Guest Speaker: Nurse Page Bertolotti, member of the Nurse Leadership Board (NLB) of the International Myeloma Foundation.

See: www.myeloma.org


Guest Speaker: Tony Edlin, Regional Account Manager for Millennium.
Topic: Understanding Your Insurance Coverage for trearment: How to Stay Informed

March Guest Speaker: Sally Weber, LCSW.

Topic: Caregiving: Not for caregivers only – the benefits and challenges of both care giving and care receiving.
April Guest Speaker: Debbie Birns International Myeloma Foundation, manager of IMF Hotline.

Topic: Understanding your lab and blood reports – what’s important and what to track.
May Guest Speaker: Dr. Michael Hyman, Urologist.

Topic: Myeloma and Sexuality – a Conversation for Men and Women. 
June Michael Eselun, Staff Chaplain, Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrated Oncology.

Topic: Riding the Cancer Wave – Spiritually Speaking

Guest Speaker: ​Dr. Robert Vescio, attending physician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC) and Director of the CSMC Myeloma Progra

August Guest Speaker: Lacey Feldman for Dr.  Carl Lauryssen, top spine surgeon.

Topic: Managing Back Pain
September Guest Speaker: Dr. Robert Vescio, Director of Multiple Myeloma and Amyloidosis Programs at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles
October Guest Speaker: Dr James Berenson

Specialist in the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma, MGUS, amyloidosis, Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia and metastatic bone disease and who has conducted research related to these disease both in the basic and clinical areas for more than 20 years.
November Guest Speaker: Dr. Jim Gagné

Topic: Why does a cancer patient need a primary care physician?

December Guest Speaker: David Visel

Topic: The Diagnosis Is Myeloma. Now What?