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
11:00 AM ET
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
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
12:30 PM ET
12:30 PM – 1:10 PM ET
1:10 PM – 1:30 PM ET
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
2:00 PM ET
Welcome and Introduction – Megan Mangin, IWMF Trustee
2:00 PM – 2:40 PM ET
2:40 PM – 3:00 PM ET
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.