Welcome to National Myeloma Month 2021

Awareness, Empowerment, Resilience and Hope

May is Australia’s myeloma month where we aim to raise awareness of myeloma and provide access to experts in the field through online seminars and local face-to-face events.

For information about a face-to-face event in your state please see our events calendar here

We are pleased to bring you three online seminars throughout the month of May. These seminars will be streamed live from this page in the video box above on:


All you need is a computer, tablet or smart phone and an internet connection. You can send questions to the speakers prior to and during each event using the question form below and provide feedback by clicking the evaluation button at the bottom of this page.

You can find recordings of last year’s online seminars as an example of the event format.

For any questions or technical support, please contact our Myeloma Support Nurses:
e | nurses@myleoma.org.au    t| 1800 693 566 (Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm AEST)

Each event will run from
10am – 12pm (AEST)  |  9:30am – 11:30am (ACST) |  8am – 10am (AWST)

Program Details

WelcomeSteve Roach, CEO, Myeloma Australia
Emma-Jane FurphyMyeloma overview and
treatment + Q&A
Dr Hasib Sidiqi, Consultant Haematologist, Fiona Stanley Hospital, WA
Emma HuybensMyeloma Australia's advocacy projectsSteve Roach, MA CEO and Brian Rosengarten, President and Founder

5 minute break including 38mate awareness campaign video

Megan McDowellQLD community member storyDaniel and Christine
Emma HuybensSupportive care + Q&ARachel McCann (VIC) and Natasha Clarke (QLD) Myeloma Support Nurses
CloseEmma-Jane Furphy

WelcomeHayley Beer, Manager, Programs and Services, Myeloma Australia
Hayley BeerMyeloma and the immune systemProfessor Orla Morrissey, Infectious Diseases Physician, Alfred Health (VIC)

5 minute break

Diana YunSA community member storyRob MacDonald
Hayley BeerTalking to children about myelomaJacqui Keogh, NSW State Manager, Senior Myeloma Nurse
Diana YunBuilding resillienceTara McKinty, Counsellor, The Sanctuary Counselling Centre, VIC
CloseJacqui Keogh

WelcomeNella Combe, Manager Nursing and Patient Services, Myeloma Australia and Linda Saunders, Wellbeing Lead, Leukaemia Foundation
Linda SaundersCommunity Member StoryBernadette
Catherine BowleyNew TreatmentsProfessor Hang Quach, St Vincent's Hospital, VIC

5 minute break

Vanessa HardySAHMRI lab tour and research updateDr Kate Van Dyke, Research Fellow, University of Adelaide, SA
Catherine BowleyMaking treatment decisions and drug approval process + Q&ADr Nick Weber, Consultant Haematologist, Royal Brisbane Hospital, QLD
Closing ceremonyNella Combe and Linda Saunders

For any queries or technical difficulties, please call 1800 693 566 or email nurses@myeloma.org.au

Question form

Please submit your questions(before or during the seminar) via the form below and we will do our best to include them in the Q&A session at the end of the seminar.

Please take the time to fill in our evaluation form, all feedback is welcome. (only available during/after the seminar)