Melanoma Patient Conference 2024

“Within minutes of arriving at the hotel and registering for the conference I immediately felt a sense of belonging and the very clear message was that I wasn’t alone.”

 

Melanoma Focus were once again thrilled to host and organise the Melanoma Patient Conference supporting the Founder, Imogen Cheese. This year’s conference took place over two days (Thursday 29th February and Friday 1st March) and was once again a hugely successful event supporting over 200 delegates and their guests.

“We have met some incredible people and heard their inspiring stories all in a truly welcoming environment.”

 

On the first evening of the conference our delegates and their guests were welcomed with a drink generously provided by MHForumlink. Our delegates and their guests had the opportunity to chat with new people and connect with each other about their own personal experiences. They all enjoyed a three-course meal and a great after dinner talk from Daniel McAleese who shared details about the MyMelanoma study.

“Superb goodie bag! Thanks to everyone who enabled this brilliant event! Priceless!”

 

On the second day of the conference our delegates were each given a goodie bag with amazing products from some very generous companies, including Popcorn Kitchen, Altruist, The Ginger People, Ultra Violette, Nursem, Little Soap Company, Pip Organic, Ego Skincare, Hello Sunday and Little Soap Nest.

“The learning opportunities are brilliant to keep informed, the feeling of being in a room full of people who totally get the whole process feels and the friendships made are priceless.”

 

Throughout the day our delegates heard from a range of brilliant speakers covering talks on clinical trial updates, the microbiome, long term effects of immunotherapy treatment, tips on treatment, uveal guideline updates, scar management, lymphoedema and patient research priorities. We were also extremely fortunate to hear honest and open talks from melanoma patients, Willie, Lucy and Imogen. They each shared their own personal reflections, experiences, and inspiring stories.

 “Who’d have thought, before these events, we’d all attend a cancer conference and leave on a high?”

 

Team Melanoma Focus feel extremely honored to host this invaluable event and support the wonderful Imogen Cheese. We would like to say a huge thank you to our very kind sponsors, grant givers, supporting organisations, our brilliant speakers, our supportive trustees, and the fantastic Voco St. John’s hotel for making this year’s Melanoma Patient Conference possible! Most importantly a huge thank you to all delegates and their guests for attending and making the conference a success. We look forward to welcoming you again next year!

Videos and photographs from this event will be shared in the coming weeks.