The IMF Presents Video of Key Points from the International Myeloma Workshop XIII, Paris

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Summary interviews with leading researchers and clinicians are being filmed and posted to the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) website daily, highlighting the latest advances in the understanding and treatment of Multiple Myeloma. Sessions will also be filmed in their entirety, to be available as webcasts once the meeting finishes. There is an ongoing patient blog as well.

The IMF is filming over 100 presentations in 15 scientific sessions and panel discussions at the Thirteenth International Myeloma Workshop (IMW XIII) taking place in Paris, running from May 3rd through the 6th.

At the conclusion of each session, a key opinion leader in attendance is interviewed on camera, giving an overview of material presented. Each day these summaries, highlighting advances made regarding the biology, genetics, diagnosis, and treatment of Multiple Myeloma, are posted on the IMF website. Two interviews have already been posted.

After the meeting is concluded, webcasts of the individual presentations will also be available archived at myeloma.org. In addition, Jack Aiello, an IMF member and a myeloma patient himself, is attending the meeting, blogging from a patient’s perspective in “A Patient in Paris” (patientinparis.myeloma.org).

The IMW is an important scientific meeting that is held bi-annually. This one is taking place in the heart of Paris, in the Carrousel du Louvre. According to the program organizers, their “aim [is] to provide a compelling scientific programme highlighting emerging advances in our understanding of the biology and treatment of myeloma disease. For more information about this meeting go to http://www.myeloma-paris2011.

About the International Myeloma Foundation
Founded in 1990, the IMF is the oldest and largest myeloma organization in the world, reaching more than 195,000 members in 113 countries. Focusing on four key areas—research, education, support and advocacy, the IMF’s mission is to improve the quality of life of myeloma patients while working toward prevention and a cure. The research arm of the IMF, the International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG), comprised of 145 leading collaborative researchers, continues to lead the way in myeloma treatment and research. The IMF can be reached at (800) 453-CURE. The global website is myeloma.org.

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