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Physicians' Education Resource® Announces Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., D.Phil, as the Keynote Speaker for 22nd Annual International Congress on Hematologic Malignancies®: Focus on Leukemias, Lymphomas and Myeloma

Mukherjee is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction

February 15, 2018 01:42 AM Eastern Standard Time

CRANBURY, N.J.--Physicians’ Education Resource® (PER®), the leading resource for oncology and hematology continuing medical education (CME), announces renowned hematology/oncology expert and author, Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., D. Phil., will be the keynote speaker for the 22nd Annual International Congress on Hematologic Malignancies®: Focus on Leukemias, Lymphomas and Myeloma. His address will take place on March 1 at The Diplomat in Miami, Florida, at 1:30 p.m. (EST).

“Dr. Mukherjee brings extensive knowledge and experience from the field of hematology/oncology,” said Phil Talamo, president of PER®. “We are honored to be joined by him, and we look forward to his discussion on the latest scientific and clinical breakthroughs.”

During his keynote session, “New Targets, Thoughts and Therapies for Blood Cancers,” Mukherjee will discuss recent advances in immunotherapy for treating hematologic malignancies. He will also present case-based studies that illustrate the advances and challenges of cancer care and provide a brief overview of the future of immunotherapy in conjunction with other treatments.

Mukherjee serves in the department of medicine, division of hematology/oncology, at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), and is a graduate of Stanford University, University of Oxford and Harvard Medical School. He is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, “The Gene: An Intimate History, and the winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for his book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer.” As a cancer physician at CUMC, his primary areas of expertise include myelodysplastic syndrome, myeloma and lymphoma. He has also published articles in Nature, The New York Times, The New Yorker and The New Republic.

The 22nd Annual International Congress on Hematologic Malignancies®: Focus on Leukemias, Lymphomas and Myeloma is an educational event intended for community-based hematologists and medical oncologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, and health care professionals interested in the treatment of hematologic malignancies. The case-base format of the event offers an opportunity for attendees to apply their newly gained knowledge in their practice settings to optimize patient outcomes. They will receive the latest information on pressing topics for 2018, including biomarkers in myeloma management, use of chimeric antigen receptor T cells and other immunotherapeutic strategies in treatment, clinical consideration for follicular lymphoma, and novel therapies in acute leukemias.

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About PER®:
Since 1995, Physicians’ Education Resource, LLC® (PER®), has been the leading provider of live and online CME activities on oncology and hematology by providing high-quality, evidence-based activities featuring leading experts who focus on the application of practice-changing advances. In 2018, PER ® will develop and implement 20 historic annual legacy conferences in the United States and Europe, along with many world-renowned online learning formats such as Medical Crossfire®. PER® is accredited by both the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN). PER® is part of the Cranbury, New Jersey-based Michael J. Hennessy Associates, Inc. family of businesses. Learn more at and

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