Melanoma, Vitiligo and XP Patient Symposium

Melanoma, Vitiligo and XP Patient Symposium

Join us on the Oregon Coast at Salishan Spa & Golf Resort for a patient-focused event! We will bring melanoma, vitiligo, and XP patients together with internationally-recognized dermatologists to talk about the latest advances in treatment and research to improve skin health. Bus transportation will be available. Lunch included. Evening reception available.

Tentative Agenda:

12:30 p.m.

Arrival and lunch

1 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Welcome and introductions

1:15 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Keynote: It's all about the melanocyte 
Sancy A. Leachman, MD, PhD

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Meet the experts -- concurrent breakout sessions for Melanoma and XP, Vitiligo

 Melanoma & XP SessionVitiligo Session 
Melanoma immunotherapy: is sooner better?
Brendan Curti, M.D. 

Clinical Update
Amit Pandya, M.D. 
Update on surgery and drug therapy after surgery for melanoma
John Vetto, M.D.
Immune system in vitiligo
Isabelle Caroline Le Poole, Ph.D.
Xeroderma pigmentosum: Shining a light on sun damage, premature aging, and skin cancer
John DiGiovanna, M.D.
Piperine - a potential treatment for vitiligo?
Amala Soumyanath, B., Ph.D.
The future of early melanoma detection
Rajan Kulkarni, M.D., Ph.D.
State of the art in vitiligo genetics
Richard Spritz, M.D.
War on Melanoma Update
Sancy Leachman, M.D., Ph.D.

4 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.


4:15 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Panel Discussions

5 p.m.

Evening Break

6 p.m.

Montagna Symposium on the Biology of the Skin
Opening reception & welcome

7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Keynote: Pigeons as a model system for human disease
Michael Shapiro, Ph.D.

8 p.m.