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The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) is excited to announce that an in-person Regional Community Workshop will take place on March 2, 2024, in San Diego, CA.  

Date: March 2, 2024

Venue: Westin San Diego Bayview 

Location: 400 W Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101 

 

Information at a Glance

 

 

Your San Diego Speakers:   

Robin Tuohy headshot
Robin Tuohy
Vice President, Support Groups
Dr. Jeong Headshot
Ah-Reum (Autumn) Jeong, MD
University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Dr Banerjee Headshot
Rahul Banerjee, MD, FACP
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Seattle, WA
Sandra Rome
Sandra Rome, RN, MN, AOCN, CNS
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, IMF Nurse Leadership Board Member

Welcome and Announcements

Robin Tuohy, Vice President, Support Groups

Myeloma 101 and Frontline Therapy

Ah-Reum (Autumn) Jeong, MD (University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA) reviews multiple myeloma basics including what myeloma is, common symptoms and side effects, advances in how myeloma is initially diagnosed, the stages of myeloma treatment, induction therapy, transplant, and more. 

Relapsed Therapy and Clinical Trials

Rahul Banerjee, MD, FACP (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Seattle, WA) discusses the types of relapsed disease, what doctors consider when selecting a treatment regimen, relapsed/refractory treatment options, how doctors treat triple and penta-class refractory myeloma, updates on clinical trials, and more. 

Taking the Reins of Your Myeloma Care

Sandra Rome, RN, MN, AOCN, CNS (IMF Nurse Leadership Board) discusses how patients can manage myeloma-related symptoms and side effects along with side effects brought on by treatment. She outlines the most common side effects for each myeloma drug category, how to prevent infection, and more.

 

Additional Resources:

Download the IMF's Multiple Myeloma Informational Booklets:

Download IMF publications

 

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