1st Annual Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Fellows Scholar Program

January 31, 2023 to February 1, 2023

The 1st Annual Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Fellows Scholar Program (ALLFSP) is an intensive, multi-day immersion program focused on all clinical aspects of ALL. Targeting hematology/oncology fellows of training programs across the US, the Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Fellows Scholar Program offers fellows the opportunity to interact with nationally recognized ALL experts in both didactic and small group learning opportunities. 

All registrants are required to present an ALL/LBL clinical case during their assigned case study breakout session. All case study presentations must be submitted in advance in PowerPoint format and include all pertinent diagnostic imaging, disease characteristics, and lab findings. The resident’s presentation should total no more than 6-8 slides; the attendees will have approximately 10 minutes for presentation and discussion. Case study submission requirements will be emailed to residents following registration.


Please send your nominated Fellow the PDF letter attached to your email in order to complete registration. It contains the registration website and the password. 


Supported by an independent educational grant from Jazz Pharmaceuticals 

Target Audience

Hematology/oncology fellows in training programs across the US

Learning Objectives

1. Examine the rationale for using asparaginase in treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)/lymphoblastic lymphoma (LBL) and explore the different asparaginase containing ALL/LBL treatment regimens.

2. Evaluate key clinical trial data of the different asparaginase containing regimens and apply that knowledge to selecting optimal asparaginase-containing treatments based on patient-specific factors as well as the latest data.

3. Identify and distinguish between the different asparaginase products available, including their dose, route, formulation, and PK profiles and use in pediatric, young adult and adult populations.

4. Recognize asparaginase related toxicities that lead to poorer patient prognosis and identify the difference between asparaginase infusion reaction, clinical and subclinical hypersensitivity, and silent inactivation.

5. Develop monitoring and interpretation strategies for serum asparaginase levels to optimize treatment.

6. Using a case-based approach, formulate clinical strategies for patients undergoing treatment with asparaginase-containing regimens, focusing on efficacy and safety of different formulations, and approaches to monitor asparaginase levels while also preventing and mitigating asparaginase-related toxicities.

Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
01/31/2023 - 3:30pm EST
Event ends: 
02/01/2023 - 8:00pm EST

Tentative Agenda

January 31, 2023

2:30-3:00 PM                        Snack Break and Check-in

3:00-3:15 PM                        Introductory Remarks

3:15-4:00 PM                        Clinical and Biologic Features of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia *

4:00-5:30 PM                        Diving into the Data: Overview of Asparaginase-containing Regimens in ALL/LBL and considerations for use in Pediatric, AYA, and Adult Patients* 

5:30-6:15 PM                        Q&A Panel/Break

6:30-8:30 PM                        Welcome Dinner and Meet-the-Faculty

February 1, 2023

7:30-8:00 AM                       Buffet Breakfast

8:00-9:30 AM                       Asparaginase-containing Products: Review of Available Formulations and Implications in Practice*

9:30-9:45 AM                       Q&A Panel/Break

9:45-10:45  AM                    Asparaginase-related Toxicities Part 1*: Big Picture, Hepatotoxicity, and Pancreatitis

10:45-11:45  AM                  Asparaginase-related Toxicities Part 2*: Thrombosis, Hyperlipidemia, and Hyperglycemia

11:45 AM-12:00 PM            Q&A Panel

12:00-1:00 PM                     Buffet Lunch

1-00-2:00 PM                      The Role of Transplantation in R/R ALL*/ Barriers in Clinical Practice and Future Directions*

2:00-2:30 PM                       Q&A Panel/Break

2:30-5:00 PM                       Case Study Workshops

5:30 PM-7:00 PM                 Cocktail Reception/Buffet Dinner         

February 2, 2023

7:00 AM-8:00 AM                  Breakfast/Departures


*Sessions considered for Category 1 AMA PRA credit (ACCME).

Hyatt Regency New Orleans
601 Loyola Ave
New Orleans 70113

Steering Committee:

Emily K. Curran, MD
Assistant Professor
Hematology & Oncology
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH

Ryan D. Cassaday, MD
Associate Professor
Division of Hematology
University of Washington School of Medicine
Associate Professor
Clinical Research Division
Fred Hutch Cancer Center
Seattle, WA

Adam Duvall, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL

Luke D. Maese, DO
Associate Professor (Clinical)
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Kjeld Schmiegelow
​Professor of Paediatrics
Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 
The Juliane Marie Centre and the Institute for Clinical Medicine
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark

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