IMF Patient & Family Seminar: San Francisco, 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.


Pullman San Francisco Bay
223 Twin Dolphin Drive
Redwood City, CA 94065
For Reservations:  (650) 598-9000

Room Rate - $159 + tax/night (Discounted room rates for Friday and Saturday nights only. Discount rate EXTENDED TO JANUARY 26)

The IMF has secured a room block with a $159 DISCOUNTED ROOM RATE.
The discounted room rate is only available if reservations are made on or before January 26, 2018 (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: 3:00 PM
Check-Out: 1:00 PM

Daily & Overnight Rate: $12.50 Self-Parking

Daily & Overnight Rate: $15.00 Valet


“SFO” Airport is about 15 min from the hotel

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

From SFO:           $27 per person, plus tip (Shared Ride) *rate subject to change


From SFO:           $45 estimated cost (plus tip) *rate subject to change



$60 - 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
  • Best Therapies for Elderly Patients
  • Best Therapies for Patients Opting for Transplant
  • Black Swan Research Initiative® Update
  • Management of Bone Disease
  • New Drugs in Clinical Trials
  • Breakout Sessions


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

William Bensinger, MD
Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Dr. Jonathan Kaufman, MD
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Michaela Liedtke, MD
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Tom Martin, MD
University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Beth Faiman, RN
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Anne Sherwood, PhD
Binding Site, Seattle, WA

Yelak Biru
Cancer Research Advocate, NW Arkansas

** Additional faculty to be announced closer to event date **