UNMC-chaired Pan Pacific Lymphoma Conference in 24th year

Julie Vose, M.D.

UNMC’s lymphoma program continues to have an impact internationally.Just one of the areas is the Pan Pacific Lymphoma Conference, which UNMC faculty have chaired since its inception in 1994. The goal is to provide clinicians with the latest evidence in lymphoma to improve disease management and ultimately patient outcomes.

The conference, which is co-chaired by Julie Vose, M.D., James Armitage, M.D., and Matthew Lunning, D.O., of UNMC, will include presentations by internationally recognized speakers. Registration for the conference, which will be held July 16-20 at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa in Hawaii, is now open.

“The conference has provided educational updates on lymphoma care and research to thousands of physicians and health care providers from around the world over the last 24 years,” said Dr. Vose, Neumann M. and Mildred E. Harris Professorial Chair and chief of the oncology/hematology division in the UNMC Department of Internal Medicine. “The conference is a wonderful showcase for the work of the UNMC lymphoma team and now the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center facilities at UNMC and Nebraska Medicine.”

Brenda Ram, interim director of educational programs, UNMC Center for Continuing Education, said issues to be addressed include clinical challenges, “ask the experts” sessions, and insightful commentaries. A panel of expert faculty will discuss the current standards of practice, clinical trial information, and the emergence of new therapies for patients with leukemia, multiple myeloma, and lymphoma.

Target audience for the international conference is oncologists, hematologists, pathologists, clinical scientists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and pharmacists charged with the care of patients with lymphoma.

The conference will feature 58 submitted abstracts from around the world.

Registration for this year’s conference is the largest to date with 569 people representing 16 countries already registered.

This conference is administered by the UNMC Center for Continuing Education. It is certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, as well as ANCC and ACPE credits by the UNMC Center for Continuing Education and credits from the UNMC College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education and the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.

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