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Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

The Current CLL Treatment Landscape & Advocating for Your Care

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Overview

Join us for a virtual town hall meeting for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients and family members on Saturday, March 20, 2021 starting at 10 am CT/11 am ET.

This 3-hour program, produced in partnership with the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, will take you through the current treatment landscape of CLL, including the latest news in research, state-of-the-art testing and personalized care. Our guest speakers will offer advice on advocating for the best of care, staying informed and playing an active role in your treatment journey. Join our hosts Carol Preston, Andrew Schorr, and Michele Nadeem-Baker for this informative session featuring Dr. Shuo Ma, MD, PhD and Jennifer Boyer, MSN APRN NP-C of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University and Dr. Deborah M. Stephens, DO, of Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah.

Agenda

10:00-10:30 am CT – Introduction: Information for those who are newly diagnosed or beginning their treatment journey. Learn about the stages of CLL and questions to ask your doctor. 

10:30-10:45 am CT – CLL and COVID-19: What should patients know about the COVID vaccine? Is it safe to start or resume treatment right now? Get the latest updates on COVID-19.

10:45-11:30 am CT – The Treatment Landscape: Learn about the current CLL treatment landscape, including the latest news in research, state-of-the-art testing and options for personalized care. 

11:30-11:45 am CT – Break

11:45-12:30 pm CT – Being Your Own Advocate: Experts and patient guests discuss how patients and care partners can advocate for the best of care, stay informed, and play a more active role in their treatment.

12:30-1:00 pm CT – Q&A

Send us your questions: cll@patientpower.info 

Support for this series has been provided by AbbVie Inc. and Genentech, Inc. Patient Power maintains complete editorial control and is solely responsible for program content.

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Hosts and Guests

Carol Preston

Host

Carol Preston

Online Host, CLL Patient and Advocate

Michele Nadeem-Baker

Host

Michele Nadeem-Baker

Host and Patient Advocate

Andrew Schorr

Host

Andrew Schorr

Host, Patient Power Co-Founder, Two-Time Cancer Survivor and Patient Advocate

Shuo Ma, MD, PhD

Guest

Shuo Ma MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology), Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center

Deborah Stephens, DO

Guest

Deborah Stephens DO

Director, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)/Lymphoma Program, Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

Jennifer Boyer, MSN, APRN, NP-C

Guest

Jennifer Boyer MSN, APRN, NP-C

Lymphoma Nurse Practitioner, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center

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