When IMF President and Founder Susie Durie attended a large medical conference, she stood in the auditorium and watched healthcare professionals meet with myeloma experts. Susie thought, “Where are the patients? Why are they not meeting with these experts?” Through this experience, the idea for IMF’s Patient & Family Seminars was born.
The IMF hosts educational Patient and Family Seminars in cities around the world. These meetings enable patients and their families to learn about the latest developments in myeloma from a panel of world-renowned myeloma experts. Armed with cutting-edge myeloma information, patients can make informed treatment choices. The interactive environment ensures that individual patient questions are addressed. The seminars also create an opportunity for patients to meet and interact with others touched by myeloma.
What do you get at an IMF Patient and Family Seminar?
When are IMF Patient and Family Seminars?
Due to ongoing concerns over patient safety during the pandemic, all Patient and Family Seminars have transitioned to a virtual format. View the list of upcoming Patient and Family Webinars below:
Upcoming Events: Patient & Family Seminar
This IMF Patient & Family Webinar will focus on “Best Myeloma Management in the Era of COVID - 19” IMF Chairman Dr. Brian G.M.
I’m about to attend a Patient and Family Seminar. What should I know in advance?
We suggest you acquaint yourself with the following resources on the IMF website in order to play a more active role in discussions with the faculty panel of myeloma experts.
|Ask Dr. Durie video, "Myeloma 101: What does a newly diagnosed patient need to know?"||Ask Dr. Durie video, "What imaging studies, or scans, should myeloma patients undergo?"|