2019 Debates and Didactics in Hematology and Oncology

Winship Cancer Institute Annual Cancer Conference

Meeting Overview

Explore the options in hematology and oncology. The 2019 Debates and Didactics in Hematology and Oncology conference will feature a comprehensive review of treatments for patients with cancer or blood disorders. Expert faculty and thought leaders from across the nation will engage in interactive debates and didactic lectures on controversial topics and standards of care, offering you the opportunity to hear how science supports each point of view. Presentations and discussions will focus on current research, including the use of molecular targeted therapy, immunotherapies, and other novel therapeutic approaches.

Target Audience

This educational activity is intended for hematologists, oncologists, and other allied healthcare professionals interested in the management of hematologic and oncologic malignancies.

Learning Objectives

After successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Evaluate the risks and benefits of emerging therapies and novel treatment strategies for patients with solid tumors and hematologic malignancies, as well as the practical utility of these approaches based on recent clinical data
  • Apply best practices regarding the treatment of patients with cancer, including integration of novel therapeutic approaches and individualization of care
  • Appropriately integrate multimodality therapy and multidisciplinary care to improve the management of patients with cancer

Fee Information

Registration Fees

  • Physician/PharmD/PhD
    • Before May 6: $550
    • On or After May 6: $650
  • Midlevel Provider/Nurse
    • Before May 6: $300
    • On or After May 6: $375
  • Fellows, Residents, Students
    • Before May 6: $50
    • On or After May 6: $75
  • Pharmaceutical Industry Representative (Nonexhibitor)
    • Before May 6: $1250
    • On or After May 6: $1500
Registration Fees Before May 6 On or After May 6
Physician/PharmD/PhD $550 $650
Midlevel Provider/Nurse $300 $375
Fellows, Residents, Students $50 $75
Pharmaceutical Industry Representative (Nonexhibitor) $1250 $1500


50% of the registration fee is refundable through May 31, 2019. Substitutions will be accepted up to one week prior to the meeting date with written notice.

Cancellation Fee Hotel Rooms

Cancellations between June 6 (the hotel cut-off date) and July 15 will only be refunded if the room can be resold. No hotel room fees will be refunded after July 15, 2019.

prIME Oncology does not accept responsibility for reimbursement of travel, accommodation, or any other costs incurred by registrants in the rare event that this meeting should be canceled for any reason. Every effort will be made to give reasonable notice in the event of cancellation. The event agenda is subject to change without notice.


This activity is provided by Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.

Emory Winship Cancer Institute


Options are available to organizations interested in supporting this conference. For more information, please contact us.

Sunshine Act

prIME Oncology complies with all Sunshine Act reporting requirements as outlined by CMS and applicable manufacturers and with EFPIA Disclosure Code reporting requirements.

Disclosure Information

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

prIME Oncology assesses relevant financial relationships with its instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of CME activities. Any potential conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted by prIME Oncology for fairness, balance, and scientific objectivity of data, as well as patient care recommendations. prIME Oncology is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial entity.

Disclosure Regarding Unlabeled Use

This activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration or European Medicines Agency. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product discussed for discussions of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Course Directors

  • Sagar Lonial, MD
    Professor and Chair, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
    Chief Medical Officer
    Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD
    Roberto C. Goizueta Chair for Cancer Research
    Deputy Director
    Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
    Atlanta, Georgia


  • Full list available soon.

Schedule Overview

Wednesday, July 24

5.00 PM – 6.30 PM Attendee & Exhibitor Check In/Exhibit Set Up

Thursday, July 25

7.30 AM – 3.00 PM Scientific Sessions (Breakfast & Lunch Included)

Friday, July 26

7.30 AM – 3.00 PM Scientific Sessions (Breakfast & Lunch Included)

Saturday, July 27

7.30 AM – 3.00 PM Scientific Sessions (Breakfast & Lunch Included)

Sunday, July 28

7.30 AM – 11.00 AM Scientific Sessions (Breakfast Included)

Social Events

Thursday, July 25

6.00 PM – 8.00 PM Family Dinner: Seafood Buffet

Saturday, July 27

5.00 PM – 6.30 PM Closing Reception

Exhibitor Package

The exhibit fee will allow one 6’ exhibit table and complimentary registration, including meals, for two company representatives for all four days of the conference. Additional company representatives may register separately. Exhibit set up will be on Wednesday evening and exhibits should remain in place for the duration of the meeting. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit the exhibits during breakfast each morning, at the morning breaks, and before and after the lunch session.

Standard Exhibit Fee: $5000
Premier Exhibit Fee: $7500
Premier Placement Exhibit Fee: $10000
Additional representatives may attend for $1250 per person ($1500 after May 1)


The name and email addresses of both representatives attending are required fields. Payment can be made by check or online by credit card.

PLEASE NOTE: If you choose to pay online via credit card, you will incur a 4% processing fee.

For payment by check, please make checks payable to prIME Oncology, LLC
Tax ID # 20-5392799 for the designated amount and send by overnight mail to:

prIME Oncology
5901 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd
Building C, Suite 250
Atlanta, GA 30328
Attention: Lisa Willey - DDHO


Download Forms

Please download the necessary forms, complete them, and return to Lisa Willey by email.

Exhibit Request Letter
LOA – Platinum Exhibit
LOA – Premier Exhibit
LOA – Standard Exhibit

Hotel reservation requests are available online, during your registration process. The hotel will not accept any group reservations by phone or email.

Accommodation Options

The Cloister Main Building and Wings
Cloister Gardenview Room $465 per night
Cloister Riverview Room $499 per night
Main Building 1 BR Suite – King only $499 per night
The Beach Club and Ocean Residences
Beach Club Room $499 per night
Beach Club 1 BR Suite $575 per night
The Lodge at Sea Island $425 per night
The Inn at Sea Island $225 per night

Taxes and Fees

Nightly rate is subject to a 2.25% infrastructure fee, applicable taxes (currently 7% sales tax, 5% room tax), and a $5.00 state lodging tax.


Your credit card will be charged by the hotel for 2 nights as a deposit. This amount will be refundable until June 1.

Reservation Confirmations, Changes, and Cancellations

You will receive a confirmation email from the hotel once the transaction has been completed. Please allow 48 business hours for the reservations to be processed and the confirmation to be sent. Any changes or additional requests (with the exception of cancellations) should be made by returning to your registration to modify it online.

To cancel your reservation, please click here and fill out the form. Cancellations between June 1 (the hotel cut-off date) and July 15 will only be refunded if the room can be resold. No hotel room deposits will be refunded after July 15, 2019.

If you have any question about reservations, please email info@prIMEoncology.org.

The Inn at Sea Island

The Inn at Sea Island rate includes breakfast and access to private Sea Island facilities, with the exception of The Beach Club. Access to The Beach Club (with the exception of attending group events) is an additional $75 per adult/$50 per child, per night.


Valet parking is available to all overnight guests for a charge of $20 (discounted from $25 for the group) per night. Valet parking is required for guests staying in The Cloister Main Building. Self-parking is available to overnight guests staying at The Beach Club, Ocean Residences, and The Lodge, for a charge of $15.00 per night (discounted from $20 for the group). Parking at The Inn at Sea Island is complimentary.


Complimentary shuttles are available between The Cloister, The Lodge, and The Inn at Sea Island. The shuttles run from 7.00 AM to 11.00 PM, leaving on the half hour and hour.

Services and Activities

A 10% discount on spa services and a 20% discount on golf is available to Debates and Didactics group guests. Reservations for all services and activities can be made by visiting www.seaisland.com or calling 855.572.4975.