Leukemia Mini-Symposium

Friday May 3, 2013
8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Organization: Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Location: Auditorium E, Barbara E. Rubin Building, DHMC

Sponsored by Murray D. Safanie Memorial Lectureship in Leukemia

Join clinicians and investigators from Norris Cotton Cancer Center, and our regional partner institutions for the 2013 Dartmouth Leukemia Mini-Symposium.

This half-day symposium will feature the work of three exceptional clinical investigators that are leaders in the research and treatment of blood cancers. They will discuss their current work and will participate in a panel discussion describing the experience at their host institutions. We are exceptionally lucky to have these three speakers all in one place. Please register to reserve your place for this exciting event.

Benjamin Ebert, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Karp Family Research Laboratories
Expertise: Molecular basis of myelodysplastic syndromes, ribosomopathies, acute myelogenous leukemia


Catherine J. Wu, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Cancer Vaccine Center
Department of Medical Oncology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Department of Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Expertise: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia, cancer vaccines


David Scadden, MD
Founder and co-chair of the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology and the Gerald and Darlene Jordan Professor of Medicine at Harvard University
Director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital
Expertise: Niche environments for hematopoietic stem cells and leukemia, metabolic switches in normal and leukemia cells

Program Agenda
8:30 am Continental Breakfast / Registration – Rubin Level 6 Atrium
Pastries, juice, coffee, and water available
9:05 am Welcoming Remarks
Patricia Ernst, PhD
Associate Professor of Genetics and of Microbiology and Immunology
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
9:15 am The Molecular Basis of Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Benjamin Ebert, MD, PhD
10:00 am Evolution and Impact of Sub Clonal Mutations in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Catherine J. Wu, MD
10:45 am Bone Marrow Physiology and the Process of Leukemogenesis
David Scadden, MD
11:30 am Panel Discussion and concluding remarks
12:00 pm Catered lunch, Level 6 Atrium


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