IMF Patient & Family Webinar 2023 - Understanding The New Myeloma Landscape - Eastern

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Brian G.M. Durie, MD
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Mary Steinbach DNP, APRN
IMF Nurse Leadership Board Member
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Rafat Abonour, MD
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Ajai Chari, MD

What to Expect from this Patient and Family Webinar 

This webinar covers both the basics of diagnosis and early treatment as well as excitement around new immune therapies. The importance of expert management of infections is an area of particular focus. 

IMF Chairman of the Board and Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Brian G.M. Durie will present Myeloma 101:  

  • A discussion of MGUS, smoldering myeloma and active myeloma 
  • Learn more about when patients may consider beginning treatment 
  • Listen to presentation on tests for diagnosis and monitoring, how the disease is staged, and more

IMF Nurse Leadership Board Member Mary Steinbach, DNP, DPRN will be Taking the Reins of Your Multiple Myeloma Care:  

  • Hear advice for side effects / symptom management 
  • Outline the most common side effects / toxicities brought about by new and emerging therapies 

Rafat Abonour, MD will lead a segment on Frontline Therapy:

  • Including a focus on autologous stem cell transplant 
  • Discussion on triplets vs quadruplets in treatment 

Ajai Chari, MD will shed light on Relapse and New Immune Therapies:  

  • Discussing the recent FDA approval of the first-in-class bispecific T-cell engager Tecvayli™ (teclistamab-cqyv) for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma
  • Practical guidance will be provided regarding the many new myeloma treatment options, including the best sequencing of these options and their potential side effects
  • Exploring the latest treatment options available in clinical trials today 

At the end of each presentation, participants will have time to ask questions  

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