MPNE 2019

 “The focus is on the most burning Melanoma question: where do we loose our people to Melanoma? What are the last developments that could prevent that? And what can we do about it?”

MPNE 2019


The 6th Annual Conference of the Melanoma Patient Network Europe took place from the 22th to the 24th of March, in Brussels.

Last year’s motto still held true: “THE EDGE”. The level of expertise was as high as expected, with conferences focusing on how to increase patients access to new therapies, areas of cancer research that are rapidly evolving and having interactive workshops focused on how to improve the quality of life of patients.

One of these innovative ideas was the concept of a “A Patient Journey Map”, presented by Andrew Evans, member of the UM Cure 2020 Scientific Advisory Board and UM patient. In the following weeks a dedicated post on why and how to use this tool will be posted on our Facebook page.

Below you can send some photos of the workshops we attended.

Looking forward to the next meeting already!


Pieter van der Velden (LUMC, Leiden, The Netherlands) talking about prognostication in Uveal Melanoma during his talk in collaboration with Dick Plomp (Stichting Melanoom, NL)



Guilherme Neri Pires ( Champalimaud Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal) discussing the anatomy of the eye, and some clinical aspects related to UM, in a talk held in collaboration with Martina Rooijakkers (Stichting Melanoom, NL).



Andrew Evans (Member of the UM Cure 2020 Consortium) talking about patient journeys and sharing ideas on how to tackle possible difficulties.