The week that was ASH 2016

| Thomas Goode

As I returned home from my first visit to ASH, I was still at a loss for words for what I witnessed while at the conference. The hype that I had when anticipating getting there lived up to my expectations. It took me a while to grasp the concept of the Abstracts. Once I got […]

ASH 2016: Patient Perspective with Cindy Chmielewski

| Cindy Chmielewski

In this video, patient advocate and active member of the Philadelphia Multiple Myeloma Networking Group Cindy Chmielewski says that she “couldn’t imagine how this year’s meeting could compare to last year’s ASH, or the ‘November to Remember.’” She points out drugs she learned about at this year’s meeting used to treat relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma patients: […]

Turning hope into action

| Tiffany Williams

My goal coming to ASH16 was to inspire and offer hope through blogging and tweeting my experience. As a first time attendee, it was overwhelming to keep up with all the promising data and findings, but the message was clear. If you are a newly diagnosed patient with myeloma, know that we have champions in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Empowered through knowledge

| Tiffany Williams

WOW!  The day was long but impactful. I tweeted highlights from the IMF Satellite Symposium, “Treatment Advances in Multiple Myeloma Expert Perspectives on Translating Clinical Data to Practice.” Summarizing information in 140 coherent characters has presented a bit of a challenge for me. I tend to process and analyze information (over-analyze if you ask my […]