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International Myeloma Foundation to Bring Highlights from Prestigious International Myeloma Workshop to Myeloma Patients Across the Nation.



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INTERNATIONAL MYELOMA myeloma /my·elo·ma/ (mi?e-lo´mah) a tumor composed of cells of the type normally found in the bone marrow.

giant cell myeloma  see under tumor (1).
 FOUNDATION TO BRING HIGHLIGHTS FROM PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL MYELOMA WORKSHOP TO MYELOMA PATIENTS ACROSS THE NATION

IMF IMF

See: International Monetary Fund


IMF

See International Monetary Fund (IMF).
 to Utilize Multimedia Approach to Bring Breaking News, Highlights to Patients in U.S.

The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) announced today that it will be reporting highlights of the prestigious 10th International Myeloma Workshop daily through their email newsletter Myeloma Minute, their web site (www.myeloma.org), and through a print and DVD DVD: see digital versatile disc.
DVD
 in full digital video disc or digital versatile disc

Type of optical disc. The DVD represents the second generation of compact-disc (CD) technology.
 guide. The International Myeloma Workshop is the premier meeting regarding multiple myeloma multiple myeloma

A malignant proliferation of abnormal plasma cells that populate the marrow-containing bones of the body. The affected plasma cells produce myeloma protein, a monoclonal antibody that replaces normal antibodies in the blood, thereby increasing susceptibility
, and focuses on important advances in myeloma diagnosis, treatment, and research. The Workshop is being held April 10-14 in Sydney, Australia.

"This is such an important meeting that we wanted to find ways for patients to have access to the breaking news each day," said Susie Novis, IMF President. "Using a variety of tools -- both electronic and print -- will help ensure that myeloma patients around the world can find out about the latest studies in myeloma as they are being presented in Australia."

In addition to the daily updates and highlights that will be available through email and on the IMF web site, the IMF is also producing a CME-accredited guide to the meeting entitled, "The Comprehensive Guide to Sydney." In this publication, key authors will summarize the data presented at each plenary session Plenary session is a term often used in s to define the part of the conference when all members of all parties are in attendance.

These sessions may contain a broad range of content from Keynotes to Panel Discussions and are not necessarily related to a specific style of delivery.
. Professor Douglas Joshua, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the International Myeloma Workshop, will serve as the executive editor.

IMF Chairman Brian G.M. Durie will present at a number of plenary sessions and will chair a session entitled, "Evolving Myeloma." The IMF, a sponsor of the Workshop, will also be holding a number of closed meetings for their Scientific Advisory Board and International Myeloma Working Group.

For daily updates from the 10th International Myeloma Workshop or to subscribe to Verb 1. subscribe to - receive or obtain regularly; "We take the Times every day"
subscribe, take

buy, purchase - obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction; "The family purchased a new car"; "The conglomerate acquired a new company";
 the Myeloma Minute to receive daily update emails, visit the IMF at www.myeloma.org.

About the IMF

The International Myeloma Foundation is the oldest and largest myeloma organization in existence, reaching more than 125,000 members in 113 countries worldwide. A 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization A non-profit organization (abbreviated "NPO", also "non-profit" or "not-for-profit") is a legally constituted organization whose primary objective is to support or to actively engage in activities of public or private interest without any commercial or monetary profit purposes.  dedicated to improving the quality of life of myeloma patients and their families, the IMF focuses on four key areas: research, education, support, and advocacy. To date, the IMF has conducted more than 100 educational seminars worldwide; maintains a world-renowned hotline; and ensures that patients' voices are heard on Capitol Hill. The IMF can be reached at (800) 452-CURE or www.myeloma.org.
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