The Borstein Family Foundation Melanoma Program Cordially Invites You…

Living with Melanoma

A free public conference designed for patients and their families

YouTube Live-stream: Register today!

The form below is for registrants who will not be attending in-person.

Date: Saturday, October 28th, 2023

Time: 8:50 AM to 2:00 PM (includes Q&A at 1:00 PM after speaker presentations.)

Live Event Location: Saint John’s Health Center Foundation

Click here to register for in-person attendance.

Address: Saint John’s Health Center Foundation

2221 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404 (Map)

Speakers and Discussion Points

8:50 – 9:00 AM:
Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Richard Essner and Dr. Kim Margolin
Providence, Saint John’s Health Center

9:00 – 9:30 AM:
Melanoma in situ: What is it?
Presenter: Dr. Richard Bennett
Clinical Professor of Dermatology, UCLA

9:30 – 10:00 AM:
Desmoplastic Melanoma: Why is it So Sensitive to Immunotherapy?
Presenter: Dr. Zeynep Eroglu
Medical Oncologist, Cutaneous Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center

10:00 – 10:30 AM:
Exploring Staging and Prognosis in Oncology
Presenter: Dr. Mohammed Kashani-Sabet
Medical Director, Oncology Service Line, Sutter Health, San Francisco, CA

10:30 – 11:00 PM: Break

11:00 – 11:30 AM:
Uveal Melanoma: A Different Disease?
Presenter: Dr. Jose Lutzky
Director of Cutaneous Oncology & Medical Director of Clinical Trials, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

11:30 – 12:00 PM:
Navigating Immunotherapy Toxicities
Presenter: Dr. Mary Carroll, DNP, FNP-C, OCN
City of Hope Medical Center

12:00 – 12:30 PM:
Mastering Wound Graft Care: Insights and Strategies
Presenter: Melody Simanian
Physician Assistant, Providence Saint John’s Health Center

12:30 – 1:00 PM:
Patient Panel – Interactive Q&A Session

Event Sponsors

Castle Biosciences



YouTube Live-stream

The Saint John’s Cancer Institute intends to live-stream our speakers through our YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe to our channel to get notifications.

Though registration is not required for the live-stream, we can send you a link to the live-stream event and a reminder if you provide an email address. In addition, we would also like to obtain a general idea of how many people are interested in these types of discussions for future live-stream events.

Registration for YouTube Live-stream*

First and Last Name
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We will send you a link to the live-stream event and provide a reminder. You may also receive a survey after the event to collect additional feedback.
Your question(s) will be provided to the speakers.

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