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April 17, 2014

April 17, 2014

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IMF at Chinese Myeloma Working Group Annual Meeting x

The IMF's Chinese Myeloma Working Group (CMWG) held its annual meeting from April 9-13th in Hangzhou, China. The IMF's Asia Pacific team members, President Susie Novis, and Chairman Dr. Brian Durie traveled to China to participate in the meetings and activities. A highlight was a patient seminar held at Zhejiang University 1st Affiliated Hospital in Hangzhou, which was attended by approximately 200 patients and family members. During the seminar, Dr. Durie answered patient questions (with the help of a translator) for over an hour. Click HERE to read more about the meetings and patient seminar, which Dr. Durie calls "an amazing, heartwarming, and heart-wrenching program" in his blog post. Read More

IMF Patient & Family Seminar in Atlanta, Georgia x

The IMF will bring its signature Patient & Family Seminar to Atlanta, Georgia from May 16 – 17th. Myeloma experts including IMF Chairman Dr. Brian Durie, Dr. Matthew Drake (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN), Dr. Jonathan Kaufman (Winship Cancer Center, Atlanta, GA), and Dr. Sagar Lonial (Winship Cancer Center, Atlanta, GA), will present the latest information on myeloma treatment and management, and answer your specific questions. In addition to accessing the latest medical information, attendees will have the opportunity to share their experiences and gain strength from hearing other people's stories, as they become part of the IMF family. For more information or to register, click HERE.

IMF's 'Veterans Against Myeloma' Website Offers Dedicated Email Alerts and Breaking News x

In addition to the plethora of information and services the IMF provides to all myeloma patients and caregivers, the IMF's Veterans Against Myeloma (VAM) website provides specific resources for veterans with myeloma. The VAM website features stories of veterans with myeloma, connects veterans, and provides links to relevant Veterans Administration information, such as state assistance offices and national service organizations. Through this website, the IMF offers email alerts for breaking news and articles of interest. To sign up for email alerts and view all of the resources available to veterans, visit veterans.myeloma.org.

IMF's Nurse Leadership Board to Host Satellite Symposium at International Nursing Meeting x

The IMF's Nurse Leadership Board (NLB) will host a satellite symposium during the Oncology Nursing Society's (ONS) 39th Annual Congress in Anaheim, California on May 1st. Leading myeloma nurses will discuss the best practices, cutting-edge research, and their own personal experiences with myeloma patients in an exciting and informative presentation. Presenters will discuss therapy combinations, newly approved myeloma drugs, specific cases (such as smoldering versus relapsed/refractory myeloma), and nursing management of patients. This event is one example of the NLB's exceptional work to bring expert myeloma advice to nurses in all communities. Click HERE for the event's agenda and/or to register.

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