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. Upcoming symposia 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

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




Upcoming Events

Eyes on a Cure: Patient & Caregiver Symposium

REGISTER HERE Registration is open! The 2019 Eyes on a Cure: Patient & Caregiver Symposium will be on April 5-7, 2019 in Raleigh, NC - RSVP today! 
Friday, Apr 5, 2019 | Durham, NC 27703 | 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 - 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 in Duarte, CA on May 11, 2019.
Saturday, May 11, 2019 | Duarte, CA 91010 | Details

Patient Symposium - Philadelphia, PA

The Melanoma Research Foundation is proud to partner with Abramson Cancer Center and Penn Medicine for the 17th Annual Focus on Melanoma Conference on Friday, May 17, 2019.
Friday, May 17, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA 19131 | 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

Pediatric Melanoma Summit - Chicago, IL

The Melanoma Research Foundation will host the 6th Annual Pediatric Melanoma Summit for young melanoma patients and their families at the Great Wolf Lodge in Chicago, IL on September 27-29, 2019.
Friday, Sep 27, 2019 | Gurnee, IL 60031 | Details