News & Events
 /  News

MPA Survey – Your Chance to Have Your Say!

News

Last year we asked you to complete an online survey, the results of which helped shape our strategy for 2016. Based on your feedback, in 2016 we invested in our public information forums and hosted events in Melbourne, Townsville and Adelaide. We launched our new website and established an online support group platform to address

Read more

PBS Update

News

As more treatments become available for melanoma equitable access to these treatments is paramount. All Australians deserve the very best healthcare and access to the best evidence based medicines available. At the March meeting of the PBAC the reimbursement of Nivolumab (Opdivo) and ipilumimab (Yervoy) was considered. At this stage the company that produces these drugs,

Read more

Melanoma Breakfast Forum – Cairns – 27 May 2017

Events

WHAT We invite you to join us for breakfast and to hear about the latest melanoma information.  Dr. Megan Lyle will provide treatment updates, Kara Kronin will discuss diet and nutrition and Hayley Polga will share with her melanoma experience.   MPA’s National Support Manager, Fiona Bennett, will also present strategies for how to live well

Read more

Gala Dinner – 9 June 2017

Events

Tickets are now on sale for MPA’s annual Gala Dinner!  This year the Band of Blue return to entertain us in what’s sure to be an arresting night of fun.   The wonderful event will be at the Brisbane Convention & Entertainment Centre on Friday 9 June 2017.  It is MPA’s largest single fundraiser and “must attend” event in our calendar. Last year’s

Read more

MPA Makes PBAC Submission

News

MPA made a submission to the PBAC for the consideration of the reimbursement of Nivolumab (Opdivo) and ipilumimab (Yervoy) and we thank all those that contributed their stories. Real stories provide real insights and these are invaluable! The PBAC will meet in March to consider this treatment option for reimbursement and we will advise you

Read more

Stay Connected

Melanoma Patients Australia Ltd shared their post. ... See MoreSee Less

Are you still planning to attend MPA's Cairns melanoma forum? Please note bookings close today. Any questions, call us 1300 88 44 50

View on Facebook

The 'booty' just keeps on growing for our MPA Gala Dinner on 9 June. Buy your tickets at mpagaladinner2017.eventbrite.com/ and on the night you could be taking home a Soleil Pool Bar Signature Garden Tea for 6 thanks to Rydges Hotels & Resorts, cinema space for 24 at Blue Room Cinebar, a Henry Coughlin Photography experience & print or 4 passes for 9 holes at Holey Moley Golf Club (pic below).

Don't miss out on an arresting night of fun!
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

This year's Palliative Care week theme is 'You matter, Your care matters. Palliative care can make a difference’.
So many of us confuse palliative care with end of life care, assuming that death is imminent if we are referred to palliative care. Palliative care embodies wholeness, peacefulness and enhanced quality of life-- pain and symptom management so that you can get on with living as well as you can until you can't. Whether this is for a day, a week or a year is irrelevant compared with the relief found when you can let go of fear and despair even for just 1 hour. Please call MPA 1300 88 44 50 in office hours for more information. #npcw
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Contact us

Head Office:
Level 8, East Wing
Wesley Research Institute
451 Coronation Dve, Auchenflower QLD 4066
PO Box 1771
Toowong BC QLD 4066

Phone: 1300 884 450
Mail: info@melanomapatients.org.au

Newsletter