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4th International Patient & Physician Summit on Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia

March 11-13, 2011 Orlando, FL

The 4th International Summit on WM was held March 11-13, 2011 at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel, Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL. Over 300 patients, caregivers, and their families attended this 3 day conference, which included 7 sessions with 23 technical presentations from 17 faculty speakers, including 5 debates, and 6 case presentations.  In addition were special guest presentations by Karen Lee Sobol, author of "Twelve Weeks, An Artist's Story of Cancer, Healing, and Hope", and Judith May, president of the IWMF, who gave an overview of this organization's vital role in the continuing education and support of people with Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia.

In addition to the conference sessions was an evening dinner event at the 27Skywalk and a poolside gala, where patients and family members joined with the faculty to share some good food and conversation in a relaxed atmosphere.

You may review the faculty biographies and selected abstracts from the lectures here.  You also may download the actual presentations, which are posted as individual slides, as well as photos from the conference. You may also download the conference agenda as well as the faculty directory. We hope that this conference has provided an opportunity for patients and caregivers to learn firsthand, from our frontline researchers, the latest in the genetic basis, pathogenesis, and treatment of WM, and enriched each attendees understanding of this disease.

Faculty and attendees of the 4th International Patient & Physician Summit on WM