MRA's Seventh Annual Scientific Retreat

Collins, Board, Scientific Retreat 2015
Board Members and Researchers with Francis Collins

The Melanoma Research Alliance convened its Seventh Annual Scientific Retreat on February 25-27, 2015 in Washington, DC.  The MRA Retreat has become one of the most vital gatherings of the stakeholders in the field of melanoma research, fostering collaboration by facilitating early sharing of data in a highly interactive forum.  

Participants included leading scientists from the United States and abroad, as well as senior leadership from non-profit foundations, government agencies, industry, and other like-minded organizations. Leading experts from across the melanoma research continuum engaged in discussions of cutting-edge research results from MRA-funded programs as well as on topics of special interest.

It was truly an exciting time for the melanoma community. Recent breakthroughs underscored remarkable progress that had been unfolding in the eight years since the founding of MRA. With more than $67 million awarded to 145 projects worldwide, MRA catalyzed strategic and collaborative research efforts. The MRA Retreat celebrated this progress and brought together leading stakeholders to maintain the momentum in the melanoma field.

View the 2015 Scientific Retreat Report to see highlights from the event.