IWMF 2021 Virtual Educational Forum Agenda – October 13, 2021

2021 ED FORUM LOGO

26th Annual IWMF Educational Forum

IMAGINE A CURE: A WORLD WITHOUT WM

The 2021 Ed Forum will be a completely virtual event. We are excited to announce an entire month of educational workshops in October 2021, culminating in our Virtual Educational Forum. These workshops are for all members of the WM community – from newly diagnosed patients, to 25+ year WM veterans, and everyone in-between. These workshops, led by top WM physicians and researchers, will help lay the educational groundwork for a two-day Virtual Educational Forum. Check back for agenda and other program updates.

IWMF Ed Forum Workshops and Ed Forum Days

WM & SELF-CARE WORKSHOP

13

October

11:00 AM ET

Welcome

Welcome and Opening Remarks – Julie Richardson, Ed Forum Planning Committee Member

11:00 AM – 11:40 AM ET

11:40 AM – 12:00 PM ET

Q&A

Dealing with the Stress of Medical Uncertainty - Julie Larson, LCSW

Living in the shadow of an incurable but treatable diagnosis like WM can sometimes feel daunting. Finding the balance between monitoring your health responsibly and living life freely and fully can be a tricky dance. How do you find the courage and clarity to celebrate today when you have no guarantees of a healthy tomorrows?

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM ET

BREAK

12:30 PM ET

12:30 PM – 1:10 PM ET

1:10 PM – 1:30 PM ET

Welcome
WM & the Eye

Q&A

Welcome and Introduction – Paula Eastmond, IWMF Community Member

WM & the Eye - Maureen Hanley, OD

An insight into normal aging versus WM-related eye issues, such as retinal changes with WM and the risks for dry eye, cataracts, and glaucoma.

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM ET

BREAK

2:00 PM ET

Welcome

Welcome and Introduction – Megan Mangin, IWMF Trustee

2:00 PM – 2:40 PM ET

2:40 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Q&A

Infection Preventions Strategies for WM Patients - Andrew Branagan, MD

Many WM patients struggle with a weakened immune system and may be at a greater risk to acquire anything from colds to stomach bugs. This presentation will explore different strategies and tips to strengthen and protect the immune system.

3:00 PM ET

Hosted IWMF Chat

Hosted IWMF Chat – Jeremy Dictor, Director of Development and Communications

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