MPNEsupport Org 802492-1069, Sweden

Melanoma Patient Network Europe


MPNE WORKSHOP 22nd- 24th November 2019


Workshop participation, travel

and full-board accommodation 

will be free for participants.

Participation is upon application only.

Last update 11th November 2019 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.

We thank for their support


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. 

Effective Advocacy

Impact through evidence

and know-how 

Annual MPNE workshop for European Melanoma advocates

​22nd November- 24th November 2019


Krusenberg Herrgård, Uppsala, Sweden 




European patient advocacy in Melanoma has evolved rapidly and advocacy concepts are becoming increasingly sophisticated.

Since novel therapies now offer real hope of survival for patients even with advanced disease- unthinkable as little as 10 years ago- concerns in Melanoma advocacy have shifted to saving patients' lives and rather technical and scientific areas like setting research agendas, drug development, regulatory and HTA processes, pharmaco- economics and challenges around sustainability, affordability and ecosystems supporting innovation.

In these settings, just having a personal opinion is insufficient- in the end, we need solutions that work for everyone, not just single individuals, and other stakeholders will rightfully request evidence for our claims. 

This workshop's topic is how to advocate with impact and the role evidence plays in it. Within the concept of evidence-based advocacy, this workshop will focus on how to find or generate scientific evidence as well as on how to communicate and strategically use it. 



see program 


For whom is this workshop?

This is a workshop for active experienced MPNEhubs and upon application only.

We are looking for European Melanoma advocates

1. who are active in Melanoma advocacy within their own country and/ or at European level and

2. who have demonstrated interest in the wider Melanoma/ advocacy community outside their own narrow field of work.

We are looking for advocates who want to make a difference and for that are willing to learn, work together and put in the effort before, during and after the workshop to produce concrete results for the benefit of Melanoma patients.

The number of participants is limited to 30 advocates to ensure effective exchange.

A sufficient working knowledge of English is essential to participate in the discussion. 

How does it work?

1. Attendance of this workshop is upon application only.

2. Selection: The organising committee will select participants based on their motivation with regards to access to innovative therapies in Melanoma, 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  

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. Please book as soon as possible to keep travel costs low.

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.


Gilliosa Spurrier, MPNE

Violeta Astratinei, MPNE

Bettina Ryll, MPNE

Fredrik Östman, MPNE