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Surviving Melanoma in CEE

21st- 23rd September 2018



Version 1st July 2018

Friday, 21st September


14.00- 16.00 ​Coffee & Poster session IDEAS WORTH SHARING
Meet your colleagues and present your latest work with a poster!

Conference Opening Session
16.00- 16.30
Welcome to Bucharest and MPNCEE2018!

Violeta Astratinei, MPNE

Melanoma- the latest.

16.30 -18.30

  • Know your stage! The new staging classification in Melanoma
  • Know your drugs! Melanoma therapies explained
  • Treating Melanoma- the new ESMO Melanoma guideline
  • Rare Melanomas
  • Test your knowledge- Melanoma Kahoot!

18.30- 19.00

From Denial to Denali.
Fredrik Östman, Sweden tbc

20.00 Welcome Dinner

Saturday, 22nd September 

9.00- 10.30

Session 1 Stage 3 Melanoma- the latest updates

chair Koen van Elst, Netherlands tbc
Further reading

10.30-11.00 Coffee break

11.00- 12.30
Session 2 Saving lives in CEE- successful prevention, early detection and accessing effective treatment

chair Biba Dodeva, Macedonia tbc

  • The need for evidence-based public health programs
  • The importance of high-quality registries and real-world data
  • The role of clinical research and clinical trials
  • CU and EAP programs require existing legal frameworks

Further reading

12.30- 14.00 Lunch

14.00- 15.30
Session 3  Why the system matters
chair tbc
Not obvious at first sight, but effective healthcare requires effective healthcare systems and administrative capacity.

  • How are new medicines approved in Europe?
  • Financing health- allocation of resources, Health Technology Assessment (HTA)
  • Drug shortages and the problem of parallel import
  • Risk sharing agreements
  • What does it take for a healthcare system to function well?

15.30- 16.00 Coffee break

16.00- 19.00


Mapping access to innovative Melanoma medicines in Central and Eastern Europe.
We will use a method similar to Krusenberg 2016 to map which of the new Melanoma therapies are available where and under which conditions
Objective: provide advocates with a detailed understanding of access issues in the region and a comparison for their own country

20.00 Conference Dinner

Sunday, 23rd September 
please do not forget to check out from the hotel after breakfast

9.00 -10.30
Session 4 Advocacy workshops

10.30- 11.00 Coffee break

11.00- 12.30
Session 5 Advocacy Plenary

Report back from workshops and discussion
Knowledge is power: Educational opportunities for patient advocates in Europe

12.30- 13.15

Summary and conference closure

13.15 Lunch and departure

Looking forward to seeing you all in Bucharest!

The MPNE team


When survival depends on access 
to life-saving innovation


Last update 3rd July 2018 BR


Surviving Melanoma in Europe.  

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

Melanoma Patient Network Europe


in  Central and Eastern EuropE

21st- 23rd September 2018

Bucharest, Romania

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