6th Annual National Patient Conference on Lymphoma & CLL

– Virtual Event

Tuesday, October 18 to Thursday, October 20 (4 pm – 6:30 pm) EST

Lymphoma Canada is excited to host our 6th 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.

Overview

Following the success of our in-person annual patient conferences, Lymphoma Canada explored another avenue to provide conference education through a live virtual program in 2020 and 2021 due to the unprecedented nature of the global pandemic. With the pandemic still on horizon, it is essential that immunocompromised patients continue to receive up-to-date information and research on lymphoma/CLL and survivorship topics while ensuring their safety. Much success was found in delivering conference education in a virtual environment, with 2-3x increase in registration, greater availability for live attendance and on-demand access, and easy access to Lymphoma Canada online resources. From the comfort and safety of their own homes, Lymphoma Canada can increase the educational opportunities available to those in more remote areas of the country who would not normally have been able to attend due to financial, health or travel reasons. Further, the national conference is provided completely free for patients and caregivers through this virtual format. On October 18 – 20, 2022, this patient-focused educational conference will provide presentations by expert speaking faculty from across Canada about disease and treatment specific information, the latest advances in lymphoma research, and important information on health and wellness for lymphoma patients. With over 450 registrants in 2021, including families and friends logging in with the patient, we project >500 patients, family members and healthcare providers to attend the 2022 conference.

The conference program and topics have been selected, but may be subject to change. Time and dates are tentative. Speakers are currently TBD.

National Conference Agenda

Day 1 – Tuesday, October 18, 2022 (4:00 – 6:30 pm EST) – Understanding Lymphoma

4:00 – 4:10 PM Overview and Opening Remarks – with CEO & Chair

4:10 – 4 :25 PM Honoured Patient – Story of Courage

4:25 – 4:35 PM Honoured Caregiver – Story of Support

4:40 – 5:15 PM COVID-19 Update for Lymphoma and CLL Patients

5:15 – 6:00 PM Lymphoma 101 for Newly Diagnosed Patients

6:00 – 6:30 PM Physical Activity Throughout Your Lymphoma Journey

6:30 – 6:35 PM Closing Remarks

Day 2 – Wednesday, October 19, 2022 (4:00 – 6:30 pm EST) – Lymphoma Subtypes and Treatments

4:00 – 4:20 PM Importance of Knowing your Subtype

4:20 – 4:45 PM Accessing Lymphoma/CLL Treatments in Canada – Inequalities and Challenges

4:45 – 4:50 PM Break to enter breakout session

4:50 – 5:50 PM Breakout Sessions: Lymphoma Subtypes – Disease Specific Biology & Current/Future Treatments*

  • Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL)
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)/Small Lymphocytic Leukemia (SLL)
  • Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Follicular Lymphoma
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphomas
  • Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia

5:50 – 6:00 PM Break to enter into breakout Q&A rooms

6:00-6:30 PM Lymphoma Subtype Q&A with Presenter(s)

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

6:30 – 6:35 PM Closing Remarks

Day 3 – Thursday, October 20, 2022 (4:00 – 7:00 pm EST) – Health and Wellness

4:00 – 5:15 PM Panel Discussion – How Cancer Takes a Toll on You
5:15 – 6:00 PM How to Cope during and after Cancer Treatment – Emotional and Physical Impacts 
6:00 – 6:25 PM Nutrition for Lymphoma and CLL Patients
6:25 – 6:50 PM Lymphoma Follow-up Care and Survivorship
6:50 – 7:00 PM Closing Remarks

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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