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New Myeloma Education Series for Health Care Professionals

Posted by lynnesmith in The LLS Blog, 14 November 2014 · 357 views
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Ninety physicians, nurses and other health care professionals came together in Philadelphia Tuesday to discuss the latest developments in myeloma, including current and emerging treatments.

The continuing medical education program was the first in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) new "Myeloma Rounds" series focusing on advances in the management of patients with myeloma. LLS developed the program as a way to help physicians and other health care professionals build their disease knowledge and encourage collaboration with their colleagues.

Open to professionals who care for patients with multiple myeloma, this first session included the presentation of case studies and a discussion of the benefits of clinical trials. Case studies addressed treatment options for patients where transplant is being considered, for patients where transplant may not be an option now or in the future, and for patients who have abnormal renal function. Edward A. Stadtmauer, MD, from the Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania, served as moderator.

The presenters were Adam Cohen and Brendan Weiss of the Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania, and Andres Ferber of MD Anderson Cancer Center in Camden, N.J.

The program was jointly provided by LLS, RMEI, LLC and Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, and is supported by independent educational grants from Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Additional Myeloma Rounds presentations will be scheduled, including a second Philadelphia program in the spring.
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The Myeloma Rounds Philadelphia advisory group and presenters

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