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The Latest News on Research & Treatment of Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPNs)
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Patient Power

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Registration/Check-in: 9:30 a.m.
Program: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Building
Hughes Auditorium
303 E. Superior St
Chicago, IL 60611
(Google map)

PRESENTER:
Brady L. Stein, MD
Brady L. Stein, MD
Hematology, Internal Medicine
Northwestern Medicine
Chicago, IL

PRESENTER:
Stephen Oh, MD, PhD
Stephen Oh, MD, PhD
Hematology
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

Empowering Patients, their Families and Care Partners

Being diagnosed with a medical condition, especially with a rare disease like a myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN), can be overwhelming. The good news is that research in this field is advancing quickly, and MPNs are more easily understood. These advances are making a difference and improving the lives of those living with polycythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocythemia (ET) and myelofibrosis (MF). On Saturday, June 27, in Chicago, IL Patient Power and its partner, the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, will conduct an in-person forum, where you will hear the latest in treatment and research from world-renowned MPN experts.

During this interactive event, you will have the opportunity to meet and connect with other patients and caregivers living with MPNs, and your feedback during the event will help shape the conversation. Our hope is that you’ll share your knowledge among your peers to learn and be inspired by those you meet.

Please join us in person for this FREE interactive event to learn:

  • How to better understand MPNs and how they are treated
  • The latest research and new treatments in development
  • Approaches to effectively communicate with your healthcare team and partner in your treatment decisions
  • Strategies for monitoring your condition and managing side effects
  • Advice and tips for living well with MPNs

Our expert panel will take your questions throughout the program. Local advocacy groups will also be on hand to offer support and help you connect with the MPN community.

Register online or call 888.739.3127. Walk-ins welcome.

About This Program

This event is brought to you by Patient Power and the Lurie Cancer Center and is sponsored by the Incyte Corporation, Baxter International Inc. and CTI BioPharma.

Location

The Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Building is located on the corner of Superior Street and Fairbanks Court. Please enter from the doors on Superior Street.

FREE parking will be available for this event at Northwestern Memorial Hospital's Huron/St.Clair Garage, 222 E. Huron St, one block away (Google map). Parking will be validated at registration.

View a printable map with directions from the parking garage to the Lurie Research Building.

Agenda

9:30 a.m. Registration / Check-in Opens
10:00 a.m. Defining Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPNs)
10:30 a.m. Reviewing the Latest Research and Clinical Trials
11:00 a.m. Monitoring and Treatment Decisions
11:30 a.m. Meet the Patient Panel
11:45 a.m. Breakout Session: Meeting Other Patients and Care Partners
12:15 p.m. Lunch Provided/Visit Exhibits
12:45 p.m. Taking Care of YOU: Tips for Living Well with an MPN
1:30 p.m. Q&A Session

Questions?

If you would like to submit questions prior to the program, please submit them anytime to mpn@patientpower.info.