National Myeloma Day 2017

Myeloma Day is a chance to learn more about this blood cancer, which this year will affect an estimated 1800 Australians per year.

The theme for this year is ‘Striving for a personalised approach to treatment’. Over the past decade, advances in the understanding and management of myeloma have been impressive.  The development of new agents, available through clinical trials, has provided expanding treatment options for people with myeloma and resulted in much improved outcomes.  Myeloma research is having an impact on the way forward, as we work now towards a more personalised approach in managing myeloma.

Join us at a Myeloma Day event

The Leukaemia Foundation will be holding seminars and support groups across the country throughout May. Queensland’s events are listed below; events across the country are listed here.

Wednesday 10 May: Brisbane

Guest speakers:

Craig Smith – Relaxation Therapist and Yoga Teacher – “Adapting to change”
Dr Jason Butler – Haematologist, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital – “Striving for a personalised approach to myeloma treatment”

Time: 12pm-2pm

Location: Leukaemia Foundation ESA Village
41 Peter Doherty St, Dutton Park

RSVP: Please RSVP by Monday 8 May to 07 3055 8233 or
Free, limited two hour street parking is available.

Friday 12 May: Sunshine Coast

Guest speakers:
Dr Josh Richmond (Haematologist): “Myeloma treatments – why one shoe doesn’t fit all”
Dr Peter Smith (Oncology Pharmacist): “Complementary and alternative medicines: what can I safely use with chemotherapy?”
Christine Long (Myeloma Patient): “My myeloma experience”

Time: 10.30am-1pm

Location: Bloomhill Cancer Care
58 Ballinger Rd, Buderim

RSVP: by 10 May or learn more on 07 3055 8233 or

Free street parking available on Ballinger Road outside Bloomhill with a short walk (approx. 100m) to the centre. Parking within Bloomhill grounds is reserved
for clients and visitors who are restricted or limited in their mobility – please feel free to access this cark park if you are not able to walk the distance. Many thanks to Team Adem for providing the refreshments for this seminar.

Friday 19 May: Townsville

Information coming soon

Friday 26 May: Gold Coast

Guest speakers:
Wendy Neill, Oncology Social Worker, Tweed Health District – “The Emotional Impact of Myeloma”
Corrine Haugstetter, Cancer Nurse Consultant – “The Physical Impact of Myeloma”

Time: 10AM-12.30PM

Location: Tweed Heads Bowls Club, Cnr Wharf & Florence St, Tweed Heads

RSVP:By 24 May to 07 3055 8233 or email
Light refreshments will be served.


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