New Treatments and Insights in MM: Equipping Nurses to Manage a Complex and Rapidly Evolving Disease

Interact with peers while gaining expert insight on optimal treatment of multiple myeloma in this interactive 1-hour live meeting, and then download a summary resource guide and associated slideset for use in your clinic.


  • Understanding the Latest Data and Indications in MM Care
  • Case Discussion
    • MM Diagnosis and Workup: Helping Patients Cope With Their Diagnosis and Understanding Their Treatment Plan
  • Patient Adherence Issues, Comorbidities, Frailties, and Psychosocial Issues
  • Strategies and Resources for Educating Patients and Their Families About Their Treatment Options at Each Stage of Disease
  • Putting It All Together: Take-away Resources and Discussion of Available Online Resources 


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Beth Faiman, PhD, MSN, APRN-BC, AOCN

Nurse Practitioner
Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute
Cleveland, Ohio

Joseph Tariman, PhD, ANP-BC

Assistant Professor
DePaul University
Chicago, Illinois

Maura Abbott, PhD, AOCNP, CPNP

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Oncology Program Director
Nurse Practitioner
Department of Hematology/Oncology
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, New York

Kathleen Colson, RN

Clinical Research Nurse, Multiple Myeloma
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts

Beth Finley-Oliver, MSN, ARNP, AGNP-BC

Primary RN
Department of Hematology
Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa, Florida

Charise Gleason, NP

Adjunct Faculty
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Emory University
Advanced Practice Provider Chief
Department of Hematology Medical Oncology
Atlanta, Georgia

Sandra E. Kurtin, RN, MS, AOCN, ANP-C

Hematology/Oncology Nurse Practitioner
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Arizona Cancer Center
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona

Patricia Mangan, APRN, BC

Nurse Lead
Hematologic Malignancies/Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant
Abramson Cancer Center
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Teresa Miceli, BSN

Assistant Professor
Mayo Associate

Division of Transplant
Department of Hematology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Kimberly Noonan, MS, RN, ANP, AOCN

Nurse Practitioner, Multiple Myeloma
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts

Kristi Kay Orbaugh, RN, MSN, RNP, AOCN

Adult Oncology Nurse Practitioner
Community Hospital Oncology Physicians
Indianapolis, Indiana

Tiffany Richards, PhD, ANP-BC, AOCNP

Nurse Practitioner
Department of Lymphoma/Myeloma
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Goal Statement
The goal of this activity is to provide education and tools that help oncology nurses deliver optimal care for patients with multiple myeloma.

Target Audience 
This program is intended for oncology nurses and other allied health professionals who care for patients with multiple myeloma.

Learning Objectives 

  • Provide patient-focused education on the available clinical data and new therapeutic options for the individualized treatment of MM
  • Discuss with patients the available data and rationale for using monoclonal antibodies as well as new-generation immunomodulatory agents and proteasome inhibitors for individual patients with MM
  • Evaluate individualized treatment strategies for elderly patients through consideration of the available clinical data as well as risk assessment, comorbidities, and patient preferences
  • Develop a proactive management plan for adverse events associated with recently approved agents and novel combinations used to treat MM
  • Manage the physical, emotional, and social challenges experienced by patients diagnosed with MM through all stages of their disease


Nursing Continuing Education

Accreditation Statement
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Credit Designation
1.0 contact hours may be earned for successful completion of this activity.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13664, for 1.0 contact hours. A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and will be emailed to you within 3 weeks.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower policy. The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control content will be disclosed to participants prior to the start of each activity.