Lean ADvocacy

Build. measuRe. learn. Repeat

Annual MPNE workshop for European Melanoma advocates

​24th- 26th November 2017

arrival 24th in the morning, we start at 2pm


Krusenberg Herrgård, Uppsala, Sweden 

Build. Measure. Learn. Repeat 

Join us for a workshop to find out what Melanoma advocates can learn from the way Start-up companies think and work. And test it directly on the Melanoma issue closest to your heart!


Andrew Evans, NL


Why this workshop?

​Patient advocacy is characterised by urgent need for change and limited resources. 'Lean Start-up Thinking' operates under similar constraints- and with this workshop, we will look into which elements of Lean Start-up Thinking we can adopt for a Lean Advocacy Approach- for the fastest improvements for Melanoma patients.

Who should apply?

This workshop is directed at MPNEhubs, European Melanoma advocates who want to connect between their own country and the European Melanoma community- we are looking for advocates with a keen interest to share, work together and put in the effort before, during and after the workshop to produce concrete results for our network!

This is a workshop for advocates who want to learn about effective advocacy and what we can learn from start-ups to become

The number of participants is limited to 30 advocates to ensure effective exchange. A good enough working knowledge of English is essential to participate in the discussions! 

How does it work?

1. Application: Attendance of this workshop is upon application only. 

2. Selection: The organising committee will select participants based on their motivation with regards to contributing to activities for the entire MPNE network, experience in collaboration and exchange and their level of English. As always, we are aiming for a balanced European mix!

3. Acceptance: Selected applicants will need to accept their place at the workshop and agree to the participant agreement

4. Accommodation: registration, accommodation and workshop meals will be arranged by MPNE and are free for selected advocates during the workshop (Friday and Saturday night).

5. Travel: Advocates however need to arrange their own travel- please wait until you have heard from us before booking. We are able to provide a travel allowance up to 400 Euro for economy/ 2nd class travel after the event and against original receipts only.

6. Extras: Please note that extras at the hotel, additional nights as well bank fees are at your own expenses and will not be covered by MPNE.

The workshop will start on Friday at 2pm and end after lunch on Sunday at around 2pm.


Gilliosa Spurrier, Mélanome France and MPNE

Violeta Astratinei, Stichting Melanoom, Melanoma Romania and MPNE

Bettina Ryll, MPNE


MPNE WORKSHOP 24th- 26th November 

Last update 11th March 2018 BR

The small print

Decisions about workshop participation will be based on suitability for the workshop as well as scope of the Melanoma Patient Network Europe and are final.


Workshop participation, travel

and full-board accommodation 

will be free for participants.

Participation is upon application only.

DEADLINE 14th October 


Krusenberg Herrgård is a friendly conference center

and hotel at the lake Mälaren, a 25 min drive away from Stockholm Arlanda, Sweden's main airport. 

We thank for their support

Melanoma Patient Network Europe

MPNEsupport Org 802492-1069, Sweden