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London 2014 Overview

8th International Workshop on
Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia and
Symposium on Advances in Multiple Myeloma
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London, UK
August 13-17, 2014

The 8th International Workshop for Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia and Symposium on Advances in Multiple Myeloma was held from August 13-17, 2014 at the Park Plaza Westminster Hotel, in beautiful historic London, UK.  The workshop was attended by over 200 scientists and research staff.  IWWM-8 included 12 sessions with 50 technical presentations, 2 "Great Debate" sessions with 8 debates (4-MM, 4-WM), 38 poster presentations, including a 2-hour poster session with oral presentations of accepted posters, a special Saturday luncheon lecture, and 4 "Task Force" discussions on various topics in WM.

IWWM-8 was our most comprehensive meeting to date, and we expect IWWM-9 (Amsterdam, Netherlands) to continue to build on this progress. These meetings reflect the continued growth in investigators working on the genetic basis, pathogenesis, and treatment of WM. Since the IWWM began in 2000, the number of participating investigators has steadily grown, as have also the number of WM related publications including those arising from the IWWM which have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Blood, Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma, Haematologica, Journal of Clinical Oncology, and Seminars in Oncology. IWWM-8 will continue to reflect the ongoing research regarding Biomarkers and their role as major contributors to WM.

We hope the IWWM-8 has enriched each attendee's understanding of Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia, and will help foster discoveries leading to its cure.

Shirley D'Sa (UK), Charalampia Kyriakou (UK), Roger Owen (UK), Steven Treon (USA)

Chair Organizers:

Shirley D'Sa MD
Charalampia Kyriakou MD, Ph.D
Roger Owen MD
Steven Treon MD, Ph.D

Workshop Secretariat:

Christopher Patterson 
Dana Farber Cancer Institute 
450 Brookline Avenue, M548
Boston MA 02215 USA 
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Tel: 617.632.6285 
Fax: 617.632.4862

London 2014 (IWWM-8)


  • Shirley D'Sa MD
  • Charalampia Kyriakou MD, Ph.D
  • Roger Owen MD
  • Steven Treon MD Ph.D


Christopher Patterson


  • Kenneth C Anderson MD
  • Bart Barlogie MD Ph.D
  • Meletios Dimopoulos MD
  • Jean-Paul Fermand MD
  • Morie Gertz MD
  • Irene Ghobrial MD
  • Marie-Jose Kersten MD Ph.D
  • Eva Kimby MD Ph.D
  • Sigurdur Kristinsson MD Ph.D
  • Robert Kyle MD
  • Ola Landgren MD PhD
  • Michael Lunn MD Ph.D
  • Veronique Leblond MD
  • Giampaolo Merlini MD
  • Pierre Morel MD
  • Enrica Morra MD
  • Nikhil Munshi MD
  • Jesus San Miguel MD PhD
  • Linda Pilarski Ph.D

5th International Doctor-Patient Forum on WM, London 2014

Jointly sponsored by IWMF and WMUK. Patient Track Part of IWWM8 doctor workshop. Open to all, worldwide, including families of patients and interested medical professionals.

The 2014 International Forum is one of the most important events of 2014 for the WM community worldwide.   It comes at the end of the IWWM8 (the 8th WM International Workshop) meeting for doctors organised by the Bing Centre for WM at Harvard, and a distinguished selection of the doctors coming to London from around the world will be with us on the Sunday to present the many new advances in treatment and care of WM.  The highlight of the day is likely to be a presentation from Dr Steven Treon and his Dana-Farber team from the Bing Centre outlining the latest research and trials involving Ibrutinib (Imbruvica®), which is emerging as a breakthrough therapy in many B cell related diseases, including WM.

Please note this meeting was organized through the IWMF and WMUK.  For more information, feel free to visit the IWMF website.