Our Meetings

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Our October 2017 meeting will be held on Saturday October 14. This will be a Patient/Family Split meeting. After the general announcements, patients will meet in one room and family members in another. Each group will have a facilitator and will be an opportunity for questions, discussions and information-sharing with others who are in a similar situation. While being a team, a patient and his/her family members and caregiver(s) experience multiple myeloma differently. These Patient/Family Split meetings are designed to give each group the chance to talk openly with others who share the same role.

Tentative list of upcoming PMMNG meeting program topics and speakers:


  • October 14: Patient / Family Split
  • November 11: Update on What to Look for in Medical Insurance for 2018, Christina Bach, LSW
  • December 9: End of Year Celebration


  • January 13: Black Swan Initiative, Robin Tuohy, IMF and Patient Advocacy, Kelley Jones, IMF
  • February 10: American Society of Hematology (ASH) 2017 Update, Dr. Dan Vogl from UPenn Abramson Cancer  Center      
  • March 10: Drug Interactions (Speaker TBD)
  • April 14: Patient / Family Split
  • May 12: Palliative Care 101  (Speaker TBD)
  • June 9: Takeda, Celgene, or Janssen Nurse Educator  (Speaker TBD)
  • July 14: Open Meeting
  • August 11: No meeting, summer break
  • September 8: Lab Results, Colleen Erb, Nurse Practioner from UPenn Abramson Cancer Center
  • October 13: Patient / Family Split
  • 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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