Come and meet us at the MMI patient and family awareness day on 8th Nov

Oct 08 2018 Posted: 14:47 IST

Multiple Myeloma Ireland are organising a Patient and Family Awareness Day on 8th Nov in the Sligo Park Hotel

BCNI will have a stand at the event so come along and meet some of our staff and find out about activities and how you can get involved.
Registration is free and you can find more information about the event and registration at  

The preliminary Porgramme is 

09.00 Registration & Refreshments

09.30 Welcome & Introductions 
Mary Kelly, Multiple Myeloma Ireland Chair

09.45 Living with Multiple Myeloma – a Patients Perspective

10.15 Medical overview of Myeloma 
Dr Ruth Morrell, Consultant Haematologist, Letterkenny University Hospital, Donegal

11.15 Morning Refreshment Break

11.45 – 12.30 Exercise for quality of life 
Miriam Flatley, Senior Oncology Physiotherapist, Galway University Hospitals

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 14. 15 Transplant 
Liz Higgins, Autologous Transplant, Co-Ordinator, St James Hospital, Dublin

14.15 – 14.45 Dental Care for Myeloma Patients 
Dr Andrew Bolas, Principal Dental Surgeon, Sligo/Leitrim, Oral Surgeon

14.45 – 15.15 Managing the side effects of treatment
and complications of Multiple Myeloma 

Geraldine Walpole, Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Haematology, Sligo University Hospital

15.15 – 15.45 Future strategies for Myeloma 
Dr Andrew Hodgson, Consultant Haematologist, Sligo University Hospital

15.45 – 16.00 Final comments 
Colm Brennan, Multiple Myeloma Ireland

16.00 AGM