Topics will include: Research updates on CAR-T and clinical trial innovations, powerful survivor stories, and treatment breakout sessions for AML, ALL, CLL, and CML.
Free parking for attendees
Check-in begins at 8:00 am, program finishes at 4:00 pm
Light breakfast, lunch and refreshments provided.
Dr. Florian Kuchenbauer
Clinical Scientist at the Leukemia/BMT program of BC and Terry Fox lab of BC Cancer and Associate Professor in Medicine at UBC.
If you have questions or need assistance registering please contact Megan.Norrish@lls.org or call 604-696-3871
Lisa Machado is a former financial journalist who, after being diagnosed with a rare leukemia in 2008, now writes about the patient experience, and the challenges of living with illness. She is the founder of the Canadian CML Network, and the author of the award-winning "Living Well with CML: What you need to know to live your best life with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia." Lisa has been interviewed by CTV News, Rogers Media and the CBC on what it means to live with a serious chronic illness. She has also been featured in a number of newspaper articles, and has written for The Caregiver Network and Cure magazine. Lisa writes a blog for cmlnetwork.ca.
Dr. Libby Goszer
Dr. Libby Goszer is a Clinical Psychologist who recently celebrated the tenth anniversary of an unrelated stem cell transplant for Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Libby has shared aspects of her blood cancer story in Vancouver as an Honored Hero for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS’s) Light The Night walk and at the Journey of Hope. She has also spoken in Toronto and Winnipeg at fundraising events for Israel’s bone marrow donor registry – the registry that provided her with a life-saving match. Libby volunteers for LLS’s First Connection program, has attended donor drives for Canadian Blood Services, and written for Canada’s Stem Cell Club.
8:00am Check in/ breakfast
9:00 – 9:10am Introduction, Welcome Remarks
9:10 – 9:40am Patient perspective: Libby Gozer & Lisa Machado
9:40 – 11:00am Research updates and clinical trial innovations: Panel presentation
10:50 – 10:55am Overview of LLSC Education Programs and Services
10:55 – 11:15am Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:30pm Breakout groups
|Breakout 1||Breakout 2||Breakout 3||Breakout 4|
Overview on CML
Overview on ALL
Overview on AML
Overview on CLL
12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30 – 2:45pm Breakout groups
|Breakout 1||Breakout 2||Breakout 3|
|Caregivers : Finding your Network of Support||
Nutrition and Your Diagnosis
3:00 – 4:00pm Leukemia and Survivorship: Workshop
4:00pm Closing Remarks