Myeloma Minute: New Myeloma Imaging Guidelines


| INNOVATION | Latest Research


New IMWG Guidelines for Superior Imaging

The International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) has just published guidelines for whole-body low-dose CT, an imaging modality for bone disease assessment. This new, open-access report explains the value of the procedure and helps justify reimbursement. Plus, two new studies point to future treatment advances.


| INSPIRATION | Laughter


Kevin Nealon to Host an All-Star Lineup for the IMF’s 12th Annual Comedy Celebration on November 3

The IMF 12th Annual Comedy Celebration takes place on Saturday, November 3 at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. This year’s event is hosted by Kevin Nealon, who sets himself apart from other comedic performers with his unique sense of humor, dry wit, and likeable demeanor. Nealon is best known for his nine-year stint as a cast member of NBC's "Saturday Night Live," and received critical acclaim for his role as Doug Wilson in the Showtime series "Weeds," which ran for eight seasons. Kevin currently stars alongside Matt LeBlanc on the CBS-TV comedy series "Man With a Plan" and also hosts the YouTube series "Hiking With Kevin.” He is also a sought after actor for both movies and television guest star roles. As well as being a regular on the talk show circuit, Kevin tours the country performing stand-up comedy at theaters, clubs and casinos. He is currently working on this third, yet to be titled, stand-up special. Join Kevin with an all-star cast of leading comedians and actors.


| EDUCATION | Nutrition Teleconference


| EDUCATION | Living Well with Myeloma


Listen to a Replay: The Impact of Nutrition on Side Effect Management
Register Now for a Teleconference on “Clinical Trials in Myeloma”

Listen to a replay of the teleconference “The Impact of Nutrition on Side Effect Management” as part of the Living Well with Myeloma series. Clinical dietician Stephanie Boyea MS, RD, CSO, LD, and Chief Nurse Practitioner Charise Gleason, MSN, NP-BC, AOCNP® moderate this 60-minute presentation. Downloadable educational slides are also available.

Join Dr. Joseph Mikhael, IMF’s Chief Medical Officer, as he moderates this teleconference on clinical trials and their importance. Dr. Mikhael will discuss:

  • the types of trials (phase I, phase II, phase III)
  • how to interpret results of trials
  • the process of informed consent
  • reasons why patients may want to enroll

He will also preview some leading trials in multiple myeloma.


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| ADVOCACY | Veterans


Register Today for the Blue Water Navy Veterans Act of 2017 Webinar

On Wednesday, October 24 at 3:00 p.m. EST / 6:00 p.m. PST, Veterans Against Myeloma will hold a webinar. This webinar centers around legislation to expand benefits for Agent Orange exposure to U.S. naval veterans who served off the coast of Vietnam from 1961-1975. H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017, unanimously passed the House and is currently up for consideration in the Senate. If passed, the bill would cover an estimated 90,000 Vietnam veterans who are currently required to provide proof of Agent Orange exposure during their time in service before benefits can be granted. Veterans who set foot on the soil of Vietnam or traversed the inland waterways of the country are granted a presumption of exposure, while Blue Water Navy Veterans are not. The webinar’s Guest Speaker is Mr. Paul Becker, a retired United States Navy Rear Admiral and the former Director for Intelligence, J2, Joint Staff.

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Nancy's Passion for Patients

October 12-13, 2018
IMF Patient & Family Seminar
Philadelphia, PA

October 28, 2018
Red House Carnival
Somerville, MA

November 3, 2018
12th Annual Comedy Celebration
Los Angeles, CA

March 15-16, 2019
IMF Patient & Family Seminar
Boca Raton, FL

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