Hosted by Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) and Melanoma Patients Australia (MPA), the Melanoma Community Webinar Series includes three webinars held over three weeks. Each webinar provides the rare opportunity to hear from a MIA medical expert and a MPA community member as they focus on a different topic of interest each week. The webinar concludes with a Q&A panel discussion.

Webinar One – Sun protection after melanoma: Living well

Clinical presentations by:
• Dr Lisa Gomes – Senior Clinical Psychologist, Melanoma Institute Australia
• Dr Lisa Abbott – Dermatologist, Melanoma Institute Australia

Mary Anne Oliver, MPA Community Member also shares her experience

The webinar concludes with a Q&A panel discussion.

Watch the full webinar recording below.

Links to resources mentioned during webinar:

• Melanoma Risk Prediction Tools for discussing with your doctor: https://www.melanomarisk.org.au/
• SunSmart Global UV App can be downloaded: https://www.sunsmart.com.au/resources/sunsmart-app
• For more information about sun protection, download or order MIA’s “Melanoma Prevention and Early Detection” Guide: https://melanoma.org.au/for-patients/patient-information/
• For more information about our SunSafe Student Ambassador Program for high school students: https://melanoma.org.au/get-involved/sunsafe-student-program/
• If you are a patient or carer and would like additional support or information, please call the MPA National Support Line on 1300 88 44 50 or visit melanomapatients.org.au

Webinar Two – Understanding the role of the gut microbiome in immunotherapy treatment for melanoma

Tuesday 11 June 2024
7pm – 8pm (AEST)

The clinical presentations were delivered by:
• A/Prof Ines Silva – Medical Oncologist, Melanoma Institute Australia
• Dr Rebecca Simpson – Postdoctoral Researcher, Melanoma Institute Australia

David Thiele, MPA Community Member, shared his experience.

Includes Q&A discussion.

Links to resources mentioned during webinar:

  • It can be helpful to talk to a dietitian to help you stay nourished and strong. You can find an accredited practising dietitian (APD) through the Dietitians Association of Australia at https://dietitiansaustralia.org.au. The ‘Find an APD’ button on the website allows users to search for dietitians with a specialty in cancer.
  • If you are a patient or carer and would like additional support or information, please call the MPA National Support Line on 1300 88 44 50 or visit melanomapatients.org.au.

Webinar Three – Melanoma in situ explained: A patient’s guide to living well’

Tuesday 18 June 2024 7pm – 8pm (AEST)

The clinical presentations will be delivered by:
• A/Prof Linda Martin – Dermatologist, Melanoma Institute Australia
• Claire Gore – Clinical Psychology Registrar, Melanoma Institute Australia

Jayde Feilo, MPA Community Member, will share her experience.