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2012 American Society of Hematology (ASH) - Day 0

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Sponsored by the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) and representing the North Texas Myeloma Support Group (NTMSG) it has been 6 years since I first attended ASH in 2006.

Since then

  • The IMF has celebrated its 21st birthday
  • The NTMSG has celebrated its 15th anniversary
  • There are now many drugs and combination of drugs available for the treatment of Myeloma
  • Spearheaded by the IMF, many states have approved the Oral Drug parity bill
  • Human DNA has been documented
  • There are now many who are living with Myeloma for 20+ years
  • Space Shuttle program has been retired
  • Watson (a super computer) has won Jeopardy
  • I am able to send this blog entry from an inflight WIFI

Some of the things I am looking to report from the 54th American Society of Annual Meeting and Exposition in Atlanta, GA include: 

  • The IMF Satellite Symposium on "Controversies in MM: Current Debate in Optimal Care"
  • The IMWG Education Session on Keeping Pace with Advances in Myeloma 
  • The IMF senior and junior Grant Awards
  • Having 1:1 session with the giants of Myeloma research and treatment
  • Getting answers to questions I brought from my NTMSG members and
  • As well as the many Oral and Poster sessions.

Remembering all those we lost to Myeloma, I and the 10 other support group leaders - who are Doctors, Researchers, Advocates, Successful Business People, Bloggers, Teachers - expect to bring and share our experiences and learning from this year's ASH.

Sharing the Hope!
Yelak from North Texas Myeloma Support Group

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