National Myeloma Update & Best of ASH

Recording from Saturday 13 March 2021

Myeloma Australia is pleased to announce our first national online seminar for 2021. This is event is for people living with myeloma, their family, friends and care givers to learn more about myeloma, common treatments and new treatments in development. We have two experienced consultant haematologists from Monash Medical Centre in Melbourne providing an over view of myeloma and an update from the American Society of Haematology conference. This is the largest and most prestigious haematology conference in the world and was held virtually last December.

Speakers and Topics:

Dr George Grigoriadis

Consultant Haematologist, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Victoria

Myeloma Overview

Dr Michael Low

Consultant Haematologist, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Victoria

Update from the American Society of Haematology (ASH)

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La Trobe National Myeloma Update

Recording from Saturday 14 November 2020 9:30am – 11:15am (AEDT)

This will be the 18th year in a row that Professor Miles Prince has delivered a myeloma update in November. Traditionally this event is held at La Trobe University in Melbourne and is always an extremely well attended event. As we know, there is nothing traditional about 2020 and we are delighted to be able to offer this event nationally via online seminar. Professor Prince will first provide an overview of myeloma. He will then give an update of new therapies in development. He is truly an excellent speaker and many walk away from his presentations feeling far more educated and optimistic than they were before.

Speakers and Topics:

Professor Miles Prince
Professor/Director of Molecular Oncology and Cancer Immunology, Epworth Health Care
Cell Therapies, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Chair, Medical and Scientific Advisory Group to Myeloma Australia
Myeloma Update and New Treatments

Laura Jones
Victorian Myeloma Support Nurse
Event Chair

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Facing the Elephant in the Room – Preparing for end of life

Recording from Wednesday 21 October 2020 10am – 12:00pm (AEDT)

We recently invited the community to suggest some topics that are traditionally difficult to speak about or seldom discussed with the treating team. The overwhelming response to this survey was for a seminar discussing the role of palliative care and what happens at the end of life for those with myeloma. We have carefully selected a group of expert speakers and topics to hopefully improve your understanding of this extremely sensitive information.

We recommend watching this seminar with a support person if possible. If you would like to discuss the content, please don’t hesitate to contact our Myeloma Support Nurses via the contact details below.

Speakers and Topics:

Dr Ian Irving
Consultant Haematologist, ICON Cancer Centre, QLD
End of Life Care in Myeloma

Kaye Hose
Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Consultant, Austin Health, VIC
Demystifying Palliative Care

Kristina Thomas
Clinical Research Fellow, Centre for Palliative Care, St Vincent’s Hospital, VIC
CarerHelp Website

Kerry and Peter Gibson
Consumer Representative
Facing the Elephant

Q&A Panel
All Speakers

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Clinical Trials Online Seminar

 Recording from Friday 31 July 2020 11am – 12:45pm (AEST)

Speakers and Topics:

Dr Wojt Janowski, Haematologist, Calvary Mater Newcastle:
The Role of Clinical Trials in Myeloma

Associate Professor Kate Burbury, Haematologist, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre:
The Development of TeleTrials

Lisa Fisher, Clinical Trials Nurse, Westmead Hospital:
The Role of the Clinical Trials Nurse

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Myeloma Australia arranges full day seminars and half day workshops, to provide people living with myeloma, their family and friends access to up to date information about myeloma and its treatment delivered by experienced health professionals. These events also enable support and fellowship to the myeloma community.

Please see our calendar of events for details of an event near you.