Melanoma Focus Virtual Regional Meeting

Friday 12th May 2023

Organised by: Professor Marianne Nicolson, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness

Location: Virtual

Registration for this event is now open

Friday, 12th May 20239:00 am – 5:30 pm

CPD Applications for CME to the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom, The Royal College of Surgeons of England and the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons are in process.


If you are unsure about your membership, please email


Please submit your poster abstracts by 16th April 2023 (250 words maximum) to Michelle at


Early bird rate ends April 16th 2023


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Welcome/Introductions (Dr Mark Harries / Susanna Daniels)


Neoadjuvant treatment of melanoma  

Professor Paolo Ascierto, Director of the Unit of Melanoma, Cancer Immunotherapy and Innovative Therapy, National Tumor Institute Fondazione G. Pascale, Naples


Session 1: Progress in stage 2/3 melanoma

Chair: Professor Marianne Nicolson, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness

10:10 – 10:40

Adjuvant therapy for resected melanoma – where are we now?

Dr Pippa Corrie, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

10:40 – 11:10

SLNB: An update on accuracy and eligibility

Mr Neil Cahoon, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Edinburgh

11:10 – 11:25


11:25 – 13:30

Pharma Exhibition Area / Posters

11:30– 12:30

Pharma Sponsored Symposium: IMMUNOCORE


KIMMTRAK (Tebentafusp) – A New Treatment Option for patients with HLA-A*02:01 positive metastatic Uveal Melanoma


NHS Real World Experience and Future Service Considerations

13:30 – 14:45

Session 2: Optimising diagnosis today and new horizons for tomorrow 

Chair: Dr Ewan Brown, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

13:30 – 14:00

Diagnostic dilemmas in melanocytic pathology

Dr Asok Biswas, Consultant Dermatopathologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Weston General Hospital and The University of Edinburgh

14:00 – 14:30

Melanoma translational research


14:30 – 14:45


14:45 – 14:55

Comfort Break

14:55 – 16:10

Session 3: Teledermatology practice changes

Chair: Mr Kaz Rahman, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, NHS Grampian & Clinical Director for Skin Cancer, North Cancer Alliance

14:55 – 15:25

Enhancement of clinical practice through teledermatology

Dr Alyson Bryden, Consultant Dermatologist, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee

15:25 – 15:55

Digital healthcare intervention for melanoma survivors: the next steps?

Professor Peter Murchie, Professor of General Practice, University of Aberdeen

15:55 – 16:10


16:15 – 17:25

Session 4:  MDT – Management of uveal melanoma (case-based discussions)

Chair: Dr Paul Nathan, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Mount Vernon Cancer Centre

17:25 – 17:30

Concluding Remarks and Close

Dr Mark Harries, Chairman Melanoma Focus, Professor Marianne Nicolson, Organiser