Ask the Doctor Breakfast Series

  

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

Attention!  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have changed our breakfasts into ASK THE DOCTOR ZOOM SESSIONS THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER.

OUR NEXT SESSION IS WITH DR. UBERTI ON JULY 14 at 9:00 a.n.   Other sessions are scheduled with Dr. Cole and Dr. Margolis. SEE INFORMATION BELOW.

Please check back here for additional information about rescheduled dates.  We are sorry for the inconvenience but know this is in everyone’s best interest.

These breakfasts 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!)

Space is limited to 15 multiple myeloma patients and one guest each.

Ask the Doctor Breakfast 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

Educational Session Dates, 2020:

Dr. Margolis – March 4 – Anna’s House, 32555 Northwestern Highway, Farmington Hills, MI 48334
POSTPONED Dr. Zonder – April 1 – Anna’s House, 32555 Northwestern Highway, Farmington Hills, MI 48334
POSTPONED Dr. Uberti – April 7 – Anna’s House, 32555 Northwestern Highway, Farmington Hills, MI 48334
POSTPONED Dr. Ye – April 15 – Zingerman’s Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
POSTPONED Dr. Cole – April 22 – Corniche Room, Kellogg Conference Center, 219 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824
POSTOPNED – Dr. Cole – May 20 in Flint (Location to come.)Dr. Uberti – June 9 – Anna’s House, 32555 Northwestern Highway, Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Dr Jeffrey Zonder Dr. Zonder – May 13 at 12:00 noon – 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. Zonder is spearheading international clinical trials for a COVID-19 treatment using multiple myeloma medication! Please scroll down to the bottom of the page if you would like to view Dr. Zonder’s Zoom discussion!

Dr. Pianko Dr. Pianko – June 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 from a Michigan bakery or supplier to be delivered to your home! Please scroll down to the bottom of the page if you would like to view Dr. Pianko’s Zoom discussion!

Dr. Uberti – July 14 at 9:00 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.  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 from a Michigan bakery or supplier to be delivered to your home!

 Dr. Cole – August 4 at 8:30 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. 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 began his post-doctoral training in Internal Medicine and Hematology/Oncology at the University of Michigan Health System. He has 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, Massachusetts. This opportunity then led to a Staff Lectureship at the University of Michigan concentrating primarily on clinical research in multiple myeloma. His research interest to include multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, therapeutic apheresis, and myelodysplasia. To get as close as possible to an actual breakfast together, we are ordering food from a Michigan bakery or supplier to be delivered to your home!

 Dr. Margolis – August 19 at 7:30 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.orgPresident of Michigan Healthcare Professionals, Dr. Margolis earned his medical degree from the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in Cleveland, completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, and completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. He is board certified in medical oncology and internal medicine. He is a professor at Oakland University William Beaumont Medical School, and a clinical assistant professor at Michigan State University and Wayne State University. To get as close as possible to an actual breakfast together, we are ordering food from a Michigan bakery or supplier to be delivered to your home!

Please check back here for updates.

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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