On Wednesday, February 15, 2012 the Melanoma Research Foundation, the University of North Carolina Division of Surgical Oncology, and the UNC Department of Dermatology will present a full day of melanoma education dedicated to melanoma patients and the people who support them. I plan to be there!
Per the brochure, there will be a variety of topics discussed as follows:
· Sunscreens: Can They Protect Against Skin Cancer?
· Diagnosis of ‘Pink’ (Amelanotic) Melanoma
· Why Does My Scar Look Like That? Understanding Surgical Margins for Melanoma
· The Current Role of Lymph Node Surgery in Melanoma Treatment
· High-Profile Melanoma Patients: Underutilized Resource
· Protecting Teens from Tanning Beds: An Update about the National and State Policy Debate
· The BRAF Story — From Target to Treatment and Beyond
· Understanding the Biology of Melanoma Brain Metastasis as the Basis for More Rational Treatments
· Melanoma: A Parent’s Perspective
For a list of speakers, please check the MRF website.
I think this will be a very exciting day to talk to those involved directly with melanoma research and awareness, plus a chance to meet with folks from BITNP and beyond face-to-face!
If you’re interested in attending, please go to the MRF website page to register or call (800) 673-1290. Deadline for pre-registration is Friday, February 3. The symposium itself will begin at 12:30 on the 15th of February and end at 4:30. I think it will be an incredible afternoon of information and sharing.
I hope to see you there!