15th Annual International Ultmann Chicago Lymphoma Symposium

Chicago, IL US
May 4, 2018 to May 5, 2018
The 15th 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 national practicing oncologists, advanced nurse practitioners and physician assistants, nurses, residents, fellows, and the Chicago academic community that includes five academic centers. This year’s program offered in May 2018 represents the 15th 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 and abstract presentations, and an opportunity for question-and-answer debates. IUCLS is a two-day meeting held Friday and Saturday at the Kimpton Gray Hotel. Friday afternoon academic sessions concentrate on the scientific and translational aspects of lymphoma, while Saturday has a clinical focus. Additionally, the entire conference will be certified for nursing continuing education credits for the first time. A Friday morning session will be held that will specifically address the educational needs of nurses.

Learn more at the symposium website!


Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the evolving role of cellular therapy in lymphoma treatment;
  • Identify new targets and therapeutic agents in lymphoma treatment;
  • Recognize the appropriate circumstances in which to use different immune-oncology options for lymphoma treatment;
  • Evaluate how new scientific data affects the treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma;
  • Discuss the appropriate sequencing of agents in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) treatment based upon the latest scientific evidence;
  • Identify patients in need of central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma prophylaxis using the latest guidelines;
  • Distinguish when to employ treatments for various T-cell lymphoma histologies;
  • Outline how timing affects the use of CAR-T as a therapeutic option for lymphoma.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Lara Kozloff
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
(773) 834–3730
Available credit: 
  • 9.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 8.75 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 9.00 Participation
Event starts: 
05/04/2018 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
05/05/2018 - 3:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 



Kimpton Gray Hotel
122 W. Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
United States
Like a well-tailored suit, Kimpton Gray Hotel has been designed with you in mind. No detail has gone unnoticed, no amenity spared. Set in a historic building that’s considered one of Chicago’s finest landmarks, this is the height of opulence – but it’s also triumphantly modern. Think smart, sophisticated, and stylish – much like a perfectly fitted suit from London’s famed Savile Row.
Phone: Please call the hotel at 877-771-7031 and identify yourself as part of the University of Chicago International Ultmann Chicago Lymphoma Symposium 2018 with the special meeting/group code: X43
Online: Click the button below to book online!
Run of the House: $219
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, April 12, 2018. 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 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 1 night room and tax charge will apply.
Parking: Daily parking fee for attendees coming soon!

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
  Associate Professor of Medicine
  Section of Hematology/Oncology
  Director, Lymphoma Program
  The University of Chicago
  Chicago, IL
  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
  Chicago, IL

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 9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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 8.75 continuing nursing education units.
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 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
REGISTRATION: Select the registration type based that best suits you. Then click "Register Now!" and simply follow the prompts to complete your registration.
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.
Symposium AND Friday Session
Profession Type
Early Bird
Early Bird Code
Regular Registration
Symposium ONLY
Profession TypeEarly BirdEarly Bird CodeRegular Registration
Friday Session ONLY
Profession TypeRegistration
All Profession Types$75
**Do not forget to enter your early bird code! Early bird expires April 20, 2018.**

CANCELLATION POLICY If you cancel your participation in this conference, your registration fee less a $150 administrative fee will be refunded when written notification is received by April 4, 2018. No refunds will be made after April 4, 2018.
Please login or create an account to proceed.