Scientific Retreat

MRA’s Annual Scientific Retreat is the premier annual convening of global thought leaders from across the melanoma research community. By bringing together physician scientists, pharmaceutical and biotech representatives, government officials, and patient advocates, this invitation-only, think-tank style conference aligns key stakeholders to present and discuss emerging ideas and issues shaping melanoma research from bench to bedside. 

Previous Retreat Agendas and Reports

MRA 2020 Scientific Retreat

February 26 - February 28, 2020, in Washington, DC. 

The three-day Retreat will take place February 26 – 28, 2020 in Washington, DC. It will include 20+ presentations – many containing unpublished data – from early career scientists, established investigators, & interdisciplinary teams. The Retreat also includes a day-long Melanoma > Exchange Advocate Forum and exclusive opportunities for industry, government, and academic leaders to connect.

2020 Retreat Agenda

2020 Retreat Sponsorship Opportunities 

Melanoma > Exchange Advocate Forum


Join the Melanoma Research Alliance, the world's largest non-profit funder of melanoma research, for an exciting half-day Melanoma > Exchange Patient & Advocate Forum to learn about cutting-edge advances in melanoma, the research pipeline, and the latest in melanoma prevention and early detection. With options to participate in person or virtually, the forum will bring patients, survivors, and loved ones together with world-renowned melanoma clinicians and researchers to learn from each other, get support, and leave empowered.  

Topics to be discussed: Separating hope from hype in medical research, new melanoma treatment options, clinical trials, and melanoma prevention and early detection. 

Download the Patient Forum Agenda


 Read the 2019 Retreat Report:

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2020 MRA Scientific Retreat Sponsors

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