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IWMF and CancerCare Phone/Online Workshop: WM Treatment Advances
13 Dec, 2016

On Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 12:30-1:45PM EST, Dr. Stephen Ansell of the Mayo Clinic and Dr. Jorge Castillo of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will give a presentation on “Advances in the Treatment of Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia.”

This free CancerCare Education Workshop is a collaboration between the IWMF and CancerCare, a national organization in the U.S. providing free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer.

There is no cost to participate in this workshop, but pre-registration is required. Participants can register online at www.cancercare.org/connect(link is external) or by calling the CancerCare HopeLine at 1-800-813-4673. After you have registered, you will receive additional information with connection instructions and other details. If you have a scheduling conflict and cannot participate in the teleconference, you will be able to access a recording of the program on the CancerCare website. Participants may call into the workshop toll-free within the United States, or stream the program online from anywhere in the world.

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Overview of Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia
  • Symptoms & Signs
  • Front Line Treatment for WM
  • Treatment for Relapsed/Refractory WM
  • Standard of Care & New Treatment Approaches
  • Translating Genomic Findings into New Treatment Opportunities
  • The Role of Clinical Trials
  • Symptom & Side Effect Management, including Reducing Complications
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Team about Follow-Up Care & Quality of Life
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

For U.S. medical social workers and dietitians, this workshop may qualify for U.S. Continuing Education Credits. To request applicable paperwork, please email your name and license type to [email protected](link sends e-mail) after participating in the live workshop. Credit is not available for recordings of past workshops at this time.

We are excited to be partnering with CancerCare in another CancerCare Connect® Education Workshop on WM, and hope that you will take advantage of the opportunity to hear from leading experts in WM from the convenience of your home or office.

Please be sure to register and tune in!