Dear Colleagues and Friends,
On behalf of the organizing committee, it is my great pleasure and honor to invite you to attend the 14th International Myeloma Workshop to be held in Kyoto, Japan, from April 3rd to 7th, 2013.
With the advent of novel drugs, thalidomide, bortezomib, and lenalidomide, as well as the integration of them into existing treatment approaches and the improved management of the complications, the outcome of patients with multiple myeloma has dramatically improved in the past decade.
Because of the unprecedented higher and deeper response to and the increasing treatment options of novel therapies, questions regarding existing treatment paradigm and optimal treatment have been raised.
To understand and share advanced knowledge and information of biology and treatment of myeloma, lively debate discussion within leading experts and with participants has been planned.
In Kyoto there are a lot of architectures built several hundred years ago and authentic Japanese culture has been preserved. After the workshop please visit old temples and shrines to see the serene gardens and relax by feeling a sense of peace. Also around the time when the workshop is held, cherry blossoms will be in full bloom everywhere in Kyoto and you will be surrounded by the stunning beauty.
We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to Kyoto in April 2013.
Kazuyuki Shimizu MD, PhD
President 14th International Myeloma Workshop