International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation


International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation



On Wednesday, April 10th from 12:30-1:30PM EST, Dr. Stephen Ansell of Mayo Clinic and  Dr. Jorge Castillo of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will be discussing “Progress in the Treatment of WM.” 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 fifth collaboration between IWMF and CancerCare in a Connect® Education Workshop on WM.

IWMF and CancerCare are thrilled to partner once again to bring you this amazing program with expert speakers. The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Overview of Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia
  • Symptoms & Signs
  • Frontline Treatment for WM
  • Treatment for Relapsed/Refractory WM
  • Standard of Care & New Treatment Approaches
  • Translating Genomic Findings into New Treatment Opportunities
  • Clinical Trials
  • Managing Symptoms & Side Effects, Including Controlling Complications
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team Including Treatment Follow-Up Care
  • Quality of Life Concerns
  • Mapping the Future of WM
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

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.

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.

Our Panel of Experts for the Workshop:

Stephen M. Ansell, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Consultant, Division of Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine
Mayo Clinic

Jorge J. Castillo, MD
Clinical Director
Bing Center for Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Carl Harrington
IWMF – The International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation

Caroline Edlund, MSW
Online Support Group Program Director

For U.S. medical social workers and dietitians, this workshop may qualify for Continuing Education Credits. To request the applicable paperwork, please email your name and license type to [email protected](link sends e-mail) after participating in the live workshop via phone or online. All paperwork for continuing education credit must be submitted within two weeks of the live program. Credit is not available for recordings of past workshops at this time.

Be sure to register today!