Melanoma Action Coalition Fall Conference and Patient Symposium

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Duke University Hospital

2301 Erwin Rd.

Room Duke North 2003

Durham, NC 27710

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We are happy to invite you to our Third Annual Fall Conference: Living with Melanoma, on October 11 and 12. The conference will bring together MAC members, patients and advocates, and members of the medical and scientific community for two days of learning, sharing, and networking. The meeting will include:

  • Opening talk by Joanne P. McCallie (Coach P) head coach of Duke's women's basketball team and a melanoma survivor

  • Keynote address by Dr. Georgia Beasly, Surgical Oncologist at the Duke Cancer Institute

  • Presentations by prominent dermatologists and melanoma specialists, including Dr. April Salama, Dr. Rami Al-Rohl, Dr. Chris Adigun, Dr. Norma Farrow, and Dr. Miguel Materin

  • A Saturday morning session focused on how to live well with melanoma

  • Opportunity for sharing and networking

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is free but we encourage you to register as soon as possible. Space is limited.


Friday, October 11: News from our Labs and Clinics

  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.: Registration and light buffet breakfast

  • 9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.: Welcome: Neil Spiegler, President, Melanoma Action Coalition & Dr. Paul Mosca, Surgical Oncologist, Duke Cancer Institute

  • 9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.: From the Court to Fighting Melanoma Joanne P. McCallie (Coach P), Head Coach, Duke Women's Basketball; melanoma survivor

  • 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Keynote Address: Advances in Melanoma Surgery and Treatment: Where We’ve Been and Where We Are Going Dr. Georgia Beasley, Associate Director, Duke Cancer Institute's Melanoma Disease Group

  • 11:15 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Break

  • 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.: Treatment Options and Advances in Immunotherapy for Stage 3 and 4 Melanomas Dr. April Salama, Director, Duke Cancer Institute's Melanoma Disease Group

  • 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Lunch

  • 1:30 p.m. – 215 p.m.: Understanding Pathology Reports/New Staging Guidelines Dr. Rami Al-Rohl, Department of Pathology, Duke University Hospital

  • 2:15 pm – 3:15 p.m.: Rare Melanomas: What You Need to Know Nail: Dr. Chris Adigun, FAAD, Dermatology and Laser Center of Chapel Hill; Ocular: TBD

  • 3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Break

  • 3:30 – 4:00 p.m.: Research Talk Dr. Norma Farrow, Department of Surgery, Duke University Hospital (Research funded by PDMMF)

  • 4:00 – 4:30 p.m.: Identifying Metastatic Melanoma Early – a Novel Approach with Pump-probe Microscopy: Dr. David Grass/Warren group

  • 4:30 - 4:45 p.m.: Wrap up

  • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Reception and dinner

Saturday, October 12: Living Well with Melanoma

  • 9:00 – 9:30 a.m.: Light buffet breakfast

  • 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.: "Living" with Melanoma, Dr. Ben Weast, family counselor

  • 10:15 - 10:30 a.m.: Break

  • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.: Managing Stress with Yoga and Mindfulness, Christine Garrison, E-RYT500, The White Aisle Foundation

  • 11:30 - noon: Enjoying the Outdoors after a Melanoma Diagnosis, Dr. Elizabeth Ju, North Carolina Dermatology Associates

  • 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.: Nutrition and Melanoma

  • 12: 30 - 1:30 p.m.: Lunch and Networking

  • 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.: Closed meeting: MAC Executive Board, members, and partners

Conference hotel:
We have reserved a block of rooms for our attendees at the JB Duke Hotel at a group rate of $160 (not including taxes). To be guaranteed the group rate, you must reserve your room by 5:00 p.m. eastern time on Tuesday, September 10.
Reserve by calling 1-919-660-6400 and referencing the 3rd Annual Melanoma Action Coalition Conference (group ID: 736263), or visit 3rd Annual Melanoma Action Coalition Conference

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2301 Erwin Rd.

Room Duke North 2003

Durham, NC 27710

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