Patient and Caregiver Summit

MMRF/AzMN Patient and All Cancer Caregivers’ Summit

Saturday, March 25th Free MMRF, AzMN Myeloma,
and All Cancer Patient/Caregivers Conference.

Saturday, March 25, 2023
Two ways to participate:

In-person participants: enter our raffle for a chance at great prizes! Winners will be drawn at the end of the program; you must be present to win!

Participate in person 

Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort 
5001 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Meeting Rooms: Mohave I–III 

Free Breakfast and Lunch included 

Free parking available at the resort.

Participate virtually
An e-mail with the activity link will be sent to all registrants closer to the date of the Patient Summit.


8:00 – 9:00 am MTRegistration, Breakfast, and Exhibits 
(for in-person attendees) Fun Raffle
9:00 – 9:15 am MTOpening
Barbara Kavanagh, MSW, LCSW
Paul Long, Navajo Nation Healer and Health Disparities Liaison
9:15 – 9:30 am MTIntroduction to the MMRF
Mary DeRome, MS
9:30 – 9:45 am MTWelcome
Joan Koerber-Walker, CEO, AzBio
9:45 – 10:15 am MTNewly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma: Diagnosis and Induction Therapy
P. Leif Bergsagel, MD
10:15 – 10:45 am MTHigh-Dose Chemotherapy and Stem Cell Transplantation
Clarence Adoo, MD
10:45 – 11:00 am MTBreak
11:00 – 11:30 am MTRelapsed Refractory Multiple Myeloma
Sumit Madan, MD
11:30 am – 12:00 pm MTPersonalized Medicine
Jonathan Keats, PhD
12:00 – 12:30 pm MTSupportive Care
Moderator: Joan Koerber-Walker
Barbara Kavanagh
12:30 – 1:15 pm MTLunch 
1:15 – 1:30 pm MTPatient and Caregiver Speakers 
Moderator: Suzanne Hyde, MSW, LCSW
1:30 – 2:30 pm MTArizona Myeloma Network Virtual Cancer Caregiver’s Education Program
William Brown
Suzanne Hyde, MSW, LCSW
2:30 – 3:30 pm MTPanel Questions and Answers
3:30 – 3:45 pm MTClosing Remarks 
Barbara and Jack Kavanagh
Mary DeRome, MS


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