Myeloma Minute: Why Expertise Matters

In an Anti-Intellectual Era, Expertise Still Matters

With a bounty of information at our fingertips, it’s tempting to think we are all experts. But there are some dangers, notes IMF Chairman Dr. Brian Durie, in this “strange new anti-intellectual environment.” That’s why it’s important for myeloma patients to look to experts for treatment-planning guidance. To read Dr. Durie’s blog, click HERE.

Multiple Myeloma Supplement Developed by IMF Nurse Leadership Board Offers Continuing Education

Managing the patient with multiple myeloma across the continuum of care is challenging given the heterogeneity of the population, the older age of most patients with the disease, and the rapidly changing treatment landscape. This JADPRO supplement will provide the advanced practitioner and other oncology professionals with the information they need to effectively manage the patient with multiple myeloma. Instructions on how to earn three continuing education credits by completing the activities with this supplement are available HERE.


Myeloma Action Month Is Less Than One Month Away - Here's How You Can Take Part

During Myeloma Action Month the International Myeloma Foundation will be reaching out to primary care doctors, lawmakers, and patients to raise awareness of the disease. A few examples of actions that you can take include the following: 1) Send a one-page letter that spells out potential myeloma symptoms and red flags to health care practitioners in your hometown; 2) Share your story or your loved one’s experience with myeloma; 3) Post this Myeloma Action Month poster in your community; 4) And, share your action with the myeloma community. Any action, no matter how big or small, counts. To learn more about these and other actions, visit the Myeloma Action Month website. Don’t forget to tweet about your contributions using the hashtag #IMFMam!


Boca Raton Patient & Family Seminar - Early Registration Closing Soon!

On March 17–18, the IMF will hold its annual Patient & Family Seminar in Boca Raton, Florida. The seminar provides up-to-date information covering a wide range of topics for patients, families, and caregivers. The expert faculty includes Drs. Brian Durie, Kenneth Anderson, Cristina Gasparetto, Jean-Luc Harousseau, James Hoffman (Friday-only), and Sagar Lonial. Early registration (at discounted prices) closes on Friday, February 17th.



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