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

(Co-hosted by UPMC Hillman Cancer Center)

Date: Saturday – April 4, 2020
Time: 8:30am – 12:00pm (EDT)
Location: THIS EVENT IS AN ONLINE SYMPOSIUM

The safety of our community is a top priority. In light of the health safety recommendations by the CDC, we will deliver this Living With Melanoma Symposium as a digital event, in lieu of an in-person event. We look forward to bringing together leading medical and wellness professionals with people affected by melanoma in this virtual format to learn, connect, and share together.

If you have any questions, you can reach out to us at sguild@AIMatMelanoma.org.

 

Presenters and Topics

TimeAgenda

8:30am

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

8:45am

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

9:05am

Pathology and Staging Basics
Melissa Wilson, PA-C, MPAS
Physician Assistant, Senior
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

9:25am

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

9:45am

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

10:05am

Break

10:15am

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

10:35am

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

10:55am

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

11:15am

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

11:50am

Closing Remarks
John M. Kirkwood, MD

Other Information

Bagels and coffee will be provided.

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