL and Peripheral T-Cell) – Milos Miljkovic, MD, MSc, NIH
  Waldenström Macroglobulinemia – M. Lia Palomba, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

12:30 PM    Lunch

  1:15 PM    Immunotherapy – Pashna Munshi, MD, Georgetown University

  2:30 PM    Living With Lymphoma Breakout Sessions

Lymphoma Survivorship – Megan Slocum, PA-C, George Washington University
  Caregiver’s Support Group – Leonard Ellentuck, MSW, LICSW, OSC-C, Georgetown University Hospital
  Nutrition – Rachel Wong, RD, Georgetown University

  3:30 PM   Workshop Concludes

Additional Information

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

Program Supporters

This activity is supported by educational grants from:

National Presenting Supporter


National Platinum Supporter

National Silver Supporter

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National Bronze Supporters


Program Partners