Since 2003, the IMF has honored an outstanding physician each year with the Robert A. Kyle Lifetime Achievement Award. The award, named for its first recipient, is presented to an individual whose body of work in the field of multiple myeloma has made significant advances in research, treatment, and care of myeloma patients.
Our honorees’ work reflects the words of Dr. William Mayo, founder of Mayo Clinic, who challenged the nature of patient care nearly a century ago when he said “The needs of the patient are the only needs to be considered.”
Professor Philippe Moreau, MD, Head of the Hematology Department at the University Hospital of Nantes, France, and Professor of Clinical Hematology at Nantes Faculty of Medicine, is the 2018 recipient of the annual Robert A. Kyle Lifetime Achivement Award.
Prof. Moreau heads a unit focusing on early phase I and phase II trials in clinical hematology and is a member of the administration council of the Intergroupe Francophone du Myélome (IFM), for which he served as chairman from 2006 through 2009.
“Receiving the Kyle Award is a great honor,” said Prof. Moreau. “This prize is one of the most prestigious rewards that a physician working in the field of multiple myeloma may expect. The previous awardees are famous and respected for their contributions to multiple myeloma research and treatment. Receiving the award is accompanied by a feeling of pride, but is also a reminder of the duty of care towards our patients.”