Myeloma Today Summer 2008 Volume 7 Issue 7

Dear Reader

Board of Directors: Myeloma Today in conversation with Loraine Boyle

Scientific Advisory Board: Myeloma Today in conversation with Dr. Sagar Lonial
News & Notes
Scientific & Clinical: 2008 IMF Scientific Advisory Board Retreat: Myeloma Today in conversation with Dr. Brian G.M. Duri
Scientific & Clinical: Velcade as Frontline Therapy for Myeloma by Brian G.M. Durie, MD
Scientific & Clinical: Current International Myeloma Working Group Projects and Lead Authors
Scientific & Clinical: DSMM: Deutsche Studiengruppe Multiples Myeloma; Myeloma Today in conversation with Prof. Dr. Hermann Einsele
Scientific & Clinical: Update from ASCO; Myeloma Today in conversation with Dr. S. Vincent Rajkumar
Nurse Leadership Board: NLB Activities Update; Myeloma Today in conversation with Elizabeth Bilotti, MSN, APRN, BC, OCN
Supportive Care: Gastrointestinal side effects associated with myeloma therapies; Myeloma Today in conversation with Page Bertolotti, RN, OCN
Supportive Care: IMF Hotline Coordinators Answer Your Questions: "I had a stem cell transplant about four months ago and just got word that my myeloma is in remission. My bone marrow biopsy was normal and the doctor can’t find the myeloma protein in my blood. I had hoped to enjoy my remission, but my doctor wants me to consider taking thalidomide as an “insurance policy” to keep the myeloma from coming back. What is your take on maintenance therapy?"
Education and Awareness: Spotlight on Advocacy; Congress Busy with Myeloma Related Issues in 2008 by Christine Murphy, MA
Special Event: 2008 IMF Support Group Leaders’ Retreat
Support Group Profiles: SouthEastern Virginia Multiple Myeloma Support Group
International Affiliates: IMF Europe Conducts Meetings in Spain
International Affiliates: Updates from Around the Globe
Patient and Caregiver Experience: E-patients: Equipped, Enabled, Empowered, and Engaged by Joanna FitzPatrick
Member Events: IMFers Raise Funds to Benefit Myeloma Community

  • Kallen Dahlke Cell Phone Drive
  • Music Against Myeloma
  • “JC” Golf Tournament

Member Events: Meet Suzanne Battaglia, the New Director of Member Events
Investing in the Future: IMF Forms The Founders’ Circle; Major Donors Recognized at Inaugural Summit
Staff Updates:

  • Missy Klepetar
  • Rachael Coffey

Cell Phones For A Cure
2008 IMF Calendar of Events
Letters to the IMF

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