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Trends in Cutaneous Lymphomas: Cutting-Edge Approaches to Care

Saturday, May 4, 2013
7:30 am – 3:45 pm
The Verve Crowne Plaza Hotel
Natick, MA

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Offered by Dana-Farber/Brigham and Womenís Cancer Center, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and the Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education


Course Overview | Agenda | Faculty
Credits | Registration Information | Course Location

Course Overview

This course is designed to provide medical oncologists, dermatologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, and other interested clinicians with an update on the latest developments in diagnosing and treating cutaneous T-cell lymphomas. Through lectures, case-based presentations and Q&A, participants will learn about the diseaseís unique presentation, diagnostic dilemmas, and therapeutic challenges.

At the conclusion of this course, attendees will be able to: provide an overview and highlight the recent advances in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma which will help physicians achieve better patient outcomes; and recognize appropriate management and treatment options for cutaneous T-cell lymphoma and utilize these approaches in daily practice.


7:30 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 am

Welcome and Course Overview
David C. Fisher, MD;
Thomas S. Kupper, MD

8:15 am*

New Insights into the Basic Biology of CTCL
Thomas S. Kupper, MD;
Rachael A. Clark, MD, PhD

9:00 am

Establishing CTCL Diagnosis/Staging/Prognosis
Joi B. Carter, MD

9:30 am

Overview of Skin-directed Therapies
Keri S. Chaney, MD

9:45 am

Skin – The Ultimate Conformal Target for Radiation Therapy
Phillip M. Devlin, MD, FACR

10:15 am


10:30 am

Pathology Pitfalls
Joan Guitart, MD


CD30+ Variant – A Case Based Presentation
Joi B. Carter, MD

11:30 am

Algorithms for Selection of Systemic Agents in CTCL , A Case Based Presentation
David C. Fisher, MD

12:00 pm


12:15 pm*

Lunch, Panel Discussion: CTCL Resources

1:15 pm

Novel Investigational Agents/Clinical Trial Experience
Youn Kim, MD

2:00 pm

Pruritus and Quality of Life Measures
Keri S. Chaney, MD

2:30 pm


2:45 pm

Bone Marrow Transplantation in CTCL Population
Corey S. Cutler, MD, MPH, FRCPC

3:15 pm


3:30 pm

Closing Remarks

*Patients attending the concurrent Patient Education Forum sponsored by the Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundations will attend the 8:15 and 12:15 session.


David C. Fisher, MD, Course Co-Director
Medical Oncologist, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Womenís Cancer Center;
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Thomas S. Kupper, MD, Course Co-Director
Disease Center Leader, Cutaneous Oncology, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Womenís Cancer Center;
Thomas B. Fitzpatrick Professor of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School

Joi B. Carter, MD
Co-Director, Comprehensive Cutaneous Lymphoma Program,
Co-Director, High Risk Skin Cancer Clinic
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center;
Instructor in Dermatology, Harvard Medical School

Keri S. Chaney, MD
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Womenís Cancer Center;
Instructor in Dermatology, Harvard Medical School

Rachael A. Clark, MD, PhD
Dermatologist, Brigham and Womenís Hospital;
Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School

Corey S. Cutler, MD, MPH, FRCPC
Medical Oncologist, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Womenís Cancer Center;
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Phillip M. Devlin, MD, FACR
Chief, Division of Brachytherapy,
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Womenís Cancer Center;
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School

Joan Guitart, MD
Director, Dermatopathology Unit,
Director, Cutaneous Lymphoma Clinic;
Professor of Dermatology and Pathology, Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine

Youn H. Kim, MD
Director, Multi-diciplinary Cutaneous Lymphoma Program, Stanford Hospital and Clinics;
Professor of Dermatology, Stanford University School of Medicine

HMS Disclosure Policy

Harvard Medical School (HMS) adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is HMSís policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that HMS may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

CME Credits

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credits

Up to 7.25 hours of Continuing Education Credit will be awarded for this lecture by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Nurses must provide their RN license number in order to receive credit. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP5832.

Course Location

This course will be held at The Verve Crowne Plaza Hotel located at 1360 Worcester Street, Natick, MA, 508-653-8800. For directions, visit The Verve Crowne Plaza Hotel web site.

Registration Information

Registration Fee: $75.00 (non-refundable).

Includes course materials, continental breakfast, lunch and complimentary parking.

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To register by mail: please send a completed registration form and payment by April 25, 2013:

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Attn: Kamira Wooten
450 Brookline Avenue, OS 381
Boston, MA 02215

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