The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation (IWMF) is a patient-founded and patient-led, nonprofit organization dedicated to a simple but compelling vision: Support everyone affected by Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia (WM) while advancing the search for a cure. Since WM is a rare disease, the IWMF relies upon individuals for financial support and upon volunteers to do much of its work. Anyone can become a member of the IWMF – to learn how, Join Us. With the IWMF you are never alone.

IWMF Upcoming Event: The IWWM-10 International Doctor-Patient Forum

Date and Location: October 13-14, 2018, at New York Marriott Downtown Hotel in New York, New York

The Summit will run concurrently with the 10th International Workshop on WM (IWWM-10), which will take place at the same venue. Over 200 investigators from around the world are expected to attend IWWM-10. Select faculty from IWWM-10 will provide “real time” updates to attendees of the Summit on progress being made in genomics, biology, and treatment of WM, including new drugs in development for WM. Many clinical trials will be presented at IWWM-10, and attendees at the Summit will have the opportunity to hear from the investigators who are conducting these trials, and learn first-hand about new agents being developed for WM. Registration for the WM Summit itself is free, though reservations are needed due to space limitations. A limited room block has also been secured at a special rate for attendees of the Summit. Attendees will be responsible for their housing costs. Additional information, including the agenda, and registration can be found

Visit the IWMF website for agenda and registration information.  For all events, visit the events page.

 IWMF's Six Invaluable Services:

  • Information from our website and our publications written in a patient-friendly way to promote understanding of our rare disease
  • Education at our annual Educational Forum to help patients and caregivers learn about our disease from WM researchers and clinicians
  • On-going updates about WM and the IWMF sent through our quarterly Torch newsletter and our NEWS releases
  • Peer support from others who’ve been where you are
  • Information for medical professionals who may have limited experience with our rare disease
  • Research directed to better treatments while we search for a cure
This article waslast modified on June 20, 2018.