- Focus on Melanoma Meeting, RCP, 13 October 2017
Focus on Melanoma Meeting, RCP, 13 October 2017
This year’s Focus on Melanoma Study Day will be held on 13 October 2017 at the Royal College of Physicians. The Organiser is Professor Poulam Patel. CPD/CME credits have been awarded by RCS and BAPRAS; accreditation by the RCP has been applied for.
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Address: 11 St Andrews Place, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4LE. Click here for website.
Welcome and Opening Remarks: Professor Paul Lorigan, Chairman, Melanoma Focus
Session 1: Staging and Clinical Trials
Chair: Professor Martin Cook, Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Mr Jonathan Pollock, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust:
The new AJCC staging system: what are the changes?
Dr Pippa Corrie, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust:
Update on current trials
Session 2: Mucosal Melanoma
Chair: Dr Jerry Marsden
Dr Miranda Payne, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust:
Overview of mucosal melanoma
Professor Martin Gore, The Royal Marsden:
Development of the mucosal melanoma guidelines
Session 3: 2017 Meeting Highlights
Professor Poulam Patel, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust:
Highlights from ASCO, AACR and ESMO
Session 4: New Treatments and Biomarkers
Chair: Dr Pippa Corrie
Dr Sam Forster, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge:
The gut microbiome and its importance in cancer immunotherapy
Keynote Lecture Introduced by Professor Poulam Patel
Professor Dirk Schadendorf, University Hospital, Essen:
Can biomarkers inform treatment choices in advanced melanoma?
Professor Mark Middleton, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust:
How to select patients for adjuvant therapy
Keynote Lecture Introduced by Professor Paul Lorigan
Dr Jennifer Wargo, MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas:
Understanding responses to melanoma therapy
Session 5: ‘Moral Maze’ style debate:
‘Should patients be told the unvarnished truth about their prognoses?’
Chair: Professor Poulam Patel
Expert witnesses: Professor John Wagstaff, Mr Rowan Pritchard Jones, Richard Jackson and Jo Upton
Panel: Iain Galloway, Professor Mark Middleton and Yvette Moore
Witness statements followed by questions from the panel
Panel discussion and questions & comments from the audience
Summary and Close: Professor Poulam Patel