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MYELOMA MINUTE | Up To The Minute News | 7.22.2021
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Register for the Best of 2021 ASCO & EHA Webinar to Learn About the Most Up-to-Date Myeloma Therapies
What’s new in myeloma research? IMF Chairman Dr. Brian G.M. Durie discusses important new findings from the 2021 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting that took place virtually from June 4-8 this year, and from the subsequent European Hematology Association’s (EHA) annual meeting. Dr. Durie explains the latest data in approachable terms that patients and caregivers can use in their everyday care decision-making. You won’t want to miss this essential webinar. At the end of the presentation, participants will have time to ask questions.
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Register for the Living Well with Myeloma Webinar on August 12
The next “Living Well with Myeloma” webinar will take place at 4 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, August 12. During the webinar, myeloma patients and their caregivers will learn best practices to access physical support services, financial resources, and more. The speakers include IMF Nurse Leadership Board member Beth Faiman PhD, MSN, APRN-BC, AOCN®, FAAN; Oncology Social Worker Rebecca Zeiter, MSSA, LSW; and Financial Navigator Shonita Gamble, LSW. All the speakers are practicing in their fields at the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute. The panel will discuss commonly encountered financial and other considerations that patients and caregivers may face.
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Just One Week Left to Win Your 10-Day Vacation in Hawaii
Enter a raffle for only $50 to win a 10-day stay at the Villa Ono Oasis in historic Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, as pictured here. The winner will be able to book a vacation at the villa any time during the rest of 2021 or in 2022. The dates of the stay will be based on the winner’s availability and coordination with the property owner. The lucky raffle winner will be announced on August 1, 2021.
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Register Now for the IMF Regional Community Workshop on August 7
The IMF Virtual Regional Community Workshop will cover an introduction to myeloma, upfront treatments at diagnosis, maintenance therapy, relapse information, and clinical trials. A member of the IMF Nurse Leadership Board will talk about managing side effects and symptoms of myeloma and its treatments. The expert panel includes Rafat Abonour, MD (Indiana University, Simon Cancer Center — Indianapolis); Agnes Paner, MD (Rush University Hospital — Chicago); and Kathleen Colson, RN, BSN, BS (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute — Boston). IMF Senior Director of Regional Community Workshops Kelly Cox will moderate the workshop. After each presentation, attendees will have time to ask questions.
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Donate to the Angela Dirks Barto Memorial Golf Tournament
Angela Dirks Barto lost her battle with myeloma at the age of 44. To honor her memory, Angela’s loved ones are hosting a memorial golf tournament on Sunday, August 15, at 1 p.m. ET with the hope of supporting an IMF Research Grant. While the event itself is sold-out, the team is halfway to their goal, with donations and sponsorships still greatly needed. Help Angela’s team reach their goal today.
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Calling All Researchers: Submit Your Grant Applications
The Brian D. Novis Research Grants honor IMF founder Brian Novis, who succumbed to multiple myeloma in July of 1992. The grants are awarded to researchers working in the field of multiple myeloma and related disorders, including smoldering multiple myeloma (SMM), monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), and immunoglobulin-derived amyloidosis. The 2022 grants will support senior research projects with $80,000 each and junior research projects with $50,000 each. The deadline to submit the applications is October 1, 2021. 
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