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!
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 CareOctober 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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
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)!
- MRF Welcome – Kyleigh LiPira, MBA
- About CURE OM – Sara Selig, MD, MPH
- Uveal Melanoma: Past, Present and Future – Miguel Materin, MD
- Uveal Melanoma Metastatic to the Liver – David J. Eschelman, MD, FSIR
- Liver Directed Therapies – David J. Eschelman, MD, FSIR
- Clinical Trial Update: Target Therapies – Marlana Orloff, MD
- Clinical Trial Update: Immunotherapies – Richard Carvajal, MD
- Unique Populations Science Panel – Jessica Yang, MD
- Auburn Uveal Melanoma Population – John O. Mason, III, MD, Fred Kam, MD
- CURE OM Patient Registry Update – Richard Carvajal, MD, Marlana Orloff, MD, Jacqueline Kraska
- Unique Populations Panel Discussion – Michael W. Brennan, MD
- Kenan Colbert Koll and the Huntersville, NC OM Investigation – Kenny and Sue Colbert
- Ocumel Canada – Nigel Deacon, Natalie Richardson
- Ocumel Ireland – Joanne Finnegan, Melody Buckley, Brendan Lynch
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):
- CURE OM Welcome – Sara Selig, MD, MPH
- Progress and Hope: A Historical Perspective on the OM Field – Kenneth Hovland, MD
- Ocular Melanoma Treatment – Peter Hovland, MD, PhD
- Beyond Eye Treatment – Scott Oliver, MD
- Adjuvant Therapy and Clinical Trials – Sapna Patel, MD
- Systemic Therapy for Metastatic Disease – Matthew Rioth, MD, MS
- The Cancer Genome Atlas Update – Scott Woodman, MD, PhD
- CURE OM Patient Registry Update – Chad Kimbler and Carla Tressell
- Ocular Melanoma Cluster Update – Michael Brennan, MD
- Understanding Scans 101 – David Eschelman, MD, FSIR
- Liver Directed Therapies – David Eschelman, MD, FSIR
- A Potential Molecular Target for the Treatment of Uveal Melanoma – Jae Hyuk Yoo, PhD