The Ninth Annual UNC Conference on Melanoma: A Multidisciplinary Perspective

The Ninth Annual UNC Conference on Melanoma: A Multidisciplinary Perspective is a day-long educational conference designed for a multidisciplinary view of the care of the melanoma patient. The course faculty examine common clinical issues which confront the clinician and provide information that will help in their clinical decision making.

When Feb 12, 2014
from 08:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Where The William and Ida Friday Center, Chapel Hill
Contact Name
Contact Phone 919-966-5221
Attendees Dermatologists, Medical Oncologists, Dermatologic Surgeons, Surgical Oncologists, General Surgeons, Plastic Surgeons, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and other health professionals interested in the treatment of melanoma.
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014


8:00 – 8:50 am           Registration and Conference Breakfast


8:50 – 9:00 am           Welcome and Introduction

                                    David W. Ollila, MD


Clinical Problems Facing the Melanoma Team


9:00 – 9:30 am           Current Management and Controversies in Pigmented Lesions

                                    Darrell Rigel, MD

                                    Millis-Copeland Endowed Melanoma Lecture


9:30 – 9:50 am           Sun Protective Clothing in Melanoma Prevention

                                    Puneet Jolly, MD


9:50 – 10:10am          Mohs Surgery Melanoma and Challenging Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

                                    Bradley Merritt, MD


10:10 – 10:25am        Q & A


10:25 – 10:45am        Break


Stage IV Metastatic Melanoma


10:45 – 11:05 am       BRAF Immunohistochemistry-It May Be More Interesting

                                    Than It Sounds

                                    Dan Zedek, MD



11:05 – 11:35 am       Systemic Therapy for Stage IV Metastatic Melanoma: Finally Some Hope

                                    John Kirkwood, MD

                                    H. Douglas Sessoms Memorial Melanoma Lecture


11:35 – 11:55 am       Role for the Surgeon in the New Era

                                    Michael Meyers, MD


11:55 – 12:10 am       Q & A


12:10 – 1:00 pm         LUNCH



Stage III Metastatic Melanoma


1:00 – 1:20 pm           Multidisciplinary Management of Complex Cutaneous and Gynecologic Melanoma

                                    Karyn Stitzenberg, MD


1:20 – 1:50 pm           Interferons for Stage III Melanoma

                                    John Kirkwood, MD

                                    Ned Austell Memorial Melanoma Lecture from

                                    Tom and Diana Hudgens


1:50 – 2:10 pm           Role for Radiation Therapy in Melanoma and Merkel Cell Carcinoma

                                    Bisham Chera, MD


2:10 – 2:30 pm           Q & A


2:30 – 2:50 pm           Break



Closing Session


2:50 – 3:10 pm           Understanding Indoor Tanning Behavior Among Young


                                    Seth Noar, PhD


3:10 – 4:00 pm           Multidisciplinary Tumor Board

                                    Stergios Moschos, MD/David W. Ollila, MD/

                                    Nancy Thomas, MD, PhD


4:00 – 4:15 pm           Final Remarks


4:15 – 4:20                 Conclusions and Adjourn  

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