Summit Overview

Given the increasing frequency of hematologic malignancies, complexities of treatments with novel agents and particularly with immunotherapeutic approaches, there is a need for oncologists, hematologists, oncology nurses and pharmacists to engage in thoughtful discussions with experts in these fields. In addition, there is emerging data about the biology of these malignancies impacting optimal management of patients with these disorders. Clinical decision making and management, therefore, have become more complex.

This one-and-a-half-day summit has been designed to provide an overview and opportunity to learn about the most recent advances in the treatment of leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and blood & marrow transplantation by novel immunotherapies and treatment combinations. Updates on evolving immunologically and molecular-based system therapies will be profiled and discussed.

Summit Director
Guenther Koehne, M.D., Ph.D.

Summit Co-Director
Robert Sackstein, M.D., Ph.D.

Topics this Year

Topics this Year

  • Discuss the rationale for new targeted diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for lymphoma, myeloma and leukemia.
  • Provide an update of new molecular and immunological treatments being developed for these diseases.
  • Review the role and timing of hematopoietic cell transplantation and potential combinations of immunotherapeutic treatment options.
  • Summarize the evolving therapeutic strategies in the treatment of hematologic malignancies.

Who should attend?

  • Hematologists
  • Oncologists
  • Pathologists
  • Radiation Oncologists
  • Palliative Care Staff
  • Medical Oncologists
  • Hematology Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • And other allied health care professionals interested in the treatment of patients with hematologic malignancies.

Commercial Support

On behalf of the summit directors and the Baptist Health Continuing Medical Education Department we are pleased to invite you and your company to participate as a sponsor and exhibitor at our upcoming event.


International Attendees

Baptist Health South Florida is pleased to extend a discount to International Healthcare Professionals. Availability of this discount is limited.

Upcoming Courses

Visit our Continuing Medical Education Website for upcoming symposiums, as well as our local conferences and online courses, both available at no charge.



*Schedules are subject to change.

Friday Jan. 24 (Day 1)*

Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:30 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
(Guenther Koehne, M.D., Ph.D.)
8:30 a.m.
Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Landscape of AML in 2020
(Marty Tallman, M.D.)
[Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center]

Risk Adapted Treatment Strategies for AML
(Eytan Stein, M.D.)
[Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center]

Allogeneic Transplants for AML in 2020
(Robert Soiffer, M.D.)
[Dana Farber Cancer Institute]
8:45 a.m.
Break and Exhibits
10:10 a.m.
Acute Lymphoid Leukemia

Landscape of ALL in 2020
(Nitin Jain, M.D.)
[MD Anderson Cancer Center]

(Wendy Stock, M.D.)
[University of Chicago]

Allogeneic Transplants for ALL in 2020
(Robert Soiffer, M.D.)
[Dana Farber Cancer Institute]
10:40 a.m.
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and Hodgkin Disease

Landscape of NHL in 2020
(Anas Younes, M.D.)
[Memorial Sloan Cancer Center]
11:55 a.m.
Lunch and Celgene Product Theater
12:20 p.m.
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and Hodgkin Disease (Continued)

Landscape of Hodgkin Disease in 2020
(Anas Younes, M.D.)
[Memorial Cloan Cancer Center]
1:30 p.m.
Multiple Myeloma

Landscape of Multiple Myeloma in 2020
(Paul Richardson, M.D.)
[Dana Farber Cancer Center]

MRD in Multiple Myeloma (Recorded Video Lecture)
(Ola Landgren, M.D., Ph.D.)
[Memorial Sloan Cancer Center]
2:50 p.m.
Break and Exhibits
3:20 p.m.
Multiple Myeloma (Continued)

Targeted Therapies in Multiple Myeloma
(Adam Cohen, M.D.)
[University of Pennsylvania]

Wilms’ Tumor Antigen 1 in Multiple Myeloma
(Guenther Koehne, M.D., Ph.D.)
[Miami Cancer Institute]
3:20 p.m.
Questions and Answers
1:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m.

