Friday, June 24, 2011

IMF Regional Workshop July 23

International Myeloma Foundation (IMF)
Regional Community Workshop

Saturday, July 23, 2011
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Sheraton Minneapolis
12201 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55305

Workshop Brochure
The Twin Cities Multiple Myeloma Support Group invites survivors (patients), families, caregivers, and friends to attend. It is free of charge, but please register with the IMF:

From the IMF web site: "Regional Community Workshops are half-day meetings and are designed to provide much of the same information as that of a Patient & Family Seminar but in a condensed form. These meetings are held in smaller cities and allow the IMF to expand the reach of its programs to a wider audience. The faculty consists of local myeloma specialists, a nurse, and a speaker on supportive care issues. The IMF works closely with the local support groups to promote these meetings and attendance generally ranges from 50-75 attendees."

Faculty: The primary speaker will be Dr. Parameswaran Hari, MD, MRCP, MS, Clinical Director of the Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Program and Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology, Wisconsin College of Medicine. Also confirmed is Teresa Miceli, RN, BSN, from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, very knowledgable about myeloma and a blessing to her patients.

If the travel isn't too daunting, I can't recommend this event highly enough. You will undoubtedly:
  • Meet other survivors;
  • Meet Teresa Miceli and the doctors;
  • Learn about myeloma and its treatment; and especially
  • Learn about recent advances.
Personally, I would skip an important marathon to attend this workshop.


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