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Hematology Grand Rounds

Hematology Grand Rounds

 

Hematology Grand Rounds
 
Department of Lymphoma/Myeloma
In Collaboration with the
Department of Leukemia and Department of Stem Cell Transplantation
 
 
Sonali Smith, M.D.
University of Chicago
 
 
Presenting
 
“Double Hit and Double Protein Aggressive B-Cell Lymphomas: An Emerging Challenge”
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Pickens Tower, 3rd Floor, Rooms 1, 2, 7 & 8
 
After attending this activity, the target audience of Physicians from Leukemia, Lymphoma/Myeloma, Stem Cell Transplantation and Research Staff, Nurses, Data Coordinators, Laboratory Staff, Post-Doctoral Fellows, Instructors, and Research Staff in Lab should be able to:
 
  • Assess clinical and translational research in lymphoma and plasma cell dyscrasia (knowledge);
  • Increase collaboration between disciplines regarding lymphoma and plasma cell dyscrasia (knowledge, competence, performance);
  • Update knowledge and collaboration in trials and research (knowledge, competence, performance);
  • Accelerate the speed of translational research and clinical trials to achieve better patient outcomes (knowledge, competence, performance, patient outcomes);
 
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center that the program chair(s), planning committee member, faculty/teacher/ author, or CME activity reviewer must disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests whose products may be discussed in the activities, if any.  MD Anderson also requires that faculty disclose any unlabeled use or investigational use (not yet approved for any purpose) of pharmaceutical and medical device products.  Specific disclosure will be made to the participants prior to the educational activity.               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Date: 6/25/14, 8am to 9am
Time: 6/25/14, 8am to 9am
Location: Pickens Academic Tower, Floor 3, Room 1 (FCT3.4167)
Format: Grand Rounds
CME: 1.0
Facilitator: Laura Lam, PhD
Speaker: Sonali Smith, M.D.
Speaker Bio: Dr. Sonali Smith is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at The University of Chicago, and Director of the Lymphoma Program. She focuses on the care and treatment of adults with Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. She has a special interest in the development of new agents for lymphoma and understanding the link between the environment and the prognosis and biology of lymphoma. In addition, she is working to improve the survival of patients with relapsed lymphomas through the use of stem cell transplantation. She is Principal Investigator of a number of innovative trials, many of which incorporate the collection of tumor and blood samples. She works with collaborative laboratories to study the effects of treatment on cancer cells. Dr. Smith serves on multiple national committees focused on improving treatment options for patients with lymphoma, including the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Lymphoma Research Foundation (where she serves on the Scientific Advisory Board), ALLIANCE, Center for International Bone Marrow Transplant Registry (where she is co-chair of the working group for Lymphoma), and was recently appointed as Vice-Chair of the SWOG Lymphoma Committee. Through these organizations, Dr. Smith collaborates on research projects, provides physician education, and works on workshops and websites aimed at providing reliable information for patients and families affected by lymphoma. She is also on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinical Oncology and Cancer. Additionally, she has won several teaching awards at The University of Chicago, reflecting her commitment to training and education.
Contact: Curtisha Jones - (713) 745-8168 - cljones1@mdanderson.org