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MMI Patient & Family Awareness Day 2019

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

Programme Register Twitter: #mmiinfoday2019
MMI Preliminary ProgrammeTimes subject to change

Topics on the day will focus on:

Patient and carer perspective
Medical overview of Myeloma
Future strategies for Myeloma

09.00 Registration & Refreshments

09.30 Welcome & Introductions
Mary Kelly, Multiple Myeloma Ireland Chair

09.45 Living with Multiple Myeloma
John & Charlotte Crowe

10.15 Medical Overview of Myeloma
Professor Paul Browne, St James’s Hospital, Dublin

11.15 Morning refreshment break

11.45 Psycho-Oncology
Eugene Beirne, St James’s Hospital,Dublin

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.15 Stem Cell Transplant for Patients with Multiple Myeloma
Liz Higgins, Autologous Transplant Co-Ordinator St James’s Hospital, Dublin

14.15-14.45 Cancer Related Fatigue – Impact and Management
Dr Patricia O’Regan UCC, Cork

14.45-15.15 Clinical Trials in Multiple Myeloma
Dr Jess Walsh Clinical Trials Coordinator, Blood Cancer Network Ireland

15.15-15.45 Future Strategies for Myeloma
Dr John Quinn Beaumont Hospital, Dublin view Bio

15.45-16.00 Final comments

16.00 AGM

AGM Information:

Our AGM will be held immediately following the close of our information day on September 26th. At the AGM, voting on the following Board membership will occur:

4 patient, 2 carer and 4 Health care professional members.

Nominations for replacement of two out-going officers, i.e. vice-chair and secretary, are now being accepted and must be received within 4 weeks of the AGM.

Please use the nomination form (here) and send your nominations by Thursday August 29th to Sinead Cassidy at

Nominations already received are Ger Walpole (Vice-Chair).

09.00 Registration & Refreshments

09.30 Welcome & Introductions
Mary Kelly, Multiple Myeloma Ireland Chair

09.45 Living with Multiple Myeloma – a Patients Perspective

10.15 Medical overview of Myeloma
Dr Ruth Morrell, Consultant Haematologist, Letterkenny University Hospital, Donegal
view Presentation

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
view Presentation

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
view Bio

15.45 – 16.00 Final comments
Colm Brennan, Multiple Myeloma Ireland

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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