New York, NY (PRWEB) September 25, 2013
The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) – the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative research and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series of education programs, outreach initiatives and patient services – will hold its 18th annual North American Educational Forum on Lymphoma in Brooklyn, NY from September 27-29. This two and a half day program will provide critical information on treatment options, support issues, clinical trials, and the latest advances in lymphoma research.
“The Lymphoma Research Foundation’s Educational Forum is so important for patients, survivors and caregivers because it enables them to gain a better understanding of their particular subtype of lymphoma and the current treatment options available so that they can become active participants in their care,” said Dr. Ann LaCasce, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School’s Dana Farber Cancer Institute and co-chair of this year’s program.
The Foundation’s Educational Forum on Lymphoma is the most comprehensive lymphoma-specific education conference in North America. This year’s program is co-chaired by Dr. Ann LaCasce and Dr. Sonali Smith, Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine and Director of the Lymphoma Program at The University of Chicago. Drs. LaCasce and Smith have assembled more than 35 lymphoma specialists and support experts from around the world to present at the 2013 Educational Forum.
“Lymphoma is a complex cancer. Programs like LRF’s National Educational Forum afford patients and caregivers an opportunity that they might not otherwise have to ask questions of lymphoma experts so that they can better understand their particular type of lymphoma,” Dr. Smith said.
This year’s Educational Forum on Lymphoma will feature disease- and treatment-specific breakout sessions, as well as unique networking opportunities for attendees to meet others with the same lymphoma subtype. The Foundation’s Educational Forum, which is being held during Blood Cancer Awareness Month, will also debut LRF’s newly launched mobile application, Focus on Lymphoma.
“Educational programs and resources are at the core of the Lymphoma Research Foundation’s mission,” said Brian Tomlinson, LRF Chief Program Officer. “In order to better meet the needs of the lymphoma community, we have added new sessions and enhanced networking opportunities to this year’s Educational Forum; we are also thrilled to debut innovative tools like Focus on Lymphoma, LRF’s free mobile application that is uniquely designed for patients and caregivers to better understand and manage their lymphoma diagnosis and treatment.”
To expand the educational opportunities of the program to those that may be unable to travel to the Educational Forum, LRF will once again host its award-winning live Twitter chat on Saturday, September 28 at 1 pm Eastern Time (ET). This hour-long conversation will feature Dr. Anas Younes, Chief of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Lymphoma Service, enabling followers to ask one of the world’s leading lymphoma experts questions about the disease, treatment options and the latest in lymphoma research. To join the conversation, follow LRF's Twitter handle @lymphoma and utilize the hashtag #edforumchat.
For more information and to register for the Lymphoma Research Foundation’s Education Forum, visit lymphoma.org/edforum or call (800) 500-9976. There is a registration fee of $50. For more information about lymphoma, including disease-specific resources, visit lymphoma.org.
About the Lymphoma Research Foundation
The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to funding innovative research and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series of education programs, outreach initiatives and patient services. To date, LRF has awarded more than $54 million in lymphoma-specific research.
For additional information on LRF’s research, education and service, visit lymphoma.org.