International Patient Symposium on Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

                          JOIN US FOR THE 11th INTERNATIONAL PATIENT SYMPOSIUM
                                 ON MYELOPROLIFERATIVE NEOPLASMS (MPNs)
                                            WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2020
                              Belfer Research Building – Weill Cornell Medicine
                                                    New York, NY 10021
                                                    
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The program features presentations by distinguished basic scientists and clinical research physicians from the world’s leading MPN centers. In the afternoon, attendees have the opportunity to speak with these experts during disease-specific Q&A sessions.

                                                              PROGRAM

7:45am   Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:30am   Welcome and Introduction

8:45am   Role of Inflammation in MPNS – Hans Hasselbalch, MD, PhD, Roskilde Hospital, Roskilde,                 Denmark

9:15am    Next Generation Sequencing in Diagnosis and Treatment – Alessandro M. Vannucchi,                        MD, Careggi University Hospital/University of Florence, Italy

9:45am    Polycythemia Vera: Interferon Prolongs Myelofibrosis-Free and Overall Survival –                            Ghaith Abu-Zeinah, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY

10:15am   Break

10:45am    Current Management of Myelofibrosis – Ronald Hoffman, MD, Icahn School of Medicine                     at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

11:15am     Current Management of Essential Thrombocythemia -Jerry L. Spivak, MD,       
                  Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

11:45pm    Current State of Stem Cell Transplant in MPN Therapy – Koen van Besien, MD, Weill                           Cornell Medicine, New York, NY   

12:15pm     Lunch

1:15pm       MPN Therapies: New Treatments and Drugs in the Pipeline – Srdan Verstovsek, MD,                          University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

1:45pm       Fatigue, Exercise, and Diet – Ruben A. Mesa, MD, UT Health San Antonio Cancer                                Center, San Antonio, TX

2:15pm       Thrombotic, Vascular, and Bleeding Complications in the MPNs – Andrew I. Schafer,                           MD,  Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY

2:45pm       Moderated Q&A – Richard T. Silver, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY and                             Entire Panel

3:15pm       Break

3:45pm       Disease-Specific Q&A Groups (moderated by Symposium presenters):                                               Polycythemia Vera -Drs. Abu Zeinah, Hasselbalch, and Silver                                                                 Essential Thrombocythmia – Drs. Mesa, Spivak, and Vannucchi                                                               Myelofibrosis –  Drs. Hoffman, Schafer, van Besien, and Verstovsek

5:15pm        Wine Reception and Tours of Belfer Research Laboratories

6:15pm        Adjournment

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Thanks to the support of our generous corporate and individual sponsors, CR&T is able to post videos of previous Symposium presentations online. You can view them here.         

2019 Patient Symposium Presenters
2019 Patient Symposium Presenters
First row (l-r): Drs. Robyn Scherber, Richard Silver, and Andrew Schafer; Dave Boule, Patient Committee Chair
Second row (l-r): Drs. Hans Hasselbalch, Srdan Verstovsek, Jerry Spivak, and Ronald Hoffman
Not pictured: Dr. Koen van Besien

10th International Patient Symposium on Myeloproliferative Neoplasms


 

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

Program

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

Space is limited – Register Today!

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

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Belfer Research Building
Weill Cornell Medicine
413 East 69th Street
New York, NY  10021

A continental breakfast and box lunch will be provided, as well as a post-Symposium wine reception and tours of the Belfer Research laboratories.

Hotel Information

Hotel rooms are available at a special rate for Symposium attendees at the Marriott Courtyard New York/Upper East Side (reservation deadline: September 24).  For more information and to reserve, please visit: Hotel Information

Parking Information

For a list of garages near Weill Cornell Medicine, please visit: Event Parking

Discount on Registration for the 12th International MPN Congress

Patient Symposium registrants who wish to attend the 12th International MPN Congress, a two-day professional education program that will be held from October 24-25, are eligible for a $100 discount off their registration.  We will send a discount code to interested attendees after they sign up for the Symposium.

Need More Information?

Contact Barbara Rosenstein at 212-288-6604 or brosenstein@crt.org.