The Borstein Family Foundation Melanoma Program Cordially Invites You…

Living with Melanoma

A free public conference designed for patients and their families

Experts, Answers and Coffee!

Breakfast will be provided.

Seating is limited. Register today!

Watch on YouTube if you are unable to attend in-person. Registration is not required for YouTube livestream (see below).

Date: Saturday, October 28th, 2023

Time: 8:15 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Saint John’s Health Center Foundation

Please park at the Saint John’s Health Center, which is west of the Saint John’s Foundation. Parking validation will be provided.

Address: Saint John’s Health Center Foundation

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

Speakers and Discussion Points

Melanoma conference flyer
Click to download and share a PDF flyer for in-person attendance.

8:15 – 9:00 AM:
Breakfast: 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 AM:
Uveal Melanoma: A Different Disease?
Presenter: Dr. Jose Lutzky
Director of Cutaneous Oncology & Medical Director of Clinical Trials, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

11:00 – 11:30 PM: Break

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



Registration for In-person Attendance*

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YouTube Livestream

The Saint John’s Cancer Institute intends to livestream our speakers through our YouTube channel. If you are unable to attend the event in-person, please join us online. Be sure to subscribe to our channel to get notifications.

Though registration is not required for the live-stream, signing up on our Live-stream Page allows us to send you a link to the live-stream event and a reminder. 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. Please revisit this page for livestream updates and additional information.