International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation



Jun 1, 2017

ChicagoThe 2018 IWMF Educational Forum will take place in the Chicago area at the Westin O’Hare(link is external) from May 18-20, 2018. Mark your calendars now for this event!

The IWMF’s annual Educational Forum is a unique opportunity for patients and caregivers to learn about our disease from specialists in Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia (WM) who are involved in many areas of clinical practice and research. Held in a different part of the United States each year, the “Ed Forum” offers something for everyone, no matter what your experience or level of knowledge.

Presentations aimed at the layperson address symptoms and complications of the disease, current treatment options, new therapies on the horizon, and recent research findings that may someday lead to a cure. Breakout sessions permit in-depth exploration of specialized topics, and opportunities for patients and caregivers to share their experiences in a safe and supportive environment.

To see slides, photos, and videos from recent Educational Forum presentations, click here.

2018 Ed Forum Details and Registration InformationChicago

The 2018 Educational Forum will be held at The Westin O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois. The hotel is located 1 ½ miles from Chicago O’Hare Airport and 25 miles from Chicago Midway International Airport. The Westin offers complimentary airport shuttle service to and from Chicago O’Hare every 20 minutes. Restaurants and shopping in Rosemont are within walking distance of the hotel, and the Chicago Transit Authority Blue Line train station with transportation to Downtown Chicago is one block from the hotel.

You may even want to plan a vacation around the Educational Forum, as Chicago is an attractive city with a multitude of restaurants and major attractions. We have a great room rate of $125 a night and parking for anyone who is driving will be only $5.00 per night.  These rates will be available for a limited number of rooms for the three days before and after the 2018 Ed Forum.

Online Ed Forum registration is expected to open in January 2018, and a registration form will be included in the January 2018 Torch newsletter.


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