Focus on Melanoma Meeting, RCP, 13 October 2017

by Simon Rodwell | 25 May 2016 12:52

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.

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:
Understanding responses to melanoma therapy
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: Professor John Wagstaff, Mr Rowan Pritchard Jones, Richard Jackson 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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