March 17, 2013
4th Annual WMUK International Doctor/Patient Forum
Leading international and UK WM doctors will meet patients to discuss and compare the latest treatments and offer a unique chance to talk to fellow patients and carers. WMUK will be one of the first using the magnificent renovated RCGP HQ, located next to Euston Station.
Please click here for a full agenda and registration information.
In September of 2000, the IWMF and the National Cancer Institute sponsored the first workshop on WM for medical professionals in Bethesda, Maryland.
In September of 2002, the Dana–Farber Cancer Institute assumed the management of the workshops, now known as the International Workshops on Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia (IWWM), and the IWMF joined with pharmaceutical corporations and other foundations to sponsor these bi-annual events. The 2002 Workshop (IWWM2) was held in Athens, Greece, where the invited attendees included the top WM researchers in the world. Papers presented at this conference were published in Seminars in Oncology, April 2, 2003.
The IWWM3 was held in Paris, France, in October of 2004. Reports from both IWWM2 (Athens) and IWWM3 (Paris) are combined in a booklet published by the IWMF, Reports from the Second and Third International Workshops on Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia.
The fourth Workshop, IWWM4, was held in Kos, Greece, in June of 2007, followed by IWWM5 in Stockholm, Sweden, in October of 2008. By this time the researchers attending numbered more than 100. The IWMF has a summary report of the Stockholm IWWM5 and a list of published articles by the workshop presenters. This information is included in the physicians' Information Package.
A Sixth Workshop was held October 6-10, 2010 in Venice Italy. The IWMF will provide articles and proceedings information when they become available.
Starting with the first International Workshop for WM in Washington DC in Sept. 2000, worshops have been held bi-annually, the most recent in October of 2010 in Venice Italy. The next workshop is scheduled for August 2012 in Newport, RI (USA). These workshops provide a venue for the WM scientific community to collaborate and share their latest research with the goal of advancing the knowledge of the genetic basis and pathogenesis of WM, and the development of theraputics for this malignancy.
The registration and abstract submission process for the upcoming workshop in Newport, RI is now open.