We invite specialists in the field of melanoma to talk about the current environment, challenges, ideas and the future of melanoma in New Zealand and around the world.

Register your interest in upcoming webinars or catch up on previous webinars to be more informed on melanoma and treatments.

Upcoming Webinars

For more information email info@melanoma.org.nz


Previous Webinars

Melanoma, Lymphoedema & ‘beyond the basics’

Presenters - Gloria Paterson & Robyn Kinnear                                              

The latest research, clinical assessment tools, and importance of correctly fitting garments. Lymphoedema can be managed; advice and support are available. 


Surgical management of Melanoma

Presenters - Richard Martin, Surgical Oncologist, Head/Neck & General Surgeon

New Zealand has the highest rates of Melanoma in the world and surgery remains the mainstay of treatment of melanoma. In this webinar, the surgical issues to be discussed will include:

  • wider excision

  • margins

  • the use of sentinel lymph node biopsy;

  • the importance and explanation of the pathology report


Emotional Rollercoaster

Presenters - Juliet Ireland & Rachel Carter

Facing a cancer diagnosis and treatment you are likely to experience a range of emotions.
There are ups and downs.. just like a Rollercoaster.
Learning to cope with these emotions is a key part of dealing with your diagnosis.
But there is emotional support which comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. 


Clinical trials - are they for you?

Presenters - Gill Rolfe, Pamela Jones and Jamie Dawe

Find out what’s involved in trials, the different types of trials, & what it means for you the patient.


Progress in melanoma treatments and helping patients navigate the way

Presenters: Rosalie Stephens, Oncologist & Michelle Davidson, Clinical Nurse Specialist

With the funding of Keytruda and Opdivo, Immunotherapy is one of the most exciting developments in cancer treatment in years. Rosalie Stephens will talk about the new advances. Michelle Davidson based at Auckland Hospital, will discuss the role of the Melanoma Clinical Nurse specialist.


Lymphoedema - recognition is swelling

Presented by Michele Urlich, certified lymphoedema therapist & Claire Doole, Registered Nurse and Lecturer at AUT

Lymphoedema is a chronic debilitating condition that affects a considerable number of patients. Specialist lymphoedema clinics at both DHBs and in the private sector provide advice and physical treatments that improve patient quality of life. However, patient motivation and compliance remain central to successful treatment.