Multiple Myeloma Patient and Caregiver Summit  

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Date(s) - 25 Mar 2023
8:00 AM - 3:45 PM

Embassy Suites Scottsdale

Multiple Myeloma Patient and Caregiver Summit  
 Saturday, March 25, 2023
8:00 AM–3:45 PM (MT)


Registration is free of charge

In-person participants: enter our raffle for a chance at great prizes! Winners will be drawn at the end of the program; you must be present to win!

Two ways to participate:

Participate in person 

Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort 
5001 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Meeting Rooms: Paloma I–III 

Free Breakfast and Lunch included 

Free parking available at the resort.


Participate virtually
An e-mail with the activity link will be sent to all registrants closer to the date of the Patient Summit.

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) and the Arizona Myeloma Network (AzMN) invite you to join us for a FREE Multiple Myeloma Patient and Cancer Caregiver Summit that will provide multiple myeloma patients, their families and caregivers, with the most up-to-date information on myeloma management from doctors and other experts in the field. Our faculty will provide relevant and timely information on:  

• Diagnosis, prognosis, and risk
• Initial therapy
• Treating relapsed/refractory myeloma
• Immunotherapy 
• Supportive care
• AzMN’s New Virtual Cancer Caregivers Education Program (VCCEP™)

Follow along with the presentations and submit your questions directly to the faculty. There will be time for Q&A throughout the program. Also, hear from a patient speaker and caregiver about [his/her] myeloma journey.
For your convenience, we are offering two ways to participate: in person at the Embassy Suites in Scottsdale, Arizona (free parking available) or virtually, from the comfort of your own home!


8:00 – 9:00 am MT Registration, Breakfast, and Exhibits 
(for in-person attendees) Fun Raffle
9:00 – 9:15 am MT Opening
Barbara Kavanagh, MSW, LCSW,Founder/Ceo, AzMN/CCEP
Paul Long, Navajo Nation Healer and Health Disparities Liaison
9:15 – 9:30 am MT Introduction to the MMRF
Mary DeRome, MS Senior Director,Medical Communications &Education
9:30 – 9:45 am MT Welcome
Joan Koerber-Walker, CEO, AzBio
9:45 – 10:15 am MT Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma: Diagnosis and Induction Therapy
P. Leif Bergsagel, MD, Mayo Clinic
10:15 – 10:45 am MT High-Dose Chemotherapy and Stem Cell Transplantation
Clarence Adoo, MD,Honor Health
10:45 – 11:00 am MT Break
11:00 – 11:30 am MT Relapsed Refractory Multiple Myeloma
Sumit Madan, MD, BannerMDAnderson
11:30 am – 12:00 pm MT Personalized Medicine
Jonathan Keats, PhD, TGEN
12:00 – 12:30 pm MT Supportive Care
Moderator: Joan Koerber-Walker
Barbara Kavanagh and Medical Faculty
12:30 – 1:15 pm MT Lunch 
1:15 – 1:30 pm MT Patient and Caregiver Speakers 
Moderator: Suzanne Hyde, MSW, LCSW
1:30 – 2:30 pm MT Arizona Myeloma Network Virtual Cancer Caregiver’s Education Program
William Brown, Project Director, Staff
Suzanne Hyde, MSW, LCSW, Staff
2:30 – 3:30 pm MT Panel Questions and Answers
3:30 – 3:45 pm MT Closing Remarks, Raffle prizes, & Awards.
Barbara and Jack Kavanagh, AzMN /CCEP
Mary DeRome, MS