About the IMF - Improving Lives Through Research and Patient Care
Founded in 1990, the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) is the first and largest organization focusing specifically on multiple myeloma. The IMF’s reach extends to more than 525,000 members in 140 countries worldwide. The IMF is dedicated to improving the quality of life of myeloma patients while working toward prevention and a cure through our four founding principles: Research, Education, Support, and Advocacy.
The International Myeloma Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for those living with multiple myeloma. We have a range of initiatives to make this happen.
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In 1995, the IMF established the Brian D. Novis Research Grant program in memory of its co-founder. The grants are awarded annually to promote research into all areas of myeloma in an effort to improve patient outcomes. To date, the IMF has funded more than 100 of the most promising projects by both senior and junior investigators in the field of multiple myeloma.
The Nurse Leadership Board (NLB) is a professional partnership that represents nurse experts caring for myeloma patients. The NLB develops consensus publications, symposia, multimedia, and research.
Because "Knowledge Is Power," the IMF brings educational seminars and workshops to communities near you, and provides a library of publications on multiple myeloma care.
Are you in need of the most current information about multiple myeloma? Learn about IMF's library of cancer articles, journals, and other publications for patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. All are available free of charge online and in printed copy by mail. Many core booklets and key medical articles are translated as well. Download our cancer publications here.
From our weekly series “Ask Dr. Durie” to comprehensive news from key cancer medical conferences around the world, IMF-TV is your all-access ticket to critical myeloma research, patient education, and guidance. Check back often for updated content.
Are you looking for educational patient and caregiver support in your hometown? The IMF hosts Patient & Family Seminars in the U.S. and Europe.
Since our inception in 1990, the IMF has supported and met in-person with more than 3,000 myeloma patients globally.
We have facilitated a network of 150 myeloma-specific support groups that hold regular meetings in the U.S. So no matter where you are, we can help you find or create a multiple myeloma support group and connect with other survivors and caregivers.
Multiple myeloma is a disease that can often be treated successfully, and many patients live long and productive lives after being diagnosed. We are here to arm you with as much patient information as possible so that you can seek out the very best care, while working toward better treatments and a cure.
The IMF produces and maintains an extensive library of publications and periodicals for patients and caregivers, as well as for healthcare professionals. All IMF publications are always free of charge. Please click below to read, download, or order printed copies.
The IMF’s InfoLine is here for you for your myeloma-related questions and concerns. The InfoLine team consistently provides callers with best information about myeloma in a caring and compassionate manner
The IMF’s Advocacy team has educated and empowered thousands of individuals who make a positive impact each year on issues critical to the myeloma community in the U.S. and worldwide.
Advocacy is the act of supporting a cause or idea. It involves speaking out on issues that you care about and offering ways to improve upon them.
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In 2013, the International Myeloma Foundation led the development of the Global Myeloma Alliance, which became the Global Myeloma Action Network (GMAN) in 2014. GMAN is a group of myeloma leaders patient organizations around the world whose aim is to support myeloma patients’ needs. While each member organization executes its own mission and vision, GMAN works to convene members and partners to share best practices, address mutual areas of concern, and elevate awareness of multiple myeloma.
The IMF is dedicated to improving the quality of life of myeloma patients while working toward prevention and a cure through our four founding principles: Research, Education, Support, and Advocacy.
The people of the IMF — our Board of Directors, our management, and our staff — are here to help you. We invite you to learn more about our team.
We partner with organizations all over the world. Together, we promote awareness of multiple myeloma and encourage measures to prevent and combat the disease.
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