UPMC Hillman Cancer Center | Pittsburgh, PA - April 13, 2019

Melanoma Symposium
Co-hosted by UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Date: Saturday – April 13, 2019
Time: 8:00am – 12:50pm (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.

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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
Each presentation includes a 5-minute Q & A Session


What to Expect from Surgery
Matthew Holtzman, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology


Mohs and Melanoma
Bryan T. Carroll, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Dermatology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


What is a Clinical Trial?
Amy Rose, RN, BSN
Clinical Research Manager
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center


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


Managing the Side Effects of Targeted Therapy
Ashley Moyer, PA-C, MPAS
Physician Assistant
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center


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




Managing Immunotherapy through Metabolism
Yana Najjar, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center


Managing Immunotherapy through Your “Gut”
Diwakar Davar, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center


Strategies for Living with Melanoma
Ellen Ormond, PhD
Center for Counseling and Cancer Support
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center


Pediatric and Young Adult Melanoma
Brittani Seynnaeve, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Pittsburgh
Associate Fellowship Program Director
Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh


Impact of Cancer on Children and Families
Nadine M. Melhem, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Program for the Neurobiology of Stress Response and Suicide Studies
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


A Survivor Story from an Adolescent Patient
Cate Sauer-Cook


Closing Remarks
Alicia Rowell
Vice President
AIM at Melanoma

Other Information

Bagels and coffee will be provided as well as light refreshments during the break.
If you have any questions, please email sguild@AIMatMelanoma.org.

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