MMRF Patient Summit 8/1/20

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Patient Summit is coming up on August 1st. Details from the MMRF website:

MMRF Patient Summit – Virtual Web Conference
Saturday, August 1, 2020
10:00 AM–1:45 PM (ET)

Please join us for a FREE virtual web conference developed to provide multiple myeloma patients and their families and caregivers the most up-to-date information on myeloma management from doctors and other experts in the field. Unique to this virtual meeting is a one-hour town hall in which participants can submit questions to our expert panel electronically.

For more information, visit:

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Upcoming Covid-19 & Myeloma Webinar

Over the past month, the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) and Levine Cancer Institute have been hosting a weekly YouTube Live Session on “Managing Myeloma During the COVID-19 Pandemic.”   Each week experts discuss various aspects of multiple myeloma and COVID-19.
The hosts for these sessions are:

Hearn Jay Cho MD, PhD – Associate Professor, Tisch Cancer Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai; Chief Medical Officer, The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Saad Usmani MD, FACP   – Division Chief, Plasma Cell Disorders, Director, Clinical Research Hematology Malignancies, Levine Cancer Institute; Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Zainab Shahid, MD –  Medical Director, Bone Marrow Transplant Infectious Diseases at Levine Cancer Institute
During my stem cell transplant, I received care from both Dr. Shahid and Dr. Usmani.  They are wonderful doctors.  Dr. Shahid assisted me as I was suffering from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)infection a few months prior to my stem cell transplant. She worked with my hematologist to adjust my chemotherapy and infusions as I recovered from RSV.  Dr. Usmani was the clinician at the transplant unit my second week.  I will never forget his expertise and kindness.  

This week the webinar is through the MMRF’s website.  Here is a description and a link to signup:

MMRF Patient Webinar Series – Managing Myeloma During the COVID-19 Pandemic Wednesday, May 20, 20201:30 PM–2:30 PM (ET) 

Patients with multiple myeloma have a number of questions and concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. We invite myeloma patients and their caregivers to join us for a FREE webinar in which a team of health care professionals will review the national status of the pandemic, interventional clinical trials, strategies to manage anxiety, and the ever-changing outlook as more information becomes available. Patients will hear expert advice on the best ways to receive essential and safe care now and during the phased approach to reopening the economy.

Link to signup: