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: 2018 Educational Forum

Date and Location: May 18-20, 2018, at The Westin O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois

The IWMF’s annual Educational Forum presents a unique opportunity for patients and caregivers to learn about our disease from specialists in Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia (WM) who are involved in many areas of clinical practice and research. Held in a different part of the United States each year, the “Ed Forum” offers something for everyone, no matter what your experience or level of knowledge.

Visit the IWMF website for agenda and registration information.


 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
January 18, 2018.