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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Korean Blood Cancer Association Holds Annual Myeloma Patient Seminar

IMFs affiliate partner, the Korean Blood Cancer Association (KBCA), held its 2016 annual myeloma patient meeting on October 29 in Seoul, Korea. With over 300 patients and family members participating, this seminar was KBCAs largest and most successful to date. Daniel Navid (IMF Senior Vice President, Global Affairs) provided introductory remarks to open the meeting. […]

Susie Novis Durie Educational Grants Awarded

The Susie Novis Durie Educational Grants, created to help member organizations of the IMFs Global Myeloma Action Network (GMAN) increase education, awareness, and access to treatment, were given to three nonprofits groups at the GMAN summit in Copenhagen. Recipients are: Mijelom CRO in Croatia, recipient of a $10,000 Senior Grant; the Armenian Hematology Association (AHA), […]