Program 
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Thursday, 12 May, 2022

08:00-09:00

Registration and Assembly

Opening Remarks and Greetings

09:00-09:30

Dr. Pia Raanani, Head Institute of Hematology, Davidoff Cancer Center, Rabin Medical Center, Israel

Dr. Eytan Wirtheim, CEO, Rabin Medical Center, Israel

Dr. Martin Ellis, Chairman, The Israeli Society of Hematology & Transfusion Medicine, Israel

Dr. Ehud Grossman, Dean, The Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, Israel

Dr. Gal Markel, Head, Davidoff Cancer Center, Rabin Medical Center, Israel

Session A

09:30-10:20

Cure in Acute Leukemias – Making the Dream a Reality…

Chairperson: Dr. Yishai Ofran

09:30-09:50 - The Elusive Goal of Cure in AML
                      
Dr. Richard Stone, Dana Farber Institute, Boston, USA

09:50-10:10 - Are We Moving Towards a Chemo/Transplant-Free Era for Adult Ph+ ALL
                      Dr. Robin Foà, 'La Sapienza' University of Rome, Italy

10:10-10:20 - Panel Discussion

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Session B

10:30-11:50

Cure in CML – Making the Dream a Reality…

Chairperson: Dr. Itai Levi

10:30-10:50 - How Can We Improve the Cure Rate in CML?
                       Dr. Giuseppe (Beppe) Saglio, University of Turin, Italy

10:50-11:05 - CML – A Differential Age Adjusted Approach for Cure
                       Dr. Pia Raanani, Davidoff Cancer Center, Rabin Medical Center, Israel

11:05-11:20 - Cure in CML - Patients' Perspective
                       Mr. Giora Sharf, Expert Patient Advocate, Israel 

11:20-11:40 - Curing CML: To Be Or Not To Be, That is the Question
                       Dr. François-Xavier Mahon, Institut Bergonié, Université de Bordeaux, France

11:40-11:50 - Panel Discussion

Coffee Break

11:50--12:05

Session C

12:10-14:00

Cure of Lymphoproliferative Disorders - Making the Dream a Reality…

Chairperson: Dr. Tamar Tadmor

12:10-12:25 - Nipping CLL in the Bud – Strategies for Treatment of Early CLL
                         Dr. Gilad Itchaki, Davidoff Cancer Center, Rabin Medical Center, Israel

12:25-12:45 - Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: Treatment Development Towards Cure                                       or Real Chronic Disease?
                     Dr. Barbara Eichhorst, University Hospital of Cologne, Germany

12:45-13:05 - The New Targeted Therapies in CLL: Better Alone or in Combination?
                         Dr. Jan Burger, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA

13:05-13:25 - Primary Mediastinal Lymphoma: It is Possible to Cure a Subset of R/R                                       Patients With Checkpoints Inhibitors?
                        Dr. Pierre Luigi Zinzani, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

13:25-13:40 - Peripheral T Cell Lymphoma - On the Way to Cure…?
                        Dr. Ronit Gurion, Davidoff Cancer Center, Rabin Medical Center, Israel

13:40-14:00 - Panel Discussion

 

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14:00-14:45

Lunch Break

Session D

14:45-15:50

Cure of Myeloproliferative Disorders - Making the Dream a Reality…

Chairperson: Dr. Martin Ellis

14:45-15:05 - Targeted Treatment in Rare Chronic Myeloid Neoplasms
                       Dr. Andreas Reiter, Universitätsmedizin Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

15:05-15:20 - Cure in Myelofibrosis – Are We Already There 2022?
                       Dr. Adi Shacham-Abulafia, Davidoff Cancer Center, Rabin Medical Center, Israel

15:20-15:40 - Aetas Ipsa Est Morbus: Myeloid Malignancies, Inflammation and Aging
                       Dr. Michael Deininger, Versiti Blood Research Institute, Medical College of                                       Wisconsin, USA

15:40-15:50 - Panel Discussion

Session E

16:00-16:45

Cure of Plasma Cell Disorders - Making the Dream a Reality…

Chairperson: Dr. Moshe Gatt

16:00-16:20 - Pathway to Cure of Multiple Myeloma
                        Dr. Morie Gertz, Mayo Clinic Minnesota, USA

16:20-16:35 - Aiming for Cure for AL Amyloidosis
                        Dr. Iuliana Vaxman, Davidoff Cancer Center, Rabin Medical Center, Israel

16:35-16:45 - Panel Discussion

Session F

16:50-17:45

Cure in Hemato-oncology: The End of the Beginning…

Chairperson: Dr. Jacob Rowe & Dr. Moshe Yeshurun

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16:50-17:20 - The Potential Cure of All (most) Leukemias in the Next Decade: An Optimist’s Vision
                       Dr. Hagop Kantarjian, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA

17:20-17:40 - The "Cure Panel" – Round Table
                       All Speakers 

17:40-17:45 - Closing Remarks 

Friday, 13 May, 2022

09:00-12:00- Round Table Symposium

Meet the Experts(s): Cure in Ph (+) and Ph (-) myeloproliferative disorders: A present goal or future aspiration?...

Participants:

  1. Dr. Robin Foà, 'La Sapienza' University of Rome, Italy

  2. Dr. Giuseppe (Beppe) Saglio, University of Turin, Italy

  3. Dr. Pia Raanani, Davidoff Cancer Center, Rabin Medical Center, Israel

  4. Mr. Giora Sharf, Expert Patient Advocate, Israel 

  5. Dr. François-Xavier Mahon, Institut Bergonié, Université de Bordeaux, France

  6. Dr. Andreas Reiter, Universitätsmedizin Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

  7. Dr. Adi Shacham-Abulafia, Davidoff Cancer Center, Rabin Medical Center, Israel

  8. Dr. Michael Deininger, Versiti Blood Research Institute, Medical College of                           Wisconsin, USA

  9. Dr. Itai Levi, Soroka Medical Center, Israel

  10. Dr. Martin Ellis, Meir Medical Center, Israel