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
  • TBA locations: Washington, DC; Tampa, FL; Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; New York, NY

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







Upcoming Events

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 5, 2018!
Saturday, May 5, 2018 | Columbus, OH 43212 | Details

Patient Symposium - Philadelphia, PA

The Melanoma Research Foundation is proud to partner with Abramson Cancer Center and Penn Medicine for the 16th Annual Focus on Melanoma Conference on Friday, May 11, 2018.
Friday, May 11, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA 19131 | Details

Patient Symposium - Chapel Hill, NC

The MRF is excited to again partner with UNC-Chapel Hill to host a Melanoma Patient Day on Monday, May 14, 2018. This event is dedicated to melanoma patients and the people who support them.
Monday, May 14, 2018 | Chapel Hill, NC 27517 | 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

The Melanoma Research Foundation will host its 5th Annual Pediatric Melanoma Summit on September 21-23, 2018 in Grapevine, TX at the Great Wolf Lodge!
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 | Grapevine, TX 76051 | Details