Hematology Update

Falls Church , VA US
February 22, 2020

Presented on behalf of the GW Cancer Center, this one-day program provides an extensive update of the latest diagnostic and therapeutic advances in the field of hematology. A panel of leading experts will present cutting-edge research, new guidelines, and recent abstracts from major hematology meetings. Hematology Update also offers practical strategies to help incorporate these advances into daily clinical practice.


Target Audience

This symposium is designed for hematology and oncology clinicians; internal medicine physicians; oncology nurses; physician assistants; and other health care professionals. 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • State advances in the scientific understanding of acute myeloid leukemia
  • Discuss current and evolving AML therapeutic strategies
  • Summarize current applications of bone marrow transplantation and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in the management of malignant diseases
  • Describe the role of CAR T-cell therapy in the treatment of including acute myeloid leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia and other hematologic malignancies
  • Outline current advances in treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • Review current guidelines for the management of coagulation disorders
  • Outline therapies of choice for venous thromboembolism and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • Define the factors that influence treatment decisions for patients with non-Hodgkin and Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Summarize diagnostic and therapeutic criteria for myeloproliferative neoplasms
  • Apply insights from current understanding and emerging data on multiple myeloma when formulating individualized treatment plans

Additional Information

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Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/22/2020 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
02/22/2020 - 3:30pm
7:00 am
Registration and Breakfast
8:00 am
Robert S. Siegel, MD
8:15 am
Cellular Therapies
Catherine M. Bollard, MD, MBChB
9:00 am
Multiple Myeloma
Kenneth C. Anderson, MD
9:45 am
10:00 am
Disorders of Coagulation
Kenneth A. Bauer, MD
10:45 am
Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
Ayalew Tefferi, MD 
11:30 am
Thrombocytopenias (ITP, TTP, HUS)
Michele P. Lambert, MD, MSTR
12:15 pm
1:15 pm
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia/MDS
Imad Tabbara, MD
2:00 pm
Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes, PNH, MDS
Amy E. DeZern, MD, MHS
2:45 pm
Kieron Dunleavy, MD
3:30 pm
Closing Remarks/Adjourn
Robert S. Siegel, MD
Marriott Fairview Park
3111 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church , VA 22042
United States
+1 (703) 849-9400
Hotel Accommodations

A limited block of standard rooms has been reserved for meeting attendees at a special discounted rate.


$79 per night (plus 12% tax)

Room Block Cut-off Date:
Friday, February 14, 2020
Room Block Cut-off Date:
Friday, February 14, 2020
To Make Reservations:
Call the hotel directly at: 1-800-228-9290
Group Name:
The George Washington University Hematology Update
Important Reminders
  • Reserve your room early. Reservations and deposits received after the cut-off date, will be confirmed if space is available and at currently published hotel guest room rates.
  • When you make reservations, be sure to mention the group name: The George Washington University Hematology Update room block to be assured of receiving the special meeting rate of $79/night   (plus 12% tax).
  • All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card or by a deposit equal to one night’s room and tax.
  • You may cancel your reservation 72 hours before your arrival without charge.



Local Airports

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (12 miles)

Airport Code: DCA

Website: https://www.flyreagan.com/dca/reagan-national-airport

Estimated Taxi Fare: $40 (one way)

Driving Directions

Follow S Smith Blvd for 0.9 miles. Take a slight right toward Airport Access Rd then turn right onto Airport Access Rd. Travel 0.3 miles, Keep right at the fork and follow signs for US-1 N/Washington/I-395 N/I-66 W and merge onto US-1 N. Travel 0.2 miles and turn left onto 23rd St S. Travel 0.9 miles and turn right onto S Arlington Ridge Rd. Travel 0.5 miles and turn left onto the I-395 N ramp. Keep LEFT at the fork. Follow signs for VA-27/VA-244/Washington Blvd/Columbia Pike/Ft Myer and merge onto VA-27 W/S Washington Blvd. Travel 1.3 miles and take a slight right to merge onto US-50 W/Arlington Blvd toward Falls Church. Travel 7.3 miles and take the exit toward Fairview Park. Turn left onto Fairview Park Dr. Travel 0.2 miles and turn left to stay on Fairview Park Dr. The hotel will be on the right.


