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    2023 Sydney Nurse Melanoma Symposium

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    Join us for an engaging educational program designed for all nurses who care for melanoma patients. 

    Hosted by Melanoma Institute Australia, our one-day symposium for nurses will give you practical insights based on the latest research in the diagnosis and treatment of melanoma and complex skin cancers.

    The 2023 Sydney Nurse Melanoma Symposium program covers the whole spectrum of the disease and features engaging presentations from multidisciplinary experts in the field.

    We are pleased to be having a new hands-on workshop session this year, as well as the option to attend a surgical or medical concurrent stream during our afternoon session for a deeper dive in your area of interest.



    • Melanoma overview: Where are we heading - Prof Georgina Long AO and Prof Richard Scolyer AO (MIA's Co-Medical Directors)
    • Awareness and prevention - A/Prof Linda Martin (Dermatologist)
    • Assessment and diagnosis of melanoma - Dr Bruna Gallo (Dermatology Fellow)
    • Melanoma pathology 101: What nurses need to know - Dr Fran Watts (Pathology Fellow)


    • Patient Story
    • Melanoma in uncommon places - A/Prof Robyn Saw (Surgical Oncologist)
    • Medical oncology: New horizons - A/Prof Alex Menzies (Medical Oncologist)
    • Management of non-melanoma skin cancers - Dr Ines De Silva (Medical Oncologist)and Dr Kerwin Shannon (Surgical Oncologist and Head & Neck Surgeon)
    • Hands on workshops - Essential medical photography and Melanoma under the microscope - Stephanie Friedlander (Melanographer) and Dr Fran Watts (Pathology Fellow)


    • Essentials of melanoma surgery - Dr Caroline Gjorup (Surgical Fellow)
    • Practical wound care and dressing advice - Natalie Osborne (Melanoma CNC)
    • Advanced surgical techniques - Dr Edward Riordon (Plastic Surgery Registrar)


    • Managing advanced melanoma - Dr Thomas Bennett (Medical Oncology Fellow)
      • Systemic therapy side effects: Case study series - Nicole Taylor (CNC)
      • Clinical trials in early stage melanoma - Maria Cruzado (Clinical Trials Development Manager)

      SESSION 4

      • MPA's Patient Support Services - Claire Kelly (MPA National Support Manager)
      • National Melanoma Nursing Program: An update - Matthew Browne (MIA's CEO)

      (Please note this Program is subject to change)

      Refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

      Here's what some of our previous attendees think of our event: 

      "I come from Brisbane for this conference for a few reasons. I love the content, venue and the chance to feel part of a wider community of dermatology nurses. I enjoy the speakers who are usually entertaining and informative. Its also a chance to update my knowledge and ensure we are keeping our clinical practice to current treatment protocols. I love the friendly welcome we always get here at MIA!"

      "The diverse topics presented would have suited all levels of experience and knowledge in this field. I also liked the offering of both personal and professional viewpoints. That this is an evolving discipline and the attitude is open to new ideas to better manage the infinite scenarios of each patient at the fore."

        "Every speaker was extremely knowledgeable and presentations were all high quality."

        Cost: $95 (inc GST)

        Date: Thursday 4th May. Doors open at 8am for an 8:30am start. 

        CPD: A Certificate of Attendance will be given after completing a survey on the event. 

        RSVP: By 27 April 2023. Note that ticket numbers are strictly limited and as this is a popular event, tickets are likely to be sold out by then. 

        Safety at our event: Please follow COVID-safe practices when attending our event and stay home if you are feeling unwell. If you can no longer attend due to COVID-19, please contact us.

        This educational event is an initiative of Melanoma Institute Australia.

        MIA’s Education Program is proudly supported through unrestricted educational grants from: MSD, Bristol Myers Squibb and HEINE.

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