#ASH18 – Coming to a Close

Teresa Miceli |

The American Society of Hematology (#ASH18) annual meeting is has come to an end. Monday has been traditionally known as “Myeloma Madness Monday.” This year was no different. Oral sessions included topics on the combination therapies, #CAR-T and #BiTE (Bispecific T-cell Engager) therapy. Other potential new agents in #myeloma, like venetoclax, selinexor and isatuximab, were […]

ASH 2018: Overwhelming But Enriching

Valarie Traynham |

ASH 2018 has come and gone, but the numerous abstracts and information presented will be built upon for many years to come. As a first time attendee to the ASH conference, I found it to be a very enriching experience. The abundance of information was overwhelming and seemed to be too much for me to […]

Recollections of the 60th Annual ASH Meeting and Expo

Jim Omel |

ASH is over but its memories are fresh. My strongest impression of the meeting is that multiple myeloma treatment advances continue to be significant at this huge yearly event. Dr. Durie explained there were an amazing 939 abstracts relating to myeloma at ASH this year. At the IMWG (International Myeloma Working Group) meeting, he said […]

Takeaways from Thursday and Friday of ASH 2018

Robin Tuohy |

Hi Everyone!  I’m turning in my blogs a bit late for a few reasons. The most important of which is so I can review all the other leader’s blogs and (1) not duplicate information (2) recommend you read up on certain topics from each of them and (3) provide you with my perspective on anything […]

The IMF Symposium Is My Appetizer to ASH

Michael Tuohy |

The rain has cleared and on Friday, our day started with the IMF Satellite Symposium. This is like an appetizer to ASH and gives a glimpse into what we’ll be updated on in the next days. This program is moderated by Dr. Brian G.M. Durie, who takes us through various case studies. All attendees are […]

Join Us and Bee a Fly on the Wall at ASH

Robin Tuohy |

Hi Everyone! Thanks for coming to the IMF’s ASH 2018 website. The support group leaders joining us this year are patients and caregivers who will be sharing their experience with you throughout the meetings. Once again, we’re fortunate to have with us, Teresa Miceli, BSN, OCN, registered nurse at Mayo Clinic and a member of […]

How Do Patients Learn at ASH?

Jack Aiello |

Soon I’ll be off to San Diego, the site of this year’s American Society of Hematology (ASH) conference. ASH is all about blood cancers (leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma), and there are nearly 700 oral presentations and posters on myeloma alone. I’m so grateful to the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) and their sponsors for sending me, […]