Did you know?

The IWMF raised more than five million dollars for WM medical research

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The IWMF raised more than 60 support groups in North America and nearly 20 others world-wide

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The IWMF has a current worldwide membership of nearly 4,000

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IWMF-TALK is a wonderful place to share information and learn from other survivors

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Each year 1,500 new cases of Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia are diagnosed in the USA

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Volunteers at the IWMF Telephone Lifeline are waiting to share their experiences with you

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You can order DVD recordings of past WM Educational Forums online or by mail

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All IWMF programs and services are funded by WM survivors, caregivers, friends, and family

Ed Forum


IWMF Education Forum Session

2015 IWMF Ed Forum

Dallas, TX

May 1-3, 2015

Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center


Preliminary 2015 Agenda (click here)


 Register now for the 2015 Ed Forum - click here!

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 $127 a night.)

Click here to book your hotel room.


For an idea of what a Forum is like: 2014 Final Agenda (click here)
(contains links to powerpoint slides and video recordings)

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.



The 2014 Ed Forum is now over!  It was great seeing everyone there, hearing 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 2014 Ed Forum the wonderful event that it was!  See below for pictures, and examples of presentations and posters: 

 You can find pictures from the 2014 event at: https://iwmf2014edforum.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