Optimizing Management of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Optimizing Management of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

From Adolescents to Adults

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Meeting Overview

Join Dr Susan O’Brien and other international acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) experts in Atlanta for a live, interactive satellite symposium titled Optimizing Management of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: From Adolescents to Adults. Engage with the experts and your peers in discussions about contemporary best practices and new clinical trial evidence in ALL, including principles relating to diagnosis and risk and treatment response assessment, as well as selecting therapy in the settings of remission induction, consolidation, maintenance, and relapsed/refractory disease.

Friday satellite symposium on Optimizing Management of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: From Adolescents to Adults preceding the 59th ASH Annual Meeting & Exposition

Date and Location

Friday, December 8, 2017
12.30 PM – 4.15 PM

International Ballroom North
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30303



Friday, December 8, 2017
12.30 PM – 4.15 PM



Atlanta, Georgia, United States



2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Friday, December 8, 2017

12.30 PM Registration and lunch
1.10 PM Welcome and introduction
Susan O’Brien, MD
1.15 PM Hematology guru: How well do you know ALL?
Susan O’Brien, MD
1.20 PM Diagnosis and risk assessment of ALL
Nicola Gökbuget, MD
1.30 PM Induction therapy for adults with ALL
Nicola Gökbuget, MD
1.50 PM Induction therapy for adolescents/young adults (AYAs) with ALL
Stephen E. Sallan, MD
2.10 PM Minimal residual disease and post-remission therapy
Ching-Hon Pui, MD
2.30 PM Interactive exercise: Selecting initial treatments and managing toxicity for patients with ALL
Nicola Gökbuget, MD
2.40 PM Break
3.00 PM Current strategies for relapsed/refractory ALL in AYAs and adults: Where we are now
Eunice Wang, MD
3.20 PM Emerging and novel therapies in ALL: What’s on the horizon?
Susan O’Brien, MD
3.45 PM Interactive exercise: Selecting treatment for relapsed/refractory disease
Eunice Wang, MD
3.55 PM Faculty panel discussion/audience participation
Susan O’Brien, MD (Moderator)
4.10 PM prIME Points™
Susan O’Brien, MD
4.15 PM Adjourn


  • Susan O'Brien, MDUC Irvine Health
    Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Orange, California, United States

  • Nicola Gökbuget, MDGoethe University
    Frankfurt, Germany
  • Ching-Hon Pui, MDSt Jude Children’s Research Hospital
    Memphis, Tennessee, United States
  • Stephen E. Sallan, MDDana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Eunice Wang, MDRoswell Park Cancer Institute
    Buffalo, New York, United States

Target Audience

The activity is specifically designed to meet the needs of medical oncologists, hematologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of AYA and adult patients with ALL.

Learning Objectives

After successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Interpret patient- and disease-related factors to accurately diagnose and assess risk in AYAs and adults with ALL
  • Describe the role of assessing minimal residual disease in both the prognosis and treatment planning for AYAs and adults with ALL
  • Design optimal induction strategies for the initial treatment of AYAs and adults with ALL
  • Develop optimal strategies for relapsed/refractory ALL in the AYA and adult populations
  • Analyze the role of new and emerging therapies used to treat ALL in AYAs and adults


This educational activity is supported by grants from Amgen and Shire.

Continuing Education

prIME Oncology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

prIME Oncology designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This activity is provided by prIME Oncology.

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Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

prIME Oncology assesses the relevant financial relationships of its instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of CME activities. Any potential conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted by prIME Oncology for fairness, balance, and scientific objectivity of data, as well as patient care recommendations. prIME Oncology is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial entity.