Washington Dulles International Airport (19 miles)

Airport Code: IAD

Website: https://www.flydulles.com/iad/about-dulles-international

Estimated Taxi Fare: $50 (one way)

Driving Directions

Travel east on Saarinen Circle for 0.3 miles then continue on Dulles Access Road for 12.2 miles. Take the exit onto VA-267 E and travel 1.1 miles. Take the exit toward I-495. Keep right at the fork and merge onto I-495. Travel 4.8 miles and take the US-50 E/Arlington Blvd exit toward Arlington. Keep right at the fork to continue toward Fairview Park Dr. Travel 0.2 miles and keep righ at the fork following sings for Fairview Park S. Merge onto Fairview Park Dr. Travel 0.2 miles and turn left to stay on Fairview Park Dr. The hotel will be on the right.


Additional Transportation Options

Subway Station

Dunn Loring Metro Station (3.3 miles N from hotel, complimentary hotel shuttle to and from station)


Train Stations

Amtrak Station (15 miles SE from hotel)

Union Station (14.4 miles NE from hotel)

Course Director 

Robert S. Siegel, MD
Professor of Medicine
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Associate Cancer Center Director for Education, Training and Network Development
The GW Cancer Center
Washington, District of Columbia

Presenting Faculty


Kenneth C. Anderson, MD
Kraft Family Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director, LeBow Institute for Myeloma Therapeutics and Jerome Lipper Multiple Myeloma Center
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts

Kenneth A. Bauer, MD
Professor, Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Chief, Hematology Section
VA Boston Healthcare System
Director, Thrombosis Clinical Research
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts
Catherine M. Bollard, MD, MBChB
Professor, Pediatrics, Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences 
Associate Cancer Center Director, Translational Research and Innovation
The GW Cancer Center
Director, Center for Cancer and Immunology
Director, Program for Cell Enhancement and Technologies for Immunotherapy
Children’s National Health
Washington, District of Columbia

Amy E. DeZern, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor, Oncology and Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Hematologist & Medical Oncologist
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Baltimore, Maryland
Kieron Dunleavy, MD
Professor of Medicine
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Director, Lymphoma Program
Co-Director, Microbial Oncology Program
The GW Cancer Center
Washington, District of Columbia
Michele P. Lambert, MD, MSTR
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Medical Director, Special Coagulation Laboratory
Associate Clinical Director, Frontier Program in Immune Dysregulation
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Imad Tabbara, MD
Professor of Medicine
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Director, Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant Program
Director, Fellowship Training Program
The GW Cancer Center
Washington, District of Columbia
Ayalew Tefferi, MD
Professor of Medicine
Consultant, Division of Hematology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistants 
The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that the AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification.
Other Health Care Professionals
A certificate of participation will be provided to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

Exhibiting at Hematology Update 

Hematology Update is a great opportunity for your company to display your products and services and to interact with our audience of 200 physicians and allied healthcare professionals.

Why Exhibit?

  • Reach decision makers in the hematology/oncology market
  • Educate physicians and other healthcare professionals about your company’s products and service
  • Demonstrate your company’s commitment to improving the care of patients with blood disorders
  • Increase your company’s visibility
  • Benefit from unopposed exhibit hours, giving you maximum visibility

Guaranteed Booth Traffic 

Our unopposed exhibit hall hours offer you maximum visibility and exposure to your target market. All meal functions (breakfast, lunch, and breaks) are hosted in the exhibit hall space to give you additional face-to-face time with attendees.

Our exhibit passport raffle drives attendees to your booth in the exhibit hall. All exhibiting companies will have their company name displayed on an exhibit passport card that is given to attendees. When attendees get their passport stamped by participating exhibitors, they are eligible for special prize drawings.

Included with your Exhibit 

  • (1) 6’ x 30” table with (2) chairs
  • Complimentary access for two (2) company personnel, Please note: Exhibitors will be provided name badges/passes, which must be worn at all times. Additional badges are available for $200 per person.
  • Automatic inclusion in the Exhibit Passport Raffle (prizes selected and distributed by Course Director)
  • Acknowledgment in all print and online materials (subject to print deadlines)
  • Admittance to the educational sessions for (2) company personnel
  • Complimentary electricity, Wi-Fi, and meals for booth staff
  • Attendee List: name, affiliation, city and state

Please note: Exhibitor fees do not include hotel accommodations or travel.

Exhibit Rates 

Standard Booth       $2,500
Additional Badge$200, per badge
Book Vendor$1,500 or Donation of books in lieu of registration                   

Exhibit Schedule 

6:00 – 7:00 am

Exhibit Setup and Registration

7:00 – 8:00 am

Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

10:00 – 10:30 am

Break in Exhibit Hall

12:00 – 1:00 pm


3:00 pm

Exhibit Passport Raffle Winners Announced

4:00 pm

Exhibit Dismantle

Schedule subject to change, visit www.hematologyupdate.com for updates.

Download the Exhibitor Prospectus for more information. 


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