Becky Bosley is the proud facilitator of the Mid Atlantic Myeloma Support and Information Group in Baltimore, Maryland. She is passionate and focused on improving her patient’s quality of life by helping them educate themselves (as well as their Care Partners) and become advocates for myeloma. Becky has spent her entire professional career working as an oncology nurse. She achieved her OCN certification in 2015 while working as an inpatient oncology nurse. More recently, Becky has been working as a Cellular Therapy and Transplant Nurse Coordinator at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She is excited to attend ASH for the first time as a correspondent for the IMF. 

Follow Becky on Twitter: @MidAtlanticMSG
Support Group Website: Mid-Atlantic Myeloma Support And Information Group

 

 

Post-ASH: Words Matter

Post-ASH: Words Matter

As I’m writing my last blog for ASH 2021, I am inspired to write about the topics that stoked my fire. You know, the ones that were a gut check, the ones that I couldn’t stop thinking about, the ones that I felt deep down in my soul —topics that I feel are ones to provoke deep thought and subsequent action. This is not to say that the scientific research, new data, amazing advancements, and hard work that the 879 myeloma-related abstracts aren’t of utmost importance —they are, and they will...

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Day 3:  Focusing on Priorities Amid All the Details —Time to Reset!

Day 3: Focusing on Priorities Amid All the Details —Time to Reset!

During yesterday’s blog, I focused much on details of studies, trying to absorb as much of the scientific data as possible. As a nurse who hasn’t had formal training on data collection and research, it can be very easy to get lost in that data. I found myself feeling like I was in the middle of a tornado, spinning around in circles, and grabbing ahold of whatever I could, information-wise.  ASH is intense! 879 Abstracts at ASH 2021 focused on multiple myeloma — that’s a TON of information...

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Day 1: A Long but Inspiring and Encouraging Day

Day 1: A Long but Inspiring and Encouraging Day

The first official day of ASH activities started at 6:30 a.m. with the International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) Breakfast Meeting. The IMWG is exactly that — a working group of myeloma experts from across the world, who come together periodically to investigate and create new guidelines for everything myeloma. They form different subgroups to review, collaborate, and make recommendations for new, up-to-date guidelines on many topics.    What a blessing it is to be in a room with...

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ASH Symposium Day: Inspired and Energized!

ASH Symposium Day: Inspired and Energized!

Wow, what an inspiring and exciting day! So much information was jampacked into a few hours! I attended the IMF/CCO Satellite Symposium entitled Adapting Clinical Practice to a Rapidly Changing Therapeutic Landscape in Multiple Myeloma. 

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Pre-ASH Blog: Grateful and Blessed – And So It Begins!

Pre-ASH Blog: Grateful and Blessed – And So It Begins!

The 63rd American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition is scheduled to begin on Saturday, December 11, 2021.  Like last year, the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) will participate virtually in the conference to ensure the safety of attendees.   As a first-time attendee, I have mixed feelings about doing the conference virtually. First and foremost, I trust and respect Dr. Durie’s decision to not physically send anyone to ASH this year due to the...

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