Brought to you by International Myeloma Foundation
Amy E. Pierre, RN, MSN, ANP-BC
In April 2021, the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) will hold its 14th CE-accredited symposium in conjunction with the virtual ONS Conference. I am honored to be on the faculty for the 2nd time. This IMF symposium will provide the latest information and updates in multiple myeloma, sharing best practices and clinical pearls.
In part I, I will address newly diagnosed multiple myeloma, with an emphasis on treatment disparities. The covid pandemic in particular has revealed healthcare disparities among patients with multiple myeloma, but there are many steps that nurses can take to ensure that all their patients receive optimal care. As nurses, we know our patients. We can ensure they receive the education and encouragement they need to actively participate in their health care. We can ensure our patients receive equal opportunities to receive new therapies, stem cell transplantation, and participate in clinical trials. During this symposium, we will identify some ways to address barriers and better care for underserved populations.
And of course throughout all three parts of the symposium, my colleagues on the IMF Nurse Leadership Board, Beth Faiman, PhD, RN, MSN, APRN-BC, AOCN®, FAAN; Donna D. Catamero, ANP-BC, OCN, CCRC; Charise Gleason, MSN, NP-C, AOCNP®; and I will review the diagnosis of myeloma as well as all the exciting newer therapies and emerging treatments available to our patients. This is truly an exciting time in multiple myeloma.
Please join us to learn relevant and practical information aimed to help you care for myeloma patients and earn up to 1.5 CNE (3 sessions of 0.5 CNE). Register HERE: http://imf-ONS.myeloma.org/ We look forward to seeing you there!