Dialog Box


World experts on CLL shared their knowledge with Australian patients in September 2015

Registrations for this event are now closed.

We would also like to thank the international speakers on behalf of the CLL /SLL patient community for your willingness to share your knowledge and give us your time on the 6th of September, 2015. To view this session please watch here: 


International Speakers included:


Dr Adrian Wiestner 

Adrian Wiestner graduated from the University of Basel with a M.D. in 1992 and a Ph.D. in 1997. He completed his residency in the Department of Internal Medicine at University Hospital in Basel, Switzerland from 1997 to 2000. He is certified by the Swiss Medical Board in Internal Medicine and by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates. He joined the NHLBI as a haematology fellow in 2000, became a clinical fellow at the National Cancer Institute in 2003, and joined the NHLBI as a tenure-track Investigator in 2004. He has been an attending physician in the NHLBI’s Haematology Branch since 2004. Dr. Wiestner has authored or co-authored more than 60 papers and is currently conducting multiple clinical research studies. Read More...


Dr William Wierda

Dr Wierda is a professor and center medical director for the department of leukaemia at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Wierda earned his PhD in 1992 and MD in 1993 from University of Health Sciences at Chicago Medical School and his post-graduate education in internal medicine was at Duke University. This was followed by a fellowship in Haematology/Oncology at University of California at San Diego, where he was trained under the mentorship of Dr. Thomas Kipps. Dr. Wierda’s particular research interests in CLL are prognostic factors and developing prognostic models in CLL, immune and gene therapies for patients with CLL, developing chemoimmunotherapy regimens and treatment strategies for relapsed and refractory patients with CLL.  Read More...


Dr Brian Koffman

A family doc and husband of 1 and father of 4 and grandfather of 3 who loves his family and his work. I live with no TV and no microwave, but wouldn't last a minute without friends, art, music, books and the beach. Hockey, good jokes and exotic travel are pretty important too. Writing, Talmud and Zen give meaning to my life. My diet is organic vegan, often raw. I hope the blog makes the load lighter and the path both safer and more fun for those who read it or are going to similar places. I want to help. I crave your comments. If you are new to the blog, check out the portrait my son Will painted (it is the first post), and my very first text post.  Read More...



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