Meeting Info

The next Orange County Multiple Myeloma Support Group meeting will take place on Thursday, December 5th, 2019, at our usual time and meeting location. It’s the first Thursday of the month at the UCI Medical Center in Orange, CA. We meet in the Grunigen Medical Library Auditorium on the 2nd floor of Building 22A, adjacent to the Library Classrooms. Our program will start as usual at 7:00pm. These meetings are always free and open to you, your family and friends, caregivers, health care professionals and anyone with questions about myeloma.

Our guest speaker this month will be Amy Solomon, MS, NP, AOCNP, ACNP, Clinical Nurse Consultant from Celgene. The topic of Amy's presentation will be Myeloma Labs and Tests.

As always, we will introduce our new members, review current news and upcoming events, and have an open forum discussion.

Please notify Tom Swick at ocmmsg@imfsupport.org if you plan to attend, so that we have an idea of how many people to expect.

Note: If you are feeling ill, coughing or sneezing, please do not attend the meeting! Myeloma patients are much more susceptible to getting sick because of our weakened immune systems.  Cold and flu season is even riskier for us. Please be courteous to your fellow patients. Thank You!

The UCI Medical Center (for Google Maps) is located at 101 The City Drive South, Orange, CA 92868. Directions to the meeting are as follows:

5 FREEWAY
From the North:
Take 5 South > Exit State College/The City Drive > Right on The CityDrive >
Left on Dawn Way > Left into Visitor Parking Structure
From the South:
Take 5 North > Exit Chapman Avenue > Left on Chapman Avenue > Left on The
City Drive > Left on Dawn Way > Left into Visitor Parking Structure

405 FREEWAY
From the North:
Take 405 South > Take 22 East > Exit on The City Drive > Left on The City
Drive > Right on Dawn Way > Left into Visitor Parking Structure
From the South:
Take 405 North> Take 55 North> Take 5 North> Exit Chapman Avenue> Left on
Chapman Avenue> Left on The City Drive> Left on Dawn Way> Left into Visitor
Parking Structure

91 FREEWAY (FROM THE INLAND EMPIRE)
Take 91 West > Take 57 South > Exit Chapman Ave > Right on Chapman > Left on The
City Drive> Left on Dawn Way > Left into Visitor Parking Structure

57 FREEWAY (FROM NORTH ORANGE COUNTY)
Take 57 South > Exit Chapman Ave (South of Angel Stadium) > Right on Chapman >
Left on The City Drive> Left on Dawn Way > Left into Visitor Parking
Structure

Note: There is no charge for parking in the Visitor Structure with a valid Disabled Person Placard. Otherwise, 2-hour parking validation is available in the lobby of the Main Hospital (not in the library). Parking without validation is $1.00 per 20 minutes, up to a $16 daily maximum. Parking with validation is $6 daily. Courtesy shuttle is available from outside the structure on the west side. Valet parking is available. Please check with the attendant for locations, hours, and rates.