Next Online Seminar

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

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

Unfortunately we experienced major technical difficulties with the live stream of this event. The recording of all speakers will be available ASAP to watch the event in full. We thank you for your patience.

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.

This event will be recorded and available to view on this webpage at a later date.


We recommend watching this seminar with a support person if possible. If you would like to discuss the content before or after the event, please don’t hesitate to contact our Myeloma Support Nurses:
Telephone Support Line:
1800 693 566 Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm AEDT

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 Gibson
Consumer Representative
Facing the Elephant

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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

    For any queries or technical difficulties, please call 1800 693 566 or email

    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.