Hynes Convention Center

17th International Myeloma Workshop

September 12-15, 2019
Boston, MA, USA


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About the Workshop

The International Myeloma Workshop is the defining biennial meeting in myeloma with a focus on both the basic, preclinical and the clinical aspects, including:

  • Scientific Programs
  • Oral Presentations (on Basic Biology, Preclinical Trials and Clinical Studies)
  • Consensus Panels
  • Poster Presentations

We invite you to read more about our workshops at http://www.myelomasociety.org/meetings.php

For information about becoming a member, please visit http://www.myelomasociety.org/membership.php

The Scientific Program for IMW can be reviewed at http://imw2019boston.org/index.php/program

Website: imw2019boston.org

CME Accreditation 

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and International Myeloma Society.  Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 22.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

The credit breakdown per day is as follows:

Thursday - 7.75
Friday Plenary  - 5
Friday Ballroom - 0
Saturday Plenary - 6.25
Saturday Ballroom - 0
Saturday Room 210 - 0
Sunday - 3.5

* Credit is not available for abstract presentations.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.75 ANCC nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing credit is only available for the Nursing Symposium.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 09/12/2019
Course expires: 09/15/2020

Instructions for Claiming Credit



Meeting Organizers

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

Dr. Steven Treon

Chair, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dr. Paul Richardson

Co-Chair, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dr. Ken Anderson

Co-Chair, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dr. Nikhil Munshi

Co-Chair, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


Local Organizing Committee

Dr. David Avigan

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Dr. Ruben Carrasco

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dr. Raymond L. Comenzo

Tufts Medical Center

Dr. Irene Ghobrial

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


Dr. Constantine Mitsiades

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Mr. Chris Patterson

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dr. Noopur Raje

Massachusetts General Hospital, Research Institute

Dr. Vaishali Sanchorawala

Boston Medical Center


Contact Us

John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center

For questions regarding the 17th International Myeloma Workshop, or information regarding the International Myeloma Society, you may contact:

IMW Registration Center
c/o SPARGO, Inc.
11208 Waples Mill Road
Suite 112
Fairfax, VA 22030 USA
888-788-1522 (US Toll free)
+ 1 703-449-6418 (International)

For those interested in becoming a sponsor or exhibiting, please contact Sue Deveaux, VP, Healthcare Expositions SPARGO, Inc. at Sue.deveaux@spargoinc.com

Welcome To Boston!

Myeloma SocietyOne of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was founded in 1630 and was the scene of many key events of the American Revolution. Upon American independence, the city became an important port and manufacturing hub, as well as a center for education and culture. Today with over 120 colleges and universities, many of the world’s finest University Hospitals including the top five National Institutes of Health-funded hospitals, and 600 biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, Boston is considered a world leader for higher education and medicine and an ideal setting to host the 17th International Myeloma Workshop.

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While at the Hynes Convention Center, attendees will find themselves surrounded by outstanding shopping, restaurants, museums, tours, landmarks, and activities. Connected to the HCC, attendees will find the Prudential Center, which under its atrium inspired glass topped domes are fine shops, restaurants, book stores, and a food mall. As well, some of the best views of Boston can be taken in from the Skywalk Observatory in the Prudential Center. Within walking distance of the HCC, many cultural options are also present including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Public Library, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Museum of Science and Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. For attendees looking to spend some time outdoors, a short walk to the Boston Public Garden with its the famous Swan Boats or a “Duck Tour” on amphibious vessels that visit the historic Boston sites followed by a plunge and sail down the Charles River is available close to the HCC.

And if you have some extra time, it is worth the short trip across the Charles River to take a tour of Harvard Square, and pay a visit to MIT.

Evening Events

Museum of Science, Boston


The Opening Ceremonies of the 17th International Myeloma Workshop will be held at one of the world's largest science centers and Boston's most attended cultural institutions.

Be sure to attend this exclusive, private event featuring access to all of the exhibits of the Museum of Science, Boston.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


The Opening Ceremonies of the 17th International Myeloma Workshop will be held at one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world. The MFA collection encompasses nearly 500,000 works of art and allows more than one million visitors each year to experience art from ancient Egyptian to contemporary, special exhibitions, and innovative educational programs.

Join us for this Black Tie Event with exclusive, private access to all of the MFA.

Abstracts Submissions



The online call for abstracts for the 17th International Myeloma Workshop is now open.

Click here to begin your submission.

