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

We offer a wide variety of educational materials you can use at fundraisers, doctors' offices, schools and health fairs.

Conferences, Webinars and Teleconferences

Each year, the MRF supports approximately 10 patient-focused educational symposia throughout the U.S. attended by nearly 1,400 people touched by melanoma. Our full 2017 calendar and upcoming educational events are below. Learn from leading melanoma experts who aim to bring participants the most current information on melanoma prevention, diagnosis and treatment. We record, and make available online, as many events as possible. 

2017 Melanoma Patient Symposia:

  • February 11 - Cincinnati Patient Symposium - Cincinnati, OH
  • March 10-11 - CURE OM Patient Symposium - Washington, DC
  • May 6 - The James/Ohio State University Patient Symposium - Columbus, OH
  • May 6 - MD Anderson Patient Symposium - Austin, TX
  • May 12 - Abramson Cancer Center/Penn Patient Symposium - Philadelphia, PA
  • May 22 - UNC-Chapel Hill Patient Symposium - Chapel Hill, NC
  • June 10 - Seattle Patient Symposium - Seattle, WA
  • September 8-10 - Pediatric Patient Symposium - Colorado Springs, CO


Upcoming Events

Patient Symposium - Los Angeles, CA

The Melanoma Research Foundation is thrilled to co-host a melanoma patient symposium with City of Hope in Duarte, CA on February 10, 2018!
Saturday, Feb 10, 2018 | Duarte, CA 91010 | 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 | Aurora, CO 80045 | Details