The IMF will be featuring a pre-ASH kick-off event the Friday evening before ASH in San Diego.
I just checked with IMF officials who assured me there are still tickets available to this year’s Satellite Symposium on Friday Evening. Here is a link to the online registration page:
I will be there covering the event, just like I did last year. I understand that Dr. Anderson from Dana-Farber has been added to the guest list, along with IMF’s Medical Director, Dr. Durie, and others representing Mayo Clinic and M.D. Anderson. I’m sure that there will be a number of prominent, international speakers as well.
Here is an open-to-the-industry invite I received via email this morning. It would certainly be worthwhile to sign-up and see an event like this firsthand.
Myeloma Questions and Controversies:
New Developments in 2011 That Impact Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatment
Jointly sponsored by the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower and Clinical Care Options, LLC
Supported by educational grants from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, Merck,
Millennium Pharmaceuticals, and Onyx.
In this interactive, case-based didactic program, expert faculty members discuss evolving data in the optimal management of patients with multiple myeloma—from diagnosis to treatment. Audience participation includes both polling questions and question and answer sessions after each presentation.
This comprehensive program on multiple myeloma will be presented as a Friday satellite symposium preceding the 53rd American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting.
Please be sure to arrive no later than 5:45 PM to be assured priority seating.
Last year, a newly diagnosed high risk multiple myeloma patient named Danny Parker, stopped by my table and introduced himself. We sat together during the symposium and have become close friends.
Danny is doing wonderfully, following a successful auto stem cell transplant earlier this year. He contributed a lot of useful tips and information which I included in my new book, Stem Cell Transplants from a Patient’s Perspective. I just received a prototype of the book from my publisher in St. Louis. The 344 page book should be available by mid-December.
A thoughtful supplement and complimentary medicine enthusiast, Danny will be contributing several articles about what to take–as well as what not to take–while undergoing multiple myeloma related therapy over the next few weeks.
I hope to make more new friends in San Diego. Just look for the guy with the still short, newly grown gray, curly hair–and an elf ear!
Feel good and keep smiling! Pat