No more Melanoma deaths in Europe. Access to prevention, early detection and effective treatment for everyone.
Melanoma Patient Network Europe
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This event was funded by
MPNE- annual budget, contributions by Amgen, BMS, MSD, Novartis and Roche
Last update 9th June 2016 BR.
10th- 12st June 2015
The Communication QuickStart 2016 is taking place in Pisa, 10th- 12th June 2016.
Workshop participants will be staying at RESIDENCE LE BENEDETTINE, a former monastery that has been transformed into a guest house belonging to Pisa University.
The small print
Decisions about workshop participation will be based on suitability for the workshop as well as scope of the work of the Associazione Contro il Melanoma and the Melanoma patient network Europe and are final.
Organised jointly by the workshop Association Against Melanoma and MPNE
10th- 12th June 2016
This QuickStart workshop is for European Melanoma advocates who are looking fordeeper understanding about communication and who want to explore different social media channels to share that knowledge with as many Melanoma patients as possible.
Who should apply?
Successful communication is crucial to our work as Melanoma advocates.
We communicate with patients, carers, advocates, clinicians, regulatory and HTA bodies, the general public, the pharmaceutical industry, the press.
With this QuickStart workshop, we aim to provide European Melanoma advocates with a deeper understanding of what communication is, how it functions and plenty of room to discuss.
Attendance is upon application only, selected participants will be provided with free conference registration, accommodation and meals as well as reimbursement of travel costs for up to a maximum of 300 EUR (after attendance of the meeting and against original receipts and a completed reimbursement form). You will need to bring a digital device with access to the internet and we will ensure to have access to WiFi in all areas.
Friday 10th June
Arrival and opportunity to catch up with your European advocacy colleagues in real life! If you can’t wait till June- you’ll receive an invite to a dedicated Slack group to connect before.
6pm – 7.30pm
Welcome and introduction to the workshop
Short introductory round for participants
8pm Dinner in Town
Saturday 11th June
An introduction to Melanoma from prevention to current treatments.
An overview of the challenges melanoma presents to lay people,
patients and advocates.
Antonella Romanini – Pisa, Italy
Primary prevention and secondary prevention models in Pisa.
Nevio Dubbini – Pisa, Italy
HappySun : a friendly App for increasing UV light awareness and modifying life style.
Emilio Simeone - Livorno, Italy
How do we effectively communicate
Luca Mori – Pisa, Italy
Words, emotions and communication in the brain
Donati Pietro - Lucca, Italy
12.30-14.00pm Light Lunch
Effective communication: everyday and clinical settings psychology.
Capture attention and convey essential messages in an effective way
Claudio Gentile - Padua, Italy
Knowledge Management – Making sure we know what you know
Rob White – London, UK
The interaction between man and machine: challenges and limits:We don’t only communicate with other people- but also with machines.
Relevant topic considering that we mostly communicate via social media!
Nicoletta Calzolari Zamorani - Pisa, Italy
Improving Medical Communication with Language Technologies
Giulia Venturi – Pisa, Italy
8pm Dinner in Town
Sunday 12th June
9.00-10.30 Breaking news from ASCO 2016
Antonella Romanini- Pisa, Italy
Experience from secret blogging to public apperance
Karianne Fevang - Tonsberg, Norway
Use of the Internet two build tailored health interventions
Alberto Piras - Milan, Italy
12.00-13.30pm Light Lunch and goodbye
We are looking forward to seeing you in Pisa!
Antonella, Nevio and Bettina