The Waldenstrom’s Weekly

August 6, 2021

Volume 1, Issue 19

The International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation (IWMF) is dedicated to supporting and educating everyone affected by WM while advancing the search for a cure. The IWMF provides access to The Waldenstrom’s Weekly as a free service to WM community members to share WM related news and events. For more information, please contact


Dr. Morie Gertz of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN Discusses Hot Topics

Last week Dr. Morie Gertz of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN had a fascinating conversation with the North American Support Group Leaders. Dr. Gertz’s unique perspective and succinct, perceptive, precise messaging was absolutely priceless. An engaging Q&A covered everything from understanding COVID antibodies to the importance of consultations at Centers of Excellence to encouraging WM patients to participate in clinical trials to understanding ‘incurability’ and more. We are grateful to Dr. Gertz for his time and teachings and are thrilled to share this link with you. Don’t miss this HOT TOPIC discussion — it is eye opening!
Dr. Morie Gertz is listed in our IWMF WM Physicians Directory. To consider a second opinion with a leading WM expert, check out our directory HERE.

WMUK Webinar: Bing Neel Syndrome
August 9, 2021 from 11:00AM – 12:00PM BST (UK)

Dr Shirley D’Sa, Consultant Haematologist, will be talking about Bing Neel Syndrome and answering your questions.
Dr D’Sa will be joined by WMUK volunteer, Dorothy Hansen. The session is due to last approximately an hour, and there may be time for additional audience questions.
To submit any questions in advance, please email WMUK at Please note: WMUK cannot answer personal medical questions on this webinar. If you have particular concerns about your specific treatment, please seek advice from your consultant. 

Lymphoma Research Foundation Webinar
Caregiving for a Loved One With Lymphoma
August 19, 2021 at 2:00PM U.S. EDT/h2>

Program Description:
  • Overview of Lymphoma
  • Communication with Healthcare Team during COVID-19
  • Managing Stress and Coping As a Caregiver
  • Practical Tips for Caregivers
  • Questions & Answer Session


WM Chair Yoga – Continued Series!
Join us Mondays in August at 2:00PM U.S. ET

We had so much positive feedback from our WM Chair Yoga series that we have continued offering this opportunity in August!
If you would like to join the mailing list for this free series, email Michelle at Classes are recorded, so once you are on the mailing list you will receive a link to the recordings if you are not available to join live.
Join our August Chair Yoga series tailored just for those managing WM. No experience needed! For 45 minutes, We’ll move the breath and body to help battle fatigue, compromised immune system health, and balance issues. While we will remain seated for most of the class, we may stand and use the chair for support for some poses, with modifications so all levels can practice.
Ann MacMullan is a certified yoga instructor (E-RYT 200, RYT 500) and believes in the therapeutic value of yoga and meditation for everyone, no matter what age, level of fitness, or life circumstance. She has been sharing the gift of yoga in community, corporate, private, and healthcare settings throughout the Philadelphia area since 2015, and is currently pursuing her IAYT-850hr certification in Yoga Therapy. Her father was diagnosed with WM in 2019.
Classes will take place on Zoom and are limited to 100 attendees.
Classes will be held on August 9th, 16th and 23rd & 30th.
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