Educational Programs

The MRF has a robust education program aimed at educating patients and physicians about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of melanoma, as well as increasing overall awareness of the disease.

Educational Materials

In addition to educational events, we also have a wide variety of educational materials, such as brochures, posters, and handouts perfect for fundraisers, doctors’ offices, schools and health fairs. See our list of educational materials.

Conferences, Webinars and Teleconferences

Our in-person conferences, virtual webinars and teleconferences are dedicated to melanoma patients and the people who support them. All educational events feature leading melanoma scientists, researchers and physicians and are aimed at bringing participants the most current information on melanoma prevention, diagnosis and treatment. 

If you cannot attend an event, please note that many of the events are recorded and uploaded 1-2 weeks after occurring. View our past webinars and educational videos.


Upcoming Events

Patient Symposium - Columbus, OH

Join the MRF and The Ohio State University - The James for an educational symposium for melanoma patients and the people who support them. The event will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 | Columbus, OH 43212 | Register

Patient Symposium - Philadelphia, PA

The MRF is proud to partner with Abramson Cancer Center and Penn Medicine for the 11th Annual Focus on Melanoma Conference on Friday, May 16, 2013. Conference Chair, Dr. Lynn Schuchter, will be leading the day, along with several other melanoma experts who will present the latest in melanoma prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Register here! The invitation and agenda are below!
Friday, May 16, 2014 | Philadelphia, PA 19131 | Register

Phone Buddy Training (West Coast)

The MRF's Peer-to-Peer Phone Buddy program trains volunteers to provide melanoma patients and their families with non-professional emotional support and linkage to important resources. This program was designed to meet the unique needs and challenges faced by newly diagnosed patients. We are expanding the program and are looking for volunteers in the western part of the United States to participate in our Los Angeles training. This two day training will provide you with the tools you need to be a good Buddy, while looking after yourself and maintaining healthy boundaries.  
Saturday, May 17, 2014 | Los Angeles, CA 90071-2607 | Register

2014 National Volunteer Summit

To Be Announced.
Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 | Washington, DC 20005 | Register