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.
Each event will run from
10am – 12pm (AEST) | 9:30am – 11:30am (ACST) | 8am – 10am (AWST)
|Welcome||Steve Roach, CEO, Myeloma Australia|
|Emma-Jane Furphy||Myeloma overview and |
treatment + Q&A
|Dr Hasib Sidiqi, Consultant Haematologist, Fiona Stanley Hospital, WA|
|Emma Huybens||Myeloma Australia's advocacy projects||Steve Roach, MA CEO and Brian Rosengarten, President and Founder|
5 minute break including 38mate awareness campaign video
|Megan McDowell||QLD community member story||Daniel and Christine|
|Emma Huybens||Supportive care + Q&A||Rachel McCann (VIC) and Natasha Clarke (QLD) Myeloma Support Nurses|
|Welcome||Hayley Beer, Manager, Programs and Services, Myeloma Australia|
|Hayley Beer||Myeloma and the immune system||Professor Orla Morrissey, Infectious Diseases Physician, Alfred Health (VIC)|
5 minute break
|Diana Yun||SA community member story||Rob MacDonald|
|Hayley Beer||Talking to children about myeloma||Jacqui Keogh, NSW State Manager, Senior Myeloma Nurse|
|Diana Yun||Building resillience||Tara McKinty, Counsellor, The Sanctuary Counselling Centre, VIC|
|Welcome||Nella Combe, Manager Nursing and Patient Services, Myeloma Australia and Linda Saunders, Wellbeing Lead, Leukaemia Foundation|
|Linda Saunders||Community Member Story||Bernadette|
|Catherine Bowley||New Treatments||Professor Hang Quach, St Vincent's Hospital, VIC|
5 minute break
|Vanessa Hardy||SAHMRI lab tour and research update||Dr Kate Van Dyke, Research Fellow, University of Adelaide, SA|
|Catherine Bowley||Making treatment decisions and drug approval process + Q&A||Dr Nick Weber, Consultant Haematologist, Royal Brisbane Hospital, QLD|
|Closing ceremony||Nella Combe and Linda Saunders|
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)