Earlier this month Lymphoma Program clinical and research faculty hosted the 2016 Update in Lymphoma and Myeloma. The program is an interactive series including some didactic lectures on new data, discussion around challenging cases in the new era of targeted lymphoma therapies, and tours of our research labs to help stimulate opportunities for collaboration with a group of Latin American oncologists.
Organized by Dr. Peter Martin the meeting seeks to share experiences in managing complicated lymphomas from oncologists around the world and to form collaborative experiences that may be of mutual benefit to both the series hosts and attendees. During this year’s meeting 25 oncologists from South and Central America flew to New York City to attend. The ultimate goal is to help foster collaboration that will help to improve outcomes for patients all over the world.
Discussing the purpose of the event Dr. Peter Martin said, “We are holding this conference because lymphoma has no borders. Through our work we have developed contacts around the world and we have the opportunity to share our experiences with them to better improve patient care. We hope that they can benefit from our knowledge and experience, and help their patients. We hope to find ways to work with them to gather data and information on patient experiences in other countries, so we can help develop programs that might improve outcomes for all patients.”