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MYELOMA MINUTE | Up To The Minute News | 11.11.2021
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Have Questions About Myeloma? The IMF InfoLine Team Has Answers
Someone who's been diagnosed with myeloma has a million questions. The IMF’s InfoLine Team is here to answer your questions in a caring and compassionate manner. Learn more about how the IMF's team of InfoLine Coordinators can help you by watching this video. Call 800-452 CURE (2873) or email infoline@myeloma.org and get connected with an InfoLine Coordinator today.
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Changing the Course of Myeloma in the African-American Community
The IMF 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 webinar featuring Atlanta-based medical professionals 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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Register Now for This Virtual Multiple Myeloma Workshop on November 20
The next IMF Virtual Regional Community Workshop will take place on November 20, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. CT / 10:00 a.m. ET. Learn about upfront treatments at diagnosis, maintenance therapy, relapse information, and clinical trials. The panel of experts will include IMF Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joseph Mikhael (TGen at the City of Hope — Phoenix); Clara Freeman, MD (Moffitt Cancer Center — Tampa, FL); and IMF Nurse Leadership Board member Kathleen Colson RN, BSN, BS (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute — Boston). IMF Director of Regional Community Workshops and Support Groups Kelly Cox will welcome attendees. After each presentation, attendees will be able to ask questions.
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Attention Healthcare Practitioners: Free CME Credit Courses from Medscape Oncology and the IMF Are Now Available
In this CME series, IMF Chairman of the Board Dr. Brian G.M. Durie is joined by leading multiple myeloma practitioners to discuss frontline therapy, approaches to relapse care management, novel strategies for heavily pretreated myeloma patients, side effect management, clinical trials, and more. Complete all sections of these activities at the link below to earn CME credit.
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Watch a Replay of This Multiple Myeloma Webinar for Patients and Their Families
Watch a replay of the October 30th Patient and Family Webinar, which focused on “Advances in Myeloma Treatments: What Patients & Caregivers Need to Know.” IMF Chairman Dr. Brian G.M. Durie moderated 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 learned what the latest advancements in myeloma research mean for patients, how to better manage side effects, optimal choices for relapsed patients, and more.
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Do What You Love and Raise Funds at the Same Time!
Despite a pandemic, you have still celebrated milestones, still ran races, and still played games. You kept doing what you love — and turned those activities into IMF FUNraisers. With your help and your virtual Member FUNraisers, the IMF has been able to fund myeloma research grants and other patient programs!

In the coming year, the IMF can continue to help you to organize virtual fundraisers, hybrid, or in-person events. We will help provide technical support for virtual events or direct you to what the CDC recommendations are for your state requirements for in-person events.

Call or email Suzanne Battaglia at sbattaglia@myeloma.org, or (800) 452-2873, ext. 227 to keep improving the lives of so many living with this complex disease; and hopefully, one day find a cure.
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