Melanoma Research and Therapy Special Interest Group

What is the group?

The Melanoma Research and Therapy Special Interest Group is a national and inclusive multidisciplinary group of melanoma health professionals and researchers seeking:

  • To achieve consensus on current issues and to seek to implement solutions to these issues, and
  • To improve upon current standards of care by promoting and facilitating research in melanoma.

The need for such a group was identified at the Melanoma Research and Therapy meeting held on 9 September 2017 as part of the Queenstown Melanoma Week. 

Organised by MelNet, the inaugural meeting of the special interest group was held in Auckland on 8 December 2017.  You can find key recommendations of the 8 December 2017 meeting here.

15 March 2018 meeting

The second meeting of the special interest group was held at the Auckland International Airport Novotel on 15 March 2018.  Topics were: 

  • Sentinel node data:  The results of recent international trials and how their findings might be applied in New Zealand 
  • Tissue banking:  What currently is being collected for melanoma and how collaboration and networking throughout New Zealand might be improved. 

Highlights and recommendations from the meeting can be found here

Next meeting

The next meeting will be held in October or November 2018. Further details will be provided when available.