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International Symposium on Childhood, Adolescent, and Young Adult Hodgkin Lymphoma (ISCAYAHL)

October 19-21, 2023
Renasant Convention Center
Memphis, Tennessee




The 5th ISCAYAHL will focus on discussion of the main questions in the field of pediatric, adolescent and young adult (AYA) Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) such as survivorship outcomes, clinical trial portfolios from around the world, novel therapeutics biomarkers and biology and novel imaging of pediatric HL. The goal of this conference is to provide a platform to share work from global collaborations and form new ones.

The International Symposium for Childhood, Adolescent and Young Adult Hodgkin Lymphoma (ISCAYAHL) was first assembled by Dr. Monika Metzger, USA and Dr. Mauz-Körholz, Germany as a chance to engage the global pediatric HL scientific community. The first meeting was held in Arlington, Virginia, USA May 12-14th 2011. During this meeting new collaborations and research opportunities arose. Leaders from various pediatric collaborative groups including Children’s Oncology group (COG), European Network for Pediatric HL (EuroNet-PHL), the Pediatric Hodgkin Consortium (PHC) and Asociación de Hemato-Oncología Pediátrica de Centro América (AHOPCA) recognized a profound need to not only standardize response criteria, but also staging criteria to facilitate the interpretation and comparison of clinical studies worldwide. Out of this formed the ongoing Staging Evaluation and Response Criteria Harmonization (SEARCH)  initiative. 


To improve survival and quality of life for all children, adolescents and young adults with Hodgkin lymphoma worldwide through collaboration.


  • Regular registration is now open through the meeting.
  • In-person only (at present time)
  • Cost: $399 and $249 for LMIC and Trainees/YIs
  • Yoga: Sign up for Saturday when registering
  • Ask about: daycare, breastfeeding/mother’s room, religious needs, other accommodations

Abstract submission deadline: July 28, 2023


Wednesday, October 18, 2023 (CLOSED MEETINGS) 
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Registration Opens
1:00-4:00 p.m. Closed Clinical Board Meetings: Parallel sessions-COG, EuroNet, PHC
4:00-5:00 p.m. Closed Session: Coming Together
5:00-6:00 p.m. Closed Networking - Wine, cheese, and appetizers
Thursday, October 19, 2023
8:00-9:30 a.m. Survivorship
Co-chairs: Margareet Veening, Matt Ehrhardt
9:30-9:45 a.m. BREAK
9:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Clinical Trials Update
Co-chairs: Kara Kelly, Dieter Koerholz
12:00-1:00 p.m. LUNCH - Networking tables
12:15 pm - Survivor Panel Discussion
1:00-2:30 p.m. Radiation Oncology/Imaging
Co-chairs: Karin Dieckmann, Ray Mailhot
2:30-2:45 p.m. BREAK
2:45-4:15 p.m. SEARCH for CAYAHL / Harmonization Updates
Co-chairs: Jennifer Seelisch, Lars Kurch
4:15-4:30 p.m. BREAK
4:30-5:15 p.m. Poster Pitch Day 1
5:30-6:15 p.m. Keynote Lecture: Richard Hoppe
Cocktails and appetizers; reception to continue after the lecture
Friday, October 20, 2023
8:00-8:45 a.m. Meet the Expert Cases
Co-chairs: Kathleen McCarten, Dietrich Stoeveant
8:45-9:00 a.m. BREAK
9:00-10:15 a.m. Health Outcomes
Co-chars: Angela Feraco, Ajay Major
10:15-10:30 a.m. BREAK
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Novel Therapeutics / Cellular Therapies
Co-chairs: George Hucks, Matthieu Simonin
12:00-1:00 p.m. LUNCH - Networking tables
1:00-3:00 p.m.

Translational Biology
Co-chairs: Lisa Giulino Roth, Anke van den Berg

3:00-3:15 p.m. BREAK
3:15-5:00 p.m. Global Initiatives / Global Trials
Co-chairs: Pedro DeAlarcon, Mario DePaulo
5:15-6:00 p.m. Poster Pitch Day 2
Cocktails and appetizers; reception to continue after. 
7:00 p.m. Symposium Dinner
Saturday, October 21, 2023
7:00-8:00 a.m. Yoga
9:00-10:30 a.m. Adolescents & Young Adults
Co-chairs: Maurizio Mascarin, Adam Duvall
10:30-10:45 a.m. BREAK
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Relapse Treatment & Challenging Cases
Co-chairs: Chris Forlenza, Alexander Claviez
12:15 p.m. Closing & Awards
1:30 p.m. St. Jude Tour

CME Information

    • Health care providers involved in the acute care of children, adolescents and young adults with Hodgkin lymphoma or long-term follow-up of survivors
    • Basic researchers interested in the biology of Hodgkin lymphoma
  1. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    • Develop standards of care for children, adolescents, and young adults (AYA) with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) globally
    • Review clinical science and trial advances for pediatric and AYA HL to harmonize future iterations of trial development
    • Advance use of patient-reported outcomes in HL to improve personalized approaches to care
    • Utilize current state of survivorship research to inform therapeutic advances in HL
  2. ISCAYAHL 2023 Scientific Committtee


    Jamie Flerlage   |  USA

    Christine Mauz-Körholz   |  Germany

    Sharon Castellino   |  USA


    Auke Beishuzen   |  The Netherlands

    Catherine Bollard   |  USA

    Andreas Braeuninger   |  Germany

    Stephan Daw   |  UK

    Mario DePaula   |  Brazil

    Karin Dieckmann   |  Austria

    Matt Ehrhardt   |  USA

    Andrew Evans   |  USA

    Angela Feraco   |  USA

    Stefan Gattenlöhner   |  Germany

    Lisa Giulino Roth   |  USA

    Brad Hoppe   |  USA

    Melissa Hudson   |  USA

    Kara Kelly   |  USA

    Tomasz Klekawka   |  Poland

    Regine Kluge   |  Germany


    Dieter Körholz   |  Germany

    Judith Landman-Parker   |  France

    Thierry  Leblanc   |  France

    Megan Lim   |  USA

    Andrea Lo   |  Canada

    John Lucas   |  USA

    Maurizio Mascarin   |  Italy

    Kathleen McCarten   |  USA

    Marius Rohde   |  Germany

    Jennifer Seelisch   |  Canada

    Christian  Steidl   |  Canada

    Dietrich Stoevesandt   |  Germany

    Leanne Super   |  Australia

    Anke van den Berg   |  The Netherlands

    David Veron   |  Argentina