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
UNDERSTANDING WM WORKSHOP
11:00 AM ET
Welcome and Announcements – Lisa Wise, IWMF Trustee
11:00 AM – 11:40 AM ET
11:40 AM – 12:00 PM ET
WM & Basic Terminology - Jeffrey Matous, MD
Getting to know the WM basics will benefit newly diagnosed patients and veteran WMers alike with a refresher course on WM and an explanation of diagnosis, symptoms, and some simple treatment guidelines.
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM ET
12:30 PM ET
Welcome and Announcements – Bonnie Beckett, IWMF Public Policy Liaison
12:30 PM – 1:10 PM ET
1:10 PM – 1:30 PM ET
Understanding Your Blood & Bone Marrow Tests - Rafat Abonour, MD
“Understanding Your Blood and Bone Marrow Test Results” will describe the blood and bone marrow tests used to help diagnose WM, as well as explain and interpret the typical tests used by healthcare providers to monitor the disease status of their WM patients.
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM ET
2:00 PM ET
Welcome and Announcements – Eileen Sullivan , IWMF Trustee
2:00 PM – 2:40 PM ET
2:40 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Genomics/Science of WM - Sikander Ailawadhi, MD
Making sense of the science of WM sets out a framework for patients to understand the basic genetic concepts behind the mutations that are important in WM, to appreciate the ways in which these mutations impact the signaling systems that control the behavior of WM cells, and to recognize how these mutations are changing the landscape of therapies for WM.