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Report from the Robert Kyle Lifetime Achievement Awards Dinner
08.17.03

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This Year's Honoree
Antonio Palumbo, MD

In Recognition of Significant Contributions to Myeloma Research and Patient Care


About the Kyle Lifetime Achievement Award
History of the Robert A. Kyle Lifetime Achievement Award
Nearly a century ago, Dr. William Mayo set the standard for treatment of patients at Mayo Clinic with these words, "the needs of the patient are the only needs to be considered." In 2003, the IMF decided to bestow a Lifetime Achievement Award annually to a physician whose work against myeloma reflected the dedication and compassion inherent in Dr. Mayo's vow. The IMF chose to name this award for Robert A. Kyle, M.D., whose life and work give new meaning to these words.

Past Recipients
Gösta Gahrton, MD

The eleventh annual Robert A. Kyle Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Dr. Gösta Gahrton during a ceremony at the Grand Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden, on June 11, 2013.

"We applaud Dr. Gahrton’s accomplishments and decades-long contributions to improving the lives of myeloma patients," says IMF President and Co-Founder Susie Novis.

Dr. Gahrton is professor of medicine and head of the Department of Medicine at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden.


Tenth Annual Robert A. Kyle Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Prof. Jesús San-Miguel
Prof. San-Miguel is Professor of Medicine (Haematology), head of the Haematology Department at the University Hospital of Salamanca, and Director of the Biomedical Research Institute of Salamanca, Spain.

Ninth Annual Robert A. Kyle Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Douglas E. Joshua, AM

Prof. Joshua is Head of Clinical and Laboratory Haematology at Sydney Cancer Centre, Head of Sydney South Western Area Health Service Haematology, the Alan Ng Professor in Medicine at University of Sydney, and the Director of the Institute of Hematology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

Prof. Joshua is the ninth Kyle Award winner, and will be honored in London on June 8, 2011.


Eighth Robert A. Kyle Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Dr. Joan Bladé
The setting for the evening was a Catalonian masia (a typical farmhouse of the region) called Can Travi Nou near the Vall d’Hebron Park in Barcelona. More than two hundred guests were in attendance to honor the lifelong dedication and commitment of Dr. Bladé to myeloma patients, their families, and to myeloma research.

Seventh Annual Robert A. Kyle Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Prof. Jean-Luc Harousseau
At the ceremony, Prof. Philippe Moreau, who has worked closely with Prof. Harousseu for many years, gave a moving speech about the importance of Prof. Harousseau’s contribution to the field of myeloma and his tremendous dedication to myeloma patients in France and around the world.

Sixth Annual Robert A. Kyle Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Prof. Mario Boccadoro
It was a night to remember as the IMF honored Prof. Mario Boccadoro with the Sixth Annual Robert A. Kyle Lifetime Achievement Award surrounded by his loving family, his many friends, and numerous colleagues.

Fifth Annual Robert A. Kyle Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Prof. Dr. Heinz Ludwig
Prof. Ludwig was presented with this honor in recognition of his work in medical hematology-oncology and, in particular, multiple myeloma.The event took place in Vienna, Austria, on June 7, 2007, at the historic and beautiful Vienna Kursalon, famous for providing an exquisite venue for classical concerts, operas, and musicals.

Fourth Annual Robert A. Kyle Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Dr. Brian G. M. Durie
Carol Klein writes, "It was an...honor to be a part of a tribute to such a respected, brilliant, dedicated, and truly loved person as Dr. Brian Durie. Over the years, we have had the opportunity to learn of Brian's extensive education, experience and commitment to the myeloma community."

Third Annual Robert A. Kyle Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Dr. Kenneth C. Anderson
Dr. Anderson was selected for pioneering critical advances against multiple myeloma, leading not only to improved treatments but also to a deeper understanding of how myeloma occurs at the basic level of cells and genes.

Second Annual Robert A Kyle Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Dr. Bart Barlogie
Dr. Barlogie was honored for his outstanding body of work, both clinical and research, in the field of myeloma. One of the world's leading myeloma researchers, Dr. Barlogie has made a tremendous impact on patient treatment and care.

First Annual Robert A. Kyle LIfetime Achievement Award Presented to the Man in Whose Honor it is Named
Well wishers from around the world converged on sunny Rochester, Minnesota the first weekend of August to join the IMF in presenting its first Robert A. Kyle Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Kyle.