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Patient And Caregiver Educational Forum

Lipsett Amphitheater
NIH Clinical Center - Building 10
Gateway Center, 9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892


In partnership with the National Institutes of Health, the CLL Society invites you to attend our informational CLL patient educational forum. Featured speakers will present the very latest advances in CLL research, clinical trials, treatment options, patient perspectives, and tips to become an effective self-advocate.


1:00 PM-1:30 PM

1:30 PM
Adrian Wiestner, MD/PhD / Brian Koffman, MD / Richard W. Childs, MD

1:40 PM
What is the Current Standard of Care for CLL
Clare Sun, MD, PhD

2:00 PM
Participation in a Clinical Trial
Pia Nierman, RN

2:10 PM
Updates on Clinical Trials at NIH
Inhye Ahn, MD

2:30 PM
CAR T-Cells – A Patient’s Perspective
Brian Koffman, MD

2:45 PM

3:00 PM

3:30 PM
Value of Patient Support Groups
Debbie Linick

3:45 PM
Vaccinations in CLL
Chris Pleyer, MD

4:00 PM
Services of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Tracy Orwig, LCSW-C

4:15 PM
Summary and Outlook
Adrian Wiestner, MD, PhD

4:45 PM
Q&A and Conclusion