An inspiring WA Melanoma Community Forum
26 March 2021
There was a wonderful feeling of community support amongst the 105 melanoma patients, families and friends, plus volunteers and support teams, who attended the WA Melanoma Community Form held at Cottesloe on the evening of Thursday 25 March.
We were blessed with lovely fine weather and the evening began with guests enjoying canapes in our shady, picturesque garden.
Matthew Browne, MIA CEO, was fortunate to be able to travel to Perth to attend and meet the WA community.
We have had very positive feedback from attendees on the inspiring speakers who gave informative updates on cancer research, treatment and care. Thank you to Prof John Thompson AO (MIA and University of Sydney), Prof Michael Millward (UWA and Linear Clinical Research), Assoc Prof Elin Gray (ECU Melanoma Research Group), Prof Jonas Nilsson (UWA), Ross Taylor AOM (Brady Cancer Support Foundation Inc) and Chandrika Gibson (Surya Health). Thank you too to Ross Wallman, who did a brilliant job as MC.
In between the two speaker sessions guests enjoyed a delicious dinner and dessert.
At the end of the evening we presented 35 'Champion of melanomaWA' awards, recognising those patients, supporters and organisations whose valuable commitment has made a big impact on the melanoma community.
The Community Forum was made possible thanks to the generous support of Bristol Myers Squibb, MSD Australia & New Zealand, and Novartis.
Thank you so much to everyone who attended.
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