5th Annual National Patient Conference on Lymphoma & CLL

– Virtual Event

Thursday, October 14, and Friday, October 15, 2021 (12 pm – 4:00 pm) EST Lymphoma Canada is excited to host our 5th Annual National Patient Conference! This patient-focused free educational event will be held virtually and include presentations by expert faculty and specialists across Canada. Topics range from disease and treatment-specific information, the importance of knowing your lymphoma subtype, how to speak with your friends and family about the disease, and COVID-19 updates for patients. This can all be learned from the comfort of your home with our virtual platform.

The information and content of the videos on this page are for educational or informational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice or consultation with healthcare professionals. The information included in each of the videos is current only to the date of presentation.

National Conference Agenda

OCTOBER 14, 2021

12:00 PM   Overview & Opening Remarks

The Lymphoma Canada Team

12:10 PM   Honoured Patient – Story of Courage

12:25 PM COVID-19 Update for Lymphoma Patients – Dr. Sasan Hosseini

1:10 PM   Lymphoma 101 for Newly Diagnosed Patients – Dr. Tony Reiman

2:00 PM  Importance of Knowing your Subtype – Dr Tony Reiman

2:15 PM    Break

2:30 PM  Breakout Sessions: Lymphoma Subtypes – Disease-Specific Biology & Current/Future Treatments

1. Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL)- Dr. Pamela Skrabek


2. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)/Small Lymphocytic Leukemia (SLL)- Dr. Versha Banerji


3. Hodgkin Lymphoma- Dr. Alfonso Rivera Duarte


4. Follicular Lymphoma- Dr. Ibraheem Othman


5. T-Cell Lymphomas- Dr. Roopesh Kansara


6. Mantle Cell Lymphoma- Dr. Diego Villa


7. Marginal Zone Lymphomas- Dr. Kai Luecke


8. Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia- Dr. Christine Chen

3:30 PM   Lymphoma Subtype Q&A

  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas
  • Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

3:55 PM   Closing Remarks

Friday, October 15, 2021

12:00 PM  Opening Remarks – Manager of Patient Programs, Research & Advocacy

Kaitlyn Beyfuss-Laski

12:05  PM  How to Speak to Family/Friends about Lymphoma

Kaitlyn Beyfuss-Laski, Manager of Patient Programs, Research & Advocacy; Lauren McLeod

1:00 PM  Unmet Needs and Challenges with Lymphoma Treatments – Panel Discussion

2:00 PM   Break

2:10 PM  Breakout Sessions: Survivorship and Living with Lymphoma

1. Mind-Body Interventions- Chelsea Moran

2. Cognitive Impairments and How to Manage them- Dr. Lori Bernstein

3. Long-Term and Late Treatment Side Effects and Management Techniques – Dr Peter Anglin

4. Navigating Health Insurance and Support Programs- Mildred Heans

3:10 PM  Closing Remarks

We would like your feedback on this year’s national conference! Your responses will remain anonymous and will help us plan next year’s conference, including potential session topics. We thank you in advance for your completion of this brief survey!


This conference is provided free of charge. Please consider a donation to help Lymphoma Canada to continue to provide accessible lymphoma information for all Canadians.

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