The Melanoma Research Alliance hosts and participates in several events throughout the year. Events range from fundraisers to academic meetings to sessions designed to bring the latest research information to patients. 

MRA's Annual Scientific Retreat

MRA’s Annual Scientific Retreat is an invitation-only, think-tank-style meeting focused on the exchange of cutting-edge melanoma research as well as discussion of issues of broad interest to the oncology community.

Melanoma > Exchange Patient & Advocate Forum

Each year, MRA hosts an exciting half-day forum that create opportunities to learn about cutting-edge advances in melanoma research, new treatment advances, and more. With options to participate in person or virtually, the forum  bring patients, survivors, and loved ones together with world-renowned melanoma clinicians and researchers to learn from each other, get support, and leave empowered. 

2024 Melanoma > Exchange Patient & Advocate Forum

Recordings from previous forums:

Leveraged Finance Fights Melanoma

Leveraged Finance Fights Melanoma is the premier convening of leveraged finance community who come together to fight melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.  The annual LFFM event brings together over 1,200 professionals from the leveraged finance, private equity, and investment communities to raise critical funds to advance life-saving melanoma research. LFFM has raised over $23 million in support of MRA's mission. Learn more about LFFM.  

Step Up for Melanoma

Step Up for Melanoma Research is a virtual community-building, fundraising, and awareness campaign that challenges participants to walk 10,000 steps a day, every day, to benefit the Melanoma Research Alliance throughout Melanoma Awareness Month in May. Learn more about Step Up for Melanoma