Best Practice

In 2018, the International Myeloma Foundation’s Patient & Family Seminars made improvements on both a local and global level. The unique and successful practices observed in individual countries can now serve as models to incorporate positive change into all of our seminars. These successes help to increase awareness and advocacy of multiple myeloma. I would […]

Report from the 2018 Summit of the Global Myeloma Action Network

By Yelak Biru IMF Board Member, Research Advocate, 22-year myeloma survivor The 2018 Annual Summit of the IMF’s Global Myeloma Action Network (GMAN) convened on June 17–19 in Stockholm, Sweden. The event brought together 35 advocacy organizations representing 25 countries from Asia, Australia, Europe, and Latin and North America. The contributions of Dr. Brian G.M. […]

Report from the 2018 Summit of the Global Myeloma Action Network

By Yelak Biru IMF Board Member, Research Advocate, 22-year myeloma survivor The 2018 Annual Summit of the IMF’s Global Myeloma Action Network (GMAN) convened on June 17–19 in Stockholm, Sweden. The event brought together 35 advocacy organizations representing 25 countries from Asia, Australia, Europe, and Latin and North America. The contributions of Dr. Brian G.M. […]

2017 Susie Durie Grant

GMAN Funding Support Helps Launch Three Innovative Projects When we sent out the call for applications for GMANs 2017 Susie Novis Durie Grant, we knew that we would be reviewing proposals for many innovative and important projects focused on improving the lives of myeloma patients. We were thrilled by the overabundance of ideas that are […]

GMAN Newsletter April 2017

2017 Susie Novis Durie Grant accepting applications In 2016, the Global Myeloma Action Network (GMAN) launched the Susie Novis Durie Grant program in honor of IMF President and Founder. For 27 years, Susie’s tireless efforts to develop and implement innovative patient programs in the area of myeloma have helped countless patients around the globe. Susie […]

GMAN Newsletter March 2017

The first International Myeloma Action Day is a huge success By Yelak Biru GMAN Advisor In 2016, representatives of patient advocacy organizations from around the world met in Copenhagen for the Annual Summit of the Global Myeloma Action Network (GMAN). Together, they dedicated a day in 2017 for a unified global campaign to raise awareness, […]

GMAN Newsletter February 2017

Use Your Social Media to Support GMANs International Myeloma Action Day March 30, 2017 Take action! And inspire other to take action, too! On March 30, the International Myeloma Action Day is an opportunity to spread the word among patients, physicians, and decision-makers to help raise awareness and education about myeloma. Update your social media […]

2nd International IMF-EuroFlow Workshop

The International Myeloma Foundation and the EuroFlow Consortium hosted the Second Annual MRD Consortium in Myeloma on October 10, 11, 2016. Held in Salamanca, Spain, this workshop provided a forum for the update and discussion of the recent advances in myeloma minimal residual disease (MRD) monitoring. The meeting specifically focused on the innovative Next Generation […]