Melanoma Patient Conference 2024

Thursday 29th February – Friday 1st March, 2024

Location: Voco St Johns Hotel, Solihull, Birmingham, B91 1AT

Thursday, 29th February 20244:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Friday, 1st March 20249:00 am – 4:00 pm

Registration for this event is now closed. We are looking forward to welcoming our 2024 MPC delegates.


Thursday 29th February 2024

15:00pm - 17:00pm

Check in- The Rover 2 room

16:00pm - 17:00pm

Optional breakout sessions

  • Financial advice and support – Pam Khokhar, Citizens Advice
  • Support for carers – Maria Mullan, Maggies
  • How patients can be involved in trial design – Dr Brent O’Carrigan

Drinks and Networking (including facilitated new patient/carer tables)




After Dinner Speaker 

Friday 1st March 2024

08:45am - 09:15am

Registration and Coffee

09:15am - 09:25am

Welcome– Mrs Imogen Cheese, Conference Chair

09:25am - 10:55am

SESSION ONE: Updates in Melanoma Medicine 

Chair: Imogen Cheese

09:25am - 09:55am

Clinical Trials Update. Innovation and Progress (Professor Sarah Danson)

09:55am - 10:15am

Update uveal guidelines (Dr Joe Sacco)

10:15am - 10:40am

Tips on treatment; managing your medication and treatment breaks (Jackie Hodgetts)

10:40am - 10:55am

Audience Q & A

10:55am - 11:20am


11:20am - 13:20pm

SESSION TWO: Life on Treatment

Chair: Dr Kate Young

11:20am - 11:40am

How to minimise your risk of lymphoedema following treatment for melanoma (Dr Anusha Panthagani)

11:40am - 12:00pm

Scar and lymphoedema management: a proactive approach (Kelly Norman)

12:00pm - 12:30pm

What are the learnings about the microbiome in cancer? (Professor Julian Marchesi)

12:30pm - 12:55pm

Patient Voice (Willie Munro)

12:55pm - 13:20pm

Audience Q & A

13:20pm - 14:10pm


14:10pm - 16:00pm

SESSION THREE: Patient Research Priorities 

Chair: Susanna Daniels

14:10pm - 14:30pm

Potential long-term effects of immunotherapy treatment (Jo Bird)

14:30pm - 14:45pm

Research- Melanoma Focus funded project- patient research priorities (Dr Khaylen Mistry)

14:45pm - 15:05pm

Research- Melanoma Focus funded project- Immunotherapy long term side effects (Dr Becki Lee)

15.05pm - 15.30pm

Patient Voice: 10 years post diagnosis (Imogen Cheese & Lucy Davis)

15:30pm - 15:55pm

Audience Q & A

15:55pm - 16:00pm

Final thoughts & Closing meeting (Imogen Cheese)