Myeloma Minute: IMF Live from ASH 2015

Myeloma Minute
December 3, 2015

Live from Orlando, FL: Latest News from the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology!

The IMF team brings you all the latest news from the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) from Dec. 5th to Dec. 8th in Orlando, FL. Tune into our comprehensive updates via blogs, Facebook, Twitter and IMF-TV to learn about critical myeloma research findings, progress in treatment access around the globe, patients’ journeys of hope, and the most promising young myeloma investigators today.

IMF's ASH Social Media Team

The IMF’s dedicated team of Support Group Leaders from across the US share their observations throughout the ASH meeting at our special “IMF @ ASH” webpage. Their first blog posts focus on the data and events they are looking forward to sharing during the meeting. In addition to blog posts, the IMF ASH team members will share the latest myeloma updates via Twitter (#IMFASH15) and Facebook. To meet the IMF’s ASH social media team members, read their first blog posts, and begin following them on social media, click HERE.

Watch IMF's "Point-Counterpoint Session" Broadcast Live from ASH

Tune in Friday, Dec. 4 to watch the IMF’s satellite symposium live from the ASH annual meeting. The presentation, “Global Advances in Myeloma: Providing the Best Options for Treatment in 2015,” will feature interactive case discussions with “point-counterpoint” sessions from leading myeloma physicians. Topics include benefits/risks associated with new diagnostic criteria and early treatment of multiple myeloma (MM), risk-adapted therapy for patients with newly diagnosed MM, using the minimal residual disease to guide maintenance therapy, and emerging systemic therapies. The event will be webcast live at 12:30 pm ET/ 9:30 am PT on Friday, December 4th. Panelists are Drs. Brian G.M. Durie, Shaji Kumar, Dr. Philippe Moreau, Bruno Paiva, Antonio Palumbo, and Jesus F. San Miguel. Click HERE for more information and to register.

Watch IMF's IMWG Conference Series Debate Live from ASH: "Making Sense of Treatment"

The IMF will cap off the ASH 2015 meeting with “Making Sense of Treatment,” the International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) Conference Series, on Monday, December 7th. IMF Chairman Dr. Brian Durie will moderate and be joined by IMWG members Drs. Joseph Mikhael, Paul Richardson, and Antonio Palumbo to tackle the key questions currently facing myeloma doctors and patients in light of the latest research presented at ASH. The debate will be webcast live on Monday, December 7th at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT. Click HERE to watch the live and archived debate.

Global Myeloma Advocacy Organizations Meet to Discuss Sustainability

The Global Myeloma Action Network (GMAN)—which consists of member myeloma advocacy organizations in North America, South America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia—met on September 22, 2015, in Rome. Twenty advocates discussed the steps that each of their respective organizations can take to ensure their longevity, build relationships with key stakeholders, plan patient seminars, and design program budgets for fundraising initiatives. To read more about the GMAN meeting in Rome, click HERE.

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