2017 IWMF Educational Forum
May 19-21, 2017
Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel
The 2016 Educational Forum was a big success – with the largest attendance ever! We look forward to seeing you at the 2017 Educational Forum in Phoenix, Arizona at the Renaissance Hotel from May 19-21, 2017. Mark your calendars now for this event!
The IWMF’s annual Educational Forum is a unique opportunity for patients and caregivers to learn about our disease from specialists in Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia (WM) who are involved in many areas of clinical practice and research. Held in a different part of the United States each year, the “Ed Forum” offers something for everyone, no matter what your experience or level of knowledge.
Presentations aimed at the layperson address symptoms and complications of the disease, current treatment options, new therapies on the horizon, and recent research findings that may someday lead to a cure. Breakout sessions permit in-depth exploration of specialized topics, and opportunities for patients and caregivers to share their experiences in a safe and supportive environment.
To see slides, photos, and videos from recent Educational Forum presentations, click here.
2017 Ed Forum Details and Registration Information
The 2017 Educational Forum will be located in the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona. The hotel is within walking distance of downtown restaurants and attractions, including the Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona Science Center, Orpheum Theatre, Heard Museum, historic St. Mary’s Basilica, Heritage Square, Chase Field (home of the Arizona Diamondbacks), and much more. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is just 4 miles away, and light rail transportation to local venues is available nearby.
Prior to the start of general sessions on Friday, May 19, we are offering an Early Bird Session called the ABCs of WM. This session includes a continental breakfast and will be especially helpful for the newly diagnosed and first time attendees, but all are welcome to come. View the 2017 Educational Forum agenda,
The registration fee per person is $199 (US dollars) on or before April 1, after which time the fee increases. Additional details regarding the registration fee and payment are on the form. To register online for the 2017 Educational Forum, click here. Or print a copy of the registration form to fill in and mail with your payment to the IWMF Business Office. You must indicate on the registration form if you plan to attend the Early Bird Session on the ABCs of WM, and you must indicate a dinner option for the Friday Night Welcome Dinner.
You are responsible for making your own room reservations at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel. We have negotiated a special rate of $144/night, which is guaranteed for three days before and after the Educational Forum for a limited number of rooms. You can make online reservations or call 1-602-333-0000 or Toll-Free 1-800-309-8138 and mention the code “Int. Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia” to obtain our special room rate, which will be available until April 26.
Early registration and early airline reservations save you money. So plan now to join us for this very important event!