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MYELOMA MINUTE | Up To The Minute News | 10.28.2021
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New COVID-19 Guidance and Options
There is good news (booster rollouts, efficacy of vaccines in children) and a few cautions (the appearance of a new Delta-plus variant, flying cautions) this week in the world of pandemic updates, says IMF Chairman Dr. Brian G.M. Durie.
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The IMF Headquarters’ Office Is Moving!
As of Monday, November 1, 2021, the International Myeloma Foundation’s office will be at our new location. Please make a note of it:

The International Myeloma Foundation
4400 Coldwater Canyon Avenue, Suite #300
Studio City, CA 91604
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FREE 1.5 CNE: Myeloma Case Studies on CAR T, Bispecifics, and More!
2021 offers exciting new treatment options for multiple myeloma patients including approval of the first CAR-T in myeloma. Four highly experienced nurses share patient case studies that focus on NEW nursing implications and symptom management, while addressing disparities in healthcare. You can complete three individual half-hour sessions for up to 1.5 CNE or simply download FREE SLIDES.
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Register for This Multiple Myeloma Webinar for Patients and Their Families
Register for the October 30th Patient and Family Webinar at 7 a.m. PT / 9 a.m. CT / 10 a.m. ET. It will focus on “Advances in Myeloma Treatments: What Patients & Caregivers Need to Know.” IMF Chairman Dr. Brian G.M. Durie will moderate presentations with IMF Nurse Leadership Board Member Teresa Miceli RN, BSN, OCN® (Mayo Clinic — Rochester, MN); Adam Cohen, MD (University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine — Philadelphia); Paul Richardson, MD (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute — Boston); and IMF Vice President of Support Groups Robin Tuohy. Attendees will learn what the latest advancements in myeloma research mean for patients, how to better manage side effects, optimal choices for relapsed patients, and more. At the end of the presentations, participants will have time to ask questions.
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Register Now for This Virtual Multiple Myeloma Workshop on November 6
The next IMF Virtual Regional Community Workshop will take place November 6, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. MT. Learn about upfront treatments at diagnosis, maintenance therapy, relapse information, and clinical trials. The panel of experts will include Edward A. Stadtmauer, MD (University of Pennsylvania — Philadelphia); Luciano Costa, MD (University of Alabama at Birmingham); and IMF Nurse Leadership Board member Daniel Verina, DNP, ACNP-BC (Mount Sinai Hospital — New York). IMF Director of Regional Community Workshops and Support Groups Kelly Cox will welcome attendees. After each presentation with the experts, attendees will be able to ask questions.
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Changing the Course of Myeloma in the African-American Community
The IMF’s M-Power Initiative is focused on changing the course of myeloma in the African-American community, especially since myeloma is two times as common in people of African descent as it is in all other races and ethnicities. To learn how to empower yourself, join the next M-Power workshop for the Atlanta area on Saturday, November 13, at 10 a.m. ET. The event panelists will include Dr. Ajay K. Nooka (Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University — Atlanta); IMF Nurse Leadership Board Member Charise Gleason, MSN, NP-BC, AOCNP® (Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University — Atlanta); myeloma patient and advocate Jameca Barrett; and IMF Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joseph Mikhael (TGen at the City of Hope — Phoenix).
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#ASKDRDURIE | Dr. Durie's Weekly Web Video Series
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