Becoming knowledgeable about WM, treatment options and coping mechanisms are key for your wellbeing as a patient with a rare cancer.

The WMFC holds an Educational Forum (Ed Forum) in major cities across Canada to help patients and caregivers learn about this disease from well renowned WM researchers, clinicians and doctors.  Presentations include symptoms and complications of the disease, current treatment options, other  patients sharing how they cope with the disease, new therapies and recent research findings that may someday lead to a cure.

After a pandemic-induced hiatus the WMFC Educational Forum was back, as a virtual event held on November 3rd and 4th 2023.

The following content was recorded. As of this writing (Nov. 2023), subtitles professionally translated to French are in the works for some of these recordings. This page will be updated when those are added to the recordings.

Speaker(s) Title of Presentation Recording Slides
Dr. Robert Puckrin (Tom Baker Centre, Calgary, Alberta) Introduction to Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia: Diagnosis, Testing, and Understanding Your Results Recording Slides
Dr. David MacDonald (The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario) Current and Future Treatment Options Recording Slides
Chris Robinson (Toronto, ON)
Paul Cadrin (Montréal, QC)
Mark Seliskar (Montréal, QC)
Dean Price (Prince George, BC)
Patient Panel (“If you’ve seen one WM patient…you’ve seen one WM patient”) Recording Chris


Christina Sit (Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada)
Hailey Hill (Atlantic Canada Oncology Drug Access Navigators Association)
Your Cancer Treatments: Governments, Funding, and Access Recording Christina
Dr. Neil Berinstein (Sunnybrook Hospital and U. of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario) Complications in WM Recording Slides
Dr. Neil Berinstein (Sunnybrook)
Dr. Prashant Kapoor (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN)
Dr. Guy Sherwood (Winnipeg, MB)
Ask the Doctor Recording

Presentations from past Education Forums can be found here.

2019 WMFC Educational Forum (Toronto April 13, 2019)

2018 WMFC Educational Forum. (Halifax October 27, 2018)

IWMF Education Forums

The IWMF annually runs an Education Forum, in different parts of the US.  Recently, many have been accessible virtually.  More information on IWMF Ed Forums is available here.


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