About

About

ultmannThe International Ultmann Chicago Lymphoma Symposium (IUCLS) is an annual conference dedicated solely to the science and clinical care of lymphoma. It has been organized to honor the achievements of Dr. John Ultmann, a pioneer in the treatment of lymphoma, who devoted his life to the understanding of this disease. He was particularly known for his work on the staging of Hodgkin lymphoma and the utility of staging as a guide for treatment.

We are fortunate to have a multitude of the world’s experts in lymphoma speak each year at the conference. The audience is comprised of regional practicing oncologists, advanced nurse practitioners and physician assistants, residents, fellows, and the Chicago academic community that includes five academic centers. This year’s program offered in May 2017 represents the 14th IUCLS.

This is a certified continuing medical education (CME) activity that focuses on the biologic, diagnostic, and therapeutic aspects of Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The format of the meeting includes a combination of expert presentations, interactive case discussions, poster/abstract presentations, and an opportunity for question-and-answer debates. The IUCLS is a two-day meeting held Friday afternoon and Saturday morning and early afternoon at the W Chicago City Center. Friday afternoon concentrates on the scientific and translational aspects of lymphoma, while Saturday has a clinical focus.

Target Audience

The symposium has been designed for medical hematologists/oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, surgical oncologists, fellows-in-training, oncology nurses, and allied health professionals committed to the prevention, management, and elimination of lymphoma.

Symposium Co-Chairs

Andrew M. Evens, DO, MSc
Professor of Medicine and Chief
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Tufts University School of Medicine
Director, Tufts Cancer Center
Tufts Medical Center
Boston, MA

Sonali M. Smith, MD
Professor of Medicine
Section of Hematology/Oncology
Director, Lymphoma Program
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Barbara Pro, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL