4th International Patient & Physician Summit on Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia

March 11-13, 2011 Orlando, FL

The 4th International Summit on WM was held March 11-13, 2011 at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel, Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL. Over 300 patients, caregivers, and their families attended this 3 day conference, which included 7 sessions with 23 technical presentations from 17 faculty speakers, including 5 debates, and 6 case presentations. In addition were special guest presentations by Karen Lee Sobol, author of "Twelve Weeks, An Artist's Story of Cancer, Healing, and Hope", and Judith May, president of the IWMF, who gave an overview of this organization's vital role in the continuing education and support of people with Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia.

In addition to the conference sessions was an evening dinner event at the 27Skywalk and a poolside gala, where patients and family members joined with the faculty to share some good food and conversation in a relaxed atmosphere.

We hope that this conference has provided an opportunity for patients and caregivers to learn firsthand, from our frontline researchers, the latest in the genetic basis, pathogenesis, and treatment of WM, and enriched each attendees understanding of this disease.

The Bing Center

Bing Center for Waldenstrom's

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Harvard Medical School

Administrative Contact

Christopher Patterson


Tel: (617)632-6285



Mailing Address

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

450 Brookline Avenue


Boston, MA 02215