Date and Location:


April 22, 2023 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center
5011 Bernie Whitebear Way, Seattle, WA 98199

Local Expert Speakers:
Kelly Cox
Kelly Cox
Senior Director, IMF Regional Community Workshops
Rafat Abanour headshot
Rafat Abonour, MD
University of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN
Andrew Cowan headshot
Andrew Cowan, MD
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Mary Headshot
Mary Steinbach, DNP, APRN
IMF Nurse Leadership Board, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah
Topics Covered in This Workshop:

Welcome and Announcements

Kelly Cox, Senior Director IMF Regional Community Workshops

Myeloma 101 and Relapsed Therapies & Clinical Trials

Rafat Abonour, MD, 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. 

Frontline Therapy and Maintenance Therapy

Andrew Cowan, MD, 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. 

Managing Multiple Myeloma Symptoms and Treatment Side Effects

Mary Steinbach, DNP, APRN (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.

8:00 – 9:00 AM Registration
9:00 – 11:45 AM  Morning Session
11:45 – 12:30 PM Lunch
12:30 – 3:30 PM  Afternoon Session
3:30 – 4:00 PM Coffee / Network


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