Susie Durie founded the IMF in 1990 with her late husband, Brian Novis, and Brian G.M. Durie. M.D., to advance myeloma research and to develop and implement patient and physician educational programs in myeloma. In 1992, she was elected Executive Director of the IMF and today holds the title of President. Under her direction, the IMF has experienced impressive growth, and the programs that she has developed have become models for other organizations worldwide. She is also a recipient of a joint honorary doctorate for scientific excellence from Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).
We are definitely in very strange times. Who would ever imagine that so many challenging things would happen all at once? We’ve all been through some tough times going through life, but this pandemic seems to be taking a lot of the wind out of our sails.