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.


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. - 4:10 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. 
Update on the management of vitiligo
Amit Pandya, M.D. 
Update on surgery and drug therapy after surgery for melanoma
John Vetto, M.D.
Procedural treatments of vitiligo
Annalise Abiodun, M.D.
Xeroderma pigmentosum: Shining a light on sun damage, premature aging, and skin cancer
John DiGiovanna, M.D.
Immune system in vitiligo
Caroline Le Poole, Ph.D.
The future of early melanoma detection
Rajan Kulkarni, M.D., Ph.D.
Piperine - a potential treatment for vitiligo?Amala Soumyanath, Ph.D.
War on Melanoma Update
Sancy Leachman, M.D., Ph.D.                      
State of the art in vitiligo genetics
Richard Spritz, M.D. 

4:10 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.


4:20 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Panel Discussions

5 p.m.

Patient symposium wrap up -- evening break, networking, and exhibits                   

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.