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MMI Patient & Family Awareness Day 2019

September 26th in Ashling Hotel Dublin (beside Heuston Station)

Programme Register Twitter: #mmiday2019
MMI Preliminary ProgrammeTimes subject to change

Topics on the day will focus on:

Patient and carer perspective
Medical overview of Myeloma
Psycho-oncology
Transplant
Fatigue
Future strategies for Myeloma

Speakers include:

  • Prof Paul Browne St James’s
  • Dr John Quinn Beaumont
  • Susan O’Flanagan St Vincent’s
  • Liz Higgins St James’s
  • Dr Patricia O’Regan UCC

Full timetable to follow

09.00 Registration & Refreshments

09.30 Welcome & Introductions
Mary Kelly, Multiple Myeloma Ireland Chair

09.45 Living with Multiple Myeloma – a Patients Perspective
TBC

10.15 Medical overview of Myeloma
Dr Ruth Morrell, Consultant Haematologist, Letterkenny University Hospital, Donegal
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11.15 Morning Refreshment Break

11.45 – 12.30 Exercise for quality of life
Miriam Flatley, Senior Oncology Physiotherapist, Galway University Hospitals

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 14. 15 Transplant
Liz Higgins, Autologous Transplant, Co-Ordinator, St James Hospital, Dublin

14.15 – 14.45 Dental Care for Myeloma Patients
Dr Andrew Bolas, Principal Dental Surgeon, Sligo/Leitrim, Oral Surgeon
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14.45 – 15.15 Managing the side effects of treatment and complications of Multiple Myeloma
Geraldine Walpole -Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Haematology, Sligo University Hospital – view Bio

15.15 – 15.45 Future strategies for Myeloma
Dr Andrew Hodgson, Consultant Haematologist, Sligo University Hospital
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15.45 – 16.00 Final comments
Colm Brennan, Multiple Myeloma Ireland

16.00 AGM

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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