QuickStart Learn&Share

for Melanoma advocates

6th- 9th November 2018


Melanoma advocate and would love to attend EADO in Barcelona?

Join us for this QuickStart workshop for Melanoma patients and MPNE patient advocates.


EADO is the annual meeting of the European Association of Dermato Oncology and will take place in Barcelona this year.

We believe that the EADO meeting is the perfect meeting for people who have never attended a scientific meeting as it covers only skin cancers, mainly Melanoma. Size-wise it is less busy and overwhelming than congresses like ASCO or ESMO that cover all types of cancer and has a heavy focus on education.

Why this QuickStart?

Education is a critical part of our work as Melanoma patient advocates. Knowledge keeps patients safe and helps us to be constructive patient advocates.

We in MPNE have the ambition to educate at the highest possible level and that with the largest possible reach; this involves helping people to get started but also helping advocates to become better educators. 

We are a network of volunteers affected by Melanoma and our reach- and with that the number of Melanoma patients we can educate and protect- depends on the contributions of many. 

With this QuickStart we therefore want to support Melanoma patients and advocates who do not only want to learn for themselves but who have the ambition to share their knowledge.

So please make sure to spend enough time on that relevant part of your application! 

Who should apply?

We are looking for Melanoma patients/ carers who

1. are getting started with their advocacy activities and who maybe have never attended an international Melanoma meeting or who have been attending meetings for some time but still feel that they can't follow scientific sessions as well as they would like to


2. are not only learning for their own benefit but are passionate about educated patient forums. 

How will we select?

For this year, we unfortunately only have a limited number of fully-supported places (travel grant, accommodation) available and these will therefore preferentially go to those with less experience and those who reach new/ large patient groups in need.

However, EADO has been so generous to offer patients and advocates free registration, so please also sign up if you plan to attend on own expenses but still would like to participate in the MPNE program!

Applications are on an ongoing basis and will close on October 8th.

If you think this sounds like you- please apply  here

Program here

We will attend EADO together, with additional sessions prior and in 'the gaps' of the meeting to complement the learning.

Preparation is everything

Not new but still great: conference guide -
Jan Geissler’s slide ppt from EHA

Looking forward to seeing you in Barcelona!

Bettina Ryll
Gilliosa Spurrier-Bernard
Violeta Astratinei

Organisers- MPNE

Last update 5th October 2018 BR

Due to overwhelming interest, we can unfortunately no longer accept applications.

MPNEsupport Org 802492-1069, Sweden

Melanoma Patient Network Europe


Eado 2018