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MMI Patient & Family Information Day 2014

Programme

09.00 Registration & Refreshments

09.30 Welcome & Launch of MMI website and patient information leaflet
Dr Peter O’Gorman, Consultant Haematologist, Mater Hospital Dublin & Chair of MMI

09.45 My experience of Multiple Myeloma – Mr John Casey

10.15 Breakout session 1 – Treatment options

A Newly diagnosed – Dr John Quinn, Consultant Haematologist, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin.
B Relapsed / refractory – Dr Peter O’Gorman Consultant Haematologist, Mater Hospital, Dublin.
C Elderly – Dr J. McHugh, Consultant Haematologist, Tallaght Hospital, Dublin.

11.15 Morning refreshment break

11.45-12.15 How my medication works and management of side effects – E.Garvey, Chief Pharmacist Haematology/Oncology, Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore.

12.15 -13.30 Breakout Session 2

A SMART: Stress Management and Resilience Training. Joanne Sweeney Systemic Psychotherapist
B Nutrition- Medicine of The Future, Cathriona Hodgins, Nutritional Consultant
C Transplant – Liz Higgins, Autologous Transplant Co-ordinator, St James Hospital, Dublin
D Mindfulness (TBC)

13.30- 14.30Lunch

14.30-15.45 Breakout session 3

A SMART: Stress Management and Resilience Training. Joanne Sweeney Systemic Psychotherapist
B Nutrition- Medicine of The Future, Cathriona Hodgins, Nutritional Consultant
C Transplant – Liz Higgins, Autologous Transplant Co-Ordinator, St James Hospital, Dublin
D Mindfulness (TBC)

15.45- 16.15 Future strategies for Myeloma – Dr P Hayden, Consultant Haematologist, St James Hospital, Dublin

16.15-16.30 Final comments

16.30 MMI AGM

Additional Myeloma Resources/Links

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Meet the Team behind Myeloma Ireland

Patrick Hayden

Patrick Hayden Chair

Mary Kelly

Mary Kelly Vice-Chair

Maura Dowling

Maura Dowling Secretary

Liam McManuse

Liam McManuse Treasurer

Anne Fitzgerald

Anne Fitzgerald Assistant Treasurer

Peter O’Gorman

Peter O’Gorman

Joe O’Brien

Joe O’Brien

John Quinn

Mervyn Byrne

Helen Brennan