Save the Date!
2014 IWMF Ed Forum
May 16-18, 2014
Marriott Renaissance Hotel
NOTE: You must make your own hotel reservations separately from the IWMF Ed Forum Registration;
The IWMF has obtained a special standard room rate of $129 a night, so make sure you get your room before they run out!
To book your hotel room reservation for the Ed Forum, click here
(you can also call the hotel directly at 1-800-644-2685.
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 every 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.
Every Ed Forum is different, but “Early Bird” sessions typically begin on Friday morning and presentations continue through Saturday, culminating on Sunday morning with a popular “Ask the Doctor” session where patients can have their questions answered by a panel of experts.
Attending an Ed Forum in person is the best way to benefit from the program, but most sessions are videotaped and recorded on a set of DVDs for the benefit of those who cannot attend or those who simply want to reinforce their learning experience. For information regarding DVD's, contact the IWMF Office at .
Planning is underway for 2014...we look forward to seeing everyone there, sharing stories about our cancer journey, learning about how best to manage life with WM, and hearing more about exciting research advances and findings.
Many thanks to the researchers, volunteers, and IWMF personnel who helped make the 2013 Ed Forum the wonderful event that it was! See below for pictures, and examples of presentations and posters:
You can find pictures from the 2013 event at: https://2013iwmfedforum.shutterfly.com/ (the password is iwmf)
Summaries of Ed Forum Presentations are available as the following Special Bulletins (PDF format):
Special Bulletin: Ed Forum 2013 English Français
Special Bulletin: Ed Forum 2012 English Français
Special Bulletin: Ed Forum 2011 English Français
Special Bulletin: Ed Forum 2010 English Français
Special Bulletin: Ed Forum 2009 English Français
Special Bulletin: Ed Forum 2008 English Français
Special Bulletin: Ed Forum 2006
Poster Presentations: Ed Forum 2013