What are Patient and Family Seminars?

The IMF hosts educational Patient and Family Seminars in cities around the world. At these meetings, patients and their families learn about the latest developments in myeloma from a panel of world-renowned myeloma experts. With the newest information about myeloma, patients can make educated treatment choices. They also can ask questions of leading myeloma experts as well as connect with others touched by myeloma.  

What do you get at an IMF Patient and Family Seminar?

Learn vital information on new treatment options in the pipeline and the latest clinical trials.
Access to Experts
Ask myeloma experts your questions about treatment options.
Share your experiences and gain strength from hearing other people's stories, as you become part of the IMF family.
IMF President, Founder, and CEO Susie Durie
Susie Durie
IMF Founder & Director of Global Patient Initiatives
I was attending a large medical conference, and I thought, 'Where are the patients? Why are they not meeting with these myeloma experts?' After this, the IMF team and I decided to host our first Patient and Family Seminar.

Back In Person in 2023  

In September of 2022, the IMF hosted a hybrid (in-person/virtual) meeting for support group leaders. We followed strict COVID-19 protocols, and the meeting was a success!  We were thrilled to see patients, their loved ones, and myeloma practitioners reunited in person once again. 

The IMF remains vigilant about patient safety during the pandemic. Yet, we are excited to be back in-person again for many of our events, including IMF Patient and Family Seminars. 

We will continue to require vaccination records, proper masking, and social distancing at all Patient and Family Seminars. We encourage to check this page for this list of upcoming seminars. Registration will close quickly. We are so happy to see you and share together in person again, as our IMF family, and One Myeloma Nation.

Upcoming Events: Patient & Family Seminar

Check back for upcoming Patient & Family Webinars


Past Patient & Family Webinars Videos

I’m about to attend a Patient and Family Seminar. What should I know in advance?

To play a more active role in discussions with the faculty panel of myeloma experts, acquaint yourself with the following IMF resources: 

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?" 

IMF Patient Handbook

Essential Tests for Diagnosis and Monitoring

Frontline Treatment Options

What Is a Clinical Trial?

Myeloma Acronyms & Abbreviations

Myeloma Glossary

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