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The IMF's Robert A. Kyle Lifetime Achievement Award was established to honor an individual whose lifetime body of work, both clinical and research, furthers the ultimate goal of finding a cure for myeloma. This year's award is being presented to Brian G.M. Durie, MD on May 16, 2006 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

IV Annual Kyle Lifetime Achievement Award
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About the Kyle Lifetime Achievement Award
Scheduled Speakers
Ground-breaking cancer research. Visionary philanthropy. Tireless dedication to the IMF. These are merely a few ways to describe the impressive individuals speaking at this year’s Kyle Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner.

Event Details
The when, where, and what to wear of the Fourth Annual Robert A. Kyle Lifetime Achievement Award in Washington, DC.

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.

Support for the Fourth Annual Kyle Award
We thank our sponsors for their generous contributions.

This Year's Honoree
Fourth Annual Robert A. Kyle Lifetime Achievement Award to go to Brian Durie, MD
Dr. Durie is being honored for his extensive body of work, much of it focused on the proper assessment of patients to ensure they receive the most effective care.

Dr. Kyle on Why Dr. Durie is This Year's Honoree
I met Dr. Brian Durie more than 30 years ago, when he came to the Mayo Clinic as a medical resident—and subsequently a fellow—in our Hematology/Oncology training program. As you might imagine, he was one of our very best and brightest...

Past Recipients
Past Recipients of the Robert A. Kyle Lifetime Achievement Award
Beginning with Dr. Robert Kyle himself, our honorees represent the best of the best in myeloma treatment and research.

Dinner Chairs
Carol & Benson Klein
Benson Klein was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in April of 1998, after back pain from a tennis fall lingered for more than a year. After the diagnosis, Benson recalls, "Everything happened on a very fast track." Benson's wife, Carol, quickly found the IMF. Even with so much going on in their lives, they immediately felt that the IMF was a special place. "We knew right away it was the organization we wanted to become involved with," Carol says.

Ticket Purchase and Sponsorship Opportunities
Purchase Tickets to the Fourth Annual Robert A. Kyle Lifetime Achievement Award
May 16, 2006

Sponsorship Opportunities for the Fourth Annual Robert A. Kyle Lifetime Achievement Award

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