IWMF 2022 Virtual Educational Forum Videos and Presentations

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27th Annual IWMF Virtual Educational Forum

The 27th Annual IWMF Educational Forum provides a unique opportunity to learn and connect with and from one another. The 2022 Virtual Ed Forum brings WM specialists, clinicians, researchers, patients, and caregivers together. A two-day program features pertinent and timely information related to symptoms and complications of WM, current treatment options, new therapies, and life topics that align with this year’s Ed Forum theme:  Living, Learning, and Thriving with WM. This year’s Educational Forum concluded with our popular “Ask the Doctors” question-and-answer session. 




Welcome Announcements ”Getting to Know Your WM Experts” video
Peter DeNardis

IWMF Chair of the Board

The WM Garden Talk Revisited – Q&A
Dr. Morie Gertz

Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota

Current Treatment Options and New Therapies on the Horizon - Q&A
Dr. Jeffrey Matous

Colorado Blood Cancer Institute

Panel: The Patient Perspective on WM Topics:
Participating in Clinical Trials
Ron Ternoway

Co-Leader, IWMF Affiliate Support Group, Halifax, Nova Scotia


Being Your Own Best Advocate
Marcia Klepac, RN, D. Ed

Retired nurse/health educator & 21 year WM survivor


Living Well with WM
Susanne Ohrn

WM Skandinavien, Founder/Leader


Peter DeNardis

IWMF Chair of the Board

Getting a Second Opinion: Challenges and Benefits - Q&A
Dr. Mary Kwok

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Everything You Want to Know About BTK Inhibitors: Do’s and Don’ts - Q&A
Dr. Jorge Castillo

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston




Welcome Announcements “What Having WM Means to Me" video
Newton Guerin

IWMF President and CEO

Judith May Volunteer Award Presentation
Peter DeNardis
Marcia Klepac
Cancer & Mental Health Are Hard: How Are You Doing? - Q&A
Jennifer Bires, MSW, LCSW, OSW

Inova Schar Cancer Institute, VA

Unusual Complications of WM: Concerns and Best Practices - Q&A
Dr. Stephen Ansell

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Multi-Omics for Individualizing WM Treatment - Q&A
Dr. Steven Treon

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston

Ask the Doctors LIVE with Q&A Panel - 2022 Ed Forum Closing

Dr. Thomas Hoffmann

IWMF Trustee & Vice-Chair for Research

Dr. Steven Treon

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston

Dr. Stephen Ansell

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Dr. Monique Minnema

Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam & the University Medical Center, Utrecht

Dr. Christian Buske

Comprehensive Cancer Center & the Institute of Experimental Cancer Research at the University Ulm

2022 Educational Forum Closing

Newton Guerin

IWMF President & CEO

2022 IWMF Ed Forum Sponsors


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