​​​​  "To make any kind of progress, we need to imagine a different reality and BELIEVE it's possible."
~Tali Sharot​​






 

    "We EMPOWER ourselves every time we accept responsibility for choosing the thoughts and feelings we act on."

~Karen Casey







    "Let PERSEVERANCE 
be your engine 
and hope your fuel." 

~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.​







   "HOPE is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune
without the words, and never stops at all."
~Emily Dickinson​​



​​​​​Upcoming
Conferences


Fall 2017 ...
7th Annual "Eye Am Not Alone" Patient Retreat; Silicon Valley area in California. Sponsored by the Ocular Melanoma Foundation.
Dates and a link to details will be provided when made available


Spring 2018 ...

7th Annual "Eyes on a Cure" Patient & Caregiver Symposium; Denver, Colorado. Sponsored by Melanoma Research Foundation/CURE OM.​

Dates and a link to details will be provided when made available



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In Loving Honor of My Sister Paula
past conference presentations


2015–PRESENT:


>>  Melanoma Research Foundation/CURE OM's 6th Annual "Eyes on a Cure" Patient & Caregiver Symposium; Washington, DC; March 10–11, 2017

​The following topics are discussed in videotaped presentations and slides: OM Basics and Post-Treatment Eye Care • Targeted Therapy and Research Updates • Immunotherapy • Liver Directed Therapy • Advances in Melanoma and Oncology • Huntersville, NC Cluster Update • Emory Eye Tumor SPORE Update • Clinical Trials 101 • CURE OM Patient Registry Update • Presentations by Patients

Videotaped presentations: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqV-0vUlSC3YNFhtWBRvGaNdRpLIzseYO
Slide presentations: 
www.melanoma.org/understand-melanoma/resource-library/educational-recordings (on that webpage, scroll down to March 10–11, 2017 section)


>>  OcuMelUK's 6th Annual Conference; Reading, England; September 23, 2016
​The following topics are discussed in videotaped presentations: Molecular Genetics • Targeting the Liver • Metastatic Treatment • How Can We Make Research Relevant, of High Quality, and Efficient? • "Uveal Melanoma Cure 2020 Project" Overview

Videotaped presentations: https://ocumeluk.org/patients-and-family/resources/annual-conferences/


>>  Ocular Melanoma Foundation's 6th Annual "Eye Am Not Alone" Patient Retreat; Miami, FL; September 9–11, 2016

The following topics are discussed in videotaped presentations and slides: Current State of Uveal Melanoma • Radiation Physics and 3D Eye Plaque Treatment Planning • Ocular Oncology Q&A • Percutaneous Hepatic Perfusion • Genetic Testing • Tissue Factor Biology • Clinical Trials Panel • Immunotherapy • Liver Directed Therapies

Videotaped presentations: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL74Yz-RleyjafgDzOGLlzu0FVqsVUc-dX
Slide presentations: 
http://ocularmelanoma.org/eana16


>>  Melanoma Research Foundation/CURE OM's 5th Annual "Eyes on a Cure" Patient & Caregiver Symposium; Atlanta, GA; March 4–6, 2016

The following topics are discussed in videotaped presentations and slides: OM Basics • Eye Care: Treatment and Beyond • Prognosis and Medical Oncology Followup • How to Approach Systemic Treatment for Metastatic Disease • Localized Treatments for Metastatic Disease • Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) Update • Understanding a Cluster of OM Cases: Update from Huntersville, NC • Q&A Sessions • Patient & Caregiver Discussion Panels

Videotaped presentations:www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqV-0vUlSC3b3ZOU8pBS9mfjoQkfEvSid
Slide presentations: www.melanoma.org/understand-melanoma/resource-library/educational-recordings (on that webpage, scroll down to March 4–6, 2016 section)


>>  Ocular Melanoma Foundation's 5th Annual "Eye Am Not Alone" Patient Retreat; Cleveland, OH; October 16–18, 2015

​The following topics are discussed in videotaped presentations: OM 101 • Science Panels and Q&A • Genetic Testing Background and Q&A • Presentations by Aura Biosciences, Impact Genetics, Castle Biosciences, and Rare Cancer Research Foundation • PCORI Results • Navigating Cancer Treatment • Living with Uncertainty • Food to Fight Cancer • Patient Messages

Videotaped presentations: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL74Yz-RleyjahvJb44c_zDBVVHKfKHEXh


>>  OcuMelUK's 5th Annual Conference; Reading, England; September 25, 2015
The following topics are discussed in videotaped presentations: Sheffield Approach to Ocular Oncology • Novel Antimetabolite Combinations • Use of Liver-Directed Therapies • Clinical Trials of New Agents Showing Promise in Advanced OM • Using Immune Checkpoint Blockade

Videotaped presentations: https://ocumeluk.org/conferences/ocumel-uk


​>>  Melanoma Research Foundation/CURE OM's 4th Annual "Eyes on a Cure" Patient & Caregiver Symposium; Philadelphia, PA; March 6–8, 2015

The following topics are discussed in audiotaped presentations with accompanying slides: OM Basics and Prognostication • Medical Oncology Follow-Up and Adjuvant Therapies • Scientific Meeting Updates • Update on Systemic Treatment • Optimizing the Use of MEK Inhibition for Treatment • OM Community Vision

Videotaped presentations: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/mrf/2015



2013 & 2014:


​>>  Ocular Melanoma Foundation's 4th Annual "Eye Am Not Alone" Patient Retreat; Cleveland, OH; October 24–26, 2014

Videotaped presentations: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL74Yz-RleyjbDxjfvHxZSCF-esDdl8PjE


​>>  OcuMelUK's 4th Annual Conference; Liverpool, England; September 19, 2014

Videotaped presentations: https://ocumeluk.org/conferences/ocular-melanoma-the-eye-and-beyond


​>>  Melanoma Research Foundation/CURE OM's 3rd Annual "Eyes on a Cure" Patient & Caregiver Symposium; Los Angeles, CA; March 1–2, 2014
Videotaped presentations: www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFI9rCzG5q4

Videotaped presentations: www.youtube.com/watch?v=277vLxsN1cA


>>  Ocular Melanoma Foundation's 3rd Annual "Eye Am Not Alone" Patient Retreat; Philadelphia, PA; November 1–3, 2013
Videotaped presentations: www.ocularmelanoma.org/eana2013

​>>  OcuMelUK's 3rd Annual Conference; Reading, England; September 23, 2013
Videotaped presentations: https://ocumeluk.org/conferences/developing-excellence-in-ocular-melanoma


​>>  Melanoma Research Foundation/CURE OM's 2nd Annual "Eyes on a Cure" Patient & Caregiver Symposium; Houston, TX; March 2–3, 2013
Videotaped presentations: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqV-0vUlSC3beaxnqVfLosLiqE_jLSdUX&feature=view_all