Virtual Melanoma Patient Conference 15th October 2021

Melanoma Focus hosted the Melanoma Patient Conference 2021. We were delighted to facilitate this online event for the Melanoma Patient Conference and the melanoma patient community.

The conference was held online and was free to attend.

Registration for this event has now closed. Please follow the Melanoma Patient Conference to access the conference recordings when they are made available.

2021 Programme:

09:00 – 09:15 Mark Harries and Imogen Cheese – Welcome to Melanoma Focus meeting and Melanoma Patient Conference
09:15 – 10:00 The Martin Gore Memorial Prize Lecture
Towards zero deaths from melanoma
Professor Georgina Long – Co-Medical Director/Chair of Melanoma Medical Oncology & Translational Research, Melanoma Institute of Australia/Royal North Shore Hospital, The University of Sydney
   
10:00 – 10:05 Comfort Break
  Session 1: COVID-19 and Beyond
10:05 – 10:25
Covid-19 – Lessons Learned and the Impact on Patient Care
Dr Sarah Westwell
10:25 – 10:45 The Gut Biome explained
Dr Heather Shaw, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Mount Vernon Cancer Centre
10:45 – 11:05 Melanoma Clinical Trials update
Dr Pippa Corrie
11:05 – 11:30 Panel discussion and audience questions
11:30 – 11:40 Comfort Break
Session 2: Hot Topics
11:40 – 12:00 Immunotherapy Toxicity – a patient’s story
Helen Moorey, Lead Skin Cancer CNS, University Hospital Southampton
Ian Goddard, Melanoma Patient
12:00 – 12:20 Navigating side-effects of treatments
Dr Anna Olsson-Brown, MRC Clinical Research Fellow, Clatterbridge Cancer Centre
12:20 – 12:45 Panel discussion and audience questions
12:45 – 13:45 Chat Rooms (various topics)

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