10th International Patient Symposium on Myeloproliferative Neoplasms - Program


When:  Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Where:  Belfer Research Building, Weill Cornell Medicine
413 East 69th Street, New York, NY  10021


8:00 AM - Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:45 AM - Welcome and Introduction
--Lewis C. Cantley, PhD, Director, Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medicine/ Ronald P. Stanton Clinical Cancer Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Professor of Cancer Biology in Medicine
--David T. Boule, Patient Committee Chair, CR&T

9:00 AM - Summary of MPN Research Presented at the 2018 American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and  2019 Update
Andrew I. Schafer, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY

9:30 AM - Immunotherapy
Hans Hasselbalch, MD, PhD, Roskilde Hospital, Roskilde, Denmark

10:00 AM - Current Management of Polycythemia Vera
Richard T. Silver, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY

10:30 AM - Break

11:00 AM - Current Management of Myelofibrosis
Ronald Hoffman, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

11:30 AM - Essential Thrombocythemia: A Case Study
Jerry L. Spivak, MD, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, MD

12:00 PM - Current State of Stem Cell Transplants in MPN Therapy
Koen van Besien, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

12:30 PM - Lunch

1:45 PM - New MPN Treatments and Drugs
Srdan Verstovsek, MD, PhD, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

2:15 PM - Diet, Exercise, and Mindfulness
Robyn Scherber, MD, MPH, UT Health San Antonio Cancer Center, San Antonio, TX

2:45 PM - Moderated Q&A
Richard T. Silver, MD, and Entire Panel

3:15 PM - Break

3:45 PM - Q&A Groups (moderated by Symposium presenters)
Polycythemia Vera - Drs. Hasselbalch and Silver
                 Essential Thrombocythemia - Drs. Schafer and Spivak
                 Myelofibrosis - Drs. Hoffman, van Besien, and Verstovsek
                 Wellness and Self-Strategies to Live Well with My MPN - Dr. Scherber

5:15 PM - Wine Reception & Tours of Belfer Research Laboratories

6:15 PM - Adjournment    


If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Rosenstein at 212-288-6604 or brosenstein@crt.org.