Schedule of Events & Survivor Workshops

Schedule of Events

Learn more about the weekend's programs, including survivor workshops and an evening celebration, and visit this page for the latest schedule changes and updates. 

Friday, July 16, 2021

Fred Hutch Campus

Join us for an evening welcome reception with campus tours, live music, appetizers and refreshments.

3 p.m. Registration opens and Fred Hutch campus tours begin

5 p.m. Welcome reception (appetizers and refreshments)
Mingle with Hutch researchers, caregivers, fellow survivors and their families

6:30–7 p.m. Welcome reception program

8:30 p.m. Reception concludes

Featured Reception Speakers

Nancy E. Davidson, M.D.

Nancy E. Davidson, M.D.

Senior Vice President, Fred Hutch
Director, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutch
President and Executive Director, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance



Mary Flowers, M.D.

Mary Flowers, M.D.

Clinical Director, Long-Term Follow-Up Program, Fred Hutch

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Fred Hutch Campus and MOHAI

8:30–9:30 a.m.
   Continental breakfast at Fred Hutch

9:30–10 a.m.      Keynote message from Dr. Fred Appelbaum

10 a.m.–3 p.m.   Survivor workshops at Fred Hutch. Lunch will be provided.

3–4 p.m.               Group photo at Fred Hutch.

5-10 p.m.             Evening celebration at MOHAI in South Lake Union

Featured Speakers

Thomas Lynch Jr., M.D.

Thomas Lynch Jr., M.D.

President and Director, Fred Hutch

Fred Appelbaum, M.D.

Fred Appelbaum, M.D.

Executive Vice President and Deputy Director, Fred Hutch

Stephanie Lee, M.D., M.P.H.

Stephanie Lee, M.D., M.P.H.

Director, Long-Term Follow-Up Program, Associate Director, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutch

Survivor Workshops

All workshops are interactive, 45-minute sessions for survivors, family and caregivers. Experts will provide an overview of the latest research in their field, discuss the impact for cancer survivors and then facilitate dialogue with the audience. Our goal is to create an environment where each attendee can engage in the conversation and have the opportunity to ask the experts about their particular concerns. 

A Brief History of Transplantation

BMT progress over 45 years of research and care

My, how things have changed over the last half century! Dr. Fred Appelbaum, a world expert in the research and treatment of blood cancers, will discuss how BMT research and care have evolved over the past 50 years. He will also highlight the contributions of the late Fred Hutch Nobel laureate Dr. E. Donnall Thomas and his wife and research partner, Dottie Thomas. 

Thinking and Concentration Post-Transplant

Where are my keys? What was your name again?

Undergoing BMT can make thinking and concentration more challenging. Our experts will discuss ways transplant survivors can stay focused and maximize their memory.

Exercise and Heart Health

Get moving to improve your health

Dr. Eric Chow and physical therapist Lexi Harlow will discuss the importance of physical activity and exercise, which cancer survivors can use throughout life to help maintain good health and physical function. They will also discuss how physical therapy or other types of rehabilitation services can benefit survivors.


Healthy eating to sustain an active lifestyle

Nutritionist Paula Macris and dietitian Erin Schmidt will share how good nutrition can be challenging after a transplant yet is especially important for recovery and ongoing health. Come learn recommendations and tips to help improve your diet.

Infectious Diseases and Vaccines

The importance of your immune system to staying healthy

Hear the latest recommendations about vaccines and ways to prevent infectious diseases from Drs. Paul Carpenter and Michael Boeckh.

Coping with Pediatric Post-Transplant Issues

It’s not over when you go home: kids

Survivorship expert Dr. K. Scott Baker and transplant nurse Lauren Bopp will address some of the physical, mental and emotional challenges that pediatric transplant survivors may face as they grow up.

Coping with Adult Post-Transplant Issues

It’s not over when you go home: adults

LTFU nurses Judy Campbell and Mihkai Wickline will address some of the physical, mental and emotional challenges that transplant survivors may face. Learn how Seattle Cancer Care Alliance’s telemedicine program works and get answers to the most common questions patients ask.

Chronic Graft-vs.-Host Disease (GVHD)

What to do? Will GVHD ever go away?

Chronic graft-vs.-host disease affects 20-50% of allogeneic transplant survivors. Dr. Mary Flowers and nurse practitioner Carina Moravec will review chronic GVHD, which affects the eyes, mouth, skin and lungs. Learn about potential new interventions that can treat and relieve the symptoms of this post-transplant condition.

Complementary Therapies — Including Cannabis

What is known about alternative treatments? Will they help?

People have been using nonpharmaceutical interventions, including cannabis, to treat cancer-related symptoms. Dr. Steve Pergam will review the most common complementary therapies and discuss their safe use after transplantation.

Long-Term Follow-Up Research Results

What Fred Hutch’s LTFU program has learned from patients like you

Have you participated in a clinical trial? Ever wonder what we do with your survey answers? Come hear results of studies and give us feedback on what is important to you that we should be studying. Panel will include Drs. Mary Flowers, Geoff Hill, Stephanie Lee and Masumi Ueda.

BMT Reunion 2015 at Museum of History and Industry

Evening Celebration, MOHAI

Fred Hutch invites you to celebrate looking back, moving forward at our culminating celebration event Saturday evening, with a memorable program, heavy appetizers and drinks — and unforgettable waterside location.

5–10 p.m.

Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)

Shuttles & Parking
Shuttles will run from Fred Hutch to MOHAI and back from 4:45–10:15 p.m.

Special parking for MOHAI patrons is available at the AGC lot (1200 Westlake Ave. N.). Parking is $10. Tickets can be validated at the MOHAI front desk. No vehicles over 20 feet tall or 25 feet long. The AGC lot is 0.36 miles from MOHAI, a flat and paved seven-minute walk.

Registration for the 2021 BMT Reunion is open!