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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.

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Programme

08:30-09:30
Registration
09:30
Welcome and Opening Remarks: Professor Paul Lorigan, Chairman, Melanoma Focus
09:35-10:10
Session 1: Staging and Clinical Trials
Chair: Professor Martin Cook, Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
09:35
Mr Jonathan Pollock, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust:
The new AJCC staging system: what are the changes?
09:50
Dr Pippa Corrie, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust:
Update on current trials
10:10-10:50
Session 2: Mucosal Melanoma
Chair: Dr Jerry Marsden
10:10
Dr Miranda Payne, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust:
Overview of mucosal melanoma
10:30
Professor Martin Gore, The Royal Marsden:
Development of the mucosal melanoma guidelines
10:50-11:20
Coffee
11:20-11:50
Session 3: 2017 Meeting Highlights
Professor Poulam Patel, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust:
Highlights from ASCO, AACR and ESMO
11:50-15:20
Session 4: New Treatments and Biomarkers
Chair: Dr Pippa Corrie
11:50
Dr Sam Forster, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge:
The gut microbiome and its importance in cancer immunotherapy
12:10
Keynote Lecture Introduced by Professor Poulam Patel
Professor Dirk Schadendorf, University Hospital, Essen:
Can biomarkers inform treatment choices in advanced melanoma?
13:00-14:00
Lunch
14:00
Professor Mark Middleton, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust:
How to select patients for adjuvant therapy
14:30
Keynote Lecture Introduced by Professor Paul Lorigan
Dr Jennifer Wargo, MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas:
Neoadjuvant therapy for operable disease
15:20-16:30
Session 5: ‘Moral Maze’ style debate:
‘Should patients be told the unvarnished truth about their prognoses?’
Chair: Professor Poulam Patel
Expert witnesses: Richard Jackson, Mr Rowan Pritchard Jones and Jo Upton
Panel: Iain Galloway, Professor Mark Middleton and Yvette Moore
15:20
Witness statements followed by questions from the panel
16:00
Panel discussion and questions & comments from the audience
16:30
Summary and Close: Professor Poulam Patel




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