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Melanoma Patient & Caregiver Symposium
Thursday, September 29, 2016
5:30 p.m - 8:30 p.m.

Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Building
Hughes Auditorium
303 E. Superior, Chicago
(Google Map)

Program Co-Chairs:

Jeffrey Wayne, MD
Jeffrey Wayne, MD

Sunandana Chandra, MD, MS
Sunandana Chandra, MD, MS

Jennifer Choi, MD
Jennifer Choi, MD

Support for this
program comes from:

Aim at Melanoma

Patients with melanoma and their families are invited to hear leading experts discuss emerging therapies, the importance of clinical trials and innovation in research. Guests will have a chance to ask questions and meet with others affected by melanoma.

The Lurie Cancer Center will host this program in partnership with AIM at Melanoma, an organization committed to promoting melanoma education and research. Learn more about the resources they provide by visiting their website at

Register online here. Walk-ins welcome.


5:30 p.m.

5:50 p.m.
Valerie Guild
President, AIM at Melanoma

6:00 p.m.
Melanoma: Introduction to Evolution, Diagnosis & Treatment
Alan Zhou, MD

6:15 p.m.
Risk Factors & Predisposition
Jennifer Choi, MD

6:25 p.m.
Mutations & Genetic Factors
Pedram Gerami, MD
Dermatology Pathology

6:35 p.m.
Surgical Treatment: Resection & Repair
Simon Yoo, MD

6:50 p.m.
Surgical Treatment: Reason for Sentinel Node Biopsy
Jeffrey Wayne, MD
Surgical Oncology

7:05 p.m.

7:15 p.m.
Finding Concerning Spots on Your Skin & Your Relative's Skin
June Robinson, MD

7:30 p.m.
Personalized Care for Advanced Disease
Sunandana Chandra, MD, MS
Hematology/Medical Oncology

7:55 p.m.
What Are Clinical Trials
Sara Duffey
Clinical Trials Education Specialist

8:05 p.m.
Supportive Oncology for Melanoma Patients
Melanie Smith, MD
Internal Medicine

8:20 p.m.


The Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Building is located on the corner of Superior Street and Fairbanks Court. Please enter from the doors on Superior Street.

Discounted parking will be available for this event at Northwestern Memorial Hospital's Huron/St.Clair Garage, 222 E. Huron St, one block away (Google map). Parking passes can be purchased for $7 at event check-in.

View a printable map with directions from the parking garage to the Lurie Research Building.