Past Topics and Speakers

  • Barb Sarbaugh, OTR, MA, ret on Avoiding Falls
  • Tom Arnold, Exercises for Cancer Patients
  • Drs. Anaissie and Medlin, UC Treatment and Transplant Center
  • Lyn Sontag, Psychologist for the Transplant Unit at Jewish Hospital talked on “The Love Connection: Changes in Relationships with Myeloma”
  • Chris Meier, MD, Family Practioner and fellow Myeloma survivor, was back by popular demand to instruct us on “Reading Lab Report.”
  • Robin Tuohy, Patient Support coordinator for the International Myeloma Foundation  on Patient Issues and Support (Oct., 2011)
  • Jackie Personett, Coordinator for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on Assistance Available from the L&L Society (Nov., 2011)
  • Millennium’s Ambassador program and Take Your Best Shot program (with Jim Bond, 20-year-survivor)
  • Rafat Abonour, MD, Myeloma Specialist from Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Onyx Presentation on Carfilzomib
  • Kyphoplasty – Christopher Mc Pherson, MD
  • Medicare and Social Security Issues – Sue Denny, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist
  • Current Transplant Alternatives – Larry Brennan, MD
  • Celgene Therapy (Jilliam Fahey, Patient Support Coordinator)
  • Pain Management (Richard Ernst, MD)
  • Separate Patient Discussion Group and Caregiver Discussion Group Sessions, led by IMF Specialists
  • Current Therapies and a Decision Process for Determining Options (Edward J. Crane, MD)
  • How to use Myeloma Manager (Hugh Schaffer)
  • Integrative Therapies and Personal Relaxation Techniques (Mary Anne Martz and Susie Schreiber)
  • Richard O’Hara from the Binding Site, Inc. on “An Analysis of Lab Results Specific to the Light Chain Assays.”
  • A Nurse’s Perspective on Clinical Issues Regarding Patients (Ginger Love, RN)
  • Nutrition for Oncology Patients (Kathy Cooley)
  • Myeloma-Induced Vertebral Compression Fractures (Christopher McPherson, MD)
  • An Orientation to the Services of the Wellness Center (Bonnie Crawford)
  • Stress Management (Bonnie Crawford)
  • An Overview of the International Myeloma Foundation and Its Many Services (Andy Lebkuecher)
  • Massage Therapy (Elle Lewellen, Certified Massage & Lymphedema Therapist)
  • How to Read and Understand Your Lab Reports (Becky Bolt, RN and Ginger Love, RN)
  • Medicines Used During a Stem Cell Transplant (Michael Bradley, Pharm D)
  • Issues Related to Clinical Trials, Future Expectations for Stem Cell Transplants, & Seeking Supplemental Opinions (Craig Hofmeister, MD)
  • Myeloma-related Issues and Trends (Robin Touhy and Joanie Borbely, IMF Support Group Coordinators)
  • Pain Management (Karl Jackson)
  • Pain Management and Acupuncture – Dr. Peter Sheng
  • Osteonecrosis – Dr. J. David Morrison, DDS
  • Patient Issues in Myeloma Treatment, including Neuropathy – Kitty Tierney, RN and Becky Bolt, RN
  • Ostenecrosis of the Jaw – Eugenia Roberts, DDS
  • Reading Lab Reports – Dr. Chris Meier
  • Latest Developments in Diagnosing and Treating Individuals According to their Own Specific Myeloma Abnormailties – Dr. Elias Anaissie
  • Understanding Social Security Coverage Options – Brent Evans
  • Kyprolis – Julie Butt, RN