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Melanoma Patient Conference 2017
Friday 16th June

10:30 REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS

11:20 Welcome

11:30 – 12:30 Session One : The Guidelines & Understanding Melanoma
11.30 – 11:50 NICE Guidelines & Access to Clinical Trials in the UK. Dr Pippa Corrie 
11:50 – 12:30 Teaching Session. From Chemotherapy to Targeted Therapy & Immunotherapy. What every patient needs to know. Dr James Larkin 

12.30 - 13.30 LUNCH

13.30 - 15.45 Session Two : The Latest News, Challenges & Future of Melanoma treatment
13.30 – 14.10 Updates from ASCO & the latest developments in treatment. Professor Mark Middleton

14:10 – 15.45 Clinical Trials for Melanoma. The Current Options, Challenges & Future? 
14:10 – 14:30 The potential of the Immunotherapy path; Prof Sarah Danson
14:30 – 14:50 Rare Melanoma. Are the options improving? Dr Neil Steven
14.50 – 15.00 Genetics & Mutation - what this means for treatment type. Professor Mark Middleton

15.00 -  15:20 The Challenge of delivering personalised treatment in Melanoma; Prof Paul Lorigan

15:20 – 15:45 Panel Discussion & Audience questions

15:45 – 16:15 REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING

16:15 – 18:30 Session Three Things patients need to know & have asked to learn about.
16:15 – 16.30 Teaching Session : How to read a pathology report & what happens to my tissue?      Dr Alistair Ironside

16.30 - 16.45 Different Staging Methods & what they mean. Mr Ewan Wilson

16:45 – 18.30 Barriers faced in treating Melanoma & how we can overcome them. 
16.45 – 17:15 Brain Mets & Radiotherapy. Can we predict or treat this better? Dr Chris Herbert
17:15 – 17:45 Cell based therapies. When is the optimal treatment time for maximum effect & results? Prof Robert Hawkins

17:45 – 18:30 Panel Discussion & Audience questions

18:30 – 19:30 RECEPTION & NETWORKING

19:30 – 22:30 DINNER & SPEAKER(S)

Saturday 17th June

08:45 - 09.00 Getting to know you: Who are our patients?

09:00 – 11:00 Session One : Key Issues faced by Melanoma Patients & their families
09.00 – 09:25 National Awareness issues & resolutions. Pauline Latham MP                                  09:25 – 09:50  Data; How to collect it safely, what to use it for & why? Dr Mark Larkin, Vitaccess
09:50 – 10:15 The Value of Psycho Social Support & Tools for patients & professionals. Prof J Newton-Bishop 

10.15 – 10:40 Improving the management of adverse events. Dr Neil Steven 

10.40 – 11:00 Q & A (all speakers)

11.00 - 11.30 REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING

11:30 – 13:10 Session Two: Dermatology & Surgery from top to toe
11.30 – 11.50 Early Detection saves Lives. Dr Andrew Birnie 

11.50 – 12:10  What are the right Surgical Margins Mr Oliver Cassell

12.10 – 12.30  Diagnosis, Check-ups & beyond. The Nurses Perspective. Louise Pound & Louisa Hancox

12.30 – 12:50  How to do your own skin check Dr Andrew Birnie

12.50 – 13.10 How to examine your lymph nodes Mr Oliver Cassell

13.10 – 13:45 Final Q & A (all speakers) & Closing Remarks

13.45 - 14.30 LUNCH & NETWORKING

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