Guest Speaker: Lindsey Trischler, Advocacy Associate for the IMF
Topic: Public Policy and Advocacy 101
Ms. Trischler will discuss a variety of topics that bear on the wellbeing of myeloma patients and their families such as health care and drug insurance availability, coverage, and cost, clinical and related myeloma research funding, regulation of the development and approval of new treatments, and the availability of financial and other forms of support services for myeloma patients and their families. She will also address how the IMF and its sister organizations advocate at the state and federal levels on behalf of myeloma patients and their families. Ms. Trischler’s presentation should also be of interest to those experiencing other blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma.