Monthly PMMNG Meetings

lab tests

During our September 8, 2018 PMMNG meeting Colleen Erb will educate us on how to interpret multiple myeloma test results. Serum Protein Electrophoresus Test, Immunofixation Test, Free Light Chain Test - just the names of these tests sound like a foreign language! Trying to understand what the test results actually mean can be even more intimidating. Colleen will walk us through the most common and important tests for myeloma patients and help us know what they mean and what to look for.

Collen is a nurse practitioner at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. She specializes in hematologic malignancies, especially multiple myeloma and amyloidosis. She works with patients on symptom management, pain management, diagnosis and treatment of complications of chemotherapy, coordination of care, collaboration with attending physicians, and referral and collaboration with other specialties.

Please join us for this informative program!


Tentative list of upcoming PMMNG meeting program topics and speakers:


  • September 8: Lab Results (Colleen Erb, UPenn Nurse Practitioner)
  • October 13: No meeting due to International Myeloma Foundation Patient & Family Seminar in Philadelphia
  • November 10: Medical Insurance (Christina Bach, LSW)
  • December 8: End of Year Celebration

General Meeting Information

WHEN: Second Saturday of Every Month (excepting August)
TIME: 1:30 – 3:30 PM
WHERE: RALSTON HOUSE, 3615 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA (Near Univ. of Pennsylvania Campus). There is free parking behind Ralston House off of Ludlow Street.

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