I will miss MPNforum. But you don’t have to.
Health issues and compelling commitments require me to step down as editor/publisher of MPNforum after the Winter Issue, 2017.
I will miss it. I have always found MPNforum to be an exciting, interesting and significant part of our MPN community. Personally exciting because it gave me the opportunity to get frontline exposure to scientists, regulators, drug company execs and MPN specialists. Deeply intereresting in presenting portraits of fellow MPN patients, new drugs in the pipeline, opinions of specialists.
And significant. MPNforum gave me and so many others the extraordinary privilege of serving patients seeking expanded information on treatment options and connections with others in our community.
You can step in and make MPNforum an absorbing, exciting part of your own life. A trio of our community leaders – Marina Sampanes Peed, Ann Brazeau of MPN Advocacy and Education and Michelle Woehrle of the MPN Research Foundation – have stepped forward to lead a transition team to produce the new MPNforum in 2018 and beyond.
They need volunteers: writers, photographers, editors, proofreaders, interviewers, reporters, web people. You can do yourself and the community a great service by getting in touch with them and lending a hand. MPNforum needs you. Get in touch with the transition team at MPNbuddies@gmail.