Often within the myeloma world, there are gaps in education that leave patients and caregivers alike feeling confused and frustrated. In this event, we gather as a myeloma community to talk about the common misunderstandings to identify gap areas of education and clarify critical information for the community's understanding, overall well-being, and ultimate survival.
This event cannot be successful without your help. The Florida Myeloma Community is asking for myeloma patients and caregivers from across the world to participate in the following survey to identify the most common gaps.
Are there acronyms you just don't understand? Are you struggling to understand the difference between the myeloma medications? Are you frustrated with the conflicting nutrition advice that's given?
While we can't solve all of your concerns in one session, we believe that identifying these educational gaps and solving what we can together can be a springboard to a myeloma cure for all.
Two members of our Myeloma Medical Navigation team will attend the event and answer the most common questions we receive from the survey.
Also in attendance will be:
- Jenny Ahlstrom, founder of the HealthTree
- Cindy Chmielewski, HealthTree University Director
- Valarie Traynham, Black Myeloma Health Community Lead
- Rozalynn Hite, Community Director
- Ana Sahagún, Patient Experience Lead
We are serious about educating you both in this session and as the year continues with the topics that matter MOST to you and that will bring us closer to a cure. Help us understand what you are hungry to learn and perhaps confused about regarding myeloma.
The event will be Tuesday, August 22nd at 6:30 pm Eastern. If you would like to join us for this special event, please register here:
Looking to learn more? Visit HealthTree University and start your education today.
To learn more about the HealthTree Foundation for Multiple Myeloma, previously known as the Myeloma Crowd, read here: Myeloma Crowd History
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about the author
Audrey is the Editor for the HealthTree Foundation for Multiple Myeloma. She originally joined the HealthTree Foundation in 2020 as the Myeloma Community Program Director. While not knowing much about myeloma initially, she worked hard to educate herself, empathize and learn from others' experiences. She loves this job. Audrey is passionate about serving others, loves learning, and enjoys iced chais from Dutch Bros. She also loves spending time with her supportive husband and energetic three-year-old.