CDCN Annual Working Dinner

The CDCN’s Annual “Accelerating Research & Treatment for Castleman Disease,” Working Dinner helps to disseminate cutting edge Castleman disease research

In light of the global Coronavirus crisis, the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network (CDCN) will again host the 10th Annual “Accelerating Research & Treatment for Castleman Disease,” working dinner in a virtual (online) format on Monday, February 7, 2022, outside of our traditional time during the annual American Society of Hematology Meeting.

The CDCN virtual working dinner will be attended by physicians and researchers from around the globe, who are dedicated to advancing the understanding and treatment of Castleman disease. The event serves as an opportunity for the CDCN’s network of physicians and researchers to discuss cutting edge research and important issues for patient care.

RSVP for the event here.

We will be showcasing research related to Castleman disease for 55 minutes (4:00-4:55PM EST) before the virtual working dinner through an optional virtual poster session. If you would like to present your research during this time, please submit an abstract here by Friday, January 28th.



Preliminary Schedule:

Monday, February 7, 2021   

4:00 – 4:55 PM EST [Optional] Poster Session
5:00 – 5:20 PM EST Welcome and overview
David Fajgenbaum, MD, MBA, MSc
5:20 – 5:35 PM EST Treatment of UCD and iMCD
Frits van Rhee, MD, PhD, MRCP (UK), FRCPath
5:35 – 5:45 PM EST Real world treatment of CD
Sudipto Mukherjee, MD, MPH
5:45 – 6:00 PM EST  Research Update 1: MTOR in CD
Melanie Mumau, PhD
6:00 – 6:15 PM EST Research Update 2: IL-6/JAK/STAT in CD
Michael Gonzalez, PhD
6:15 – 6:30 PM EST Research Update 3: CXCL 13 in CD
Sheila Pierson, MS
6:30 – 6:30 PM EST Closing Remarks
6:30 – 7:00 PM EST  [Optional] Discussion Groups
Breakout session for additional questions and discussion with speakers


This annual meeting is a tremendous example of the power of the CDCN’s collaborative research approach to defeating Castleman disease

If you missed last year’s CDCN’s “Accelerating Research & Treatment for Castleman Disease,” Virtual Working Dinner you can view the recording of the presentations here


The last in-person CDCN Annual “Accelerating Research & Treatment for Castleman Disease,” Working Dinner was held during the 2019 ASH Meeting in Orlando Florida from December 7th to December 10th at the Rosen Centre. Research related to Castleman disease was showcased in the first hour of the Working Dinner. 


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