Living Well with CML – New York, NY

Hey, all of our East Coast friends! Will you be in the New York City Metro Area area this coming weekend?  If so, join your National CML Society hosts, Lynne Dagata and Mary Jane Bertram, on Saturday, April 27 for Living Well with CML, a program designed to provide helpful information for anyone living with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. Bring a friend, family member, significant other, or caregiver with you.

We hope to see you there!

When: Saturday, April 27, 2013
Where: New York, New York
Hilton Manhattan East
304 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Click here to register

Speaker Biographies

Elias Jabbour, MD

Dr. Elias Jabbour graduated from the Saint Joseph’s School of Medicine in 1998 and joined, thereafter,
the Hotel Dieu de France University Hospital as a resident. In 2001, he pursued in fellowship in
Hematology-Oncology at the Gustave Roussy Institute. In 2003, he joined the University of Texas
M.D. Anderson Cancer as a fellow in the Department of Hematology/Leukemia and Stem cell
transplantation. Thereafter, in 2007, he joined the faculty in the Leukemia department as Assistant

Dr. Jabbour is actively involved in research in both acute and chronic forms of leukemia. He was actively
involved in clinical trials that lead to the approval of several drugs in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)
and myelodysplastic syndromes. His research on resistance to TKIs and mutations of the protein kinase
domain were presented in several international; meetings and published in peer-reviewed journals. He
is also developing tailored therapies to CML.

Dr. Jabbour has taken an active role in the medical community, participating in numerous scientific
meetings. He has authored or co-authored numerous publications and abstracts and serves as a
reviewer for many scientific journals. In 2005, 2006, and 2007, he received the American Society of
Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology merit awards for Outstanding Clinical fellow,
in addition to two similar awards from the American Society of Bone Marrow Transplantation. Due to
Dr. Jabbour’s commitment and hard work he was promoted to Associate Professor in September 2013.

AnnaMarie L. Sheldon, LCSW

AnnaMarie L. Sheldon, LCSW, is a Senior Social Worker at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell
Medical Center, in New York, New York, where she developed a patient-centered social work program
for individuals and families fighting cancer. As a member of the palliative care team, AnnaMarie now
teaches and mentors social workers who work with patients and families facing chronic illnesses.
AnnaMarie is a member of the American Institute for Psychoanalysis, the Association of Oncology Social
Workers, the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, and the
National Association of Social Workers.

Ms. Sheldon has expertise in helping attend to the unique psychosocial needs of patients and families
affected by rare blood disorders, and has presented on topics including myelodysplastic syndromes and
advance care planning, to various audiences. She co-authored a booklet entitled, Lighting the Way: A
Practical Guide for Patients and Families Facing Leukemia and Other Blood Disorders, used in the New
York Presbyterian Health System.

Ms. Sheldon earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and
also has earned a Master of Arts in English from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, NBA’s All-Time Leading Scorer and CML Patient Advocate

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, NBA’s All-Time Leading Scorer and CML Patient Advocate, was diagnosed with Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) CML in 2008. Having personal experience with the disease,
Kareem is able to inspire fellow patients with Ph+ CML to work closely with their doctors and encourage
them to take steps to actively treat their disease in order to help them achieve the best possible