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MEDIA ALERT - MINNEAPOLIS PATIENT & FAMILY SEMINAR
02.12.04

Myeloma Patients and their Families meet with World Renowned Medical Professionals at The International Myeloma Foundation’s Minneapolis Patient and Family Seminar

WHAT:  The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) (www.myeloma.org) brings together patients, families and myeloma physicians from around the country for an intensive two-day, interactive seminar. Emphasizing education, research, support and advocacy, the IMF Patient & Family Seminar offers an innovative and exciting agenda to empower patients and provide invaluable information and support within the myeloma community.

WHO:  Myeloma patients will have the unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with the leading practitioners in the field of multiple myeloma to review their individual treatment options. They will also learn about the latest advances in myeloma treatment and management, including the IMF’s breakthrough research project, Bank On A Cure®, and what it means to them. Sessions include:

  • Getting started – Myeloma 101
  • Advances in Supportive Care
  • Today’s Treatment for Bone Disease
  • Transplantation – What’s new 10 years later
  • Patient Panel – Patients speak out on their personal experiences with Myeloma

Faculty and speakers:

  • Dr. Brian G.M. Durie
    Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center , Los Angeles , CA

  • Dr. Martin Oken
    Hubert H. Humphrey Cancer Center , Robbinsdale , MN

  • Dr. Vincent Rajkumar
    Mayo Clinic, Rochester , MN

  • Dr. Brian Van Ness
    University of Minnesota , Minneapolis , MN

  • Dr. David Vesole
    Medical College of Wisconsin , Madison , WI

  • Susie Novis
    President, International Myeloma Foundation, Los Angeles , CA

WHEN: Friday, March 12 and Saturday March 13, 2004

WHERE:  Radisson Hotel Metrodome
615 Washington Avenue S.E.
Minneapolis , MN 55414

For more information visit:

http://www.myeloma.org/myeloma/up_event_detail.jsp

or call 800-452-CURE (2873)

Press Contact:          

Maggie Nye or Elizabeth Vendely
Vendely Communications
Phone:  818-623-1000 

The Minneapolis Patient & Family Interactive Seminar is sponsored in part by Celgene, Cytogen, Millennium, Novartis and Ortho Biotech

“Until there is a cure… There is the IMF.”


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