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AGENDA - Friday, May 21, 2021

7:30 am             Log-in to Virtual Conference, Visit Virtual Exhibit Hall
                          and Chat (text or video) with Experts on SURVIVORSHIP
                          AND INTEGRATIVE THERAPIES on the topics below:
                             Clinical Trials
                             Comprehensive Follow-Up Care by Survivorship Center
                             Coping with Emotions & Integrative Therapies
                             Giving Back
                             Good Shepherd Penn Partners
                             Home Care
                             Managing Physical Symptoms
                             Nutrition
                             OncoLink.org
                             Patient Navigator
                             Pharmacy
                             Sun Safety by Penn Dermatology

WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS

8:45 am             Opening Remarks
                           Lynn M. Schuchter, MD | Conference Chair                           
                           Melanoma Research Foundation
                           Kyleigh LiPira, MBA | CEO                                               
                           News and Events from Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center
                           Karleigh Rose Pettit | Senior Associate Director of Development          

KEYNOTES

9:00  am            SCIENTIFIC KEYNOTE
                           Harnessing the Power of the Immune System to Fight Cancer
                           Alexander C. Huang, MD | Hematology Oncology
9:45  am            INSPIRATIONAL KEYNOTE
                           Susan Werner, songwriter and musician

SESSION 1:   INITIAL DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT FOR MELANOMA
                       MODERATOR: Giorgos C. Karakousis, MD
                       Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery | Conference Co-Chair

10:15 am           Who Needs Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping and Who
                          Needs Adjuvant or Neoadjuvant (before surgery) Therapy 
                          Tara C. Mitchell (Gangadhar), MD | Hematology Oncology
                          John T. Miura, MD | Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery                                     
                          PANEL
                          Kristin Kreider, PA-C | Hematology Oncology
                          Tara C. Mitchell (Gangadhar), MD | Hematology Oncology
                          John T. Miura, MD | Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery
                          Lynn M. Schuchter, MD | Hematology Oncology                          
10:45 am          Q&A Discussion
11:00 am          Break/Visit Exhibits/Chat with Experts 

SESSION 2:  TREATMENT OF METASTATIC MELANOMA
                       MODERATOR: Lynn M. Schuchter, MD
                       Hematology Oncology | Conference Chair

11:15 am           What’s New in Immunotherapy and Targeted Therapy?
                          Justine V. Cohen, DO | Hematology Oncology
                          PANEL:       
                          Et-tsu Chen, MD | Radiation Oncology
                          Justine V. Cohen, DO | Hematology Oncology
                          Suzanne McGettigan, MSN, CRNP | Hematology Oncology
                          John T. Miura, MD | Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery
11:45 am          Q&A Discussion
12:00 pm         Understanding COVID-19 infection and COVID-19 Vaccine:
                         What you should know

                          Lynn M. Schuchter, MD | Hematology Oncology | Conference Chair
12:30 pm          Q&A Discussion
1:00 pm            Lunch/Visit Exhibits/Chat with Experts
1:30 pm            TELL YOUR STORY, IT’S IMPORTANT:
                          Providing hope and inspiration-a panel of melanoma patients
                          and their loved ones share their stories.

SESSION 3:  CANPREVENT SKIN CANCER
                       MODERATOR: 
Christopher J. Miller, MD
                       Dermatology | Conference Co-Chair

2:00 pm           Skin Cancer - Initial Diagnosis and Guide to Prevention and Protection 
                          PANEL:       
                          Stacy McMurray, MD | Dermatology
                          Thuzar M. Shin, MD, PhD | Dermatology
                          Joanna Walker, MD | Dermatology
2:30 pm           Q&A Discussion                                       
2:45 pm           Closing Remarks

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