Melanoma Action Coalition Fall Conference: Confronting Melanoma in all its Forms and Stages
10/12/18-10/13/18 Sheraton Philadelphia University City Philadelphia, PA
Keynote speaker: Dr. Lynn Schuchter, C. Willard Robinson Professor of Hematology-Oncology at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center
Friday, October 12
9 - 9:30 am: Registration and light buffet breakfast
9:30 - 9:45 am: Welcome
9:45 - 10:45 am: Keynote presentation: Dr. Lynn Schuchter, C. Willard Robinson Professor of Hematology-Oncology at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center
10:45 - 11 am: Break
11 am - noon: Presentation: overview of the various forms of melanoma, including cutaneous, nodular, amelanotic, ocular, acral lentiginous, pediatric, mucosal; what are the similarities and what are the differences?
Noon - 1 pm: Lunch
1-3 p.m.: Panel discussion: challenges and successes in detecting and treating the various forms of melanoma
3 - 3:15 p.m.: Break
3:15 - 4:45 pm: Staging:
What are the differences in stages and how are they determined?
What are the differences in treatment options at each stage?
What kinds of follow-up are required?
What about clinical trials?
What kinds of support are available to help patients navigate the system at each stage?
4:45 - 5 p.m.: Day one wrap-up
6 - 9 p.m. Reception
Saturday, October 13
Light buffet breakfast
9:30-10:45 a.m.: Strategies for encouraging prevention
Carolyn Heckman, Cancer Institute of New Jersey
SunSavvy 365 campaign
11:00 a.m.-noon: Becoming advocates: how can we better support melanoma patients and caregivers, particularly those experiencing rare forms?
12:00-1:00 a.m.: Break
1:00-2:45 p.m.: Sharing and networking, with focus on collaboration