It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to Stockholm and the Fifth International Workshop on Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia (IWWM5). The IWWM5 promises to be a very exciting meeting, and reflects the continued growth in investigators working on the genetic basis, pathogenesis, and treatment of WM. Since the IWWM began in 2000, the number of participating investigators has steadily grown, as have also the number of WM related publications including those arising from the IWWM which have been published in Blood, Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma, Haematologica, Journal of Clinical Oncology and Seminars in Oncology.
We are particularly excited to host this workshop in the native land of Dr. Jan Waldenström, whose memorable career was marked by the recognition of several diseases, including the eponymous macroglobulinemia first described by him sixty-five years ago in Acta Medica Scandinavica. As part of the IWWM5, a special tribute in honor of the life of Dr. Jan Waldenström will be hosted in the Nobel Hall of Stockholm City Hall.
We hope the IWWM5 will enrich each attendees understanding of Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia, and help foster discoveries leading to its cure.