I have gladly volunteered to become part of an online experiment of sorts.
Priya Menon, Scientific Media Editor at CureTalk, has invited me to be part of an ongoing series of call-in panel discussions, featuring top myeloma experts, bloggers and activists.
The first program aired a few weeks back. It featured Dr. Vij Raj, and seven myeloma patients and caregivers discussing a wide variety of topics.
Here’s a link if you would like to listen to that program:
Sound quality wasn’t the best, but some interesting points were made, prompting online discussions about cure vs control, Total Therapy and tandem transplants.
The second Myeloma Cure Panel will air tomorrow, September 25th at 4:30 EST.
The featured speaker will be Dr. Parameswaran Hari, Clinical Director of the Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Program and Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, and Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Dr. Hari was selected to contribute because his Milwaukee area cancer center has the best overall survival (OS) rate of any in the United States!
Fellow blogger, Gary Peterson, discovered Dr. Parameswaran’s program while conducting his ongoing quest to quantify and list OS stats for every location that specializes in treating multiple myeloma.
The topic of discussion on Cure Panel this week:
Multiple Myeloma Disease Progression and its treatment. – A discussion of relapsed, refractory, and high-risk myeloma and the best plans for treatment.
All myeloma patients/caregivers/bloggers are welcome to Dial-In, listen to the panel discussion, and ask questions to the expert/panelists.
For registration and dial-in details mail Priya@trialx.com
Participation is limited to 50 callers. I understand that there are still a dozen or so spots left.
Interactive phone and online programs like this are new. But it is an exciting concept. You can ask questions of the featured speaker, other panelists and/or each other! You can also participate using phone or computer–although it works best to use a phone if you plan to ask questions.
I know that I learn a lot on these calls! Here is Cure Talk’s promo that they sent me today:
DIAL-In and listen to Dr. Parameswaran Hari, discuss Disease Progression and Treatments with Gary Petersen, Pat Killingsworth, Lori Puente, Keith Virgin, and Matt Goldman.
Click here to register for the Myeloma Cure Panel on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 @ 4:30 pm EST.
Do not miss an opportunity to ask your myeloma questions to a Myeloma Specialist!
Hope to hear from you tomorrow. Feel good and keep smiling! Pat