"Beating Castleman's, Together" Patient & Loved One Summit Sponsored by Janssen Pharmaceuticals


*UPDATE* We have moved the Patient Summit to a larger venue so that we can accommodate more patients and loved ones coming to this year's Summit! Please register to attend below!

The fourth annual Patient & Loved One Summit in Philadelphia, PA on September 15-16, 2017! The summit will enable patients and loved ones from around the world to connect with one another and learn about their disease, up-to-date research, and ways to join the fight to advance research and treatments. We are grateful that Janssen Pharmaceuticals is sponsoring this year's Summit.

Location: University of Pennsylvania, Smilow Center for Translational Research, Rubenstein Auditorium, 1st Floor, 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Hotel: Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel (3549 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104) - We have arranged for a special rate of $209 per night for a limited number of rooms from Sept 14-16. You can make your reservation by calling 215-387-8000 and ask for the "CDCN" rate or visit: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/CDCN17. The deadline for making your reservation at this special rate is August 25 at 5pm EST or when rooms run out!

Register to attend the Summit here: https://goo.gl/forms/GaqdMHyRui5HkS8F3

Castleman Warrior Awards: We will recognize the 2017 Jim Johnston Castleman Warrior Award winners. Please nominate this year's Castleman Warrior award winners in the following categories: Patient of the Year, Loved one of the Year, Physician of the Year, Researcher of the Year, and Community Member of the Year by clicking here (nominations due by August 17). 

Travel grants: No additional funding for travel grants is available. Due to high response rates, all travel grants have been offered. If you have any questions, please email helen@castlemannetwork.org.

Check out our video from the 2016 Patient Summit! 

Tentative schedule for the 2017 Summit:

Thursday, September 14 - Arrive in Philadelphia Thursday evening since the Summit begins first thing on Friday.

Day 1: Friday, September 15 from 8:00am-5:00pm

  • Informational sessions
  • Patient connections
  • Opportunities to contribute to current CD research (blood sample)
  • Patient engagement workshops
  • Q&A with expert physicians

Day 2: Saturday, September 16 from 10:00am-12:00pm

  • Tour of Philadelphia

Arrange travel to leave Philadelphia on the afternoon of September 16.