UPMC Hillman Cancer Center | Pittsburgh, PA - April 28, 2018

Co-hosted by UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Melanoma Symposium

Date: Saturday – April 28, 2018
Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm EST
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Cooper Conference Center, Ground Floor
5115 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Questions?  Contact Samantha Guild, Director of Education, Public Policy, and Advocacy, (916) 706-0599 or email sguild@AIMatMelanoma.org

Free parking will be provided at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center garage. For directions to the event click here.

This FREE symposium is presented by AIM at Melanoma in partnership with the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and is for melanoma patients, their caregivers, family, and friends.

If you can’t make it to Pittsburgh, you don’t have to miss out. You can watch the presentations live on your computer or on-demand.

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Presenters and Topics





John M. Kirkwood, MD
Usher Professor of Medicine, Dermatology and Translational Science
Co-Leader, Melanoma and Skin Cancer Program
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Talks Hosted By:

John M. Kirkwood, MD


Your Treatment Plan - What You Need to Know
Amanda McFadden, RN
Clinical Research Services
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center


Identifying and Managing Side Effects of Immunotherapy
Melissa Wilson, PA-C, MPAS
Physician Assistant, Senior
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center


How Will You Know If Your Treatment Is Working for You or Not?
Ashley Moyer, PA-C, MPAS
Physician Assistant
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center


Full Body Skin Exams and Your Primary Care Physician
Laura Korb Ferris, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Director of Clinical Trials
UPP Department of Dermatology
University of Pittsburgh



Talks Hosted By:

Hassane Zarour, MD
Professor of Medicine, Immunology and Dermatology
Co-Leader, Melanoma and Skin Cancer Program
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center


Is Less Surgery Better?
Matthew Holtzman MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center


Feeding Your T Cell Army: New Ways to Improve Immunotherapy
Greg M. Delgoffe, PhD
Assistant Professor of Immunology
Tumor Microenvironment Center
University of Pittsburgh


How Your Gut May Talk to Your T Cells: Using the Gut Microbiome to Improve Immunotherapy of Cancer
Diwakar Davar, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
UMPC Hillman Cancer Center


New Immunotherapy Treatment Options
Ryan C. Massa, MD
Fellow, Hematology/Oncology
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center


Patient Panel
Frederick Eisenreich



* Each presentation includes a 5 minute
Q & A session.

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Bagels and coffee will be provided.
If you have any questions, please email sguild@AIMatMelanoma.org.

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