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CURE ® 's patient-focused sessions consist of a full-day event that seeks to educate, inform and challenge the thinking of worldwide multiple myeloma cancer patients. The program is designed to draw a crowd that represents all stages of disease and demographics of multiple myeloma patients, as well as their caregivers and advocates.

Join us as we, a community of patients, advocates, nurses, and survivors:

  • Review clinical data to understand what it means for us as patients, caregivers and advocates.
  • Examine financial options available for those undergoing treatment or recovering from treatment.
  • Analyze what survivorship is really about.
  • Assess current clinical trial options available.

Hilton Charlotte Executive Park
5624 Westpark Dr
Charlotte, NC 28217

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Saturday, December 14, 2019

8:30 AM - 8:30 AM

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Shebli Atrash, MD, MS Physician
Member, Plasma Cell Disorder Program
Levine Cancer Institute
Charlotte, NC
Barry Paul, MD Member, Plasma Cell Disorder Team
Levine Cancer  Institute
Charlotte, NC
Sascha Tuchman, MD, MHS Director, Multiple Myeloma and Amyloidosis Program
Associate Professor, Division of Hematology / Oncology
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chapel Hill, NC 
Eben Lichtman, MD Clinical Instructor
Division of Hematology/Oncology
University of North Carolina,
Chapel Hill, NC
Cesar Rodriguez, MD Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine/Hematology and Oncology
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Winston Salem, NC
Mary Derome, MSc Director of Medical Communications and Education 
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
Norwalk, CT
Joshua Richter, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine
Tisch Cancer Institute
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Director of Myeloma at The Blavatnik Family - Cheslea
Medical Center at Mount Sinai
New York, NY
Terry White Keynote Speaker

Saturday, December 14, 2019
(subject to change)

8:30 am-9:00 am
9:00 am-9:05 am
Welcome and Introductions
9:05 am-9:25 am
Basics of Myeloma: Smoldering MM
Eben Lichtman, MD
9:25 am-9:45 am
Basics of Myeloma: Newly-Diagnosed
Joshua Richter, MD
9:45 am-10:05 am
Basics of Myeloma: Relapsed/Refractory Disease
Shebli Atrash, MD, MS
10:05 am-10:25 am
Basics of Myeloma: Panel Discussion
Eben Lichtman, MD
10:30 am-10:40 am
10:40 am-11:10 am
Pharma-Sponsored Talk
11:10 am-11:40 pm
Keynote Lecture
Terry White
11:45 am-12:45 pm
12:45 pm-1:15 pm
Diagnostics: Diagnostic Testing
Shebli Atrash, MD, MS
1:15 pm-1:45 pm
Diagnostics: MRD Measurement
Barry Paul, MD
1:45 pm-2:05 pm
Diagnostics: Panel Discussion
Barry Paul, MD
2:10 pm-2:20 pm
2:20 pm-2:40 pm
Treatment Session: Right Track - Team, Tests and Treatment (MMRF)
Mary Derome, MSc
2:40 pm-3:00 pm
Treatment Session: Standard Treatment + Stem Cell Transplants
Sascha Tuchman, MD, MHS
3:00 pm-3:20 pm
Treatment Session: Precision Medicine
Cesar Rodriguez, MD
3:20 pm-3:40 pm
Treatment Session: Panel Discussion
3:40 pm-3:45 pm
Closing Remarks and Adjourn


Partners & Supporters

The Lep Foundation and CURE® work in collaboration to support young adults affected by cancer who have shown the courage and determination to finish their college education despite their setbacks. This scholarship will help to deter the costs of college for these individuals, who may not have the resources because of overwhelming medical costs. The scholarship is designated for students who were diagnosed with cancer and whose disease and related treatments have placed a significant financial burden on them and their families.