Thank you!

To all our local organizers, IMS leadership, faculty, presenters, attendees, and sponsors, thank you for making the 17th International Myeloma Workshop (IMW) a great success!

Over 3200 registered delegates attended the 17th IMW, the largest in the history of the workshop. In addition to 150 invited faculty, over 600 study abstracts were presented at the 17th IMW in oral and poster sessions, including 150 from young investigators.

Congratulations to the 40 young investigators who were honored at the 17th IMW, and to Professor Giampaolo Merlini who received the Jan Gosta Waldenstrom Award for lifetime contributions to myeloma; Dr. Constantine Mitisades who received the Kenneth C. Anderson Young Investigator Award for Basic and Translational Research; and Dr. Francesca Gay who received the Bart Barlogie Young Investigator Award for Therapeutics.

The 18th IMW will be held September 8-11, 2021, in Vienna, Austria under the auspices of professors Heinz Ludwig, Hermann Einsele, Hartmut Goldschmidt and Roman Hajek. More information on the 18th IMW will be forthcoming at

Steve Treon, Paul Richardson, Ken Anderson, Nikhil Munshi
and all the organizers of the 17th IMW

The Jerome Lipper Multiple Myeloma Center and the Bing Center for Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School will serve as the official hosts for the workshop. An International Scientific Program Committee with broad global representation will be established to develop a robust and innovative scientific program that will cover basic, translational, and clinical advances in multiple myeloma and the related plasma cell dyscrasias. The workshop will be CME accredited.

Principal Organizers

 Professor Steve Treon Professor Steve Treon, Chair
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School
Professor Paul Richardson Professor Paul Richardson, Co-Chair 
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School
 Professor Ken Anderson Professor Ken Anderson, Co-Chair
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School
 Professor Nikhil Munshi

Professor Nikhil Munshi, Co-Chair
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School

Chris Patterson Christopher Patterson
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
17th IMW Secretariat

Local Organizing Committee

Professor Noopur Raje Professor Noopur Raje
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Professor Irene Ghobrial Professor Irene Ghobrial
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School
Professor Raymond L. Comenzo Professor Raymond L. Comenzo
John C. Davis Myeloma and Amyloid Program
Tufts University School of Medicine
Professor Vaishaili Sanchorwala Professor Vaishali Sanchorawala
Amyloidosis Center
Boston University Medical Center
Professor David Avigan Professor David Avigan
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Ruben Carrasco Dr. Ruben Carrasco
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Constantine Mitsiades Dr. Constantine Mitsiades
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School
Phil Brodsky  Phil Brodsky
AV Content Development
Doug Wolf Douglas Wolf
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