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 with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At the heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, 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 92 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities - that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.