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December 2000 Volume 4, Issue 2:
News and Notes

JCAHO Sets Pain Managment Standards
New standards for patient pain management have been adopted by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). Healthcare providers must comply with these standards to receive accreditation by JCAHO. The standards require healthcare organizations to assess pain when patients are diagnosed, to reassess patients throughout treatment on an ongoing basis, and to educate patients and caregivers about pain management.

IMFer Gets Award
Stephanie Colman, IMF Director of Community Relations and Public Affairs has received an award from the Public Relations Society of America for her work on behalf of the IMF.

3rd Annual Myeloma Fundraiser
The 3rd Annual “Closer To A Cure” Golf Tournament will be held March 10, 2001 in Ft. Myers, FL. Entry fee is $75.00 and includes golf, dinner and prizes. Hole-in-one prizes include a Buick automobile, golf cart and a special Million Dollar Hole-in-One contest. To participate, please call Bubs Tamlyn at (941)277-1831 or e-mail him at bubst@sprintmail.com

Dr. Mundy to Meet with Support Group 
IMF Scientific Advisor Dr. Gregory R. Mundy of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will speak at a meeting of the Houston support group on January 20, 2001. For more information, contact Dick Dietz at (713) 464-7688 or Norma Jones at (713) 436-0313.

Phoenix Support Group Hosts the IMF
While in Arizona for the WAM 2000 educational symposium, IMF Board Chairman Brian G.M. Durie and President Susie Novis attended a meeting of the Phoenix myeloma support group. Visiting with local groups has become a tradition for the IMF. Similar meetings have taken place in Florida, Georgia, and California.

Phoenix myeloma support group members welcome
Prof. Brian G.M. Durie (back row) and Susie Novis (seated)

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