Ask the Doctor Discussion Series

  

We invite multiple myeloma patients and caregivers to this series of informative discussions

Attention!  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have changed our breakfasts into virtual ASK THE DOCTOR ZOOM SESSIONS. We hope to resume in-person breakfast discussions in the future.

These discussions are designed with patients in mind.  We bring experts in the multiple myeloma field together with patients in an informal atmosphere, where patients and caregivers can get answers to their questions, learn more about multiple myeloma and meet others with the disease. The price for admittance is one question per myeloma patient (but you can ask more!)

Whether in-person or virtual, space is limited to 15 multiple myeloma patients and one guest each. This allows time for all attendees to ask questions and be involved in the conversation.

Ask the Doctor Discussion Series

The educational series features:

Dr. Craig Emmitt Cole, Assistant Professor division of Hematology and Oncology, Clinician MSU Breslin Cancer Center, Michigan State University

Dr. Jeffrey Margolis, Hematologist and Oncologist, President of Michigan Healthcare Professionals, P.C. and Professor of Oncology at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine;

Dr. Matthew Pianko, Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology Rogel Cancer Center, University of Michigan Medical School;

Dr. Joseph P. Uberti, Professor of Medicine & Oncology Director, Blood & Marrow Stem Cell Transplant Program, Lambert Webber Endowed Chair of Stem Cell Research, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University

Dr. Jing Christine Ye, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Hematology/Oncology Division, University of Michigan

Dr. Jeffrey Zonder, Professor of Oncology at Karmanos Cancer Institute, an MMRC center/Wayne State University School of Medicine

Ask the Doctor Discussion Dates, 2021:

Note!  These are the discussions that we have scheduled so far.  We will add more as the schedules of participating doctors permits.  Check back here for additional dates and times.

Dr. PiankoDr. Pianko – March 25 at 8:00 a.m.  – This is a Zoom meeting and in order to make sure all attendees have the opportunity to ask questions, we will be limiting attendance!  Please contact Michele MacWilliams at 248-625-0070 (leave a message) or mmacwilliams@curemultiplemyeloma.org.  Dr Pianko’s work is focused on the care of patients with plasma cell disorders and dysproteinemias such as multiple myeloma, smoldering multiple myeloma/asymptomatic multiple myeloma, monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), plasmacytoma, light chain (AL) amyloidosis, POEMS syndrome, and monoclonal immunoglobulin/light chain deposition disease (MIDD). Dr. Pianko is interested in clinical research and development of clinical trials of novel drugs and novel drug combinations for patients with these disorders. He will provide an update on treatments, insights into his work and answers to your questions. To get as close as possible to an actual breakfast together, we are ordering food to be delivered to your home!

Dr. Margolis – April 6, 7:00 a.m. – This is a Zoom meeting and in order to make sure all attendees have the opportunity to ask questions, we will be limiting attendance!  Please contact Michele MacWilliams at 248-625-0070 (leave a message) or mmacwilliams@curemultiplemyeloma.org. Dr. Jeffrey Margolis, Hematologist and Oncologist, President of Michigan Healthcare Professionals, P.C. and Professor of Oncology at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. Dr. Margolis is eager to discuss his experiences with COVID-19 vaccines and multiple myeloma patients. To get as close as possible to an actual breakfast together, we are ordering food to be delivered to your home!

Dr. Uberti – April 20 at 9:30 a.m. Note!  New date and time! – This is a Zoom meeting and in order to make sure all attendees have the opportunity to ask questions, we will be limiting attendance!  Please contact Michele MacWilliams at 248-625-0070 (leave a message) or mmacwilliams@curemultiplemyeloma.org.  A specialists in medical hematology and oncology, Dr. Uberti is division chief of Hematology and co-director of the Bone Marrow Transplant Program at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.  He brings years of experience to the field of transplantation. He is actively involved in clinical research in bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cells transplants and is the expert to answer your questions about transplants as part of a treatment protocol for multiple myeloma patients. To get as close as possible to an actual breakfast together, we are ordering food to be delivered to your home!

Dr Jeffrey Zonder

Dr. Zonder – April 28 at 8:00 a.m. – This is a Zoom meeting and in order to make sure all attendees have the opportunity to ask questions, we will be limiting attendance!  Please contact Michele MacWilliams at 248-625-0070 (leave a message) or mmacwilliams@curemultiplemyeloma.org.  Michele will provide you with login information. We are extremely excited to be able to offer this meeting during these difficult times. Professor of Oncology at Karmanos Cancer Institute, an MMRC center/Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Zonder has special interest in multidisciplinary care of patients with Multiple Myeloma, as well as other hematologic cancers. In addition, he is focused on the investigation of therapies for Multiple Myeloma.

Dr. Ye – May 12 at 8:00 a.m. – This is a Zoom meeting and in order to make sure all attendees have the opportunity to ask questions, we will be limiting attendance!  Please contact Michele MacWilliams at 248-625-0070 (leave a message) or mmacwilliams@curemultiplemyeloma.org.  Michele will provide you with login information. Dr. Ye is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan. Dr Ye earned her medical degree and master’s degree from Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine in China. She then received training as a research fellow at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, followed by employment as a scientist at SeeDNA Biotech in Canada and as a research associate at Wayne State University. Dr. Ye’s research interest is translational research in malignant hematological diseases.

Dr. Cole – May 26 at 8:00 a.m. This is a Zoom meeting and in order to make sure all attendees have the opportunity to ask questions, we will be limiting attendance!  Please contact Michele MacWilliams at 248-625-0070 (leave a message) or mmacwilliams@curemultiplemyeloma.org. Dr Craig Emmitt Cole is Assistant Professor division of Hematology and Oncology, Clinician MSU Breslin Cancer Center, Michigan State University. A board certified Hematologist who completed his undergraduate degree at Michigan State University and his doctoral degree at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Cole had the opportunity to do post-fellowship laboratory research in the Jerome Lipper Multiple Myeloma Center of Medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School in Boston. His research interest include multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, therapeutic apheresis, and myelodysplasia.

Dr. Margolis – June 9, 7:00 a.m. – This is an in-person meeting! Dr. Jeffrey Margolis, Hematologist and Oncologist, President of Michigan Healthcare Professionals, P.C. and Professor of Oncology at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. Dr. Margolis is eager to discuss his experiences with COVID-19 vaccines and multiple myeloma patients. We are planning this session as an in-person event! It will be held in Farmington Hills, location to be determined. Don’t worry if you can’t make the trip. We’ll offer a Zoom login option as well.

Although the breakfasts are free of charge, you must make reservations to attend.  To save your seat(s) please call Michele MacWilliams at (248) 625-0070 and leave a voicemail or email to her at mmacwilliams@curemultiplemyeloma.org.

You may attend more than one breakfast but space is limited so please provide us with your preferred dates, in order.  We will accommodate as many requests as space permits. We suggest that you come with some questions for the doctor.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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