ASH 2016: Patient Perspective with Tiffany Williams

| Tiffany Williams

In this video, three-year myeloma survivor and co-leader of a the Charleston Area Multiple Myeloma Networking Group, attended the 58th American Society of Hematology annual meeting–her first experience at ASH. She shares that her impression was “overwhelming, but in a positive way.” She describes how she was unsure of what to expect, but left knowing […]

ASH 2016: Patient Perspective with Linda Huguelet

| Linda Huguelet

In this video, Linda Huguelet, a six-year myeloma survivor and the support group leader of the Chattanooga Multiple Myeloma Networking Group, shares her reactions to the IMF Media and Grant Award reception that took place during the 58th American Society of Hematology annual meeting. She describes the event as bringing together “patients and researchers—truly embodying […]

The Fireworks

| Tom Swick

Saturday night ended with a very successful IMF Media and Grant Awards Reception, at the Ultimate Skybox, with a 15th floor view of the Petco Park playing field on one side, and Seaport Village and the harbor on another. Robert A. Kyle, MD, presented the Brian D. Novis Research Grant Awards. I was happy to […]

ASH 2016: Patient Perspective

| Yelak Biru

In this video, Yelak Biru provides the Patient Perspective on this year’s 58th American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting, that took place from December 3–December 6, 2016 in San Diego. This year’s ASH marks Yelak’s 10th meeting. As Yelak points out, last year’s ASH was dubbed “A November to Remember,” because four new myeloma […]

Day 3: “Is that all there is?” –Peggy Lee

| Jack Aiello

Yes, today was the last full day of ASH but that’s not to say if wasn’t full of information with oral presentations packing the day from 7 a.m.–6 p.m. Highlights included these abstracts listed as follows (# abstract number): (#673) A 1200 pateint study showing benefit of an autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) versus VMP […]

Reflecting on hope

| John De Flice

“Yes, you can sit on my bed and be hopeful.” —John DeFlice There were two important things I learned early on in my medical residency.  One, do not sit on a patient’s bed unless you are invited to. The bed is the domain in a foreign environment of the hospital. Two, you never take away […]

New and networking

| Teresa Miceli

As we near the last days of the 58th Annual American Society of Hematology (ASH) meeting, my brain is filling and my body is tiring. We have had many full days of educational sessions and networking with members of the myeloma community. Here are just a few takeaways that I would like to share: A […]

Researchers and patients mingle together

| Michael Tuohy

Saturday: Day 2 at #ASH16 started with an early morning breakfast meeting with the International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG). The room was packed with myeloma experts from all over the world, welcoming in 17 new members, reviewing 2016 papers and most importantly deciding on the topics of their next projects. I was happy to see […]

Choosing your myeloma specialist

| John Auerbacher

I am reminded at ASH of the old saw as to how the economy really works – the answer is that 100,000,000 people get up every morning and go to work. That is how it looks in San Diego. The enthusiasm and energy of the researchers, pharma people, nurses, and doctors is tangible. The sessions […]

#ASH16: I have arrived

| Thomas Goode

After two horrible flights to get here that warranted both airplanes needing maintenance, I was completely worn out when I arrived in San Diego. I was hoping that this was not going to be a sign that I was going to have a horrible experience. After greeting the rest of our team at breakfast, I […]