In recognition of his incredible contribution to melanoma research, Prof Richard Scolyer was presented with the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Society for Melanoma Research Congress in Philadelphia.
The Society for Melanoma Research (SMR) is a group of global scientists working to find the mechanisms responsible for melanoma and, consequently, new therapies for this cancer. SMR contributes to advances in melanoma research by bringing together researchers in a non-competitive way to unite the scientific community.
SMR presents a number of awards annually, including the Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed to an individual who has made major and impactful contributions to melanoma research throughout their career.
At the 2023 SMR Congress, held in Philadelphia, Prof Richard Scolyer was presented with the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award by SMR President Mike Davies and received a standing ovation.
“I accept the award on behalf of the amazing team Prof Georgina Long & I lead at Melanoma Institute Australia. So proud of its incredible work!” – Prof Richard Scolyer
Whilst at SMR23 Prof Scolyer presented his personal glioblastoma story, including Prof Georgina Long’s melanoma-inspired novel immune-based treatment strategy and exciting scientific data generated so far.