OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

Annual Hematology and Breast Cancer Update

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January 24-25, 2020

About the symposium

The 21st Annual Hematology and Breast Cancer Update is a multiple-day course designed for hematologists and oncologists in clinical practice. Our faculty will review and provide updates on a wide range of current topics in hematology and breast cancer therapy. Expert analysis and interpretation of the latest findings from the 2019 American Society of Hematology and the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Meetings will provide a bridge between research and practice.

Learning objectives

The course objectives are to increase participant's knowledge of most current management and research in treatment of hematologic diseases and breast cancer.

At the conclusion of the activity, participants will be able to:

  • Integrate the newer therapies into their treatment course.
  • Select the best agent for initial treatment of CML as well as those with sub-optimal responses.
  • Decide how long to treat patients with venous thrombosis.
  • Describe developments in new agents for myeloproliferative syndromes and new findings from the 2019 American Society of Hematology Meeting and the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Meetings.
  • Select the best agent for initial treatment of CML as well as those with sub-optimal responses.

Guest speaker

Howard A. Liebman, M.D.
Keck Medicine of USC

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute faculty

Uma Borate, M.D.
Assistant professor of medicine

Thomas DeLoughery, M.D., M.A.C.P., F.A.W.M.
Professor of medicine

Kristina Haley, D.O.
Assistant professor of pediatrics

Richard Maziarz, M.D.
Professor of medicine

Gabrielle Meyers, M.D.
Associate professor of medicine

Zahi Mitri, M.D., M.S.
Assistant professor of medicine

Sarah Nagle, M.D.
Assistant professor of medicine

Craig Okada, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate professor of medicine

Rebecca Silbermann, M.D.
Assistant professor of medicine

Stephen Spurgeon, M.D.
Associate professor of medicine

Elie Traer, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant professor of medicine

Mandy VanSandt, D.O.
Assistant professor of pathology

Friday, Jan. 24

7:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8 a.m. Update in Cancer Thrombosis Keynote: Howard Liebman, M.D.
9 a.m. Update in Acute Leukemia - Uma Borate, M.D., M.S.
9:45 a.m. Update in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia - Stephen Spurgeon, M.D.
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Update in General Hematology - Thomas Deloughery, M.D., M.A.C.P., F.A.W.M.
11:15 a.m. Update in Myelodyspasia - Gabrielle Meyers, M.D.
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Update in Myeloma - Rebecca Silbermann, M.D.
2:00 p.m. Update in Lymphoma - Craig Okada, M.D., Ph.D.
3 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Update in Myeloproliferative Neoplasms - Elie Traer, M.D., Ph.D.
4 p.m. Update in CART-T Therapy - Sarah Nagle, M.D.
4:30 p.m. Update in Stem Cell Transplant - Richard Maziarz, M.D.
5 p.m. Adjourn

Saturday, Jan. 25

7:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8 a.m. Update in Bleeding Disorders - Kristina Haley, D.O.
8:45 a.m. Update in Thrombosis and Anticoagulation - Thomas DeLoughery, M.D., M.A.C.P., F.A.W.M.
9:30 a.m. Update in Transfusion Medicine - Mandy VanSandt, D.O.
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Update in Breast Cancer - Zahi Mitri, M.D., M.S.
12:30 p.m. Adjourn
  • Hematologists
  • Oncologists
  • Related health care professionals

For more information, please contact us at knightevents@ohsu.edu or call 503-418-9152.