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11th Northeast Regional Hematology / Oncology Pharmacists Symposium
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10/13/2017 to 10/14/2017
When: Friday, October 13, 2017
9:00 AM 10/13 - 4:40 PM 10/14
Where: Boston Marriott Burlington
One Burlington Mall Road
Burlington, Massachusetts  01803
United States

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American Health Resources, Inc., 130 Liberty St., Suite 13A, Brockton, MA 02301

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Tel. 508-588-7700      Fax 508-588-7701  


2 day:    $130 Member* / $150      Non-member

1 day:    $100 Member* /  $115      Non-member    

  *MSHP, DFCI, ONS Boston, ONS NH/VT   


Fee includes credits, handouts plus breakfast, lunches, all day refreshments, welcome cocktail reception, and dinner.


Educational Sponsor:    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (LOGO)

Association sponsors:   MSHP, ONS Boston, ONS NH/VT


This programming has been designed to meet the educational needs of pharmacists, nurses and other interested healthcare professionals specializing in hematology/oncology practice

  • Earn up to 13 Contact Hours including 2 hours Law (1 hour Sterile Compounding)
  • 16 individually accredited sessions for Pharmacists & Nurses
  • Network with industry professionals
  • Breakfast, lunch, welcome cocktail reception and dinner
  • Don’t miss the 4 industry sponsored non CE presentations  


     Friday, October 13, 2017
  9:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.  

Registration, Exhibitor Pavilion


 1.  9:50 a.m.-10:50 a.m.

 Utilizing Pharmacogenomics to Personalize Oncology Drug Therapy

Presenter:  Cyrine-Eliana Haidar, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCOP; St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN


11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Implementing Cancer Genomics into Clinical Practice

Presenter:  Casey Williams, Pharm.D., BCOP, FHOPA; Avera Cancer Institute Center for Precision Oncology

   12:00 p.m.  Buffet Lunch, Exhibitor Pavilion
 3.  1:05 p.m. - 2:05 p.m. 

 Where Do We Stand With Biosimilars:  A 2017 Update  (Law Credit)

Presenter: Jim Koeller, MS; Professor, University of Texas at Austin & The Health Science Center  

   2:05p.m. - 2:30p.m.  Refreshments, Exhibitor Pavilion
   2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Therapy Selection in Myeloma Patients with Comorbidities         Presenter:   R. Donald Harvey, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCOP; Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
   3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m  Refreshments, Exhibitor Pavilion
 5.   4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m  Expanding Options for Treatment in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL):  The Wheel is Turning and it Can’t Slow Down

Presenter:   Christopher A. Fausel, Pharm.D., M.H.A., BCOP;  Indiana University Health

   5:00 p.m.  Welcome Reception for Attendees and Exhibitors
   6:00 p.m.  Buffet Dinner 
 6.  7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Update in the Treatment of Genitourinary Cancer

Presenter:   Adam Peele, Pharm.D., M.H.A., BCPS, BCOP; Cone Health, Greensboro, NC

     Saturday, October 14, 2017
   7:00 a.m.  Registration & Breakfast Buffet
 7.  7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

 A Review of New and Emerging Treatments for AML

 Presenter: Ali McBride, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, BCOP,  The University of Arizona Cancer Center,  Tucson, AZ

   8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  Refreshments, Exhibitor Pavilion
 8a.   9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Balancing Benefit and Risk in Patients with Early Stage and Locally Advanced Breast Cancer: How Much Is Too Much?                  

Presenter:  Chad Barnett, Pharm.D., BCOP; University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

 8b.  9:00 a.m.  - 10:00 a.m.  Current Trends in Supportive Oncology: CINV and Early Palliative Care                   

Presenter:   Bridget Scullion, PharmD, BCOP, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

   10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.  Refreshments, Exhibitor Pavilion
 9. 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m

 Precision Medicine in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Focus on the Role of Targeted Therapies

 Presenter:   Val R. Adams, Pharm.D., BCOP, FCCP; University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Lexington, KY

   11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  Refreshments, Exhibitor Pavilion
 10.  11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  The 411 on the Challenges in the Treatment of Ovarian Cancer   

 Presenter:    Judith A. Smith, Pharm.D., BCOP, CPHQ, FCCP, FISOPP;  UTHealth, McGovern Medical School

   12:30 p.m.  Buffet Lunch
 11.  1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Melanoma: Finding the KEY and CHECKing for Best COMBI Therapy

Presenter:  LeAnn B. Norris, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCOP;  University of South Carolina

 12.  2:35 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.  Sarcomas from Caveman to Modern Man

Presenter: Christy S. Harris, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP:  Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

 13.   3:40 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.

  Improving the Safety of Compounded Preparations – FDA, <USP 797 & 800>, & State Regulations: Finding Balance within Prevailing Regulation        (Law credit  + Sterile Compounding)

 Presenter:  Lou Diorio, RPh, FAPhA, Principal, LDT Health Solutions, Inc., Wayne, NJ 










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