Dr. Paul Richardson will be our featured guest on this month’s Myeloma Cure Panel talk show. Broadcast on Blog Talk Radio, I will be questioning Dr. Richardson, with help from co-host and fellow Floridian, Gary Petersen, and myeloma survivors from California, Jack Aiello and Nick Van Dyk.
The show will air live Thursday, October 24th at 6 PM Eastern. I consider Dr. Richardson to be one of the most knowledgeable of all myeloma specialists. His thoughtful answers are a result of years of study and experience seeing myeloma patients from all over the globe.
The topic is the most debated question in myeloma therapy: If or when to transplant.
You can participate a number of different ways. The first 50 callers have a chance to ask questions live; although I must admit that the panel asks so many questions, only a few live callers ever get through. A more effective way to ask your questions is to email them to Gary’s co-host, Cure Talk’s Priya Menon. You can do that anytime through Wednesday, October 23rd. Her email:
You can listen live by phone or computer, or at your convenience later by clicking on a link I will pass along Tuesday morning following the broadcast.
For now, here’s a link to Cure Talk’s press release announcing the event:
Thousands listen to these broadcasts, most on tape delay. Sound quality is better than when Priya started the series one year ago. But there are still a few glitches most every month; keeps all of us on our toes!
Just another way to help us all be informed patients. And here’s another way. I was asked to post the following support group meeting announcement for a fellow patient from Vermont. I explained how we’re not setup to do it on a regular basis; but it’s a good idea and I’d like to help. I’m looking into ways to allow other group leaders to post meeting announcements on our site. But I may need a little help. I’m running out of “spare time!”
In the meantime, check this out:
The Multiple Myeloma Networking Group – Southwestern Vermont Region (including the northern Berkshires and eastern New York) will hold a support group meeting on Tuesday, October 15, 6-8 PM, in the Nichols Christian Education Building at the First Baptist Church, 601 Main Street, Bennington, VT.
Interested patients, caregivers, family members and friends are encouraged to join us! Remember, knowledge is power, so learn as much as possible about myeloma.
To either reply or get more information, please contact Jan Martin Bopp, Group Leader, at SWVT@imfsupport.org or 802-681-7074. Our Networking Group is affiliated with the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF).
Keep up the great work, Jan! Statistics show that patients who attend support groups regularly live longer and enjoy a better quality of life. If at all possible, get out and attend a meeting near you. And if you can’t, listen to our on-air support group on Blog Talk Radio the last week of each month.
Feel good and keep smiling! Pat