NOTICE: We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Madrid, and worldwide. No decision has been made yet, regarding the status of IWWM-11. We will provide updated status as soon as it becomes available. Please keep yourselves and your families safe by following CDC Guidelines (and/or your own local government's guidelines) in this extraordinary situation.

The 11th International Workshop for Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia is being held October 1-4, 2020 in Madrid, Spain. The venue chosen for this meeting is one of Madrid’s premier hotels, Westin Palace Madrid, situated in the Las Letras quarter. The hotel nestles in one of the city’s most historic areas linking the city’s most enriching museums, Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza, vibrant parks and gardens, and epicurean eateries. Onsite registration and check-in begin at 14:00 (2:00pm) on Wednesday, September 30th, conference sessions starting on Thursday, October 1, at 8:00am.

The Workshop’s mission is to further the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting the blood, bone marrow, and the immunologic system, by promoting targeted research, clinical care methods, education, training, and advocacy for Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia. IWWM-11 will continue to support future research by including a Junior Investigator Poster presentation event with short oral presentations. Abstract submissions for poster presentations will begin in June 2020.


Opening Ceremonies will take place on Thursday, October 1st in the Neptuno room of the Westin Palace Madrid. The ceremony will feature the presentation of the R. Kyle Award and evening lectures.

The Closing Ceremonies will take place on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 at one of the prestigious art museums in Madrid. The ceremony will feature the presentation of the Waldenstrom Award and evening lectures.

We expect this international Workshop to be as comprehensive as IWWM-10, which included 15 sessions with over 60 technical presentations. Since the IWWM began in 2000, the number of participating international investigators has steadily grown to over 30 countries, and over 6,500 publications including those created and developed from the IWWM Workshops. These publications have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Blood, Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma, Haematologica, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Leukemia, Nature, and other top publications.

IWWM-11 will continue the mission to enrich each attendee’s understanding and help foster discoveries and collaborations leading to more effective treatments and ultimately find a cure for Waldenstroms macroglobulinemia.

For more information about IWWM-11, please visit http://waldenstromsworkshop.org/.

For more information about our past WM Workshops, please visit http://wmworkshop.org/.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Workshop!

IWWM-11 Conference Chairs

Ramón García-Sanz, MD, PhD
Hospital Universitario de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
Steven Treon, MD, PhD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Jesús San Miguel, MD
Clinica Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
Chris Patterson - Secretariat
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

IWWM-11 Scientific Committee

Ranjana Advani, MD (USA)
Jorge Castillo, MD (USA)
Christian Buske MD, PhD (Germany)
Shirley D’Sa, MD, FRCPath (UK)
Meletios Dimopoulos, MD (Greece)
Zachary Hunter, PhD (USA)
Douglas E Joshua, AM (Australia)
Efstathios Kastritis, MD, PhD (Greece)
Marie Jóse Kersten, MD, PhD (Netherlands)
Véronique Leblond, MD (France)
Roger Owen MD, MRCP, FRCPath (UK)
Bruno Paiva, PhD (Spain)
M. Lia Palomba, MD (USA)
S.T. Pals, MD, PhD (Netherlands)
Constantine Tam, MD, FRACP, FRCPA (Australia)
Alessandra Tedeschi, MD (Italy)
Judith Trotman, MD, FRACP, FRCPA (Australia)
Marzia Varretoni, MD (Italy)