Surviving Melanoma in Europe.  

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Melanoma Patient Network Europe

MPNE 2018


Annual conference


16th- 18th March 2018

Marivaux Hotel, Brussels, Belgium​​ 

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Thursday- 15th

afternoon
arrival MPNE hub advocates

19.00

Working Dinner


Friday- 16th 

8.30- 12.30
MPNE hub meeting- for advocates involved in MPNE projects

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Main conference

program 

version 2nd January 2018





Friday- 16th March

13.30 - 14.00
MPNE quickstart for newcomers

​​Facilitators

Gilly Spurrier, MPNE and MelanomeFrance, France

Fredrik Östman, MPNE and Melanomföreningen, Sweden


14.00- 14.45 ​

Workshops 1


14.50- 15.35

Workshops 2


15.35- 16.00
Coffee


16.00- 16.45

Workshops 3


16.50- 17.30

Workshops 4


17.45- 18.30

Fireside chat

faculty tbc

 

19.00

New World Cafe reception


20.00

Welcome Dinner



Saturday- 17TH MARCH


8.45- 9.00

Welcome to the conference and introduction

Bettina Ryll, MPNE


9.00- 10.30 

Session 1- Science for Melanoma patient advocates

​1.1 Why Science matters for Melanoma patients 

Bettina Ryll, MPNE

1.2 How to access Scientific Literature and MPNE resources 

Gilliosa Spurrier, MPNE

1.3 The ESMO Magnitude of Clinical Benefit Scale, MCBS- an introduction

Elisabeth de Vries

1.4 How to use the MCBS material

Nicola Latino, ESMO


10.30- 11.00

Coffee 


11.00- 12.30 

Session 2- practical exercises: how to read a scientific Melanoma paper

we will work in groups, articles and material will be provided

 

12.30- 14.00 

Lunch


14.00- 15.30

Session 3- The latest therapeutic developments in Melanoma

3.1 New ESMO Melanoma guideline
Oliver Michilien tbc

3.2 Intralesional Melanoma therapies

Alexander van Akkoi tbc

3.3 Predicting response to anti-PD1 

Bart Neyns tbc

3.4 When to stop treating?

speaker tbc


​15.30- 16.00

Coffee


​16.00- 17.30 

Session 4- Overcoming resistance to therapy  

4.1 Resistance to therapy explained

Why do some tumours fail to respond to therapy? Primary versus secondary and mechanisms of resistance.

4.2 Strategies to overcome resistance

4.3 Microbiota and response to immune therapy 

4.4

 

18.30- 20.00

Reception and Poster competition 

Ideas worth sharing- the Melanoma Advocacy Project.

Kari Anne Fervang, Føflekkkreftforeningen, Norway


20.00 

Conference Dinner

Marivaux Hotel, restaurant


Sunday- 19th MARCH
Advocacy Day


9.00- 9.15

Session 4 

4.1 MPNE - our network, our principles and evidence-based advocacy

Bettina Ryll, MPNE


9.15- 10.30

Workshops 5: Advocacy


10.30- 11.00

Coffee 


11.00- 11.30

Join us for a round of Melanoma Kahoot!
Test your Melanoma knowledge in a team!


11.30- 12.30

The best of the network in 2017

Here from your Melanoma colleagues- talks selected based on abstracts


12.30- 12.45

Closing Session

Conference Summary and Conclusion


13.00

Lunch and departure




​We are looking forward to seeing you!

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