IMF Patient & Family Seminar: Los Angeles, CA


What do you get at an IMF Patient and Family Seminar?

Get up-to date, vital information.

Access to Experts
Get one-on-one access to the experts with time to ask questions about your treatment options.

Share your experiences and gain strength from hearing other people's stories, as you become part of the IMF family.

Online and phone registrations for this event have concluded. Don’t fear! We will be taking any walk-up registrations at the event.



Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City
555 Universal Hollywood Drive
Universal City, CA 91608
For Front Desk: (818) 506-2500
For Reservations:  (818) 623-1434

Room Rate - $199 + tax/night (Discounted room rates for Friday and Saturday nights only. Must book before July 18, 2017)

The IMF has secured a room block with a $199 DISCOUNTED ROOM RATE.
The discounted room rate is only available if reservations are made on or before July 18, 2017 (and room availability allowing). When making your hotel reservation, you must say you are attending the “IMF Patient & Family Seminar.”

There are a limited number of hotel rooms reserved for the IMF at this discounted room rate and rooms are available on a first come, first served basis. Once the IMF block of rooms has been exhausted, the hotel may not have any more rooms available at this discounted rate. 

Check-In: 4:00 PM
Check-Out: 11:00 AM

Daily Self: $14 +tax/day
Daily Valet: $22 +tax/day

Overnight Self: $28 +tax/night
Overnight Valet: $40 +tax/night


“BUR” Burbank Airport is located 15-20 min. from the Hilton LA hotel (without traffic)

“LAX” Los Angeles Airport is located 45 min. from the Hilton LA hotel (without traffic)

Super Shuttle(800) 258-3826. Call in advance to make reservations.
*All transport pricing below are estimates and are subject to change*

From BUR Airport:     $18 per person, plus tip (Shared Ride)         $48 (Private Ride)
From LAX Airport:     $26 per person, plus tip (Shared Ride)         $71 (Private Ride)

From BUR Airport: $30-35 estimated cost, plus tip
From LAX Airport: $75-80 estimated cost, plus tip



$60 (After July 18, 2017, Package A is $85)

Includes Friday Half-Day Seminar (1PM – 5PM), Welcome Cocktail Reception & Dinner (6PM – 9PM) and Saturday All-Day Seminar (7AM – 4PM) plus breakfast, lunch and all course materials.


$40 - Includes Saturday All Day Seminar (7AM – 4PM) plus breakfast, lunch and all course material.


Friday Topics:

  • Ask the Experts
  • Living Well with Myeloma: The Art of Battling Myeloma the Giant
  • Managing Side Effects
  • Understanding FreeLite and HevyLite

Saturday Topics:

  • Myeloma Fast Facts 2017
  • Best Therapies for Elderly Patients
  • Best Therapies for Patients Opting for Transplant
  • Black Swan Research Initiative® Updates
  • Management of Bone Disease
  • New Drugs in Clinical Trials
  • Breakout Sessions


Dr. Brian Durie
Cedars-Sinai Comprenhensive Cancer Institute, Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Jonathan Kaufman (Ask the Expert)
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Dr. Joseph Mikhael
Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ

Dr. Rafat Abonour
University of Indiana, Indiana, IN

Dr. Craig Cole
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI