Over 100 guests braved the Perth heatwave on Thursday 23 November to attend our annual WA Melanoma Community Forum, in the gardens of the Cancer Wellness Centre, Cottesloe.

It was wonderful to have Past President of the Cancer Wellness Centre and Chairman of the Brady Support Foundation, Ross Taylor AM, as our MC.

Expert guest speakers included MIA’s Surgical Oncologist, Professor John Thompson AO; melanoma survivor, Mark Drage; Survivorship Researcher & Project Coordinator, Dr Chandrika Gibson; Medical Oncologist, Associate Professor Tarek Meniawy; Clinical Psychologist, Kim Evans and Vice Chancellor Research Fellow, Dr Pauline Zaenker.

A number of local support organisations, including Carers WA, Canteen, Cancer Council WA, Melanoma Patients Australia, Solaris and WAKMIS, also attended the event to provide community members with information on wider support services available within the community.

It was an enjoyable, engaging and informative evening, and we wish to thank all speakers, support organisations and our amazing WA community for their attendance and support.