MIA's annual Research Retreat 2021
20 August 2021
Today Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) held its annual Research Retreat with more than 150 clinicians, researchers and MIA staff gathering online for a virtual event.
The Retreat shared highlights from MIA-led research activities as we continue to work towards our mission of zero deaths from melanoma.
Despite the constraints of COVID, research has continued to drive advances in melanoma treatment, detection, prevention and supportive care, as well as focusing on society, policy and economic impacts.
MIA's research is grouped into four themes:
- Early Melanoma - led by Prof Richard Scolyer AO and A/Prof Sydney Ch'ng
- Advanced Melanoma - led by Prof Georgina Long AO and Prof Helen Rizos
- Prevention, Risk and Clinical Detection - led by Prof Anne Cust and Prof Pascale Guitera
- Supportive Care and Survivorship - led by Dr Iris Batula and A/Prof Robyn Saw
- Society, Policy and Economics - led by Prof Rachael Morton & A/Prof Alex Menzies
Given our proud reputation as a world leader in melanoma research, it was appropriate that today’s inspiring program of presentations included a panel discussion on developing the next generation of melanoma research leaders.
Many thanks to our many research collaborators.
Read recently published research publications by the MIA team here.
Read about some of our active MIA research projects here.
Weekend two hit the ground marching with Melanoma Marches in Wollongong, Townsville, Mandurah and Western Sydney.
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