Scientific Programme

Day 1

Thursday, May 3, 2018

15:15-15:30
Welcome address by meeting Co-Chairs
Chairs: Evangelos Terpos, Greece, Hervé Avet- Loiseau, France
15:30 - 15:50
Cytogenetics and genomics: an update 
Hervé Avet- Loiseau, France
Bases for immunotherapy
Paola Neri, Canada
15:50 - 16:10
Clonality
Nikhil Munshi, USA
16:10 -16:30
16:30 - 16:50
Session 1: Advances in disease biology 
15:30 - 16:50
16:50 - 17:10
Coffee Break& Poster Viewing
17:10 - 18:30
Session 2: Organ damage and practical considerations
Chairs: Nikhil Munshi, USA, Heinz Ludwig, Austria
17:10 - 17:30
Bone disease
Evangelos Terpos, Greece
Monoclonal gammopathy of clinical significance
Jean-Paul Fermand, France
17:30 - 17:50
Supportive care
Heinz Ludwig, Austria
17:50 - 18:10
18:10 - 18:30
Chairs: Arnon Nagler, Israel, Steven Treon, USA
18:30 - 18:50
Latest advances in amyloidosis
Giampaolo Merlini, Italy
18:50-19:10
Session 3: Special lectures
18:30 - 19:10
19:15 - 20:15
Welcome Reception

Day 2

Friday, May 4, 2018

Chairs: Joan Blade, Spain, Ali Bazarbachi, Lebanon
09:30 - 10:00
Discussion
08:30 - 08:50
The optimal induction regimen
Michele Cavo, Italy
08:50 - 09:10
09:10 - 09:30
Session 4: Treatment guidelines for the young patients
08:30 - 10:00
10:00-10:30
Coffee Break, Poster Viewing & Visit the Exhibition
Chairs: Philippe Moreau, France, S. Vincent Rajkumar, USA
11:30-11:50
How to define smoldering myeloma?
S. Vincent Rajkumar, USA 
11:50-12:00
Discussion
10:30-10:50
10:50-11:10
Novel imaging techniques 
Elena Zamagni, Italy
11:10-11:30
Session 5: Modern tools for disease evaluation
10:30-12:00
12:00-12:30
Lunch Break, Poster Viewing & Visit the Exhibition
13:30-13:45
Technical break
Chair: Lalit Kumar, India , Mohamad Mohty, France
14:00-14:15
13:45-14:00
Session 6: Debate - Choice of therapy for first relapse after autologous transplant
13:45-14:15
Chairs: Thierry Facon, France, Hila Magen, Israel
15:15-15:30
15:30-15:45
Pro: Kwee Yong, UK
Con: Thierry Facon, France
14:15-14:35
Assessment of frailty
Alessandra Larocca, Italy
14:35-14:55
14:55-15:15
15:15-15:45
Debate - Alkylating agents as part of frontline therapy in the elderly
Session 7: Treatment guidelines for elderly patients
14:15-15:45
15:45-16:15
Coffee Break, Poster Viewing & Visit the Exhibition
Chair: Laurent Garderet, France, Kwee Yong, UK
16:15-16:55
16:15-16:35
16:35-16:55
Debate - Allogeneic stem cell transplantation for high risk cytogenetics frontline
Pro: Hermann Einsele, Germany
Con: Fredrik Schjesvold, Norway
17:15 - 17:35
17:35 - 17:55
Plasma cell leukemia
Francesca Gay, Italy
17:55 - 18:15

Ultra-high risk cytogenetics

Niels van de Donk, The Netherlands

16:55-17:15
Session 8: Management of special situations
16:15-18:15
Chairs: Thierry Facon, France, Mohamad Mohty, France, Arnon Nagler, Israel
18:15 - 18:40
18:40 - 19:05
Session 9: Special lectures
18:15 - 19:05

Day 3

Saturday, May 5, 2018

08:30 - 09:30
08:30-09:30
Session 10: How I manage myeloma
Chairs: Thierry Facon, France, Philippe Moreau, France
08:50 - 09:10
09:10 - 09:30
MRD evaluation: Practical aspects
Hervé Avet- Loiseau, France
08:30 - 08:50
Chairs: Xavier Leleu, France, Sagar Lonial, USA    
09:30 - 09:50
IMiDs and proteasome inhibitors
Meral Beksac, Turkey 
09:50 - 10:10
Monoclonal antibodies
Xavier Leleu, France
10:10 - 10:30
10:30 - 10:50
Session 11: Management of relapsed/refractory myeloma
09:30 - 10:50
10:50 - 11:15
Coffee Break, Poster Viewing & Visit the Exhibition
11:15 - 12:45
Session 12: Novel therapies/approaches
Chairs: Arnon Nagler, Israel, Maria Victoria Mateos, Spain
12:15 - 12:45
12:15 - 12:30
12:30 - 12:45
Debate - Should we treat smoldering myeloma?
Pro: Maria Victoria Mateos, Spain
Con: Xavier Leleu, France
11:15 - 11:35
New drugs in the pipeline
Maria Victoria
Mateos, Spain
Extramedullary disease
Saad Usmani, USA
11:35 - 11:55
11:55 - 12:15
12:45 - 13:0
Lunch Break, Poster Viewing & Visit the Exhibition
14:15-14:30
Technical Break
Chairs: Jean-Luc Harousseau, France, Jesús San Miguel, Spain
14:30-15:00
Debate - Continuous therapy as a standard of care
15:00-15:30
Debate - Autologous transplant frontline for the elderly
15:00-15:15
15:15-15:30
Pro: Mohamad Mohty, France
Con: Joan Blade, Spain
15:30-16:00
15:30-15:45
15:45-16:00
Debate - MRD-driven therapy 
Con: Philippe Moreau, France
Pro: Jesús San Miguel, Spain
14:30-14:45
Pro: Thierry Facon, France
Con: Jean-Luc Harousseau, France
14:45 - 15:00
Session 13: Hot debates
14:30-16:30
16:00-17:15
Session 14: Special lecture
Chairs: Thierry Facon, France, Mohamad Mohty, France, Arnon Nagler, Israel
16:00-16:30
16:30-17:00
Myeloma in 2025
Kenneth Anderson, USA
17:00-17:15
Take home messages and meeting closure 
Thierry Facon, France, Mohamad Mohty, France, Arnon Nagler, Israel
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13:30 - 15:00
Pre-congress special session for patients’ advocacy group
Access to new drugs: the European landscape
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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