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Ed Forum 2018

IWMF International Affiliates

2018 WM Foundation Canada (WMFC) Educational Forum»

The first-ever Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation of Canada’s (WMFC) educational forum in Halifax, Nova Scotia on October 27 provided four dozen patients, family members and hematology nurses the opportunity to learn from and speak with international and local WM experts, and to establish and to renew friendships.

Waldenstrom’s 101 & WM in the UK

Shirley D’Sa, MD, author of the definitive Guide to Lymphoplasmacytic Lymphoma and Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinema, kicked off the programme by explaining the basics of WM and the various complications that can arise.

Link to D'Sa slides

Waldenstrom's current treatment options

Ismail Sharif, MD, FRCPc, explained how patients at the Halifax Hematology Clinic were diagnosed, the current treatment options available in Canada, and the importance of clinical trials to develop new therapies.

Link to Sharif slides

The Mind-Body-Spirit Connection in your WM Journey

Rob Rutledge, MD, who has won awards for health promotion with a focus on psychosocial and spiritual oncology, engaged participants’ minds and bodies with his presentation on The Mind-Body-Spirit Connection in your WM Journey.

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What is New in Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Research

Zachary Hunter, PhD, concluded the proceedings with the latest news in WM, including findings from the recent International Workshop on WM, held in New York in mid-October, 2018.

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