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Version 16th August 2019


When

30th August- 1st September 2019

Where

Park Hotel, 1732 street no.4, Skopje 1000, Macedonia


please bring your own tablet/ laptop


Friday, 30th August 2019

13.00- 14.00 
Check-in and Registration

14.00- 15.00
Welcome
Purpose of the meeting and elevator-introduction! present yourself in 2 min

Elevator introduction explained
Patient advocacy is not a usual field of work, so most people we meet will have never heard about it. Often, we meet people in passing- so the art is to present the essential of who we are and what we do in the time it takes to share an elevator with someone.
Out of this our elevator-introductions! were born- we set a timer and everyone gets exactly 2 min to present her- or himself. Please prepare- and practice makes perfect!


all

15.00- 15.30 
Session 1 – Knowledge protects: why Melanoma education matters


Understanding current Melanoma therapies

Melanoma therapies have changed a lot since 2011- but not every patient understands that they aren't chemotherapy and that side effects are different
Know your Stage!
Why staging matters and how to best teach our patients
Bettina Ryll, Gilliosa Spurrier and Violeta Astratinei

15.30- 16.00 Coffee

16.00- 17.30
Session 2- Melanoma therapies- what do we have, what’s coming next and clinical trials in CEE to watch out for


What are upcoming developments in Melanoma, the importance of clinical trials for Melanoma patients and what can we as network do?

Exercises

- how to find a clinical trial

- how to draft a medical history

17.30- 19.00
Session 3- Review of the access maps for Melanoma drugs in Central and Eastern Europe
We will map the availability of Melanoma therapies in Central and Eastern Europe


20.00 Dinner
Continue the discussion with your team over dinner

Saturday, 31st August 2019

8.00- 9.00 Breakfast

9.00-10.30
HTA Workshop Part 1

Mark Molnar, Ideas & Solutions, Hungary www.i-s.hu

10.30-11.00 Coffee

11.00- 12.30

HTA Workshop Part 2
Mark Molnar, Ideas & Solutions, Hungary www.i-s.hu


13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.30 – 15.30 HTA Workshop Part 3

Mark Molnar, Ideas & Solutions, Hungary www.i-s.hu


15.30- 16.00 Coffee

16.00 -17.30 Immuno-oncology and Melanoma in detail

John Haanen, NKI Amsterdam, Netherlands
Immune therapies in Melanoma in detail- how do they work, what are recent developments?


17.30-18.00

Session 7- Groupwork: mapping access 

19.30 Conference dinner time tbc


Sunday, 1st September 2019
Advocates only- includes planning for MPNCEE2020

8.00- 9.00 Breakfast
Please make sure you check out

9.00- 10.30

Advocacy Session 1: Advocacy in CEE


The Rigvir experience

Olga Valcina, Latvia

10.30- 11.00 Coffee

11.00- 12.30
Advocacy Session 2: Planning for MPNCEE 2020

12.30- 12.45
Workshop Summary and Closure
Bettina Ryll, MPNE

13.00- 14.00 Lunch and Departure



Looking forward to seeing you all in Skopje!

The MPNE team

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MPNCEEhubs 2019


Program


Surviving Melanoma in Europe.  

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

Melanoma Patient Network Europe

Melanoma

in  Central and Eastern EuropE

30th August- 1st September 2019

Skopje, Macedonia