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


Upcoming Events

Patient Symposium - Los Angeles, CA

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is excited to partner with City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, for a Los Angeles-area melanoma educational symposium on in Duarte, CA on April 7, 2018.
Saturday, Apr 7, 2018 | Duarte, CA 91010 | Details

Patient Symposium - Atlanta, GA

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is excited to partner with Northside Hospital Cancer Institute for a melanoma educational symposium on Saturday, April 14, 2018.
Saturday, Apr 14, 2018 | Atlanta, GA 30342 | Details

Eyes on a Cure: Patient & Caregiver Symposium

The MRF's CURE OM initiative is thrilled to partner with the University of Colorado Health - Lions Eye Institute and UC Health Eye Center for the 7th Annual Eyes on a Cure: Patient & Caregiver Symposium in Aurora, CO on April 20-22, 2018!
Friday, Apr 20, 2018 | Denver, CO 80202 | Details

Patient Symposium - Seattle, WA

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is excited to partner with Seattle Cancer Care Alliance for the Northwest Melanoma Symposium: Science to Survivorship on May 19, 2018.
Saturday, May 19, 2018 | Seattle, WA 98109 | Details

Pediatric Melanoma Summit

Save the Date! The 2018 Pediatric Melanoma Summit will be held September 21-23, 2018 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, TX, just ouside of Dallas!  Please check back soon for additional details!
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 | Grapevine, TX 76051 | Details