We invite you to our free annual event for blood cancer patients, caregivers and survivors. Featuring disease specific workshops and discussions covering nutrition, survivorship, clinical trials, and more! Registration is preferred as seating is limited. Register to attend the conference at: bit.ly/bloodcancerconference.

For more information, please contact LLS at (312) 651-7353 or at Patient_Services_ILC@lls.org. View the event flyer in English and Spanish.


9:00AM – 9:30AM

  • Welcome

9:30AM – 10:00AM

  • Opening speaker
  • Matt Levine, MD – Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

10:00AM – 10:20AM


10:20AM – 11:20AM

  • Multiple Myeloma – Kevin Barton, MD –Loyola University Medical Center
  • Indolent non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and CLL – Michael Thirman, MD – University of Chicago
  • MDS – Olga Frankfurt, MD –Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Myeloproliferative Neoplasms & CML – Irum Khan, MD – University of Illinois Hospital and Health Science System
  • Aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma – Paul Rubenstein, MD – John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital
  • Acute leukemias – Emily Curran, MD – University of Chicago
  • Hodgkin’s – Paramaswaren Venugopal, MD –Rush University Medical Center

11:20AM – 11:35AM


11:35AM – 12:20PM

  • Survivorship Care Plan – What is it and why do I need one? – Carol Flanagan, RN, MSN, OCN – Northshore University Health System
  • Mindful Eating 101 – Can how you eat impact your health? – Valerie Reynolds, MS, RD, LDN, CNCS, CSO – University of Chicago
  • Transplant – Long term survival – Patrick Stiff, MD –Loyola University Medical Center
  • Clinical Trials – The real story – Jane Winter, MD – Northwestern University
  • Meditative Yoga/Guided Imagery – Janine Gathier, PhD – Life Reset Solutions P.C. and Cecily Hunt, RYT, E-CYT500
  • Young Adult – Wendy Stock, MD – University of Chicago

12:20PM – 12:35PM


12:35PM – 1:35PM

  • Keynote speaker – David Tabatsky co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul

Conferencia del Cancer de la Sangre

Para los pacientes con cáncer del sangre, los cuidadores y los sobrevivientes. El programa que durara medio día contará con presentaciones específicas sobre los distintos diagnósticos del cáncer de la sangre y los trasplantes. Registrarse en línea en bit.ly/bloodcancerconference.

Para obtener más información, contacte LLS al (312) 651-7353 o Patient_Services_ILC@lls.org. Linea en español: (312) 677-0403.


8:00AM – 9:00AM


9:15AM – 9:30AM

  • Sobreviviente de Cancer

9:30AM – 10:10AM

  • El Linfoma y los Ensayos Clínicos en los Pacientes Latinos Dr. Paul Rubinstein, MD – John H. Stroger Hospital

10:10AM – 10:40AM

  • Las Leucemias Agudas y el impacto en los Latinos Dr. Morris Kletzel, MD – Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital

10:40AM – 11:10AM

  • Las Leucemias Crónicas y el impacto en los Latinos Dr. Lucy Godley, MD – The University of Chicago Medical Center

11:10AM – 11:50AM

  • Los Trasplantes de Medula Ósea Dr. Lucy Godley, MD – The University of Chicago Medical Center

11:50AM – 12:00PM

  • Receso

12:00PM – 12:40PM

  • Preguntas a los Doctores

12:40 – 1:30PM

  • LUNCH & David Tabatsky – co-autor del libro Chicken Soup for the Soul