Myeloma Minute: Award for Scientific Excellence


| INNOVATION | Award Recipients


International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) Co-Founders Susie Durie and Brian Durie, MD, Receive a Joint Honorary Doctorate in Recognition of Scientific Excellence

In Brussels, Belgium, on April 2, 2019, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) awarded a joint honorary doctorate for scientific excellence to International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) Co-founder and President, Susie Durie, and Chairman Brian G.M. Durie, MD. The evening’s ceremony was dedicated to “the beauty, the power, and the wisdom of science.” Jacques Cousteau, Nelson Mandela, and Václav Havel are among past recipients of the award.


| EDUCATION | Teleconference


Register Now for a “Living Well with Myeloma” Teleconference on MGUS, Smoldering Myeloma, and Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma

On Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. PST / 7:00 p.m. EST, Dr. Brian G.M. Durie, IMF Chairman of the Board, hosts a “Living Well with Myeloma” teleconference. The focus of the teleconference will be on early disease management, including criteria for diagnosis and best treatment options. Patients are increasingly diagnosed early, and the decisions for initial treatment must be appropriate. In some cases, observation is recommended. With new therapies, many options must be reviewed and considered for patients in each risk group. Each individual’s age and comorbidities should also be considered. Current best treatment guidelines will be presented.

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| EDUCATION | Seminar


| EDUCATION | Workshop


Join Us for the IMF’s Patient & Family Seminar in Short Hills, NJ
Register Now for a Regional Community Workshop in Birmingham, AL

The IMF Patient & Family Seminar in Short Hills, New Jersey, takes place April 5 - 6, 2019, at the Hilton Short Hills (41 JFK Parkway). During this seminar, learn about the latest treatments for and the management of multiple myeloma. The IMF Patient & Family Seminars are a wonderful opportunity to exchange valuable information, visit with friends, and share true-life experiences. Registration is open for walk-in attendees only.

The IMF will host a Regional Community Workshop at The Westin (2221 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N) in Birmingham, Alabama, on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Registration is FREE, but seating is limited. Learn from and meet one-on-one with myeloma experts to get answers to your questions and concerns.


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| ACTION | Advocacy


Attention Myeloma Researchers: Funding Opportunity!

The Department of Defense’s Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program has released the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) funding opportunities for their Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program. IMF’s advocacy on Capitol Hill ensured blood cancers would remain as a topic area under this program for FY 2019. As a result, myeloma researchers are eligible for this funding. Read more about this opportunity. Submission is a two-step process. It requires both pre-application submission and full application submission. We welcome you to reach out to [email protected] with questions.


| INSPIRATION | Fundraiser


Register Now for the 2019 Miles for Myeloma 5K Run/Walk in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Multiple Myeloma Networking Group hosts the 2019 Miles for Myeloma 5K Run/Walk at the Memorial Hall/Please Touch Museum (4231 Avenue of the Republic) in Philadelphia on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Day-of registration and check-in opens at 7:15 a.m. Online registration cut-off is at midnight on April 24, 2019.

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April 5-6, 2019
IMF Patient & Family Seminar
Short Hills, NJ

April 6, 2019
Regional Community Workshop
Seattle, WA

April 27, 2019
2019 Miles for Myeloma 5K Run/Walk
Philadelphia, PA

May 4, 2019
Flying Pig Marathon
Cincinnati, OH

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Amgen, Celgene Corporation, Genentech, Sanofi-Genzyme, and Takeda Oncology
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