27th Annual IWMF Virtual Educational Forum – Day #1

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The 27th Annual IWMF Educational Forum provides a unique opportunity to learn and connect with and from one another. The 2022 Virtual Ed Forum brings WM specialists, clinicians, researchers, patients, and caregivers together. A two-day program features pertinent and timely information related to symptoms and complications of WM, current treatment options, new therapies, and life topics that align with this year’s Ed Forum theme:  Living, Learning, and Thriving with WM. This year’s Educational Forum will conclude with our popular “Ask the Doctors” question-and-answer session.

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Day #1 Agenda

11AM – EDT

Welcome Announcements
”Getting to Know Your WM Experts”  video

         Peter DeNardis //  IWMF Chair of the Board

11:20AM – 12:20PM EDT

The WM Garden Talk Revisited – Q&A

       Dr. Morie Gertz // Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota

12:20PM – 1:20PM EDT

Current Treatment Options and New Therapies on the Horizon – Q&A

       Dr. Jeffrey Matous // Colorado Blood Cancer Institute

1:20PM – 3:20PM EDT

Join hosted community conversations during the Ed Forum at your convenience

1:20PM – 2:20PM EDT

Panel: The Patient Perspective on WM Topics: Participating in Clinical Trials

       Ron Ternoway // Co-Leader, IWMF Affiliate Support Group, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Being Your Own Best Advocate

       Marcia Klepac, RN, D. Ed // Retired nurse/health educator & 21 year WM survivor

Living Well with WM

       Susanne Ohrn // WM Skandinavien, Founder/Leader

Q & A

       Ron Branscome // IWMF, Vice-Chair, Fundraising

2:20PM – 3:20PM EDT

Getting a Second Opinion:  Challenges and Benefits – Q&A

       Dr. Mary Kwok // Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

3:20PM – 4:20PM EDT

Everything You Want to Know About BTK Inhibitors:  Do’s and Don’ts – Q&A

       Dr. Jorge Castillo // Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston


For those interested, the IMWF  has an interesting series of 2022 Educational Forum Primers that can be found @:


(please scroll to the bottom of that page, registration required)

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