UPMC Hillman Cancer Center | Pittsburgh, PA - April 04, 2020

(Co-hosted by UPMC Hillman Cancer Center)

Date: Saturday – April 4, 2020
Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm (EST)
Herberman Conference Room
UPMC Cancer Pavilion, 2nd Floor
5150 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Free parking at the Centre Ave. Garage, next to UPMC Shadyside Medical Building.

AIM’s Living With Melanoma Symposiums bring together leading medical and wellness professionals with people affected by melanoma to learn, connect, and share. Whether you are recently diagnosed, are in treatment, or have completed treatment, this is the place for you!

Remember you can join us via live streaming from the comfort of your home. Live streaming allows you to watch and listen to the symposiums in real time, giving you access to the information presented at each cancer center.

Please check back February of 2020 for an agenda. In the meantime, if you have questions about this event or any aspect of our Living With Melanoma symposiums, you can reach out to sguild@AIMatMelanoma.org.

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Welcome and Introduction
John M. Kirkwood, MD
Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine
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
Each presentation includes a 5-minute Q & A Session


Managing Your Immunotherapy Journey
Darcy Ploucha, PA-C, MPAS
Physician Assistant, Senior
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center


Pathology and Staging Basics
Ashley Moyer, PA-C, MPAS
Physician Assistant
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center


Breakdown of BRAF Testing and Implications
Melissa Wilson, PA-C, MPAS
Physician Assistant, Senior
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center


What to Expect in a Clinical Trial
Amy Rose, RN, BSN
Clinical Research Manager
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center




Remodeling the Tumor Environment to Improve Immunotherapy Outcomes
Yana Najjar, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center


Neoadjuvant Therapy in Melanoma
Diwakar Davar, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center


Prospects for Therapeutic Prevention of Melanoma
Will Maguire, MD, PhD
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center


New Immunotherapies, Precision Medicine and Biomarkers in Melanoma
Jason J. Luke, MD, FACP
Director, Cancer
Immunotherapeutics Center, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


A Survivor Story
George Jucha


Closing Remarks
Samantha Guild
Executive Director
AIM at Melanoma

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Bagels and coffee will be provided.

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