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January 3, 2013
January 3, 2012
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Exclusive IMF Video Interviews Spotlight Intriguing Research from ASH 2012

Each year, the IMF goes to the meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), and brings back a wealth of important information for patients, caregivers and families. At the 54th Annual ASH meeting, held December 8-11, 2012, in Atlanta, Georgia, we videotaped more than 60 interviews with myeloma researchers across a range of topics—Genetic Studies, Proteasome Inhibitors, Transplants, and more. You’ll even find ASH reviews in French, German, Spanish and Hebrew.  VIDEOS

Dr. Brian Durie Distills the Best of ASH 2012 in Teleconference: 'What Patients Need to Know'
Join IMF Chairman and Co-founder Brian G.M. Durie, M.D., for a free, 90-minute teleconference on Thursday, January 17, 4 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. ET. Dr. Durie will review the most important myeloma news presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) in Atlanta, Georgia. The teleconference will include a Q and A. Register for the teleconference HERE.

A Support Group Blooms in Staten Island
Beginning Wednesday, January 9, myeloma patients and caregivers in Staten Island, New York will no longer have to make the 45-minute drive to Somerset, New Jersey to attend support group meetings. The borough, which was hard hit by Hurricane Sandy, now has its own group. "The response has been amazing," says Laura Mooney, who with her husband, Charles, have formed the Staten Island Multiple Myeloma Support Group. "Nobody knows what to do with this illness. You can go online, but nothing beats meeting in person with others who are going through the same thing." The group will meet at 7 p.m. ET at Time Warner Cable, 900 South Avenue, 2nd Floor, Suite 201 (located in the Corporate Park of Staten Island). For more information, contact Laura Mooney at (718) 390-7008 or (718) 524-6970 or by email at SImyeloma@gmail.com

IMF Advocacy Year in Review

In 2012, with the help of our tireless advocates, seven new states passed oral parity legislation, and four other states progressed further than ever before. The IMF Advocacy Team doubled in size, allowing us to help patients all over the world gain access to the treatments they need to thrive and survive. We also formed a new coalition dedicated to ensuring that patients' needs are addressed through the implementation of health reform. And that's not all... READ MORE

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