Abstract Categories

  • Biology of Multiple Myeloma (Multiple Myeloma Genomics, Pathophysiology, Preclinical Studies)
  • Multiple Myeloma Epidemiology and other Plasma cell disorders (Epidemiology, QoL, Toxicities, Imaging, MRD monitoring, Waldenstrom’s, Amyloidosis, Other rare plasma cell disorders)
  • Multiple Myeloma Therapy (Multiple Myeloma Therapy in Smoldering, Newly Diagnosed Patients, Relapsed Refractory MM, Supportive Care)

Submission Guidelines

  • All abstract submissions must be submitted online. The Scientific Program Committee will not accept faxed, emailed or mailed submissions.
  • Authors may make changes to the abstract until the submission deadline. No changes will be accepted after the submission deadline.
  • All accepted abstract presenters must be registered for the IMW prior to presentation.
  • IMS will be offering Awards for Exemplary Abstracts. Find out if you qualify.


  • The deadline for abstract submissions is Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Notifications will be made by Sunday, June 30, 2019.
  • Abstracts for research with late breaking results will be considered until Wednesday, July 24, 2019, with notifications by Thursday, August 1, 2019.


Online registration for the 17th International Myeloma Workshop is now open.

Click here to register.

Registration Fees*

Category Advance
June 30, 2019)
(July 1, 2019 - September 10, 2019 )
IMS Members $800 $900 $950
Non-Members $1,000 $1,100 $1,150
Residents/Fellows & Allied Health Professionals $500 $500 $550
Spouse/Guest $300 $300 $300
Nursing Symposium $200 $200 $200

*All registration fees are in US dollars.

You must be an IMS member at the time of registration to receive the member rate. Applicants approved for membership after registering for the meeting will not be refunded the difference between the member and non-member rates.

Attendees who register after June 30, 2019, 11:59 pm ET (GMT-5) will be charged the late registration fee. Badge/meeting materials pick-up and onsite registration will begin on Wednesday, September 11 at 2:00 p.m. local time.

Payment of Registration Fees

Registration fees can be paid by credit card (MasterCard, Visa, and American Express) only. Checks and wire transfers will not be accepted.

Registrations will not be processed or confirmed until full payment is received. Please note all transactions will appear on your credit card statement as J. Spargo & Associates.

Registration Fee Inclusions

  • IMW abstract and education book
  • Admission to scientific sessions
  • Access to the exhibition area
  • Certificate of attendance (non-MDs will be provided with a certificate of participation)
  • Admission to the welcome and closing receptions*
  • Lunches and coffee breaks*
  • Access to IMW mobile application

*Spouse/guest registrants will receive only the items marked with an asterisk

Registration Hours

To avoid long lines at the onsite registration counter, we encourage you to register online for the meeting in advance.

Individuals and Exhibitors

Wednesday, September 11 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 12-Saturday, September 14 6:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 15 7:00 am – 1:00 pm


Wednesday, September 11 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 12 6:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Group Registration

If you are interested in registering a group, please contact the IMW Registration Center at imwregistration@spargoinc.com.

Exhibitor Registration

For those interested in becoming a sponsor or exhibiting, please contact Sue Deveaux, VP, Healthcare Expositions SPARGO, Inc. at Sue.deveaux@spargoinc.com


Spouses and guests are welcome to register for the IMW. Spouses and guests will receive a badge that allows access to the exhibition area including coffee breaks and lunch, and the welcome and closing receptions. This registration rate does not include entrance to scientific sessions and does not include meeting materials.

Registration Badges and Meeting Materials

Badges and meeting materials will be given onsite at the counters in the registration area. Remember to bring a copy of your registration confirmation email. To receive another copy of the confirmation email, please email imwregistration@spargoinc.com.

Cancellation Policies

Registration Cancellation

Registration cancellations must be submitted in writing to the IMW Registration Center by August 13, 2019 to receive a refund less $150 processing fee. All requests must include a brief description of the reason for cancelling. Refunds will not be granted after August 13, 2019. Refunds will appear as a credit on the credit card account within four weeks.

Questions? Contact Us.

IMW Registration Center
c/o SPARGO, Inc.
11208 Waples Mill Road
Suite 112
Fairfax, VA 22030 USA
888-788-1522 (US Toll free)
+ 1 703-449-6418 (International)


Hotel Accommodations

Online hotel reservations are now being accepted for the 17th International Myeloma Workshop.

Click here to register.

The 17th International Myeloma Workshop will be held at the Hynes Convention Center.

The IMW Congress Organizer has reserved rooms for IMW participants at hotels at and/or near the meeting destination. Hotel room reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis until August 25, 2019. After this date, reservation requests will be subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed.

IMW is partnering with SPARGO, Inc., the exclusive and official housing provider for the 2019 Workshop. You may be contacted by companies that will offer to assist you in booking housing for the conference. IMW does not endorse booking hotel reservations via sources other than SPARGO, Inc.

Official IMW Hotel Accommodations

Single: A single occupancy room with one bed.
Double: A double occupancy room with one bed.
Double/Double: A double occupancy room with two beds.

