13th International Ultmann Chicago Lymphoma Symposium: Diagnosis and Management of Lymphoma

Chicago, IL US
May 6, 2016 to May 7, 2016

The International Ultmann Chicago Lymphoma Symposium (IUCLS) is an annual conference dedicated solely to the science and clinical care of lymphoma. It has been organized to honor the achievements of Dr. John Ultmann, a pioneer in the treatment of lymphoma, who devoted his life to the understanding of this disease. He was particularly known for his work on the staging of Hodgkin lymphoma and the utility of staging as a guide for treatment.

We are fortunate to have a multitude of the world’s experts in lymphoma speak each year at the conference. The audience is comprised of regional practicing oncologists, advanced nurse practitioners and physician assistants, residents, fellows, and the Chicago academic community that includes five academic centers.

This is a certified continuing medical education (CME) activity that focuses on the biologic, diagnostic, and therapeutic aspects of Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The format of the meeting includes a combination of expert presentations, interactive case discussions, poster/abstract presentations, and an opportunity for question-and-answer debates. The IUCLS is a two-day meeting held Friday afternoon and Saturday morning and early afternoon at the W Chicago City Center. Friday afternoon concentrates on the scientific and translational aspects of lymphoma, while Saturday has a clinical focus.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed for medical hematologists/oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, surgical oncologists, fellows-in-training, oncology nurses, and allied health professionals committed to the prevention, management, and elimination of lymphoma.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the 2016 WHO criteria for lymphoma;
  • Identify new diagnostic platforms that can be utilized in the treatment of DLBCL;
  • Implement current treatment strategies in Hodgkin Lymphoma at various stages and in special populations;
  • Evaluate non-chemotherapy treatment options for indolent lymphomas;
  • Discuss the current allogeneic stem cell transplant options in lymphoma;
  • State how biologic insights may improve treatment of cutaneous lymphomas.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Sara Moellering
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 9.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 9.00 Participation
Event starts: 
05/06/2016 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
05/07/2016 - 3:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
W Chicago City Center
172 West Adams St
Chicago, IL 60603
United States

Set in the middle of the famed Chicago Loop, W Chicago City Center is close to the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower), the Art Institute of Chicago, music at Millennium Park, and the theater district. The W is a world-class venue, and Chicago is a world-class city. After the conference adjourns each day you can enjoy premium shopping, beautiful architecture, famous art, and award-winning theater just a short walk away. Step out – the Windy City surrounds you.


  • Book by phone: Please call the hotel at 312-332-1200 and identify yourself as part of the University of Chicago International Ultmann Chicago Lymphoma Symposium 2016.
  • Book online: Simply follow the prompts to book your stay.


Single Room: $189 | Double Room: $209
Check-in: 3:00pm, Check-out: 12:00pm

Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes.

Individual guests must make their own reservations by 5:00 pm Friday, April 15, 2016. After the cut-off date, it is at the hotel’s discretion whether to accept additional reservations, which will be subject to prevailing group rates based on availability. An early departure charge equal to one (1) night plus tax will apply for check out prior to the confirmed checkout date. Guests wishing to avoid this fee must advise the hotel at or before check-in.

Individual reservations can be canceled 24 hours or more prior to arrival without penalty. If a reservation is canceled within 24 hours of arrival, a one (1) night room and tax charge will apply.

Parking: The daily parking fee at the W Chicago City Center is $25 for local registered attendees driving to the conference.

Sonali M. Smith, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Section of Hematology/Oncology
Director, Lymphoma Program
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Andrew M. Evens, DO, MSc
Professor of Medicine and Chief
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Tufts University
School of Medicine
Director, Tufts Cancer Center
Tufts Medical Center
Boston, MA
Barbara Pro, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 9 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation.  For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

For complete activity information, visit the conference website or download the brochure below.


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