AGM 2016 Agenda

Friday, 28 October


Welcome and introduction

  • Speaker: Dr Sarper Diler, President of MPE

Myeloma and amyloidosis 101

  • Speaker: Dr Joaquin Martínez, Hematology Department, Head of Division, Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain

Evidence based advocacy: implementing the MPE Atlas

  • Speaker: Ananda Plate, CEO of MPE

Case study

  • Speaker: Eric Low, Vicepresident of MPE

Atlas Coaching Programme

  • Speaker: Marta Ballester, Avedis Donabedian Research Foundation

Atlas Coaching Programme panel

  • Speakers: Mait Raava (Estonian Myeloma Society, Estonia), Lucica Nitu (SOS Mielom, Romania), Milena Remic (L&L, Slovenia)
18:00-18:15Coffee break

Update on MPE programmes 2017 (optional)

  • Speakers: Alfonso Aguarón (MPE), Anna Rovira (MPE)
19:30-21:00New MPE members presentation and dinner

Saturday, 29 October

09:30 – 10:30Myeloma beyond C.R.A.B. -An update on the current myeloma
diagnosis guidelines
  • Speaker: Dr Anna Sureda, Haematology University Hospital Barcelona, Institut
    Català d’Oncologia – Hospital Duran i Reynals, Barcelona, Spain
10:30-10:45Coffee break
10:45-11:45Treating myeloma -an update on the current myeloma treatment
  • Speaker: Dr Laurent Garderet, Department of Hematology, Saint Antoine
    Hospital, Paris, France
11:45-12:00Coffee break

Case study

  • Speaker: Eric Low, Vicepresident of MPE

What is multiple myeloma associated amyloidosis?

  • Speaker: Dr Giampaolo Merlini, Director of the Center for Research and
    Treatment of Systemic Amyloidosis, Scientific Institute Policlinico San Matteo,
    University of Pavia, Italy

Advocacy session I -Patient involvement in clinical research

  • Speaker: Jan Geissler, Director of the European Patients Academy on
    Therapeutic Innovation – Eric Low, Vicepresident of MPE
16:30-16:45Coffee break
16:45-17:30Advocacy session II -Industry engagement
  • Speaker: Ananda Plate (MPE), Anna Rovira (MPE)

Offsite dinner

  • A chartered bus will carry the group to the restaurant, so please be at the
    reception desk by 18:55.

Saturday, 30 October

AGM & Elections (full members only)
Media set (by appointment only)

7:30 – 7:35Welcome and opening remarks
7:35 – 8:05Financial update, approval of 2017 budget, update on legal case
8:05 – 8:25Activity report and 2017 Activity Plan
8:25 – 9:25Constitution ammendments

Case study

  • Speaker: Eric Low, Vicepresident of MPE
9:25 – 9:40Coffee break
9:40-10:30Elections: candidate presentation, voting, presentation of new
Board and its Officers
10:30-10:35AOB and end of meeting

Production of audiovisual material for members

  • If you wish to have your own high quality promotional video or set of
    photographs, please contact Ana Vallejo (
13:00-14:00Farewell lunch