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Education Institute

Patient & Caregiver Meetings

Each year, the MRF hosts a series of in-person, educational events in partnership with with major academic medical centers. These meetings provide an opportunity to learn from leaders in melanoma and network with other patients and caregivers. Join us as leading melanoma experts provide updates on prevention, diagnosis, treatment, clinical trials and research.

Attend a Meeting Near You!


University of California San Francisco Symposium: Updates in Melanoma

September 23, 2021

The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) will be co-hosting the UCSF Melanoma Symposium: Updates in Melanoma program on September 23, 2021. This is a free, vir …



Yale New Haven Health Smilow Cancer Hospital: Understanding Melanoma Treatment Advances & Patient Care

October 12, 2021

The Yale New Haven Health Smilow Cancer Hospital and the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) will be co-hosting the program on October 12, 2021. This is a free, virtual, educational event for patients and their caregivers. This event will be held on Zoo …



10th Annual CURE OM Global Science Meeting

October 28, 2021

Save the Date!    The Melanoma Research Foundation’s CURE OM initiative is excited to announce that we will be hosting our 10th Annual CURE OM Global Science Meeting held in conjunction with the Society for Melanoma Research Congress! Each year th …



10th Annual Eyes on a Cure: Patient and Caregiver Symposium

November 19, 2021

Save the Date!  The Melanoma Research Foundation’s CURE OM initiative is excited to announce that we will be hosting our 10th Annual Eyes on a Cure: Patient and Caregiver Symposium! Registration and agenda will be coming soon! If you have any questions …



2021 Pediatric Melanoma Summit

January 28, 2022

Event is Postponed Until January 28-30, 2022!   Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, recent Delta variant concerns and out of an abundance of caution, the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is postponing the 2021 Pediatric Melanoma Summit until J …



Past Events

2021 Meeting Slides & Recordings

April 10, 2021 – Virtual Northwest Melanoma Symposium: Updates in Melanoma: Click HERE!

April 29, 2021 – Virtual Eyes on a Cure Mini Summit: Spring Updates: Click HERE!

May 1, 2021 – Virtual The Ohio State University Melanoma Symposium: Updates in Melanoma: Click HERE!

May 21, 2021 – Virtual Penn Medicine Abramson Cancer Center 18th Focus on Melanoma: Click HERE!

2020 Meeting Slides & Recordings

September 21-25, 2020 – Virtual Pediatric Melanoma Summit: Click HERE!

November 19-21, 2020 – Eyes on a Cure: Ocular Melanoma Patient & Caregiver Global Symposium: Click HERE!

2019 Meeting Slides & Recordings

September 7, 2019 – Northwest Melanoma Symposium – Seattle, WA: Click HERE!

June 21, 2019 – Mindfulness and Meditation – led by Aleezé Moss, PhD

May 17, 2019 – 17th Annual Focus on Melanoma – Philadelphia, PA: Click HERE!

April 5-7, 2019 – CURE OM Patient & Caregiver Symposium: Recordings or slides (below)!

2018 Meeting Slides & Recordings

May 19, 2018 – Northwest Melanoma Symposium – Seattle, WA: Click HERE

May 11, 2018 – 16th Annual Focus on Melanoma – Philadelphia, PA: Click HERE!

May 5, 2018 – Columbus, OH Patient Symposium: Click HERE!

April 20-22, 2018 – CURE OM Patient & Caregiver Symposium: Recordings or slides (below):