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Patient Support Group Meeting – Dharwad @ 19 Nov

Report by FOM Soumya The Max Foundation along with Dr. Prasad P Gunari’s initiative organised the Patient Support Group Meeting on Sunday 19th November 2017. This started off with the initial agenda set by Ashika where each FOM volunteers were assigned a list of survivors

Aurangabad Patient Support Group Meeting – 19 Nov

Report by FOM Pramod John George Aurangabad, known The City of Gates, was where we had our Friends of Max (FOM) patients support group meeting on 19 November 2017. A quiet city founded in 1610, it has its own share of traditional & archeological history.

New Horizons GIST Annual Conference (1-3 Oct 2017) Report

Report by Dr Nikhil Guhagarkar FOM Volunteer New Horizons GIST is an annual conference dedicated to the latest advances of GIST and it’s advocacy work. It is attended by GIST specialist, pharma company representatives and patient advocates from across the world. It was held from 1-3 October

The 6th National Conference: Teen & Young Adult Cancers

  Harshad Purandare (FOM Volunteer during the Conference at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, 2-3 Sept 2017) believes in “structured activism” at three levels:  Government, Societal & Institutional levels. Here is his Report: Teenage, Young and Adult – the most important phases of anyone’s life. All

Patient Support Group Meeting @ Indore (MP) 27 August

Report by FOM Volunteer Rishi Arora Sunday 27 August 2017 was a much awaited day for all M.P. FOM members – the 5th FOM Patient Support Group Meet in M.P. & the 4th of Indore. As per routine it is always very smooth and punctual.

Life Raft Group launches new websites for GIST patients

The Life Raft Group USA, a GIST support group dedicated to finding a cure through research & patient support by focusing on three key areas: research, patient support & education, and advocacy, recently launched two new websites which all GIST patients are encouraged to register

GIST Awareness Day Meet 8 July

Report by FOM Volunteer Dr Nikhil Guhagarkar On Saturday the 8th July 2017, The Max Foundation arranged a grand celebration of GIST Awareness Day (GAD) for its Support Group Arm Friends of Max at the Lecture Hall, Rustom Choksi Auditorium, TATA Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. It

Mumbai Patient Group Meet @ 7 May

Report by FOM Volunteer Divya Kumar Jotwani It all started with an SMS. In the month of April, my phone buzzed with a message for a special invitation. It was the time for the annual gathering where we meet our old friends and meet new

A Ray Of Hope: Pune Regional Meet 9 April

Report by Krishnadas Dhake Sundays are always looked forward to, but the Sunday of 9th April 2017 was awaited more eagerly as it was FOM’s Regional Meet in Pune. The meet took place at IMA Hall on Tilak Road in Shukrawar Peth. This Meet provides

Bihar Regional Meet (2 April): “I found another family”

– A touching testimony by Nitesh Kumar Verma “Myself Nitesh — patient of CML, from Ara, Bihar. “I attend the seminar in Patna, Bihar, on 2nd April. We learn many things in this seminar. Firstly, we met with a graceful woman Viji Venkatesh, called Amma.