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MYELOMA MINUTE | Up To The Minute News | 12.9.2021
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Why Understanding the COVID-19 Omicron Variant Is Important
The emergence of Omicron underscores the urgency of helping vulnerable and immune-compromised communities around the world. “It is a humanitarian must, as well as an essential step in containing the global pandemic,” says IMF Chairman Dr. Brian G.M. Durie.
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IMF Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joseph Mikhael on Facebook Live on December 15th
On Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at 4 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. ET on Facebook Live, IMF Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joseph Mikhael (TGen, City of Hope — Phoenix) will discuss abstracts on racial disparities in myeloma care as reported from this year’s American Society of Hematology annual conference. Make sure to like our Facebook page to receive notifications for this upcoming livestream and to be able to join on the day of the event!
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Bookmark the 2021 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Patient Blogs’ Website
Stay tuned as the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) brings together myeloma support group leaders and patients to the virtual 63rd meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) from December 11-14, 2021. The 63rd ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition will be an exciting convergence of 20,000 healthcare professionals from across the globe. Follow the IMF ASH team members at the link below. You can also catch them on social media as they ramp up to share the latest clinical updates in myeloma research, therapies, and practice strategies via Twitter (#ASH21 and #IMFASH21) and Facebook.
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Mark Your Calendar: Best of ASH 2021 Webinar
On Thursday, December 16, 2021, at 4 p.m. PT/5 p.m. Mountain/6 p.m. Central/7 p.m. Eastern, Dr. Brian G.M. Durie will discuss important takeaways relating to multiple myeloma from this year’s American Society of Hematology (ASH) conference. Get to know the highlights of the top myeloma abstracts that will be presented at the ASH annual conference in this “Best of ASH 2021” webinar.
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Just Released! Multiple Myeloma: A Textbook for Nurses (Third Edition)
This third edition of Multiple Myeloma: A Textbook for Nurses is available now. New to this edition is information on the development of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapies — a rapidly evolving field of myeloma treatment — which may offer hope for more profound responses and prolonged remissions. The addition of a chapter on patient-reported outcomes and quality of life provides essential context as patients live longer and cope with symptoms and side effects. The editors and many of the authors of this third edition are from the IMF’s own Nurse Leadership Board.
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#ASKDRDURIE | Dr. Durie's Weekly Web Video Series
This Week’s Question:

How important are the four iStopMM abstracts being presented at ASH for myeloma patients?
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