Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Loyola Co-Hosting Conference for Blood Cancer Patients and Caregivers

MAYWOOD, Ill. - The Leukemia Research Foundation, in cooperation with Loyola University Health System and the National Marrow Donor Program, will host a free conference Saturday, May 11, for leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) patients and caregivers.

The conference will be held at the Hilton Chicago/Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Parking, a continental breakfast and lunch are provided, free of charge.

Dr. Patrick Stiff, director of Loyola’s Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, will discuss advances in bone marrow transplantation and Dr. Aileen Go will discuss chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML).

The Treatment Options for Blood Cancer Patients Conference is an informational and educational program for blood cancer patients and their families. Attendees will learn more about their disease, treatment options and emerging therapies. Medical experts will answer all of their questions.

For a conference agenda, a list of participating physicians and reservations, call (847) 424-0600.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), located on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH), on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. At the heart of LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a children's hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center, and Loyola Oral Health Center. The campus also is home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. The GMH campus includes a 254-licensed-bed community hospital, a Professional Office Building with 150 private practice clinics, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities — that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.