Myeloma Minute: Ray Romano Hosts Comedy Celebration

October 20, 2016​

​IMF Comedy Celebration Showcases a Celebrity Cast and Adds Masterclass to Auction

Tickets are on sale now for the 10th Annual Comedy Celebration hosted by Ray Romano and featuring a cast of celebrity comedians and live music. In honor of the 10th year of this event, we’ve received some stellar items for the silent auction, including: house seats to see Hamilton at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, an autographed electric guitar signed by legendary musician Joe Walsh WITH a Skype lesson from the man himself, and just announced—subscriptions to the online Masterclass series with such world-class instructors as Werner Herzog, Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Spacey, Aaron Sorkin, Christina Aguilera, Usher, James Patterson, and Serena Williams. Masterclass curricula are developed by the instructors themselves, and feature their unique approach to what they do. Get your tickets now to this magnificent event on November 5, 2016 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles.

Dr. Joseph Tariman of the IMF Nurse Leadership Board Selected as Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

Joseph Tariman PhD, ANP-BC, Assistant Professor of School of Nursing in DePaul University's College of Science and Health and a member of the IMF Nurse Leadership Board, was recently accepted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). AAN is a nationally recognized organization that serves the public and the nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge. Dr. Tariman focuses on the study of myeloma, specifically on decision-making with treatment options and how they impact the quality of life for patients with myeloma. Dr. Tariman has authored more than 80 published abstracts, articles, and monographs. Most recently he co-edited the 2015 publication, An Evidence-based and Treatment-focused Approach to Myeloma Nursing Care, Second Edition. On Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference in Washington, DC, Dr. Tariman will attend the AAN Induction Ceremony to accept his honor as Fellow. The IMF extends our congratulations to Dr. Tariman in recognition of this distinction.

Pre-register for FREE for the Next "Living Well with Myeloma" Teleconference: Pre-ASH Highlights

Join Dr. Brian G.M. Durie as he moderates “Pre-ASH – What Patients & Caregivers Can Look Forward To,” a teleconference on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. PT / 7:00 p.m. ET. Dr. Durie will focus on issues in the myeloma community that are relevant to this year’s American Society of Hematology (ASH) Conference, which convenes in San Diego on December 2–5, 2016. 

Give a Gift to the IMF at No Added Cost to You!

The IMF has a new Amazon link. Whether you shop on Amazon for the holidays or for your daily needs, please bookmark the brand new, and delete our old Amazon link. At no added cost to you, Amazon will donate a percentage of your total purchase to the IMF. The percentage that Amazon donates to the IMF will continue to increase—as much as 7% or more—depending on how many orders are placed through the IMF portal. Donating to the IMF is as easy as a point-and-click at

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