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

The MRF maintains a large portfolio of free educational materials that can be used at fundraisers, doctors' offices, schools and health fairs.

Symposia & Webinars 

Each year, the MRF hosts 10-12 in-person, patient-focused educational symposia throughout the U.S., impacting nearly 1,400 people touched by melanoma. Our full list of upcoming educational events can be found below. These symposia provide melanoma patients and the people who support them the opportunity to learn from leading melanoma experts on the most current prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research information. Whenever possible, these events are recorded, and made available online

2018 Patient Symposia Calendar

Scroll down for details on each symposium!

  • April 7 - City of Hope Cancer Center - Duarte, CA
  • April 14 - Northside Hospital - Atlanta, GA
  • April 20-22 - CURE OM Patient Symposium - Denver, CO
  • May 5 - The Ohio State University/The James - Columbus, OH
  • May 11 - Abramson Cancer Center/UPenn - Philadelphia, PA
  • May 14 - UNC-Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC
  • May 19 - Seattle Cancer Care Alliance - Seattle, WA
  • September 21-23 - Pediatric Melanoma Summit - Grapevine, TX
  • October 6, 2018 - University of Chicago - Chicago, IL 
  • November 3, 2018 - Siteman Cancer Center/Washington University - St. Louis, MO
  • Possible TBA locations: Washington, DC; Tampa, FL; Portland, OR; Houston, TX; New York, NY

The MRF's 2018 Education Program and Patient Symposia Series are sponsored, in part, by:







Upcoming Events

Patient Symposium - Chicago, IL

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is excited to partner with the University of Chicago Medical Center on a Chicago-Area Melanoma Symposium on October 6, 2018.
Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 | Chicago, IL 60637 | Details

Patient Symposium - St. Louis, MO

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is excited to partner with Washington University School of Medicine and Siteman Cancer Center on a St. Louis-Area Melanoma Symposium on November 3, 2018.
Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 | St. Louis, MO 63110 | Details

Eyes on a Cure: Patient & Caregiver Symposium

  Save the date! The 2019 Eyes on a Cure: Patient & Caregiver Symposium will be on April 5-7, 2019 in Raleigh, NC! Additional details about the exciting agenda, lodging and more will be available soon. Stay tuned for future updates, but mark your calendars now and plan to join ocular melanoma community members from across the nation for an incredible weekend.
Friday, Apr 5, 2019 | Raleigh, NC | Details

Patient Symposium - Columbus, OH

The Melanoma Research Foundation is excited to partner with The Ohio State University and The James Comprehensive Cancer Center to offer a free melanoma patient symposium on May 4, 2019!
Saturday, May 4, 2019 | Columbus, OH 43212 | Details

Patient Symposium - DC/VA

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is excited to partner with Inova Fairfax on a DC/VA-Area Melanoma Symposium on May 18, 2019.
Saturday, May 18, 2019 | Fairfax, VA 22031 | Details