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May 29, 2014

May 29, 2014

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
12 pm ET/ 9 am PT
IMWG Conference Series Livestream "Making Sense of Treatment"

Saturday, June 14, 2014
Myeloma Center Workshop
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
7 pm ET/ 4 pm PT
Raise Your Voice: Advocacy 202 Webinar

Thursday, June 26, 2014
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Post ASCO/EHA/IMWG Teleconference
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Top Myeloma Developments Expected to Emerge from ASCO 2014

In this week's blog, IMF Chairman Dr. Brian Durie provides an overview of the myeloma developments patients should watch for during the 50th annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), being held May 30th – June 3rd in Chicago. The 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting features more than 50 myeloma-related abstracts. READ MORE

The IMF Reaches Out to Myeloma Patients in Italy

The IMF continued its outreach to myeloma patients around the world by co-sponsoring a patient meeting in Bari, Italy, along with the Italian patient group AIL Pazienti. The IMF's Director of Europe and the Middle East, Nadia Elkebir, presented on behalf of the IMF, telling the more than 200 patients in attendance about the resources and support the IMF provides to myeloma patients worldwide. READ MORE

Mark Your Calendar: State Primary Election Dates

Election season is right around the corner, and the IMF is here to help you perform your civic voting duty. In the coming months, we will be sharing information on the electoral process, candidate information guides, and much more. To start, CLICK HERE for the Advocacy Update, where you can find the date of your state's primary election and read the latest on state parity bills in As the Bill Turns.

Congratulations to Patient Kalimah Jenkins

Congratulations are in order for Kalimah Jenkins, who graduated this month from Kennesaw State University's MBA program—with a 4.0 GPA! Kalimah was diagnosed with myeloma 10 years ago, but did not let that stop her from achieving her goal. Kalimah even earned the University Scholar title, which goes to the top student in the MBA program. CLICK HERE for a news segment with more of Kalimah's inspiring story.

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