Category Hotel Distance from Convention Center Single Rate Double Rate Double/Double Rate
3 Boston Marriott Copley Place 5 Blocks Standard
4 Boston Park Plaza 1 Mile - Limited Shuttle Service Available Standard
4 Colonnade Hotel, The 5 Blocks Standard
3 Hilton Boston Back Bay 3 Blocks Standard
4 Lenox Hotel, The 3 Blocks Standard
4 Sheraton Boston Hotel 3 Blocks Standard
4 Westin Copley Place Boston 6 Blocks Standard

***The above rates do not include applicable taxes.

Hotel Confirmation

If you make a hotel reservation online or by phone, you will receive a confirmation email instantly. If you do not receive your hotel reservation confirmation email, please first check your email spam filter before calling the IMW Housing Center.

Cancellation/Change Policy

To cancel or change a hotel reservation online, you will need your confirmation number and the email address used to make the reservation. Online requests are acknowledged with an immediate email confirmation.

You may cancel or make changes to your hotel reservation either in writing or online until 5:00 pm EST on August 25, 2019. To avoid costly penalties, all hotel reservations must be cancelled 2 weeks (14 days) prior to arrival. If cancelled within 2 weeks (14 days) of arrival, a cancellation fee equal to the value of your entire stay (all night's previously booked) including tax will be charged to the credit card on file.

Written cancellation requests should be sent to the IMW Housing Center. Cancellation requests will be acknowledged and confirmation will be issued within five business days. After August 25, 2019, all changes to accommodations must be made directly through your hotel.

Between Monday, August 26th and Tuesday, August 27th, housing records will be transferred from the IMW Housing Center to the individual hotels; therefore, delegates are strongly encouraged to wait until after Wednesday, August 28th to contact the hotels directly to make changes or cancellations.

This hotels cancellation policies will be strictly enforced. Please retain the cancellation confirmation from the IMW Housing Center or the cancellation number provided to you by the hotel, as proof of cancellation will be required to resolve any credit card disputes.

Group Room Blocks

A group room block is defined as five or more rooms. Please contact imwhousing@spargoinc.com to request a group room block.



17th International Myeloma Workshop Supporters

The IMW gratefully acknowledges the following organizations for the support of the 17th IMW:


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Nursing Symposium

Nursing Symposium Overview

The 4th nursing symposium will be held in conjunction with the 17th International Myeloma Workshop in Boston, Massachusetts on September 13, 2019. The audience for the live conference is nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical nurse specialists, advanced degree nurses, hematology/oncology nurses, pharmacists, and physicians. In particular, the educational symposia will include didactic, interactive, evidence-based, and fair-balanced content targeted to the supportive care of the patient with multiple myeloma. A particular focus will be placed in the role of immunotherapies, unique considerations with the delivery of new drugs and management of side effects, and the use of patient reported outcomes in our understanding of quality of life. There will be a variety of educational formats conducive to interaction and includes live oral presentations with Q&A sessions. Nurses will be able to disseminate the latest nursing research in the field of myeloma with the best-selected abstracts presented live in a plenary session and also in poster format within the main program.

The deadline for abstract submissions is Friday, May 31, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET.  Notifications will be made by Friday, June 28, 2019.

Exhibition & Poster Viewing Schedule

The 17th International Myeloma Workshop exhibition will showcase a range of services and solutions for the multiple myeloma field of treatment and care. Exploring the IMW exhibition provides not only the opportunity to meet with key exhibitors, but it also provides an excellent opportunity to network with friends and colleagues.

For those interested in becoming a sponsor or exhibiting, please contact Sue Deveaux, VP, Healthcare Expositions SPARGO, Inc. at Sue.deveaux@spargoinc.com.

Dedicated exhibit hours are included in the overall agenda and several food and break functions are scheduled to occur in the Exhibition. Following is the current schedule*:


Exhibition & Poster Viewing Hours


Thursday, September 12
11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Exhibits Open
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Coffee Break
Friday, September 13
12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Exhibits Open
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Coffee Break
3:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Exhibits Closed
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Exhibits Open
6:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Poster Session I
Saturday, September 14
9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Exhibits Open
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch and Poster Session II

*Schedule is subject to change.

Ancillary Meetings

The IMW presents a prime opportunity for affiliates of IMW – exhibitors, corporate supporters, patient groups, and nonprofit organizations – to hold meetings and events in connection with the four-day workshop. IMW encourages affiliates to take advantage of this opportunity and has established a set of guidelines to be followed when planning and hosting ancillary meetings. All ancillary meetings held in conjunction with the workshop, from Wednesday, September 11, 2019 through Sunday, September 15, 2019 must adhere to these guidelines, regardless of the meeting location.