SoCal Myeloma Community: How to Live WITH Myeloma While Not Dying from Something Else
SoCal Myeloma Community: How to Live WITH Myeloma While Not Dying from Something Else image
Jul 12, 2022 / 06:30PM - 08:00PM PDT
SoCal Myeloma Community Chapter

Event Description

While we focus on not dying from blood cancer, are we ignoring other organs and potential health risks or diseases that are plotting against us? We need to pay attention to our whole body if we intend to live WITH myeloma and avoid dying from anything else too soon. Dr. Chad Wadell will address the importance of preventive health screening and care and answer your questions. This will be an interactive meeting that will inform and encourage you to have the coordinated care team you need looking after all your body parts.

Schedule & Agenda

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Log In – Interactive, Virtual Mingle and Chat
06:25PM
SoCal Community Chapter Members
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Welcome and Introductions
06:30PM
Audrey, Todd and Diane
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Getting to know our SoCal Myeloma Community
06:35PM
Diane Kennedy
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How to Live WITH Myeloma While Not Dying from Something Else
06:45PM
Chad Wadell M.D.
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Community Events Calendar/Open Forum
07:45PM
Diane and Todd Kennedy
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Virtual Mingle
07:50PM
SoCal Community Chapter Members

Speakers & Moderators

The panelist Audrey Burton-Bethke
Audrey Burton-Bethke

Audrey joined the HealthTree Foundation as the Myeloma Community Program Director in 2020. While not knowing much about myeloma at the start, she has since worked hard to educate herself, empathize and learn from others' experiences. She loves this job. Audrey is passionate about serving others, loves learning, and enjoys a nice mug of hot chocolate no matter the weather.

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The panelist Diane Kennedy
Diane Kennedy

Diane has lived in Southern California for most of her life. Her husband Todd was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2017. She spent her career working in marketing until January 2020 when she and Todd retired from their respective first careers, to devote their time and talents as patient advocates, Myeloma Crowd coaches, and ambassadors for City of Hope’s expansion to Orange County. She and her husband are committed to helping improve and advance cancer care for all patients and feel a collaborative, virtual support group that draws from this region is an excellent way to help current patients and their families, and future generations of cancer thrivers as well.

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The panelist Todd Kennedy
Todd Kennedy

Todd Kennedy is a Myeloma Coach and grateful patient. His background includes over 30 years working in the pharmaceutical industry until he and his wife Diane retired from their respective first careers to devote their time and talents as patient advocates, Myeloma Crowd coaches, and ambassadors for City of Hope’s expansion to Orange County. Todd is living life to the fullest with his wife and sons in Orange County, CA.

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The panelist Chad Wadell, MD
Chad Wadell, MD

Dr. Wadell received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of California, Irvine. He then pursued a Master's Degree in Medical Science at the Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. Dr. Wadell then obtained his doctorate from Drexel University College of Medicine graduating with Alpha Omega Alpha Honors in 2004. He completed his internship and residency training at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center finishing in July 2007. He is Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine

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