Guest Speaker: Nurse Page Bertolotti, member of the Nurse Leadership Board (NLB) of the International Myeloma Foundation.
Guest Speaker: Tony Edlin, Regional Account Manager for Millennium.
|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?