On Friday, January 10 from 1:30-2:30PM EST, you can participate in this informative educational program online or by phone.  Participants may call into the workshop toll-free within the United States or stream the program online from anywhere in the world.  The program is free, but you must register to participate. This will be the 6th collaboration between IWMF and CancerCare in a Connect® Education Workshop on WM.  CancerCare is the leading 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.

Register online here(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

The workshop will cover the following topics:

Taking on the Role of Caregiving
Your Important Role in Decision Making
Caring for Your Loved One
Challenges in Communicating with the Health Care Team
Your role in Adherence: Weekends, Holidays & Vacations
Coping with Each Day, On Special Occasions, Anniversaries & Birthdays
Managing Family, Friends & Traditions
Long Distance Caregiving
Self-Care Tips for Managing Stress
Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts:

Jeffrey V. Matous, MD
Myeloma and Plasma Cell Disease Program
Colorado Blood Cancer Institute

Sharon Flynn, MS, RN, ANP-BC, AOCNS, BMTCN
Nurse Practitioner
Nursing Research and Translational Science
Clinical Center Nursing Department
National Institutes of Health
Clinical Research Center

Carl Harrington
Chair, IWMF Board of Trustees
IWMF – The International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation

Carolyn Messner, DSW, OSW-C, FAPOS, FAOSW
Director of Education and Training