CHAPEL HILL, NC — A free patient symposium featuring melanoma experts will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 23 at the Friday Continuing Education Center in Chapel Hill, N.C. The Melanoma Research Foundation and UNC Multidisciplinary Melanoma Program are sponsoring the 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. event.
The program will feature talks by physician/scientists and a patient’s parents on topics ranging from indoor tanning to clinical trials and from genetic testing to psychosocial support for melanoma patients.
David Ollila, MD, is the UNC spokesperson for the event. “We are proud to partner with the Melanoma Research Foundation to sponsor this educational event for patients and families. While the number of melanoma cases in the US is increasing annually, research and treatment are advancing, and this symposium is the place to learn about the progress being made.”
Ollila is professor of surgery, co-leader of the UNC Multidisciplinary Melanoma Program, and a member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Nancy Thomas, MD, PhD, is program co-leader, a speaker for the event and a member of UNC Lineberger.
Participants must register for the program by February 18 and may sign up either by calling (800) 673-1290 or by visiting: http://www.melanoma.org/get-involved/unc-chapel-hill-melanoma-patient-day.