Educational Objectives and Accreditation & Credits

Upon completion of this conference, participants should be better able to:

Educational Objectives

  • Summarize the evolving therapeutic strategies in the treatment of hematologic malignancies.
  • Provide an update of new molecular and immunological treatments being developed for these diseases.
  • Discuss the rationale for new targeted diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for lymphoma, myeloma and leukemia.
  • Review the role and timing of hematopoietic cell transplantation and potential combinations of immunotherapeutic treatment options.

Accreditation and Credits

  • Baptist Health provides accredited continuing education (CME/CE) to doctors, nurses and allied health professionals.

  • Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.

  • Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Automaticall Reports
    To CE Broker

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ claimed by physicians attending live events certified and organized in the United States for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be claimed through the agreement on mutual recognition of credits between UEMS and AMA, considered as being equal to the European Continuous Medical Education Credits (ECMEC©) granted by the UEMS. One AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is equivalent to one (1) hour of European EACCME Credit (ECMEC©). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Summit Registration

Registration Fees

Physicians (M.D., D.O., Psy.D., Ph.D.) $325*
Other Healthcare Professionals $165
Baptist Health Employees $55
Fellows/Residents $95
Medical Students $55

*Groups of 3 or more physicians who register together are eligible for a 20% discount.

*International physicians are eligible for a 20% discount.

Mail-In Registration

With check payment only to Baptist Health CME Department, 8900 North Kendall Drive, Miami, Florida 33176.

Online Registration

Pay via Master Card, Visa, American Express online
NOTE: Credit card payment will not be accepted over the phone.
  • All summit activities (including educational sessions, meal functions, exhibit hall, etc.) are exclusively reserved for registered summit attendees. Non-registered guests (including children, family members, colleagues, etc.) are not allowed in the summit areas. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and will be strictly enforced.

  • In consideration of the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact us to determine your special service requirements.

  • Changes may occur that are beyond our control. In the unforeseen event the summit is canceled, Baptist Health will refund attendees the entire amount of their registration fees. If you are traveling from outside of the area, we strongly suggest purchasing travel insurance.

    Cancelations must be received by January 9, 2020.  to receive a refund of the registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee. Registration fees are not refundable after January 9, 2020.

  • Guenther Koehne M.D., Ph.D.

    Guenther Koehne M.D., Ph.D.

    Summit Director

    Deputy Director of Miami Cancer Institute
    Chief of Blood & Marrow Transplant and Hematologic Oncology
    Miami Cancer Institute  
    Miami, Florida

  • Robert Sackstein, M.D.

    Robert Sackstein, M.D.

    Summit Co-Director​

    Interim Chair, Department of Translational Medicine 
    Dean and Senior Vice President for Health Affairs, and Professor
    Florida International University
    Miami, Florida

Location and Accommodations

Location and Accommodations

The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove
3300 Southwest 27th Avenue Miami, FL 33133

Make your online hotel reservation now by going to hotel link here or calling 800-542-8680. When calling, mention BHSF to receive the special group rate of $299, plus applicable taxes. Group rates will be honored through Friday, January 3, 2020.

NOTE: Partial credits are not available. Where credits are approved on a session-by-session basis, participants must attend each session in its entirety to receive complete credit for the session. (This does not apply to M.D.s and D.O.s.)


By attending our symposium, you consent to photography and videography of your image and likeness for use on Baptist Health websites, social media pages and press releases distributed for marketing purposes. Should you not agree to be photographed or recorded, you are responsible to notify us prior to this symposium.

Photography and recording of presenters and presentations are prohibited in the General Session, unless authorized by Baptist Health South Florida.


Baptist Health South Florida presents this CME activity for use by healthcare professionals for educational purposes only. Opinions, perspectives and information presented by the faculty represent their ideas and views, and participants should carefully consider all available scientific data before acting on knowledge gained through this activity. Additionally, participants should consult the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approved uses prior to prescribing medications or utilizing medical devices discussed in this activity.

While Baptist Health makes reasonable efforts to ensure that accurate information is presented, no warranty, expressed or implied, is offered. Participants should rely on their own clinical judgment, knowledge and experience before applying information acquired to their professional use.