On behalf of the International Organizing Committee, we are pleased to thank the participants of the Fifth International Symposium on Childhood, Adolescent and Young Adult Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. This symposium was designed to present the latest scientific and clinical advances in childhood, adolescent and young adult NHL, NHL biopathology, NHL genomics, stem cell transplantation, immunobiology, translational biology, novel therapeutics and others. The educational content of this conference was relevant for Medical and Pediatric Oncologists, Stem and Immune Cell Transplantation Investigators, Hematopathologists, Basic Scientists, Physicians-in-training (Fellows/Residents/Post Docs), Oncology Nurses and other associated allied health professionals. The conference featured internationally-recognized speakers from a multidisciplinary, diverse group comprised of basic scientists, translational biologists and clinical investigators. The conference included formal didactic presentations, informal discussion panels, oral abstract presentations, poster discussions and poster presentations. 



Conference Organizers

Mitchell S. Cairo, MD, Chair
Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine,
Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology
and Cell Biology Anatomy
Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at
Westchester Medical Center
New York Medical College

Andrea Biondi, MD, Co-Chair
Professor of Pediatrics at the Faculty of Medicine & Surgery, University of Milano-Bicocca
Director of the Department and the School of Pediatrics
San Gerardo Hospital, Monza, Italy
President of AIEOP

Marta Pilon, MD, Co-Chair 
Department of Women's and Children's Health Clinic of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, University of Padua, Italy
Chief of the AIEOP NHL-Working Group


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 Fifth International Symposium on Childhood, Adolescent and
Young Adult Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

October 21 - 24, 2015
Centro Congressi Ville Ponti
Varese, Italy

Oct 21

Oct 22

Oct 23

Oct 24

2:00 PM 9:00 PM

7:00 AM 5:00 PM

7:00 AM 5:00 PM

7:00 AM 1:00 PM

Childhood, Adolescent and
Young Adult NHL in Low and
Middle Income Countries
6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Opening Ceremony
8:00 AM 8:15 AM

Meet the Professors
7:30 AM 8:15 AM

Meet the Professors
7:30 AM 8:15 AM

 Angelo Rosolen, MD
Memorial Lecture
8:15 AM 9:00 AM



Mitchell S. Cairo, MD, USA
Andrea Biondi, MD, Italy
Marta Pillon, MD, Italy
International Scientific
Committee & Faculty:
Oussama Abla, MD, Canada
Sarah Alexander, MD, Canada
Carl Allen, MD, PhD, USA
A. Attarbaschi, MD, Austria
Matthew Barth, MD, USA
Katia Basso, PhD, USA
A. Beishuizen, MD, Netherlands
Yves Bertrand, MD, France
Michael Bishop, MD, USA
Catherine Bollard, MD, USA
Laurence Brugieres, MD, France
Birgit Burkhardt, MD, PhD, Germany
Guillermo Chantada, MD, Argentina
Alan KS Chiang, MD, PhD, Hong Kong
Monkia Csoka, MD, Hungary
Riccardo Dalla-Favera, MD, USA
Christine Damm-Welk, PhD, Germany
Rafael F. Delgado, MD, Spain
Nader El-Mallawany, MD, USA
Ronit Elhasid, MD, Israel
J. Kimble Frazer, MD, PhD, USA
Paul Galardy, MD, USA
Lisa Giulino-Roth, MD, USA
Stanton Goldman, MD, USA
Thomas Gross, MD, PhD, USA
Ian Hann, MD, Ireland
Michelle Hermiston, MD, PhD, USA
Peter Hesseling, MD, South Africa
Jessica Hochberg, MD, USA
Ling Jin, MD, China
Lukas Kenner, MD, Austria
Wolfram Klapper, MD, Germany
C.E. Klumb, MD, Brazil
Ryoji Kobayashi, MD, Japan
M. Tezer Kutluk, MD, Turkey
Megan Lim, MD, PhD, USA
Michael Link, MD, USA
Eric Lowe, MD, USA
Elizabeth Macintyre, MD, France
Britta Maecker-Kolhoff, MD, Germany
Linda McAllister-Lucas, MD, PhD, USA
Rodney Miles, MD, PhD, USA
Veronique Minard-Colin, MD, France
Tetsuya Mori, MD, PhD, Japan

Plenary Session I
B-Cell NHL
9:00 AM 10:45 AM

Plenary Session V
Anaplastic Large
Cell Lymphoma
8:30 AM 10:15 AM

Plenary Session IX
Best Oral Abstracts in Childhood,
Adolescent and Young Adult
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
8:30 AM 10:00 AM


10:45 AM 11:00 AM

10:15 AM 10:30 AM

10:00 AM 10:15 AM

Plenary Session II
Adolescent and Young
Adult NHL
11:00 AM 12:20 PM

Plenary Session VI
Translational Biology
(Dedicated in memory to
Warren Sanger, PhD)
10:30 AM 12:20 PM

Plenary Session X
Lymphoblastic Lymphoma
10:15 AM 12:00 Noon

1:00 PM 2:05 PM

Lunch Poster Viewing
12:20 – 2:00 PM

Awards Session
12:00 Noon 12:30 PM

Closing Remarks
12:30 PM 12:45 PM

Plenary Session III
T and NK Non-Hodgkin
2:00 PM 3:45 PM

Plenary Session VII
Novel Therapeutics
2:00 PM 3:45 PM

International Scientific Committee
& Faculty: (Continued)
Lara Mussolin, PhD, Italy
Luigi Nespoli, MD, Italy
Ilske Oschlies, MD, Germany
Laura Pasqualucci, MD, USA
Catherine Patte, MD, France
Sherrie Perkins, MD, PhD, USA
Ross Pinkerton, MD, Australia
Karen Pulford, MD, UK
Alfred Reiter, MD, Germany
Stanley Riddell, MD, USA
John T. Sandlund, MD, USA
Tulika Seth, MD, India
Bruce Shiramizu, MD, USA
Owen Smith, MA, MB, Ireland
Filippo Spreafico, MD, Italy
Jaroslav Sterba, MD, PhD, Czech Republic
Jan Styczynski, MD, Poland
X. F. Sun, MD, China
Ritsuro Suzuki, MD, Japan
Suzanne Turner, PhD, UK
Anne Uytterbroek, MD, Belgium
Myriam Weyl Ben-Arush, MD, Israel
Denise Williams, MB, UK
Birte Wistinghausen, MD, USA
Wilhelm Woessmann, MD, Germany
Anas Younes, MD, USA
Yonghong Zhang, MD, China
Jozsef Zsiros, MD, Netherlands

3:45 PM 4:00 PM

3:45 PM4:00 PM

Plenary Session IV
4:00 PM 5:45 PM

Plenary Session VIII
Poster Discussion
4:00 PM 6:00 PM

6:00 PM 7:30 PM