16th Annual International Ultmann Chicago Lymphoma Symposium

Chicago, IL US
April 12, 2019 to April 13, 2019
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. Next year’s program offered in 2019 represents the 16th IUCLS.

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. Friday afternoon concentrates on the scientific and translational aspects of lymphoma, while Saturday has a clinical focus.

Learn more at the symposium website!

Target Audience

This activity is designed for practicing oncologists, advanced nurse practitioners, physician assistants, residents, fellows, nurses, pharmacists and the other healthcare professionals interested in the treatment and diagnosis of lymphoma.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Distinguish between the different treatment approaches for newly diagnosed T-cell lymphoma and mantle cell lymphoma;
  • Discuss the role of allogeneic stem cell transplant in Hodgkin lymphoma treatment;
  • Identify patient characteristics best suited for CAR T-cell treatment;
  • Differentiate between the different lymphoma staging and re-staging classifications to develop an appropriate patient treatment plan; 
  • Evaluate the different treatment options for follicular lymphoma and the risk of transformation to other cancers;
  • State key environmental and genetics risks for lymphoma and the roles they play in lymphoid malignancies;
  • Outline key molecular and cytogenetic information in order to determine best treatment options for chronic lymphocytic leukemia;
  • Determine short and long-term toxicities of cardiotoxic agents used in lymphoma treatment;
  • Describe how epigenetic targets in lymphoid cancers can be used to improve patient outcomes;
  • List non-chemotherapy options for follicular lymphoma.
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: 
(773) 702-0016
PDF icon Brochure2.87 MB
Available credit: 
  • 9.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 9.75 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 9.75 Participation
Event starts: 
04/12/2019 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
04/13/2019 - 3:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

16th Annual International Ultmann Chicago Lymphoma Symposium Schedule


InterContinental Magnificent Mile
505 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
United States
The InterContinental Chicago was built in 1929 and remains a true icon of the great city of Chicago. Situated right on the Chicago Magnificent Mile, one block north of the Chicago River, attendees have easy access to restaurants, high end shopping and all the attractions the city has to offer.
Reservations and Rates:
  • Room Rates: $209+ USD per night; Grand Tower
  • Check-in: 3:00PM CT, Check-out: 11:00AM CT
To reserve a sleeping room attached to the group room block:
  • Phone: Please call the hotel at 800-628-2112 and identify yourself as part of the Chicago Lymphoma Symposium 2019 or reference booking code F93.
  • Online: Should you prefer, you can also book online by clicking the button below.
Note: The group link is not tablet or mobile friendly. The link automatically populates the peak contracted dates. Click on “change search” to personalize dates.
Note: Sleeping room rate does not include applicable state and local taxes.
Individual guests must make their own reservations by 5:00 PM CT on March 21, 2019. 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 at least 72 hours prior to arrival date without penalty. If a reservation is canceled within 72 hours of arrival, a 1 night room and tax charge will apply.
Valet parking at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile hotel will be available to registered attendees who are driving to the conference. Attendees will be responsible for the daily valet fee of $71 USD per day. There is no self-parking available at the InterContinental.

ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact our office at 773-834-3730 or via email at iucls@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu.

The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

  Sonali M. Smith, MD
  Elwood V. Jensen Professor of Medicine
  Section of Hematology/Oncology
  Director, Lymphoma Program
  The University of Chicago
  Andrew M. Evens, DO, MSc
  Associate Director for Clinical Services, Rutger Cancer Institute of New Jersey
  Medical Director, Oncology Service Line, RWJBarnabas Health
  Director, Lymphoma Program, Division of Blood Disorders
  Professor of Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  Barbara Pro, MD
  Professor of Medicine
  Division of Hematology/Oncology
  Northwestern University
  Feinberg School of Medicine

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Physician Credit
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.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credit
The University of Chicago Medicine is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) (OH-355, 7/1/2019)

This live activity is designated for a maximum of 13 continuing nursing education units.
American Board of Internal Medicine MOC Part II Credit
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 13 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Other Healthcare Professions Credit
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 CreditsTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

Please Note: Requests to claim MOC Part II credit must be made within one month to report to ABIM. Requests to claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ after three months will be subject to additional fees.

REGISTRATION: Select the registration type based that best suits you. Then click "Register Now!" and simply follow the prompts to complete your registration.
To help meet your educational needs, we offer three options of sessions you can attend:
  1. BOTH the Symposium (Friday afternoon and Saturday) and the Friday morning Nursing Session
  2. ONLY the Symposium (Friday afternoon and Saturday)
  3. ONLY the Friday morning Nursing Session
Choose the option that’s best for you!

CLAIMING CREDIT: At the end of the course, the credit claiming process will unlock. Return to this page and simply click on "Complete Activity" to proceed.
Please Note: Requests to claim MOC Part II credit must be made within one month to report to ABIM. Requests to claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ after three months will be subject to additional fees.

Apply the early bird code to receive the early bird rate! Early bird expires March 18, 2019.

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CANCELLATION POLICY If you cancel your participation in this conference, your registration fee less a $100 administrative fee will be refunded when written notification is received by March 12, 2019. No refunds will be made after March 12, 2019.
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