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Melanoma Patient Network Europe

Updated 30th March 2015, BR

What to consider-

This is your opportunity to share and discuss your idea for an advocacy project in Melanoma- and to even win a prize for it!

As a quick re-cap from last autumn's project management workshop, a project is 

'A controlled work that using agreed timescale, budget and resources delivers a one-off objective'

So share what you plan to do, why you want to do it and what exactly you want to achieve. How long will the project run? And what are your budget and your resources? You might not know details right now but then you could e.g. just list what needs to be paid for. Don't forget to list your own time and work under resources! 

FAQs Poster session

MPNE 2015

MPNE 2015 poster competition

The topic

The Melanoma Advocacy Project

Prepare a poster to present your idea for a Melanoma Advocacy Project and enter the MPNE 2015 poster competition! Advocates will get to vote for the best poster and yes, there will be a prize, too. Working on the details right now- be prepared for a surprise!

Which poster format?

The poster boards are 1m wide and 2m high, so perfectly fit an upright

DINA0 Poster (841mm x 1189mm ).
The easiest is to use powerpoint- open a new presentation and change

the size under 'File, page set-up’ to a format that fits the poster boards.

Please do not forget your NAME, your organisation and a way how to contact you on the poster!


The poster should be in plain English- the native language of most conference participants is anything BUT English! So keep it simple, straight-forward and avoid abbreviations to make sure everyone understands your idea.

What type of advocacy project should I put on the poster?

We are looking for ideas how to improve the situation of melanoma patients- this can be very concrete- paint the waiting area, organise a local support group for Melanoma patients and their families, raise funds to support your local center- or actions in support of a Melanoma patient organisation you believe in- or political involvement to fight for Melanoma patients' interest, patient education on early detection, how to find Melanoma centres of excellence, how to find the right clinical trial and how to access it if is abroad, psychosocial support. It can be awareness, education- for the general public but also for Melanoma patients themselves. How do we voice our concerns more effectively? 

At this stage, what counts is the IDEA- an observation where something needs to change and a starting idea what you think could be done about it. Conference participants will then vote on the best idea that we should then copy across the EU- and that can mean documenting a local project and spread it to invite imitation or rather a direct European project.


Most print shops print posters, there are also online shops available where you upload the poster and get it sent home. 

Too complicated?

Print it on single A4 sheets and tape/ glue them together....remember, it is the IDEA that counts

No access to powerpoint?

Print your ideas on normal paper from any word editor and glue them on to a large sheet- or write it by hand but please don’t forget, others need to read it!

When can I put up my poster?

Poster boards will be available from Friday afternoon onwards, so that people have time to look at them during the day on Saturday and get a chance to vote.


Will there be a chance to discuss my idea with others?

The Saturday evening reception will take place in the poster session area, so you will be able to enjoy a glass of wine (or other) while exchanging ideas with others!


who will vote?

Conference participants who are patients or patient advocates will get 5 sticky points each- to be placed on their poster(s) of choice. This can be all 5 points for one poster or single points for different ones- the poster with the most points wins!


Ideas worth

sharing in