9:45 - 10:45 a.m.: Keynote presentation: Dr. Lynn Schuchter, C. Willard Robinson Professor of Hematology-Oncology at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center
10:45 - 11 a.m.: Break
11 a.m. - noon: Presentation: Targeted therapies, immunotherapies, overcoming resistance: Dr. Ravi Amaravadi, Associate Professor of Medicine and Co-Leader of the Cancer Therapeutics Program at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center
Noon - 1 pm: Lunch
1 - 2 p.m.: Presentation/panel discussion:
Overview of the various forms of melanoma, including ocular, acral, pediatric, nodular, mucosal
What are the similarities and what are the differences?
Challenges and successes in detecting and treating the various forms
Moderator: Dr. Louise Perkins, Melanoma Research Alliance Dr. Katherine Steele, Department of Clinical Dermatology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Naana Boakye, Bergen Dermatology Melody King, President, A Cure in Sight
2 - 3 p.m.: Presentation: New approaches to diagnosis: Dr. John Seykora, Associate Professor of Dermatology, Penn Medicine
3 - 3:15 p.m.: Break
3:15 - 3:45 p.m.: Presentation: New approaches to Immunotherapy: Dr. Gerald Linette, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, Penn Medicine
3:45 - 4:45 p.m.: Panel discussion: Navigating the system:
How do I decide what treatment path is best for me?
How do I find the medical, financial, psycho-emotional support I need along the way?:
Moderator: Michael Kaplan, Melanoma Research Alliance Suzanne McGettigan, MSN, CRNP, AOCN, Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center Katrina Claghorn, MS, RD, CSO, LDN, Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center Laura Galindez, MSW, LSW, Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center
Hotel information: We have reserved a block of rooms for our attendees at the Sheraton University City Hotel at a group rate of $169 (not including taxes). To be guaranteed the group rate, You must reserve your room by 5:00 p.m. eastern time on September 11.
Reserve by calling 1-888-627-7071 and saying you are registering for the MAC Conference, or visit: