​Get started in Melanoma advocacy


Melanoma QuickStart

jointly organised workshop by Mélanome France and MPNE

27th- 30th October 2015



Attend the 11th EADO Congress with a group of like-minded European Melanoma Advocates, listen to the latest updates in Melanoma and test with us social media tools for inspiration of your own advocacy activities!



​Who should apply?


Knowledge is crucial for advocates, it can be difficult to get started and we've received many requests from you for introductory workshops.


This QuickStart workshop is therefore for European Melanoma advocates who are looking fora fast introduction to Melanoma and its latest therapies and who want to explore different social media channels to share that knowledge with as many Melanoma patients as possible.


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.



Conference Visit

 The 11th EADO congress will be held October 28-31, 2015 in the Palais du Pharo, Marseille, France and is a major meeting in Dermato- Oncology with interesting Melanoma news. Find out more with the Congress President's Welcome Addressand the Conference Program. Acceptance to the workshop includes a registration to the EADO Congress.




Workshop Sessions

Our aim is to share relevant Melanoma updates with as many Melanoma patients as possible. Therefore, we have organised workshop sessions around the Conference Program for additional Melanoma background but also to explore different social media tools. So please bring your digital devices of choice- laptop/ tablets/ smartphones- as aim is to cover the EADO congress for European Melanoma advocates via social media.





Tuesday, 27th October

from 4pm
arrival and coffee- and meet the other advocates in real life
(we will be open an interactive platform before the meeting so you will know them before!)

6pm -7.30pm
Welcome and introduction to the workshop
Introduction round for participants and please bring your digital devices!

'Test and report’ practical session
We will test different social media platforms in groups for their use in advocacy and report back to the group.

Gilly Spurrier-Bernard, MelanomeFrance, MPNE
Violeta Astratinei, Melanoma Romania, MPNE

8pm Dinner in Town

Wednesday, 28th October

8am Coffee

Getting the most from your conference visit
Navigating the program, planning ahead, networking opportunities and communication tools.
(speaker TBC)

Practical Session- covering EADO for our patients

Coordinate attendance and communication between participants, decide on digital tools for reporting, how to record and report.


An introduction to Melanoma and current treatments
(speaker TBC)

12- 1.30pm Lunch at Hotel

1pm travel to conference center

1-1.30pm EADO Opening Ceremony

1.30- 3.30pm Plenary session 1- New drugs and new trials.
3.30- 4pm Coffee break and exhibition area
4- 5.55 pm Plenary session 2- New drugs and new trials.

7.00pmDrinks & Sync’ at MamaShelter
We meet at the Hotel bar, share impressions of the day and look at our social media reach- so bring your devices!

8pm Dinner at MamaShelter

Thursday, 29th October

8- 9.30am Parallel Sessions at EADO
9.30- 10.00am Coffee break/ Poster Session
10.00- 11.30am Parallel Sessions

12.30-1.30pm Lunch at the Congress Center

1.45 -3.15pm Parallel Sessions at EADO
3.15- 3.45pm Coffee break/ Poster Session
3.45- 5.15pm Parallel Sessions

8pmEADO conference dinner for all participants

Friday, 30th October

8.15– 9.45am Parallel sessions EADO
9.45- 10.15am Coffee break/ Poster Session
10.15– 11.50am Parallel sessions

12.00- 1pm Closure and Feed-back

​1- 2pm Lunch and Departures

We are looking forward to seeing you in Marseille!

Gilly, Violeta and Bettina









quickstart workshop

28th- 31st October 2015

Surviving Melanoma in Europe.  

Access to prevention, early detection and effective treatment for all.

Melanoma Patient Network Europe

We thank for their support

Amgen, BMS, Novartis and Roche

Last update 13th January 2016 BR.

Selected participants

will receive FREE registration,

accommodation and travel support.


10th October 

The small print

Decisions about workshop participation will be based on suitability for the workshop as well as scope of the work of MelanomaFrance and the Melanoma patient network Europe and are final.


​The 11th EADO Congress is taking place in Marseille, 28th- 31st October 2015.

Workshop participants will be staying at the quirky Mamashelterand travel to and from the conference together!