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The Nurse Leadership Board (NLB) is made up of nurses from the leading centers treating myeloma patients in the US. Their mission is to develop broad recommendations for nursing care for myeloma patients.

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IMF Nurse Leadership Board Member Wins Top UCLA Honor
Sandra Rome, RN, MN, AOCN, a clinical nurse specialist in hematology and oncology at the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the UCLA School of Nursing. Early in her career, says Rome, she was inspired by cancer nurses: "They were so knowledgeable about diseases, treatment and symptom management – the whole of the patient."
Beth Fainman, IMF Nurse Leadership Board Member, Honored by ONS
Beth Faiman, member of the IMF Nurse Leadership Board, has received the 2012 Excellence in Medical Oncology Award from the Oncology Nursing Society. A certified nurse practitioner at the Cleveland Clinic, Faiman is also a full-time pre-doctoral research fellow at Case Western Reserve. You can listen to an IMF teleconference Faiman recently led on “Living Well With Myeloma,”

New!! Managing the Side Effects of Novel Agents for Multiple Myeloma: Guidelines and Patient Education Sheets From the International Myeloma Foundation Nurse Leadership Board
Published in the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, Volume 12, Supplement, June 2008, these guidelines are must-reads for all nurses—for all healthcare professionals—who are involved in the care of myeloma patients.
Consensus on Care: New Insights on Novel Therapies in Multiple Myeloma
PowerPoint presentation of the consensus guidelines developed by the Nurse Leadership Board presented in an accredited satellite symposium in conjunction with the 33rd Annual Congress of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) in Philadelphia on May 16, 2008.

IMF's Nurse Leadership Board Featured in Nursing Spectrum and NurseWeek.
As a result of their work developing their first set of evidence-based guidelines, the NLB was one of the few nurse groups in the world invited to present a poster, "Nurse Guidelines for Enhanced Patient Care," at the June 2007 11th International Myeloma Workshop, in Kos, Greece. (This link takes you to the article on Nurse.com.)
Managing the Side Effects of Myeloma Treatment
An Andrew Schorr Patient Power audio interview with Nurse Leadership Board member Lisa Smith, MSN, FNP, AOCN, Nurse Practitioner, Cancer Centers of the Carolinas.

THE NURSE LEADERSHIP BOARD OF THE INTERNATIONAL MYELOMA FOUNDATION PRESENTS “GUIDELINES FOR ENHANCED PATIENT CARE” AT INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL MEETING
NLB Poster at the International Myeloma Workshop Represents a Major Advance in Nursing Care. (Article includes PDF of poster.)
IMF Satellite Symposium at ONS - a huge success!
The International Myeloma Foundation recently sponsored a satellite symposium at the Oncology Nursing Society annual conference held in Las Vegas, Nevada in April.

Management of Novel Therapeutics Side Effects: A Nurse Centric Model
The slide presentation from the IMF Nurse Leadershop Board Symposium at ONS, addressing critical issues in nursing management and medical implications of side effects associated with multiple myeloma therapeutic agents in order to improve both quality of care and outcomes.
IMF Establishes First-of-a-Kind Partnership with Nurses to Enhance Patient Care [Press Release]
Nurse Leadership Board Will Provide Education, Updates and Reviews of Medical Protocols and Trends in Supportive Care

New IMF Nurse Leadership Board Meets to Develop Recommendations for Care
The first meeting of the Nurse Leadership Board (NLB) took place November 4th - 5th, in Dallas, Texas. The scope of this project is to develop broad recommendations for nursing care for myeloma patients, and at the initial NLB Retreat the focus was on Novel therapies.