In Person & Virtual | March 8, 2023

Melanoma Exchange
Patient Forum

Find Support. Build Community. Learn the Latest in Melanoma.


MRA’s Melanoma Exchange Patient Forum, held in-person in Washington DC and virtually on Wednesday, March 8, will bring together melanoma patients, survivors, advocates, and their loved ones to provide lay-friendly, state-of-the-science education, promote collaboration, and provide networking opportunities across the melanoma community.

Throughout the event, you’ll hear from leading experts in the melanoma field and have the opportunity to ask questions, discuss, and network with other people who are going through their own melanoma journey. Each session will provide information, insight, and strategies to help navigate melanoma diagnosis, treatment, or beyond.

MRA follows all local and federal COVID-19 safety protocols and intends to do all that we can to enable you to safely join this event.

Still not sure? Check out videos and other materials from last year's event!


Wednesday, March 8:

All session timings are listed in the Eastern Time Zone.

11:30 - 11:45: Registration & Check in*

11:45 - 1:00: Networking Roundtables with Lunch*

1:00 - 1:10: Welcome Remarks

1:10 - 1:50: The Melanoma Standard of Care: Building a Shared Foundation

1:50 - 2:30: On the Horizon: Emerging Therapies & Clinical Trials to Watch

2:30 - 2:40: Break

2:40 - 3:15: Melanoma & Brain Mets: Where We Stand

3:15 - 4:10: Lost in Translation: Improving Communication With Your Care Team

4:10 - 5:00:
Quality of Life & the Wellness Trifecta: Sleep, Diet, & Exercise

5:00 - 5:55: Living with Melanoma, A Panel Discussion

5:55 - 6:00: Closing & Wrap-up

6:00 - 7:30: Reception*

* indicates that this session is for in-person attendees only.


Michael Atkins, MD

Georgetown University

Anna Pavlick, DO

Weill Cornell Medicine

Stephanie Kauffman

Melanoma Research Alliance

Kristina Baum

Patient Advocate

Ken Billett

Patient Advocate

Lorenzo Cohen, PhD
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Elizabeth Buchbinder, MD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Allison Betof Warner, MD, PhD

Stanford University

Pat Janiak

Patient Advocate

Alexander Witkowski MD, PhD

Oregon Health & Science University

Cody Barnett, MPH

Melanoma Research Alliance

Omid Hamid, MD
The Angeles Clinic / Cedars-Sinai

Joan Levy, PhD

Melanoma Research Alliance

David Marx

Patient Advocate

Bill Evans

Patient Advocate

Nadia Jabri

Patient Advocate

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